As in, died waaaayyy too young.
Lots of choices, sadly.
I think about this a lot. And out of everybody, from Jimi to John Lennon, and too many mention in between...
for me, honestly?
I think he would have really gotten pissed off at crappy 50's/60's pop, and would have single-handedly invented some form of rock and roll we can only imagine....
Except I *try* to imagine, but I can't hear it.
So I keep thinking about it.
My second choice, would actually be Hendrix, because he was SO DAMN GOOD he would definitely have played with everybody in the 70s and 80s (and 90s) had he lived, and I am 1000% sure he would have left his mark on metal, punk, 70s soul, country, prolly would have made a great record with Bob Marley.... oh yeah, can't you see it?
Can't you smell it?