When an artist dies unexpectedly, they often leave behind unfinished work that would’ve been epic had they gotten the chance to complete it.
On Beatles star John Lennon’s would-be 72nd birthday, UPROXX takes the time to highlight 7 moments in music history that never actually got the chance to become moments in music history. Here’s the first 3:
On October 9 1980 (Lennon’s 40th birthday & his son’s fifth) it was announced to the press by the couple’s assistant, Fred Seaman, that “next spring, John and Yoko will be touring Japan, USA and Europe.” Having been granted a Green Card in 1976 after a long battle with the U.S. Government, Lennon could now travel the world and return to New York without fear of deportation. Allegedly, South Africa, Australia and Canada were also to have been included on the tour itinerary.
Sly Stone was on the way over to meet Jimi Hendrix in regards about a possible collaboration with him, and with the late, great jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. Such an astounding trio of musicians. Maybe that’s what God’s voice would have sounded like? I guess some things are just not meant to be.
The Notorious B.I.G.:
In The Notorious B.I.G. song “What’s Beef?”, the group members’ “Commission” aliases are listed:
—Lance “Un” Rivera – Uncle Paulie
—Puff Daddy – P. Diddy
—Lil’ Cease – Caesar Leo de Janeiro
—Jay-Z – Iceberg Slim
—The Notorious B.I.G. – Frankie Baby a/k/a Frank White
However, the plans for The Commission fell apart with the death of B.I.G. on March 9, 1997 and the group went their separate ways. An album was never completed.