Dead Rock Legends Brought To Life With Age Progression Technology
Rock's long dead heroes have been revived by modern age progression technology to show what they would look like in 2013.
The portraits show middle-aged and elderly images of John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Keith Moon, Elvis Presley, Cass Elliot, Kurt Cobain, Dennis Wilson, Bobby Darin, and Karen Carpenter.
The portraits, which were commissioned by Sachs Media, were created by the Michigan-based digital photographic group Phojoe, with Sachs Media's CEO Ron Sachs telling Britain's Daily Mail Online: "Through this series of images, we hope to honor them and evoke some of the magic they brought to millions of their fans. Even as we ponder what wonderful new contributions they still could have made."
Dougal Butler, Keith Moon's closest confidante and road manager, loved the Who, but explained that no one ever truly believed that Moon would ever make old bones: "Y'know, they were all great guys and, y'know, they had their ups and downs like any great band. But they were a terrific rock n' roll band, they worked hard to get where they were, and it sort of disintegrated in the end as far as Keith goes, which is sad, but I think we all knew that that was coming."
Beach Boys historian Jon Stebbins, who wrote the groundbreaking and definitive biography on Dennis Wilson, titled The Real Beach Boy, told us that that by the tail end of the 1970's, Wilson's life was spiraling out of control: "I'm the world's biggest Dennis Wilson fan, but I can tell you that he was as self-destructive as they come and just got worse. Y'know, it was a fork in the road, '78, '79, I think is where he could have gone the way that (his brother) Carl (Wilson) went and cleaned himself up and he didn't do it. He never could quite do it."