Rock & Roll Heaven is a project by Sachs Media Group in collaboration with photo restoration and manipulation firm Phojoe that visualizes what some of the best musicians in history who passed away too soon might look like if they were still alive today. Using the image of twelve influential artists, including John Lennon, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, and The Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson, the portraits give a glimpse of these late greats as remarkably believable older versions of themselves.
While a few of the featured performers actually made it into their forties, making it easier to imagine them as elderly individuals, others met an untimely fate at a very young age. Some of the best, most memorable musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain are part of the notorious "27 Club" for being a popular musician who died at twenty-seven years of age. This project transforms their youthful image into a startling look at them, as if they lived for several decades beyond their current lifespan.
Top photo: Guitarist/songwriter with the breakthrough grunge band Nirvana who died in 1994 at age 27.
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