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Highest Paid Dead Rock Stars

From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
Length: 59:00

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Dr. Burns was nice enough to make a list of the top 25 selling after-death rock artists. We'll also be featuring some awesome music from these dead rock stars on this week's Rock School! The artist may die, but the music lives on!

Rs_logo_small Dr. Burns, as we all know, is a pro at sniffing out some awesome rock facts. This time, he's managed to find a whole lot of lists of postmortem rock star earnings from a whole lot of sources and has compiled a nice list of the top 25 artists who have sold the most music after their deaths. We'll be playing some of these artists' music and talking about why sometimes an artist's death can spark and explosion in music sales by that artist. All this and more on this week's Rock School!

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Dr. Burns, as we all know, is a pro at sniffing out some awesome rock facts. This time, he's managed to find a whole lot of lists of postmortem rock star earnings from a whole lot of sources and has compiled a nice list of the top 25 artists who have sold the most music after their deaths. We'll be playing some of these artists' music and talking about why sometimes an artist's death can spark and explosion in music sales by that artist. All this and more on this week's Rock School!

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Disappear INXS X. S / Universal Distribution / Universal UK 1990 04:09
Piece of My Heart Janis Joplin I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!. Sbme Special Mkts. 1969 06:31
That's the Way Love Is Marvin Gaye M.P.G.. Motown / Universal Japan 1969 03:47
Icky Thump The White Stripes Icky Thump. Warner Bros. 2007 04:14
My Sweet Lord George Harrison All Things Must Pass. Parlophone 1970 04:39
Alabama Song The Doors The Doors. Analogue Productions 1967 03:17
Alabama Song The Doors The Doors. Analogue Productions 1967 03:17
Who's Behind the Door? Zebra Zebra. Atlantic 1983 05:15
Little Sister Elvis Presley Elvis Is Back!/Something for Everybody. RCA Legacy 1960 02:33
Nobody Told Me John Lennon Nobody Told Me. Polydor 1983 03:35

Related Website

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