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The 'Live!' Tumblr Removes Deceased Musicians from Covers

By: Jason Soy - Published: Jan 10, 2012 • References: liveiseedeadpeoples.tumblr and blog.thaeger
This Live! Tumblr blog showcases pictures that can be seen as darkly comedic. That’s because the site’s operators, Jean-Marie Delbes and Hatim El Hihi, have meticulously Photoshopped out dead musicians from album covers which they are featured in. That means you won’t see John Lennon or George Harrison on the cover of Abbey Road or Kurt Cobain on the cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit. It’s not laugh out loud outrageous, but I’m sure there are people chuckling quietly in their heads.

The manipulated photos on the Live! Tumblr are actually stunningly well done. The pictures definitely feel naked as key people are missing from each composition, but Delbes and Hihi manage to patch up most images so that they appear as though they are unaltered.

It's both an uplifting and a depressing site since you're reminded of your favorite musicians, but also of their deaths.