Lee Morgan - Lee was in somewhat of a dry spell, in terms of composing, at the time of his tragic murder. His playing was up to his usual high standard, though, and he should’ve made a slew of jazz classics in the 70s. Sam Cooke - was only beginning to tap into his massive talent and realize anything close to matching his massive ambition. “A Change Is Gonna Come” should have been one of a batch of Civil Rights anthems, not an epitaph. An incredible voice, silenced in a senseless manner. Rod Stewart - pitched his strengths aside in favor of mass appeal. Chased an audience that had no interest in him making anything else like “Mandolin Wind.” The Jayhawks - Tomorrow The Green Grass remains a wonderful record. The mid 90s bust-up of the Olson & Louris songwriting team eliminated the chance for more records of equal quality. Sound Of Lies is really good, but I’m always reminded of what could’ve been. Brian Wilson may be the poster boy for this thread, though. So much greatness, weighted with so much heavy baggage. I’m a fan, but that’s a frustrating role sometimes.