] This kind of reminds me of that old Dire Straits tune.. Money
] for Nothing (but no chicks for free...)
] He is ''Gentleman'' Jim Reeves, the crooner with the velvet
] voice who transcended his country music roots and continues to
] captivate fans worldwide, almost 40 years after dying in a
] plane crash. It is a lasting popularity that has turned
] Reeves who helped launch the legendary ''Nashville Sound''
] with such hits as Four Walls, He'll Have to Go and Welcome to
] My World into a substantial revenue generator to the tune of
] at least $400,000 per year, according to royalty statements
] made available to The Tennessean.
Yea - $400K a year for a corpse aint bad.
But what about that truck driver from Tupelo Mississippi? Died from a drug overdose in the late 70's... I think his name was Presley or something like that.
Last I heard, "The King" was raking in profits in the several HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS today - and he's making several times more today than he ever made while he was alive!
Similar story for Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Curt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Sid Vicous, ETC ETC ETC... Just about any famous recording artist that dies "before their time" ironically makes more money when they are dead.
Strange world we live in.
RE: Can someone dead 40 years make $400,000 / yr?