Friday, July 27, 2012

Where Rock Stars Go When They Die

I remember reading this joke several years ago - I think it was in Reader's Digest. They way I remember it, the key figures were Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, and Karen Carpenter.  I found it after a quick search on the web. This version is found on BeliefNet at

Where Rock Stars Go When They Die

When Jerry Garcia died, he woke up and found himself on a stage on which a number of instruments were set up. A door offstage opened and in walked Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, John Lennon, Otis Redding and Buddy Holly.

Each musician picked up his favorite instrument and began tuning up.

Jerry walked up to Jimi and said, "Man, so this is what heaven is like."
Jimi looked at him and said, "Heaven? You think this is heaven?"
At that moment, Karen Carpenter walked in, took her seat behind the drums, and called out, "Okay guys, 'Close to You.' One, two, three, four!"

Here's another version from from A Prairie Home Companion website at :

James Brown went to the pearly gates and met St. Peter who took him to a room where Jerry Garcia was playing and Jimi Hendricks and Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin. James Brown, "I was worried maybe I was going to Hell, but I guess not." Jerry Garcia says " You think this is Heaven?" Just then Lawrence Welk walked in and says " All right, One more time. "The Anniversary Waltz. '' A 1 and a 2, and a 1,2...


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