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Thread started 08/06/18 10:58am

lonelyalien

Who do you think is the greatest rock singer of all time?

For me its Freddie mercury the power and tone of his voice is amazing.

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Reply #1 posted 08/06/18 11:15am

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Everybody will have a different opinion on this. lol

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Reply #2 posted 08/06/18 12:49pm

EmmaMcG

There's no such thing as "greatest", it's simply down to personal preference. And as far as that's concerned, my vote would be to Bruce Springsteen.
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Reply #3 posted 08/06/18 12:52pm

lonelyalien

EmmaMcG said:

There's no such thing as "greatest", it's simply down to personal preference. And as far as that's concerned, my vote would be to Bruce Springsteen.

Thats why I asked who do you think.

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Reply #4 posted 08/06/18 1:52pm

TheFman

lonelyalien said:

For me its Freddie mercury the power and tone of his voice is amazing.

I'd even classify him as the greatest singer if you want, but not as the greatest rock singer surely.

Even Axel Rose or the Aerosmith-guy is closer to be the greatest rock singer. If you ask 'rock singer', other parameters come into play than just the voice quality. Rock isn't about your voice, it's about the feelings it can provide.

But to your question: i can't answer it immediately. Must think about it...

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Reply #5 posted 08/06/18 3:48pm

EmmaMcG

lonelyalien said:



EmmaMcG said:


There's no such thing as "greatest", it's simply down to personal preference. And as far as that's concerned, my vote would be to Bruce Springsteen.

Thats why I asked who do you think.



Bruce Springsteen is my favourite. But I can't say he's the "greatest" because that term doesn't apply.
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Reply #6 posted 08/06/18 7:45pm

onlyforaminute

Elvis.

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Reply #7 posted 08/06/18 9:09pm

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Freddie Mercury easily.

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Reply #8 posted 08/06/18 9:09pm

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Reply #9 posted 08/07/18 4:50am

Purplegarden

Mick Jagger.

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Best and most enduring, classics like Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash, Start me up, Brown Sugar, Angie, Tumbling dice and Rocks Off will never be topped.

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I know you all are laughing, but classic Stones are amazing.

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Freddie Mercury and Axl Rose are right up there too.

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Reply #10 posted 08/07/18 4:54am

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I don't know about 'greatest', and I had to think about this one, going back and forth between Ian Gillan and Robert Plant, and also considering Axl Rose... but when it comes down to it, for me it can be no other than Corey Glover:

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How many lead singers can boast that they sound like this^ at age 50?

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Also as an aside, Living Colour as a unit just blows me away. The chemistry between Glover, Reid, Calhoun, and Wimbish is nothing short of explosive. And also Muzzy on the bass for the first couple years before Doug took over.

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Reply #11 posted 08/07/18 8:34am

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A subjective thing so impossible to say definitively ...

... but its gotta be Freddie. What's a singers job really? To belt out a tune to the best of their ability and be a stunning frontman.

No one could match Freddie's pipes, and I'd argue no one could match his front man charisma either, his ability to capture every single person even in an audience of 100,000.

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Reply #12 posted 08/07/18 9:40am

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Greatest Rock Singer: Freddie Mercury

Greatest Rock Singer on Stage in my era : (TIE) Freddie Mercury & Roy Orbison

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Reply #13 posted 08/07/18 9:58am

NorthC

Purplegarden said:

Mick Jagger.


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Best and most enduring, classics like Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash, Start me up, Brown Sugar, Angie, Tumbling dice and Rocks Off will never be topped.


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I know you all are laughing, but classic Stones are amazing.


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Freddie Mercury and Axl Rose are right up there too.


Yeah, it's Mick because he can sing the blues. Can you imagine the other two doing a Blue & Lonesome album? Or even Little Red Rooster? Rock music is nothing if you can't sing or play the blues. So I'd like to add Jim Morrison to the list.
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Reply #14 posted 08/07/18 10:21am

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This can bgo so many ways for me, but here it goes (as it relates to Classic Rock era):

1) Freddie Mercury-particularly the Queen era prior to The Game.

2) Jimi Hendrix-Not a great vocalist in the classical sense, but the ability in which he merged his blues stylings (vocally) to his guitar playing made for a perfect marriage.

3) David Bowie-The pre-Ziggy, Ziggy, Diamond Dogs, and Thin White Duke eras were so distinctly different in sound, yet his vocals kept pace each time.

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Reply #15 posted 08/07/18 10:30am

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Elvis Presley
Little Richard
Morrissey

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Reply #16 posted 08/07/18 4:25pm

Purplegarden

NorthC said:

Purplegarden said:

Mick Jagger.

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Best and most enduring, classics like Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash, Start me up, Brown Sugar, Angie, Tumbling dice and Rocks Off will never be topped.

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I know you all are laughing, but classic Stones are amazing.

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Freddie Mercury and Axl Rose are right up there too.

Yeah, it's Mick because he can sing the blues. Can you imagine the other two doing a Blue & Lonesome album? Or even Little Red Rooster? Rock music is nothing if you can't sing or play the blues. So I'd like to add Jim Morrison to the list.

That is what I was thinking. Mick can do the blues and he does them really well. Most of the pre 1966 Rolling Stones output was pure blues songs.

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Plus Mick can do R&B, Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Pop and Dance vocals all very well. I chose Mick for his versatility and durability. He may be a lot of weird things and is known for his lips, ego and insatiable libido - but he has the chops to prove it.

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Love Bowie but always saw him as more avant garde/alternative bordering into pop rather than straight ahead rock music.

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Reply #17 posted 08/07/18 5:36pm

MickyDolenz

I don't know who the "greatest" is but here's some:

Little Richard
Ann Wilson

Steve Winwood
Doug Gray
King Diamond

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Reply #18 posted 08/07/18 5:58pm

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Ann Wilson. (LOL It is - of course - understood we are talking pre-Mike Reno.)

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Reply #19 posted 08/07/18 9:55pm

dancerella

Axl Rose!
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Reply #20 posted 08/08/18 9:50am

LightOfArt

David Coverdale is my absolute favorite

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Reply #21 posted 08/08/18 9:58am

JoeBala

So many I won't go there, but here is one of them. She can sing anything passionately and has the best vibrato I've ever heard on a female singer. Linda Ronstant.

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Reply #22 posted 08/08/18 10:26am

luvsexy4all

Ann Wislon of Heart

Jim Morrison of The Doors

Freddie Mercury of Queen

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Reply #23 posted 08/08/18 10:48am

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Reply #24 posted 08/09/18 2:18pm

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MickyDolenz said:

I don't know who the "greatest" is but here's some:

Little Richard
Ann Wilson

Steve Winwood
Doug Gray
King Diamond


thumbs up!

Anyway, as MickyD and others have mentioned, i can't say who's the greatest of all time but here's a few that i like.



Doug Pinnick(King's X).

Ronnie James Dio(surprised that no one has mentioned him yet).

Derek Shulman(Gentle Giant).

Dan McCafferty(Nazareth). Peep out how much Axl Rose sounds like Dan.

Guy Speranza-RIP(Riot). Probably Guy's best showing is on the album Fire Down Under.

Mike Dean(Corrosion of Conformity).

Biff Byford(Saxon).

Myles Goodwyn(April Wine).


Steve Marriott(Humble Pie-Small Faces). RIP, he was one of the best...


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Reply #25 posted 08/09/18 4:45pm

PeteSilas

depends on your criteria, singing range and ability? Ability to communicate with masses of folks? two different things. Lots of great ones, jackie wilson, roy orbison, Elvis, Axl Rose, mccartney, freddie mercury, james brown, little richard? All of them bring something a bit different to the table. My favorite rock and roll singer, stressing the words "Rock and Roll" is Little Richard, no one did it like him. If you want pureness of timbre, range you might pick freddie mercury or Roy orbison or someone else. some of the heavy metal singers are quite incredible too although they may not get the attention, chris cornell was someone i considered the best out of the seattle rockers and certainly a great one.

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Reply #26 posted 08/09/18 6:15pm

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Little Richard, Elvis, both Lennon and McCartney, young Bono.



(I know Freddie Mercury is considered a great singer, but since I can't stand Queen's music, I can't get into his vocals.)

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Reply #27 posted 08/09/18 6:41pm

recordmanben

Ronnie James Dio.
Freddie Mercury.
Ian Gillan.

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Reply #28 posted 08/09/18 6:57pm

PennyPurple

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Freddie


Add to the list

Bono

Steve Perry


There is just so many.

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Reply #29 posted 08/09/18 7:26pm

1contessa

Prince......but that's my answer to everything. lol

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