Best Deceased Singers

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1Michael Hutchence

Multi million dollar voice, wonderful lyricist, and gave his all on stage. Should be in the top 10

Certainly one of a kind, and should be noted accordingly!

Greatest front man I ever saw perform live!

Brilliant entertainer, poet, intelligent, great voice, sensitive. A standout in the world.

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2Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.

And why isn't he number 1? Wait... No, Michael and Freddie both at least deserve first place. But, still, in my eyes, Freddie was the greatest.

Why isn't he number 1? Well, because he isn't, and ranks well behind Pavarotti, Bjorling, Caruso, Callas, and any number of classical singers, and even in the pop/rock world he is far inferior to Sinatra, Presley, and several more.

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3Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

He was and always will be the king! RIP M.J.

He was OKAY but that doesn't mean he couldn't sing or dance!

He is and will always be amazing

Best entertainer ever...Period.

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4John LennonJohn Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40 .V1 Comment
5Layne StaleyLayne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.
6Bon ScottRonald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.V1 Comment
7George HarrisonGeorge Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
8Bob MarleyRobert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

His music was so peaceful and relaxing. He is the best reggae singer of all time. RIP Bob Marley ;'( - Catacorn

Music lives on. Message lives on One Love.

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9Scott WeilandScott Weiland is an American singer, musician, and composer for the American grunge band Stone Temple Pilots.V1 Comment
10Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

The Newcomers

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?Leonard CohenLeonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist . Cohen died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 .

The Contenders

11Elvis PresleyElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

Never seen someone climb to fame so fast and die so young at 42. Elvis was really good

The biggest-selling solo act of all time by a mile.
True that The Beatles sold a little more than Elvis, but he has sold more than MJ, Queen, and everyone else on this list put together.

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12Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
13Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
14Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

One of the best rock stars, RIP. When I just discovered Nirvana a few years ago, my heart broke when I discovered that you died. - Catacorn

He was god of rock n roll music that's enough.

Inspired the rock stars we have today

He was an angel on a life path channeling poets

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15Jim MorrisonJames Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
16PrincePrince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, and died on April 21st, 2016. he was a music legend from the 80s up until his death, best known for songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry".V2 Comments
17David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

My favourite artist! While listening to David Bowie's songs you listen to so many different genres, it just makes me think about the great legacy he left behind. I hope so much that this legacy and the brilliant man who created it will live on in the minds of us and the generations after us as time passes.

My favourite singer of all time!

18Davy Jones

Best voice ever no one could do it better.R.I.P. davy Jones.

19Amy WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

I really admired Amy; she could sing Rock, Ska, Blues, Jazz and Soul. Her Voice was extremely unique and I still miss her music two years on. A real loss to the music industry. - Britgirl

No one could have the passion as amy winehouse rip

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20Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

Best female singer of all time. RIP, I was only 9 when I learned you died. - Catacorn

Whitney is number 1 she was perfection

Best singer to step foot on planet earth rip Whitney Houston

She should be # 2 nor 15 you people who post this are STUPID

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