Best Musicians of the 20th Century


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41Bob SegerRobert Clark "Bob" Seger is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s.
42Whitney 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 more.

Although this list is full of great musicians, she should definitely be placed in the top 20. Her voice was immaculate.

43Serj TankianSerj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

Serj is a genius. This is his best discography:
1. Chop Suey!
2. Toxicity
3.B.Y.O. B
4. Lonely Day
5. Sugar

44Kate Bush

By far one of the most distinguished voices in British Pop who revolutionised the industry whose work is still echoed in music today.

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45Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin more.

Whoever added this is clearly a Swiftie and clearly does not know about music.

46David 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. more.

RIP Bowie / Starman / Ziggy / Thin White Duke / MUSIC LEGEND

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47Marilyn Monroe

The French are glad to die for love,
They delight in fighting duels,
But I prefer a man who lives and gives... Expensive Jewels,
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental,
But Diamonds are a girls beat friend.

48SadeHelen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.
49Jim MorrisonJames Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

One of the greatest and most unique and incredible singers/poets of the 20th century. Like Hendrix, he gave his live and lived on the edge, as far out there as he could to create greatness.

I'm sorry but how THE HELL is taylor swift ahead of Mr. Mojo rising

51CherCher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long more.

She is the eternal phoenix she has had at least one number one hit in 4 decades. She paved the way for people like Madonna and many female artists on this list, not to mention she is still going and still being innovative. There is rarely a star like her she should at least be in the top 20.

52John BonhamJohn Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the more.
53Glenn Frey
54A. R. Rahman
55AdeleAdele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.

She hasn't released anything before 2000...

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56Chris Martin
57Michael Moose Thomas

Listen to scream aim fire ( espisially the intro) and you'll see what I mean. Love his name.

58Hideto Matsumoto
59Robert PlantRobert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.V1 Comment
60Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing more.

The iron lunged hurricane that took AC/DC from looming over the edge of personal tragedy, stepped in and sang his heart out. And at that moment Bon Scott's memory was peacefully lifted up to heaven, because everything was gonna be alright for AC/DC from then on; more than just alright. Johnson' vocals backed with a new album at the time, new lyrical direction and a more concentrating amplified sound that just keeps getting better is what made these guys the era defining classic rock. Without Johnson, AC/DC would never have been 'Back In Black' or anything at all. 'You Shook Me (ALL NIGHT LONG)' which is the greatest song by them and is our nations call out to a pop sexual symbol

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