Biggest Losses To The Music IndustryKaluyuti Some artists, love them or hate them, have made a tremendous mark and influence on the music industry that their deaths have affected everyone in some way.
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Michael should be #1-MJ was a songwriter, composer, arranger, dancer, and a singer-was voted in the Dance Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rock & Roll Hall of fame2x- Michael is an Artist that wrote 9 #1 songs-has the biggest selling album of all time (Thriller) has the Guiness world record with the most awards- Michael creates music-Mj is the King of Music - Period-
I'm sorry to any Michael fan but Freddie should be number one. He was both Queen AND KING to the music world and having him die at such a young age? That was one of the worst things. He had made so much great music and he had SO MUCH ideas but to his untimely death, his ideas are forever left in his mind which no one will be able to retrieve... Michael at least had half of his life put down already but not Freddie. Hardly half. He didn't even live up to the release of Made In Heaven... RIP Freddie. You were truly the greatest... Now, the greatest lost...
His voice was unique to this world and his talent to write songs is unparalleled. There is a reason you do not see any Freddy Mercury impersonators but you see a ton of Michael Jackson impersonators, Freddy Mercury is one of a kind!
John Lennon was musical genius.
Greatest composer of all times
I like MJ but Elvis is should be #1! Michael Jackson had only 13 hits #1 while Elvis has over 40 hits #1.
Elvis Presley is uncomparable, invincible person of all time - Magnolia
Magnolia, so you think you're Michael's fan? Michael's fan was vote for Elvis?V1 Comment
He had nowhere to go but up. He already proved himself a legend and yet wanted to move on and get a degree in classical guitar playing. I'm a guitarist and I can tell you classical is not easy. All this by the age of 24. Rest easy and thank you for the music - Johnnyt800
You where the guitar god! In my eyes you still are. The way you buildt up songs and lifted them up was amazing! A great loss to music :'(
He was so great! Songs like "Mr. Crowly", "Crazy Train" and "Flying High Again" are so magical! The way the guitar "lifts" up the song is amazing! It was such a shame that he died :(
Rest In Peace Randy Rhoads!
Always Remembered, never forgotten
"I am the Lizard King, I can do anything"
This man was the temporary leader for a generation kids. Saad as it may be that he took his own like at the age of 27, it still doesn't mean that he wasn't great at making good music. He must be really good if e still continues to influence people from today. To me, his death has impacted me the most and I was born more than two years after his death.
The darkside's plan to ruin music: Kill off the lead singer of Nirvana, let Bieber live, and indirectly bring forth "What Do You Mean? ".V1 Comment
Her voice gave such a raw feel to the music she created. All her songs are an instant attractions and she would have kicked more ass if only she lived to see today.
She had the most brilliant voice I've ever heart. Losing her to drugs is so sad. The saddest thing.
So special and giften and talented in a time where that originality was so scarce.
How can we forget the knife master? Arguably the Best and most innovative drummer of all time. Not only drum, but he is a singer, he can play keyboard, piano, guitar, songwriter of avenged sevenfold. He is a big losses of avenged sevenfold and the members.. They are 5 best friend. And still they are with out the rev... We love you rev foREVer..
An amazing guitarist and will never be forgetten (well he better not be forgotten or there will be hell to pay). - fireinside96
Stevie Ray Vaughn was one of the best guitarists to walk the planet. His loss will always be a sad one
How can we forget cliff? Arguably the Best and most innovative bassist of all time. And unlike many people on this list, cliff didn't die of drug abuse or some crazy suicide. He died in an accident just the age of 24. This makes it all the more sad. I can't even imagine the great heights Metallica would have reached and whole genre of metal would have reached if he was Alive today
No doubt Metallica regained their ground once again after Burton's death but there shall never be any bassist with the style of Cliff Burton...
One of the greatest drummers of all time.
His dumb actions led to his death... - SelfDestruct
I don't understand why he isn't in the top 10V1 Comment
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