Top Ten Deceased American Musicians


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21Lou Reed
22Mario Lanza
23Ella FitzgeraldElla Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.
24Randy California

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25Alex Chilton
26Brad DelpBradley Edward "Brad" Delp was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Boston and RTZ.

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27Van Cliburn
28Jerry GarciaJerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.
29Ray Manzarek
30Paul Butterfield
31David Ruffin
32Laura Nyro
33Maurice White
34Dan Hicks
35Paul Kantner
36Jeff Porcaro
37Levi StubbsLevi Stubbs was an American baritone singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the R&B group the Four Tops, a band known for a variety of Motown hit records and other songs created in the 1960s and 1970s.
38B.B. KingRiley B. "B.B." King was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.
39Johnny Winter
40Roy OrbisonRoy Kelton Orbison, professionally known as Roy Orbison, nicknamed Big O, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musician, mostly known for his complex voice and for hits such as, "Oh, Pretty Woman".
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