Greatest Musicians of All Time

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41Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach at 27 is sad. Jackson at 1 is even worse. Great singer, but can he compose timeless masterpieces from blank sheets of paper? Bach has talent equal to Mozart and Beethoven. He was a genius in the field of music. Most of these artists above him are just given lyrics to sing. Bach knew what each and every instrument did and composed 10 minute plus long songs that incorporates the music for each and every instrument. Pretty sure the best Michael Jackson knows is guitar and the ukulele...

Superior to Beethoven and Mozart!

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42John PetrucciJohn Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.

God of guitar. Modal player. Extremely technical

43Sam CookeSam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement.
44Jimmy The Rev SullivanJames Owen Sullivan, professionally known by his stage name The Rev, was an American musician, composer and songwriter, best known as the drummer, composer, songwriter, co-lead vocalist and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

Come on guys! how can he be below both shadows and syn? he deserves at least top 20! His voice is beautiful, and be can play various instruments! Keep in mind that he only turned 28... :( #foREVer

45Stewart CopelandStewart Armstrong Copeland is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer best known as the drummer for the English-American rock band The Police and for his film and video game soundtracks.
46Eddie Van HalenEdward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

Fast crazy awesome fantastic guitar player listen to eruption

47Bruce Springsteen

Dude, come on. He should be at LEAST number 5. He's not called "the Boss" for nothing. Just listen to Thunder Road, Born to Run, Price you Pay, Fade Away, and Darkness on the Edge of Town and you'll get it.

48Elton John

Best solo artist ever with great everything.

Good singer, terrible songwriter - matthewwilliams2

49Pete TownshendPeter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who.
50Joni Mitchell
51Rick James

Rick James was way ahead of his time. And America still has not fully caught up with his music yet. He was The king of punk funk and duke of Fun Wave. He set the tone that many followed and some ripped him off. He blended rock, funk, new wave and rock.
To create some of the greatest music ever made. He had many hits. And one of his big ones Mary Jane, the greatest song ever with a flute as a major instrument in it.

Outstanding! Mixed Funk, pop and punk and created PUNK-FUNK. Great live shows and a real innovator in the industry. Still copied and sampled by many today. The King of Punk-Funk Rick James.

52Jim MorrisonJames Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
53Jeff BeckGeoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds.

I just entered him because I missed him the first time around. Top 50 isn't too bad, but he should be top 20.

One of the greatest guitar players ever and really what this list should be all about.

54Axl RoseWilliam Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

This list has no credibility, Axl's the best!

All is a great and legendary LEAD SINGER! Not a great musician!

55Malcolm Young
56Phil RuddPhillip Hugh Norman Rudd is a New Zealand-based Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 through 1983, and again from 1994 to 2015. Upon the 1977 departure of bass guitarist Mark Evans from AC/DC, Rudd became the only Australian-born member of the ...read more.
57Graham Nash
58Caleb Followill
59Steven TylerSteven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.

The Demon of Screamin' has one of the best voices in rock history! And Aerosmith has so many great albums/hits! I love Aerosmith!

60Robert PlantRobert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

He's got a unique singing voice and Led Zeppelin has a unique style to their music. One of the greatest in rock history!

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