Top 10 Rock Musicians We Miss the Most

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1Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)Freddie 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.

One of my personal idols and one of the best musicians of all time. Gone far too early in my opinion, but at least fellow Queen fans will remember his legacy forever. - Mrveteran

Everyone misses the greatest singer of all time

Lennon, Lennon, Hendrix, Morrison were all a much greater loss than FM.

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2John Lennon (1940-1980)John 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 .

Has to be Lennon as his life was taken rather than disease or self destruction.A more interesting solo artist than almost anyone. More than a singer, a symbol a flawed person like most with an honesty you rarely find in his songs. Forever searching and questioning, you felt he could have gone from strength to strength. Doubly upsetting as he seemed to have found contentment with his young family. Immeasurable loss.

3Cliff Burton (1962-1986)Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.
4Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)Jimi 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.

Jimi was really one of the biggest pioneers in the rock genre. Sad that his life was cut short - Mcgillacuddy

5Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)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.

This dude made so much impact on today, if he was still here things would be different.

6Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004)
7David Bowie (1947-2016)David 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.

Most of these musicians died before my birth.So I don't know about others but I was shocked when I heard David Bowie's dead - zxm

8Lemmy Kilmister (1945 - 2015)Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.
9Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)Ronnie 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.
10Elvis Presley (1935-1977)V1 Comment

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11George Harrison (1943-2001)George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
12Jim Morrison (1943-1971)
13Gary Moore (1952-2011)

He was the musician with the widest range of music genres I know - blues, blues rock, heavy metal, hard rock, soft rock, jazz. - Metal_Treasure

14Jon Lord (1941-2012)
15John Bonham (1948-1980)
16Paul Gray (1972-2010)
17The Rev (1981-2009)James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged ...read more.
18Glenn Frey (1948-2016)

In the picture he looks drunk and high. - Music_Lover123

19Chuck Schuldiner (1967-2001)
20Richard WrightRichard William "Rick" Wright was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He was the main keyboardist and a backup vocalist for the psychedelic and progressive English rock band, Pink Floyd .

Yes, oh my god, how is he last? Anyone that has listened to Pink Floyd knows how important and influential he was & he will be missed.

He was one of if not the best rock keyboardist/pianist ever

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1. Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)
2. Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)
3. Cliff Burton (1962-1986)
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1. John Lennon (1940-1980)
2. Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)
3. Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)
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1. David Bowie (1947-2016)
2. Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)
3. John Lennon (1940-1980)
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