Top Ten Rock Musicians Who Deserve More Fans

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1Iggy PopJames Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.V1 Comment
2Emerson, Lake & PalmerEmerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.V1 Comment
3Frank ZappaFrank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.

"Frank Zappa and the Mothers were at the best place around..." (Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple) - Metal_Treasure

4Ritchie BlackmoreRichard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.

Ironically and sadly, popularity of his riff to Smoke On the Water became an obstacle to acknowledgement of his achievements and contributions that are significantly bigger than this riff. He's criminally underrated in relation to metal music invention. Also, his work in Rainbow is practically unknown but namely in Rainbow he took metal to a whole new level. - Metal_Treasure

5David CoverdaleDavid Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo ...read more.

Yes, he deserves more attention. - Metal_Treasure

6Billy IdolWilliam Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.
7Huey Lewis
8Marc Bolan
9Jeff BeckGeoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds.

His two band mates - clapton and page became famous but he remained unpopular - zxm

This man is ridiculously underrated... however he is one of the greatest guitarist ever! - somekindofaguy

10Ginger Baker

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11Mitch MitchellJohn Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell was an English drummer who was best known for his work in the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Jimi Hendrix's popularity teared his popularity - zxm

12Johnny RottenJohn Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

Very popular from the Sex Pistols, but the true skill and talent from this man come from Public Image Limited. Completely underrated, and have completely turned the music industry and even basic forms of music on their head with creative and unexpected twists and turns. And even at 60 years old he is still going strong, and still tours and records relentlessly. Even after taking a 26er bottle to the head, he still just wraps his head in a towel and continues to perform, and this was very recent! An extreme amount of dedication to his fans, and deserves many more.

13Patrick StumpPatrick Martin Stumph, known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist and composer of Fall Out Boy, an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois.
14Buddy HollyCharles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.
15TJ Harris
16Johnny RamoneJohn William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.

Created punk rock.influenced a lot of metal musicians (even metallica were influenced by them) and still only few knows him - zxm

17Gary Moore
18Phil Lynott
19Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson is soul/r&b musician, not rock musician! - somekindofaguy

20Ian GillanIan Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

The most underrated rock/metal singer of all time. His vocal skills are amazing - powerful voice with a 4 octave vocal range (same range as Freddie), his vibrato is one of the widest ever, and so on. Also, his singing style and screams influenced metal singing - I would say he was the first accomplished metal singer. He deserves more fans. - Metal_Treasure

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