The Top Ten Deceased Musicians

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There so many good musicians out there that need to get some good recognition. You need to check out all of these musicians if you havn't herd of them.

The Top TenXW

1Layne StaleyLayne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

It's nice to see Layne in the top 3 on this list, he doesn't typically get the credit he deserves. An amazing vocal presence, he say with such passion and soul. He will live on through his fans for a very long time. RIP Layne - always remembered!

2Freddie MercuryFreddie 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.

He was the front man for Queen. This guy had a set of pipes that were out of this world. Freddy was one of the few front man that actually took singing lessons before he wanted to be come a big rock star. - realdeal123

3Jimi Hendrix 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.
4Jeff BuckleyJeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

One of the greatest male singers and guitar players ever

5Bradly Nowell

this guy had an awsome bonghit voice. He came from the punk/ska scene of Cali. But had a powerful voice that should always be remembered. - realdeal123

6Elliott Smith
7John LennonJohn 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 .

John Lennon is the best songwriter ever and he formed the beatles great voice and spread peace through his music. Great man and musician definitely should be number one

8Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.V1 Comment
9Kurt CobainKurt 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.

He is a terrible singer. He isn't that good of a guitarist, but he was one of the coolest people to ever live. Ill miss you Kurt

This guy could argubly be ether the worst or the best on this list. This guys writing style was ugly. He voice was even worst.
but people loved his bad ass sensitivity. - realdeal123

10Nick Drake

nick in another musician from the 60s. This guy should have been huge but he was so shy. He never wanted to be in any interviews and hated to be videotaped. - realdeal123

The Contenders

11Jim MorrisonJames Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

Jim had the best singing voice ever. His lyrics may have been slightly strange but that doesn't stop the doors being the greatest band ever!

This guy was from a band in the 60's called (if you haven't guessed it) the doors. He wrote lyrics with a mix of nature and a bad acid trip. - realdeal123

Jim is my personal favorite (John Lennon was close) but Jim has one of the best voices in history. - dudesterravensfan

12Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

Bob Marley was the messiah of reggae. Think about it he literally created/forged a whole new genre of music I mean every one has heard three little birds. And I think If the Jamaican people could they would make one of his songs the anthem of Jamaica. I am amazed that he didn't even make it in the top five. He is the official hero of Jamaica. Enough Said.

13Hide (X Japan)

One of the most influential and visual musician and guitarist you have probably never heard of - over 50. 000 People attended his funural. Check out his music and the music of X Japan, where he was lead guitarrist.
He might be gone, but his music lives on and will never be forgotten!
R. I. P. pink spider

14Jimmy 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.
15Jasmine You
16Frank ZappaFrank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
17Warren Zevon
18Dimebag DarrellDarrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.
19Jerry 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.
20Chuck SchuldinerCharles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather ...read more.
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