Best Musicians of the 20th Centuryarmthehomeless06 These are individual artists, not bands, the people you add to the list may be a member of a band though.
The Top Ten
It's amazing how overrated Michael Jackson has become since his death. Based on how many people worship him, you'd think he was God himself. He's not God people; calm down. Top ten definitely, but definitely not number one.
The king of pop and a legendary icon of music! - roblist
Music is about reaching the soul and damn MJ new how to do that. His voice and music touched my heart and soul in ways other musicians could never do. The depth of songs like Stranger In Moscow, Who Is it, and Morphine go beyond the lyrics; the mood, the feel, and especially what it makes me feel is magical.
No one can beat it better than MJV 28 Comments
Beautifully exquisite. The man was perhaps best known for his flamboyancy and weirdness as a man. As the singer of one of the most memorable bands in the world and a man who cared little of what people thought of him, it sure is ironic that his legacy isn't the one to have bitten the dust.
Greatest of all time, no question.
Hm look like the teenagers invaded the space, obvs Freddie is a way better musician than MJ's lol. Come on, this man made Bohemian Rhapsody!V 14 Comments
It's obvious most of those voting are too young to remember how great the Beatles were.
What on earth is John Lennon doing so low down! Michael Jackson 1st... Bloody hell! Lennon is the best! And always will be!
Individual artists the best are elvis Presley john lennon paul McCartney chuck berry ray Charles Michael Jackson isn't even rock and roll music its disco crap Michael Jackson can't even play guitar
Lennon writes, plays, produces and sings his work. He is unique due to the in the variety of songs and music that he has wrote. Few in the list are singers only and not musicians.V 7 Comments
Elvis changed the history of music... he was a phenom of music.
Fantastic performer also. Best musician ever with over 1billion sales worldwide.
1. Elvis Presley
2. John Lennon
3. Bob Dylan
4. Paul McCartney
5. Michael Jackson
6. Freddie Mercury - i-love-rock-n-roll
I can't believe he's not #1 or at least in the top 3. Its hard to rate musicians who were the kings of their genres. In my opinion it should be
1. Elvis Presley
2. Michael Jackson
3. Johnny Cash (how the hell wasn't he even in the top 10? )
4. John Lennon
5. Stevie Wonder (Don't know why he wasn't here either)
Then the rest are debatable.
People don't call him the king for nothing! He has been the highest grossing dead celebrity for years. Right now he's probably second to Michael, which is typical when a different icon passes away recently.
No one will come close to Elvis! I love all kinds of music, but this is so obvious! He had that "it" thing that you can't buy or learn. He was the man!V 6 Comments
I'm a beatlesfan, but I cannot deny Dylan has changed the surface os the music world even more than The Beatles, so I voted for mr. Dylan. Anyone who voted on James Hetfield is insane. Metallica never had 1 percent of the impact on the music as Dylan / The Beatles had. - Panther
Paul McCartney is famous for the Beatles. Freddie Mercury is famous for Queen, Bob Dylan is famous for Bob Dylan. He's done as much for music as those higher on the list, but did pretty much everything himself. That is why he is the greatest musician who ever lived.
Bob Dylan, and John lennon are two of the greatest musicians ever to walk the earth.
It's Mister Dylan.V 1 Comment
Actually, his name is spelled Stephen.
Stephen Perry is an amazing singer. He was the lead singer for Journey from 1977 to 1996. He also had two solo albums, one in 1984 and one in 1994. Not only does he have a beautiful voice, but his range is breathtaking.
What can I say! The most underrated, amazingly talented singer of all time. MOre people should pay attention to just how talented this man is!
Enchanting deep voice, great lyrics, perfect face. He always gives his fans everything he has in his heart
Ville Valo is definitely the best. He's every bit deserving of the 20th and the 21st till the end of time.
She is the all time best female singer of India. Period.
She is the great musician of IndiaV 2 Comments
Wait... johnny cash is all the way down here?
My favorite anyway no matter what you think... JakeV 1 Comment
he made metallica what it was - aman28
if I were a girl and 25 years older id marry him - kman73
Michael Jackson is so overrated, I bet ya, best looking woman, he would come first, people James is the writer rhythm guitarist and singer
How is he not higher than this. He started the whole acting insane on stage thing. Angus Young wouldn't even be half of what he is now without Jimi Hendrix as his inspiration. - UFasten8Me
Hendrix did it all in three years. 50 years later we are still searching for new unheard Jimi music. NO ONE changed pop music more than Jimi Hendrix. PERIOD
Hands down the best guitarist ever... Just an evil genius nobody compares
JIMI IS GOD! ENOUGH SAID!V 3 Comments
Absolutely the best and my all-time favorite.
Great guitarist, music writer for guitar, beautiful emotional melodic playing, great style. - wsl777
if you add up all of his accomplishments there is no comparison - armthehomeless06
Why must everyone vote for Michael jackson? He was terrible and he was not the king of pop. Eric Clapton has always been brilliant and is the king of blues rock.
What a terrible list of musicians to pick from. Where's Bruce hornsby? Ask Clapton!? Neil Peart best on the list though!
Greatest drummer ever changed the whole drumming, In music.
Geddy Lee and Alex lifeson. Are some of the best power trios ever.
Vote Beatles UP by the way
For a man who had a troubled life, he sure was capable of making amazing music. He will be remembered along with the rest of these men and women whether people would like it or not.
Probably one of the best songwriters of all time. Capable of making incredible music, and should forever be remembered as a legend.
The best songwriter of all time (and a really nice guy by the way :) ) - nivvAna
Are you kidding... his music was mediocre at best.. no wonder he killed himselfV 3 Comments
Bob's music is medicine to our minds, soul and body. His songs are spiritual and uplifting and speaks truth. It brings a message to all people. Bob was one of the great spiritual messengers of our time. His music is always fresh and new. That reggae beat throbs with the heart and soothes the whole being.
Bob is the reference for othersV 5 Comments
I can't stop listing to chuck berry's johnny b goode
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