Best Musicians of the 20th Century
The Contenders: Page 4
61 Michael Moose Thomas
Listen to scream aim fire ( espisially the intro) and you'll see what I mean. Love his name.
62 Hideto Matsumoto
63 Robert Plant
Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. V 1 Comment
64 Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
65 Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing ...read more.
The iron lunged hurricane that took AC/DC from looming over the edge of personal tragedy, stepped in and sang his heart out. And at that moment Bon Scott's memory was peacefully lifted up to heaven, because everything was gonna be alright for AC/DC from then on; more than just alright. Johnson' vocals backed with a new album at the time, new lyrical direction and a more concentrating amplified sound that just keeps getting better is what made these guys the era defining classic rock. Without Johnson, AC/DC would never have been 'Back In Black' or anything at all. 'You Shook Me (ALL NIGHT LONG)' which is the greatest song by them and is our nations call out to a pop sexual symbol
66 Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more.
Buddy Holly had an influence on so many people who came after him. I would have to say that by influencing the Beatles, Bob Dylan and so many others that Buddy's influence is through the roof. I do not think anyone else could match it.
Influenced The Beatles, stones, bob dylan, bruce springsteen, etc. And has a great voice, and real talent.
67 David Bryan
David Bryan Rashbaum, best known as just David Bryan, is the keyboard player of the popular American Rock band Bon Jovi, with which he has also co-written songs and performed backing vocals.
68 Tom Petty
Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer.
Tom petty is in the top ten on most lists!
69 Trent Reznor
Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.
One of the most talented people of the 20th century.
Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . ...read more.
71 Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Please, tell me I didn't see one of the 20 greatest artists of all time in the 118th position - Rocker00
72 Kanye West
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
73 Charlie Parker
Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr., also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
74 Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. He is known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class and sometimes political ...read more.
I find it hard to believe Drake is ahead of an American icon, who has produced some of the most iconic songs in history
Amazing voice - spectacular performer!
If you have'nt listen to bruce springsteen, you don'nt know music.
Bruce springstein should be waaay closer up
75 Alison Krauss
76 Eddy Arnold
77 Belinda Carlisle
Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time.
78 Shania Twain
79 Langston Hughes
James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. ...read more.
80 Britney Spears
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.