Best Musicians of the 20th Century

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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 Hideto Matsumoto
63 Robert Plant 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 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 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 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 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 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.

70 Rammstein Rammstein 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 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 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.

Best female artist

73 Kanye West 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.
74 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr., also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
75 Agnetha Faltskog Agnetha Faltskog
76 Bruce Springsteen 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

77 Alison Krauss
78 Eddy Arnold
79 Belinda Carlisle 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.
80 Shania Twain Shania Twain
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