Most Creative Musicians

Creativity is one of the key elements for a successful musician! While many musicians are great, because they're talented, technical or just overly skilled, these creative ones are responsible for some of the most unique sounds in music!

Also I will count guitarists, singers, drummers, bassists, keyboardists and more for this list!

The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born 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 ...read more.

He wrote the song Stone Cold Crazy considered by many the first thrash metal song, recorded in 1974 - 9 years before Metallica. Metallica did a cover. - Metal_Treasure

He's Freddie what else to say no brainer?

He's got pro soillz and he killed it with Bohemian Rapjsody

2 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
3 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music . V 1 Comment
4 Jimi Hendrix Jimi 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.
5 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

Came here to add this myself. Bro fist. - RockFashionista

So pumped to hear his new album. - PetSounds

Too bad he died though. - BeatlesFan1964

Bowie was more creative than Freddie Mercury. He wrote many types of different music genres. ¨Life on Mars" is the most creative song and his music reached out to many people including young kids.

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6 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.
7 Dimebag Darrell Dimebag Darrell Darrell 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.
8 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt 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.

His songwriting skills are one of a kind. He's definitely very creative with his work. Although I believe Roger Waters is the most creative in songwriting and the bass. - MontyPython

9 Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who .
10 Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan Jimmy James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged ...read more.

I don't have interest in A7x, but I would like to say, he was a genius - Ananya

The Contenders

11 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .

Roger Waters is a genius. He is the mastermind behind many of Pink Floyds greatest albums, including The Wall, Dark Side Of The Moon, Animals, and Wish You Were Here (etc). Even his solo stuff like Amused to Death is amazing. He is the king of the concept album, and to this day, wrote some of the best, deepest lyrics ever. - Doom

12 Les Claypool Les Claypool Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Primus.

Yes, he is a bloody genius indeed. nice list! - gemcloben

South Park! - BeatlesFan1964

13 Eddie Van Halen Eddie Van Halen Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.
14 John Lennon John Lennon John 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.
15 Richard Wright Richard Wright Richard William "Rick" Wright was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He was the main keyboardist and a backup vocalist for the psychedelic and progressive English rock band, Pink Floyd .
16 Corey Taylor Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.
17 Ginger Baker Ginger Baker

You can clearly hear his jazz influences! I mean this is one of the best drummers of all time! Also 15 minutes Live Version of Toad! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

18 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

What's this joke doing on the list?

She's nothing but a stupid hoe, Take this off the list.

Look at this list first and then decide if you should post her here. What would even give you the notion to type. Should have moved on and found a list that would be more appropriate. If there is one.

Obvious troll added this here.

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