Top Ten Deceased Members of Existing Rock Bands
The Top Ten
1 Freddie Mercury - Queen
Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar and 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 in 3 other ...read more.
Dead or alive,best ever.we all know that. - zxm
2 Bon Scott - AC/DC
Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more. V 1 Comment
3 Ronnie James Dio - Black Sabbath
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
Black Sabbath has sadly disbanded. - naFrovivuS
5 Ronnie Van Zant - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Van Zant was an American lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Simply the best singer songwriter of all time order should be
1. Ronnie van zant
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Kieth moon
4. John Lennon
5. Gregg allman
6. Freddy mercury
7. John entwhistle
8. Bon Scott
9. Prince/David Bowie
10. Allen Collins/Billy Powell
6 Cliff Burton - Metallica
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.
7 Tommy Bolin - Deep Purple
Thomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin was an American-born guitarist who played with Zephyr, The James Gang, and Deep Purple; in addition to maintaining a notable solo career.
8 Gene Clark - The Byrds
Harold Eugene "Gene" Clark was an American singer-songwriter and founding member of the folk rock band the Byrds.
9 Rushton Moreve - Steppenwolf
10 Jon Lord - Deep Purple
John Douglas "Jon" Lord was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men.
Jon Lord should be higher than Tommy Bolin because Mr. Lord was more influential in the band, and more influential musician in general. - Metal_Treasure
11 Phil Lynott - Thin Lizzy
Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. His most commercially successful group was Thin Lizzy, of which he was a founding member, the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist.
12 Benjamin Orr - The Cars
Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.
13 David Byron - Uriah Heep
David Garrick, better known by his stage name David Byron, was a British singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist with the rock band Uriah Heep in the early 1970s.
He was an amazing and very technical singer - try Bird of Prey, July Morning. - Metal_Treasure
14 Brian Jones - The Rolling Stones
Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones. V 1 Comment
15 Don Myrick - Earth, Wind & Fire
16 Paul Gray - Slipknot
Paul Dedrick Gray, also known as The Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician, best known as the bassist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot.
17 Layne Staley - Alice In Chains
Layne 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.
18 Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan - Avenged Sevenfold
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.
19 Chester Bennington - Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots
Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.
Chester Bennington was one of the lead singers of the legendary rock band, ‘Linkin Park’, best known for his trademark high pitched voice and screaming vovals that mesmerized a countless number of Linkin Park fans. What made him particularly special was the fact that he had risen to glory after facing innumerable challenges and struggles in his early life. Bennington’s childhood was far from rosy. His parents divorced when he was very young and he became a victim of sexual abuse. As a teenager, he took to the habit of drugs to deal with emotional distress and worked many jobs in order to pay for his drug habit. He was a lonely youngster and hardly had any friends. It was this loneliness that slowly started feeding his passion for music and he soon became a part of his first band, ‘Sean Dowdell and His Friends? ’ He later joined the band, ‘Grey Daze’. His career as a musician took off after he auditioned to be a part of the band ‘Linkin Park’. The blockbuster ...more
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