Top 10 Most Dedicated Musicians of All TimeThis list consists of those musicians who were very dedicated towards music. They were music addicts. It's not about talented, technical or trained musicians. But about those musicians who had passion for music.
The Top Ten
Initially he wasn't on top of my list. But I was accessing through a site one day, when I found an article about him, “The Irish guitarist who might have been autistic”. I clicked on it and started reading.
And what I found about him that,
A famous quote goes about him, “He was married to his strat”. Rory Gallagher was very passionate about music. He valued music more than anything in his life.
He valued music so much that, he never had any kind of romantic relationship nor did he ever marry. He also didn't leave any children behind. For him relationships and friendship would obstruct his musical career. Many people think that he might have been an autistic.
Beside that he also approached with least commercial possible. His brother says, “There were lots of Rory songs between 1973-78 which could be played on radios. But none of them were played”. But still Rory never sold out.
The last one, which I am not sure, but for the most part, he wasn't addicted to ...more - zxm
He was first on my list until I re-merged it. Anyway, Jimi Hendrix was also very dedicated. Especially about guitar. He was very passionate about playing guitar that he kept his guitar close to him all the time. He practiced for 12-15 or ever 19 hours. According to Johnny Winter, “He really liked to play [About Hendrix}”. Jimi Hendrix jammed everywhere, played everywhere he went. Its not just about his guitar playing but also about his love for guitar. Nothing ever stopped his guitar playing until his death in 1970. - zxm
So cool. - CedreticFomento
Ronnie James Dio was also very dedicated. Especially towards heavy metal music. Dio hated the idea of commercial music and he was also guilty of releasing some. The most well known conflict was with Ritchie Blackmore in 1978, when Blackmore wanted to go commercial but Dio didn't. Then Blackmore fired Dio. After that Dio worked with Black Sabbath and then formed his own band.
Dio never liked any pop sub-culture of music or Rockstar lifestyle. He was a massive criticizer of glam metal bands for their outrageous lifestyles.
Dio entered to heavy metal in mid 70s and until then heavy metal conquered him. He stuck with metal till the end.
Dio wasn't also accused of taking recreational drugs or strongly being addict to it. - zxm
I'm really glad to see John Mayall on this list, as he doesn't get much media coverage. I like what you said about him always finding a great guitar player. When Clapton left, he brought in Peter Green. When Peter left, he brought in Mick Taylor. He always did find awesome guitar players. - Gg2000
John Mayall’s very passionate about music. He started playing blues in the early 60s or ever before. But he never stopped playing blues. I heard one guy saying, “when Eric Clapton left the Bluesbreaker we all thought that’s it. But John Mayall still pulls the best guitarist for his band”.
Which is actually true. John Mayall always finds a good guitarist to play for him. He never stopped. And he is 85. He still is playing music.
While many other musicians like Jimmy Page, who kinda stopped, Mayall never stopped. - zxm
Robert Johnson was also very passionate about music. According to Son House, Robert was a very bad guitar player. But in later life he became a very good guitar player.
Although there are many stories about him. One is that he was so passionate that he sold his devil. Which is a legend. But excluding that, he worked hard. Otherwise he would never be able to be a great musician suddenly. - zxm
Niccolò Paganini was also very passionate about his music. He described his guitar as his constant companion in his childhood. He also played many instruments. Like Robert Johnson, there’s a legend about him selling his soul to devil for violin. Truth or not, he liked what he did and worked hard. - zxm
Duane Allman also stuck to his guitar all the time. - zxm
I’d say he is more of an weirdo than dedicated. But he never stops playing. And he like, played every genre out there. His number of albums is already reaching to 300. He is most likely a nerd who loves music very much. - zxm
He isn't a musician, I agree. He is only a singer. He didn't compose songs, don't play any instrument, so he doesn't belong in to this list.
MJ wrote songs. Pavarotti was only a singer, not a musician at all!
He isn't a musician, he is just an opera singer.
As much or more of a musician than MJ.
Very much like Rory Gallagher but in lesser accounts - zxm
Great list this needed to be made.
A drummer whose arm was amputated but he didn't stop. - Metal_Treasure
Not only does he keep touring, he's constantly re-arranging and experimenting with various approaches. - Billyv