Greatest Deceased Rock ArtistFor the past 37 years, we have seen the best of the best go, but who is the greatest out of these dead musicians?
The Top Ten
What? Number 2? Who's number 1? I'm sorry to say, my friends, but I have no idea who that is. Freddie is known worldwide. MOSTLY BY ME. BROUHAHA! ARUGULA! Uh, continuing, he is very influential. I love him, he will always be in my heart forever.
He was an amazing singer, songwriter, pianist, and frontman for the band. His charisma and sheer talent were a huge part of Queen's success. God save the Queen - ObsessedwFreddie
Farrokh died when I was in high school. It is a time for all of us where we are sponges of artistic influence, and I soaked in Queen the most. Every year that passes since he died, I feel both more in touch with his music and more saddened that we lost Freddie. Though he is someone I've never met, it really does hurt when I realize his impact.
If you give us Freddie back, we'll give you:
Justin Beiber, Britney Spears, AND EVERY OTHER COMPUTERIZED DISGUSTING VOICE
He was the best, may he rest in peace. L0ve him so much.
He's Japanese most influential guitarist. He's unique, brilliant, colorful, and sparkling. Miyavi is dull compare to him. - kurenai_tenshi
Legendary guitarist the greatest ever. - TD17
Whatever it is, he's legendary. - freakflop
John Lennon transcended music... He changed our culture and our world! Music and the world have felt the void created on 12/8/80... Visit Central Park's "Strawberry Fields" and you WILL feel the connection! Visit The Dakota Building and your blood will chill when you see how trapped John was that horrible night... It appears SO much bigger on T.V... This wonderful man had no chance to defend or protect himself. What a cowardly and senseless act of violence! John Lennon was magic! Thank god we've had Paul McCartney for so long... He keeps it all alive and well! - frank
A truly inspirational artist...he touched the world with his beautiful music... - jprg12
when he died, the world suffered - rock2metal
Elvis is the best and will always be forever and he should be #1 - #1elvisfan
Kurt was a genius and is responsible for some of the greatest songs ever like smells like teen spirit, come as you are, heart shaped box, in bloom plus many MANY more... - wolphert
Millions of people miss him even though they weren't born when Nirvana was around (like me). Kurt is able to connect with people long after he died and that's what makes him a legend to this day - Danielsun182
Lots of people miss Kurt. Not only were his songs good, but they had deep messages in them. Take Pennyroyal Tea for example
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Most influental guitarist EVER. And you can't argue with that. - d3rrick95
Easily the best guitarist ever, though his career was short - vidieowiz4
The best I always listen to his music - tanker58
I don't like to see his name on this list; but, MJ was the best. RIP Michael xo - love4mjj
I miss MJ! It was a happy day until I heard of his death! R.I.P. Michael!
Duane is arguably one of the 5 best guitarists of all-time he passed away too early - rocknrolldude
John Bonham was the greatest rock drummer that ever lived. His death meant the end of the king of all rock bands... Led Zeppelin. Bonham, Hendrix & Lennon should top this list if were talking about tragically lost talent.
Base this list on skill, innovation & influence on their respective instruments and you have John Henry Bonham sitting easily at #1...the greatest rock drummer who ever lived.
R.I.P Clifford Lee Burton. his solos revolutionized the bass.
If only he were still alive, metallica may have been even better. - aman28
This guy is one of the gods of metal with an amazing voice. Was very surprised and disappointed to not see him in the top 10.
O, how the mighty have fallen -
One of the greatest guitarists of all time... second best to jimi... - ch153
Amazing guitarist. One of the most influential guitarists of all time. R.I.P. Dime
Buddy Holly actually inspired some famous people, should be at least in the top 10. - Mumbizz01
surely top 10 atleast! Bon and Jim Morrison RIP! - Dickey96
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3. John Lennon
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