Greatest Musicians Named John


The Top Ten

1 John Lennon (The Beatles) John Lennon (The Beatles) 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.

Far enough, really the greatest because of his voice and singing - songwriting talents, not only talents but peaceful activities too.

The greatest Beatle was John.

2 John Entwistle (The Who) John Entwistle (The Who) John Alec Entwistle, was an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician, film and music producer. He is mostly known as the lead bassist for the rock band The Who.

My favorite band, favorite musician and I'm only 15! wish he was alive when I saw The Who in concert

Toss up between him and Lennon

3 John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) John Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the more.
4 John Deacon (Queen) John Deacon (Queen) John Richard Deacon is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen.

I just adore Deacy
And the Deacy Dancing in some of the concerts (that's what Roger called it, from what I have heard... "Deacy Dancing"

Easily the best. You gotta love John. He's awesome and one of the best players EVER. (to me, anyway. )

He is my inspiration for wanting to play bass. I am writing a note asking to play bass right now in honor of Mr. D!

5 John Mellencamp

I love him. His music is amazing and beautiful. Some songs are even based on his own life. Rain On the Scarecrow is my favorite.

He still has the magic!

6 John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.

WAY better than mellencamp. - Brobusky

7 John Fogerty

It's nice to see so many great musicians at the top of the list. - Gg2000

8 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter John Dawson Winter III, known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
9 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of more.

How can you not love Johnny Cash? He's a great classic. Hell, he's the only artist ever to play in a prison! All of his songs are real. They aren't the fake music with unreachable words that so many people listen to now. He should be in the top 5 AT LEAST.

10 John Linnell (They Might Be Giants)

He is so energetic in live performances and music videos. Its almost like he's trying to keep the song in him but it is flowing right through. He is defiantly the greatest lyricist in popular music. - queen11

The Newcomers

? John Michael Osbourne (Ozzy Osbourne) John Michael Osbourne (Ozzy Osbourne) John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.

The Contenders

11 John Taylor (Duran Duran)
12 John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants)
13 John Frusciante John Frusciante John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.He is best known for his time with the Funk Rock California based band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Greatest john ever

He is the best :D

14 John Mayer John Mayer
15 Johnny Rotten (The Sex Pistols) Johnny Rotten (The Sex Pistols) John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.
16 John Sebastian
17 John Denver John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.

The greatest john in history

The greatest John in history

Deserves higher


18 Johnny Ramone (Ramones) Johnny Ramone (Ramones) John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.
19 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He more.
20 John Petrucci (Dream Theater) John Petrucci (Dream Theater) John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Compared to his level of skill, John Petrucci is relatively unknown in the modern music industry.
21 John Prine
22 John Carpenter

I love the theme for the movie Halloween.

23 John Phillips
24 John Legend John Legend John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.
25 Jonathan Davis (Korn) Jonathan Davis (Korn) Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
26 John Cooper John Cooper John Landrum Cooper, professionally credited as John L. Cooper, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been the lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated American Christian rock band Skillet since 1996.
27 John Larkin (Scatman John)
28 Johnny Burnette.
29 Johnny Horton
30 Johnny Restivo
31 John Hiatt
32 John 5
33 John Freese
34 John Dolmayan John Dolmayan John Dolmayan is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American songwriter and drummer. He is best known as the drummer of System of a Down.

Honestly one of the best metal drummers of the early 2000's and possibly ever, just listen to Toxicity and you'll understand.

35 John Williams John Williams John Williams (15 April 1903 – 5 May 1983) was an English stage, film and television actor. He is remembered for his role as chief inspector Hubbard in Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M For Murder, as the chauffeur in Sabrina, and as portraying the second "Mr. French" on TV's Family Affair.
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Top Remixes

1. John Fogerty
2. Johnny Winter
3. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
1. John Lennon (The Beatles)
2. John Mellencamp
3. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
1. John Taylor (Duran Duran)
2. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
3. John Entwistle (The Who)


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