Greatest Musicians Named John

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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.

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 ...read more.
4 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.

5 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. V 1 Comment
6 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

7 John Taylor (Duran Duran)
8 John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants)
9 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!

10 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

The Contenders

11 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 ...read 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.

12 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.
13 John Mayer John Mayer
14 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. V 1 Comment
15 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.
16 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.
17 John Fogerty
18 John Prine
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 ...read more.
20 John Carpenter

I love the theme for the movie Halloween.

21 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.
22 John Sebastian
23 John Larkin (Scatman John)
24 John Phillips
25 John Legend John Legend John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.
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27 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.
28 John Freese
29 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter
30 Johnny Burnette.
31 Johnny Restivo
32 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.

33 Johnny Horton
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