Greatest Musicians of All Time
The Contenders: Page 2
21 Chuck Berry
Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
22 Pete Quaife
23 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 ...read more.
Ozzy should be at least in the top ten. He ROCKS! He isn't called the "Prince of Darkness" or the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" for nothing. I LOVE Ozzy! He deserves so much more credit than this. Ozzy forever!
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24 Kirk Hammett
Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.
25 Brian Wilson
Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys.
26 Frank Sinatra
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
He is one of the greatest right by dean martin
27 Keith Richards
Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.
28 James Hetfield
James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
29 Dave Grohl
David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
He is terrible, his only good music was with Nirvana, Foo Fighters are a terrible band. - matthewwilliams2
Now this is the kind of musician who should be in the top twenty.
30 Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more.
31 Brian May
Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.
32 Eric Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
He's one of the greatest guitar players ever, among Hendrix and Page of course
Definitely deserves to be in the top 10
He's one six grammys he deserves to be one the top ten great guitar player.
33 K.S. Chithra
Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.
What a grace she has... CHITHRA IS LIVING LEGEND
NO ONE CAN BEAT HER, SHE SHOULD BE IN THE TOP ONE, WILL BE, YES
I'm not familiar with her, but seeing the rest of the top twenty as it is I have to ask: Does she even play a musical instrument?
34 Tony Iommi
Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has been the band's sole continual member and primary composer. V 1 Comment
35 Randy Rhoads
Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.
One of Ozzy's best guitarists and a legend. Too bad he died. He was great.
36 Whitney Houston
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.
37 Bob Marley
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
I strongly believe that Bob Marley should be in the top 10. His music was most inspiring and timeless.
Is this a joke that he is not at least no.3?
We only had him for a short time but he pourd out words that led to the freedom of many nations and individuals... I think he should be next to MJ
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Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
The greatest musician that ever lived on this planet. Best song writer, best guitar player, best producer, best performer, best dresser, best looker.
Listen to his discography and watch him perform; if you do, then you'll understand why he is the most talented musician of all time.
Since this list is MUSICIANS, he should be top ten.
This list has no validity is Prince is not in the top five.
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39 Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach at 27 is sad. Jackson at 1 is even worse. Great singer, but can he compose timeless masterpieces from blank sheets of paper? Bach has talent equal to Mozart and Beethoven. He was a genius in the field of music. Most of these artists above him are just given lyrics to sing. Bach knew what each and every instrument did and composed 10 minute plus long songs that incorporates the music for each and every instrument. Pretty sure the best Michael Jackson knows is guitar and the ukulele...
Superior to Beethoven and Mozart!
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40 John Petrucci
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.
God of guitar. Modal player. Extremely technical