Greatest Musicians of All Time

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41 Whitney Houston 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.
42 Prince Prince 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.

Prince is the best ever
no way of saying no

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43 Bob Marley 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.

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

Is this a joke that he is not at least no.3?

He is the best...

44 K.S. Chithra 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?

45 Johann Sebastian Bach 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...

I don't care right now, who is at the top spot and so on, some deserve to be really high. But Bach not beeing #1 is really a hit in the face by whole mankind. I am not a fan of classical music and I am no expert in it, but Bach beeing so much below is showing that a lot of uneducated fools have voted here. Humanity is still uneducated and there will be never a Bach at #1, because after all that we are, stupidity is what we are.

Superior to Beethoven and Mozart!

Might deserve to be no. 1

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46 John Petrucci 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

47 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke Sam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement.
48 Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who .
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50 Jimmy The Rev Sullivan Jimmy The Rev Sullivan James Owen Sullivan, professionally known by his stage name The Rev, was an American musician, composer and songwriter, best known as the drummer, composer, songwriter, co-lead vocalist and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

What is it? where's neil peart, geddy lee, ritchie blackmore, john bonham? - zxm

Come on guys! how can he be below both shadows and syn? he deserves at least top 20! His voice is beautiful, and be can play various instruments! Keep in mind that he only turned 28... :( #foREVer

51 Elton John Elton John

Best solo artist ever with great everything.

Good singer, terrible songwriter - matthewwilliams2

52 Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. He is known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class and sometimes political ...read more.

Dude, come on. He should be at LEAST number 5. He's not called "the Boss" for nothing. Just listen to Thunder Road, Born to Run, Price you Pay, Fade Away, and Darkness on the Edge of Town and you'll get it.

Come on Bruce is the man don't disrespect him by having him at 50 come on now

53 Eddie Van Halen Eddie Van Halen Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

Fast crazy awesome fantastic guitar player listen to eruption

54 Flea Flea Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician, best known as the bassist, a co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he was inducted in 2012 into the Rock and Roll Hall ...read more.

In an earlier entry, John Myung is cited as being voted best bassist in the world. That's something that happens to Flea every day.

55 Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell
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57 Jeff Beck Jeff Beck Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.

I just entered him because I missed him the first time around. Top 50 isn't too bad, but he should be top 20.

One of the greatest guitar players ever and really what this list should be all about.

58 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

This list has no credibility, Axl's the best!

All is a great and legendary LEAD SINGER! Not a great musician!

59 Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer)
60 Phil Rudd Phil Rudd Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd is a New Zealand-based Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 through 1983, and again from 1994 to 2015. Upon the 1977 departure of bass guitarist Mark Evans from AC/DC, Rudd became the only Australian-born member of the ...read more.
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