Greatest Musicians of All Time
The Contenders: Page 5
81 Rick Allen
Richard John Cyril "Rick" Allen is an English drummer who has played for the hard rock band Def Leppard since 1978. He overcame the amputation of his left arm in 1985 and continued to play with the band, which subsequently went on to its most commercially successful phase.
82 Steve Clark
83 Mark Evans
84 John Paul Jones
John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.
Plays over twenty instruments, at least 15 fluently. That is a musician, not someone who excels on just one instrument. This guy should be top ten and he's not even on the list? I mean, I love Robert Plant, but Jones is a thousand times the musician of not only Plant but nearly everyone on this list. Please give this list at least some legitimacy and put the heartbeat of Led Zeppelin where he belongs!
If it has keys or strings he can play it. That is a musician, folks.
85 Ed Sheeran
Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
86 Billie Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.
87 Joe Hisaishi
His music is amazingly beautiful and nostalgic. He should be recognized as one of the most talented and greatest composers of all time especially when looking at his work with famous movie director Hayao Miyazaki and his work with Ghibli Studios. Songs like "Summer" and movie OSTs like "The Girl Who Fell From the Sky" from the Miyazaki movie "Castle in the Sky" are incredible works of art that should be appreciated by the world.
His compositions are so emotionally charged, it makes me shed a tear... Or cry a river. The pieces in Studio Ghibli are breathtakingly beautiful. Each song he composes conveys a message.
88 Yoshiki Hayashi
Yoshiki Hayashi is a Japanese musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. Better known by his stage name Yoshiki, he is best known as the leader and a co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan, for which he is the drummer, pianist and main songwriter. The band achieved breakthrough success ...read more.
89 Kendrick Lamar
Someone put this terrible guy here by accident - matthewwilliams2
Greatest writer for sure. His lyrics are superior to any of the individuals above except perhaps Eminem. If you don't believe listen to either m.A.A.d city or DNA
90 Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer ...read more.
91 Chris Martin
92 Gerard Way
Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.
93 Quincy Jones
Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian.
94 Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player.
He's a great musician, please listen to his soundtracks and feel the emotions of great music (all western songs nowadays are good only because of him). He should be at least in the top ten.
95 John Williams
John Williams is the greatest in making non-lyrical music, Steven Spielberg's films wouldn't be the same without his music the same with the Star Wars series.
The greatest musician ever, the world would not be the same without his movie music
96 Ryuichi Sakamoto
97 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.
He sings from the heart and soul. not the best singer but the best songwriter
But he make me feel he should go at least 27 or higher
98 Mick Jagger
Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
Love the Stones, but their best musicians are Richards and Charlie Watts, not Jagger. Mick himself would tell you that.
FRONTMAN OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROCK AND ROLL BAND! NUMBER ONE!
99 Amy Lee
Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.
100 The Notorious B.I.G.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.
Should be in the top 50..