Greatest Musicians of All Time
The Contenders: Page 6
101 Tom Chaplin
Thomas Oliver Chaplin, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and composer, best known for being the lead vocalist of British alternative rock band Keane.
102 Sarah Geronimo
Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo aka Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G. is a world class and multi-talented Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, model, host, coach/judge, commercial/product endorser and tv personality . She can also draw and plays the piano. Sarah is popularly known as the one and only ...read more.
103 Scatman John
Where do I begin? He may not be as famous as someone like Freddie or MJ, but his music was amazing. He took his problem of stuttering and made that into his music! And many of his songs were about trying to change the world. And bonus points for (making it look like he was) singing with Louis Armstrong, the king of jazz!
He is an amazing singer. He's my favorite singer of all time! Me and my friend would listen to this guy's music any day.
104 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.
105 Tommy Ramone
Thomas Erdelyi, better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, was a Hungarian American record producer, musician, and songwriter.
The iconic punk rock drummer for The Ramones.
106 Steve Harris
Stephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
Steve Harris should be in the top 10.
107 Jerry Garcia
Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.
108 2Face Idibia
109 Syd Barrett
Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.
Too bad he got high on hard drugs and died. He was a great singer and the first frontman of Pink Floyd.
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110 Neil Young
Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
111 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.
112 Chris Thile
Best mandolin player in the world, bar none. Listen to anything by Nickel Creek, and you'll agree,
Go Chris! Such a talented player. - NymeriaWaters
113 Amy Winehouse
Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.
She was an incredible, talented musician who could sing anything from catchy "Rehab" to emotional "Back to Black". My absolute favorite is "Valerie", but that's a cover.
Amy is one of the greatest and she deserves to be at least at top 100
114 Ringo Starr
Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
Literally our 4th dimensional overlord
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115 Steven Wilson
Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.
Well, you can't expect people who browse this website to know much about music. MJ in number one is ridiculous. Sure, he was alright and influential and a great entertainer, but he didn't write much music. He was one of the better pop acts, but not that great in my opinion. Steven Wilson on the other hand, if you listen to his stuff or his stuff from Porcupine Tree or his solo career, it will speak for itself
116 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.
117 Lou Reed
Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and his solo career spanned five decades. ...read more.
118 Thom Yorke
Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
119 Chick Corea
120 Frank Zappa
Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker. V 1 Comment