Greatest Rock Legends

This list is about people who influenced rock the most.

The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer with Persian ancestry, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. more.

The greatest ever showman / front man / singer / song writer / performer. No-one can ever replace Freddie. No-one else in this list even deserves to be on the same page.

Nobody owned the stage like Freddy Mercury. He could perform to an audience of raving lunatics and have them eating out of the palm of his hand within minuets.
A true legend of rock.

He was one of the best, if not the best performer in the music industry period. Only a very, very small number of people are even on the same page as him.

The one and only.

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2 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.

Can't get better than his voice!

The metal poet a mere genius

Not only his golden voice but also his incredible personality - known for paying attention to every fan who has approached him. He talked to fans for hours after the shows. He is the greatest rock personality ever and could be a role model for everyone. R.I.P. Dio!
He is so Number 1. - Metal_Treasure

The greatest metal voice of all time

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3 Ritchie Blackmore Ritchie Blackmore Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the more.

Best ever a master of the trade

The Man in Black - pioneer of heavy metal and one of the finest guitarists of all time. His unforgettable riffs and solos, played with his unmatched passion are so powerful that can open your 3rd eye.
He formed not only one but 2 legendary bands - Deep Purple and Rainbow. - Metal_Treasure

4 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

As much as he would hate me for saying it; he is truly a rock legend

I think kurts very unseen.. Their song is very simple but its great..

like elvis I can't stand him but he wrote a new chapter in music. - russian


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5 Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

Great singer and personality, too. - Metal_Treasure

6 Neil Peart Neil Peart Neil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances. V 1 Comment
7 Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.

Absolutely yes he was a rockstar...

8 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 more.

Love his songs he inspired me to start singing

Bon Jovi inspired me to start guitar

Best music maker ever


9 Dave Lombardo Dave Lombardo David "Dave" Lombardo is a Cuban American drummer, best known as a co-founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
10 John Lennon John Lennon 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.

John wrote some fantastic hits and will always be the deepest rock preformed. I love his son the baby named chris

Just find some 1 from any time after 1964 I'm sure they all heard of him even the beiber fangirls have. - russian

The greatest! Everybody has to admit John Lennon rocks!

He's the best

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The Contenders

11 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

What a legend! I remember growing up we thought he was "the devil" but now his act is respectfully devilish. Not sure what I mean? See him in concert. He's a hoot. I love to read about his life, too. I saw him during his ""Spend the Night with Alice" tour in 2016. He was fantastic.

This man brought theatrics into rock and he is still getting the job done to this very day! Long live the Coop!

What is there to say, he's a GOD!

The greatest hard rocker ever! - warrantsbestgirl

12 Mick Jagger 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.

MICK JAGGER is the greatest rock singer ever! FREDDIE MERCURY is number 2 on greatest rock singers ever MICHAEL JACKSON is the greatest singer ever number 1 MICK JAGGER number 3 ELVIS PRESLEY number 2 and FREDDIE MERCURY number 4 and Robert Plant possible number 5 among greatest singers of all time that my opinion if I rank artists I would rank this way MICHAEL JACKSON at number 1 ELVIS PRESLEY at number 2 THE ROLLING STONES at number 3 QUEEN at number 4 then Lez Zeppelin and Eminem at numbers 4 and 5 that's what I think so do not too pissed about this okay guys?.

Why misses Mick Jagger?!
He is the singer of The Rolling Stones, a real rock band.

Must be in the top 10! Jagger is one of the most awesome frontman ever.

13 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.

He's the one that started modern music. Before him there was nothing exeptional. He's the one that gave Rock and Roll an attitude ( rebellious, clothes, hairstyle etc... ). His Sun records, his 1956-1958 records have plenty of things that would be inspirational for Rock 's development. Without him none of the " legends " ranked above him would be there. And if you can't stand his Rock songs ( not only his hits! ) then you're not a true Rock lover.

I can't stand his music but got to appreciete what he done. - russian

I name my instruments after rock legends and I named my violin elvis

I Love Elvis very very very much

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14 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

Unbelievably talented on the guitar. HE IS A GOD

He is the true guitar hero. - russian

This man was so far ahead of his time, it blows my mind why he isn't number 1

The closest thing to a god on Earth.
Greatest guitarist.

15 Ozzy Osbourne 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 more.

The godfather of metal should be first

Should be First, he changed the sound and history of rock and metal. Every band: alive or dead, is directly or indirectly influenced by Ozzy.

Ozzie is the best rock legend there is and what he did was amazing

A LEGEND that's all I have to say

16 Slash Slash Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Swag to the mothership

Great man, great Guitarist. I can't think of any songs by that aren't great. Teaming up with Myles Kennedy is a force to be reckoned with.

Some of rock's most memorable vocals

the best

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17 James Hetfield 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.

Best singer of all time

Bad ass rocker of all time!

18 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

practically invented heavy metal. - russian

19 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

Anyone who can rise from the ashes to this level of rock lunacy and the find peace in them self is a mortal rock legend in my book🤘

20 Joan Jett Joan Jett Joan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb". V 1 Comment
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