Greatest Singer/Lead Guitarists Ever

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21 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" .

"Say what? " Even Prince doesn't get it why he is rank #20. He should be top 3.

King Of Music! Best guitarist ever!

Guitar weep prince live enough said!

Prince plays everything from r&b jazz, rock, can play with anyone

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22 Steve Miller (Steve Miller Band)

This guy is simply amazing. He's got a great voice and he plays some very nice melodies. So many great songs. I love him and his music. He is a fantastic musician.

23 Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) Zakk Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.

Always amazing on stage, but also out stage. He is for me, one of the best guitarists ever. I had a excellent moment with his band last year in France, at the Hellfest in Clisson. He also is a great compositor, and don't forget all his hard work with Ozzy Osbourne.
With a voice like his, you just feel like the universe is bigger than all you can imagine. Zakk Wylde is the man, and I'll always listen to his music as long as it will make me sing and move like a bloody freak. BLS for life! Strenght, Determination, Merciless, Forever!

Zakk wylde is one of the best guitarists on the planet as well as one of the best singers he is just f#@$@#% awesome

24 John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

John Fogerty should be number 3 after Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton he is truly an amazing musician I am only 13 but I have actually took time to play and listen to a variety of bands and genres and I found that music now is just crap it was way better in the 70's

Based on talent he should be number two after Eric Clapton, unfortunately most voters here are younger and have not been exposed to musicians who are truly talented. This list is just another disappointing example of the musical tastes of some individuals today.

25 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Playing what the song demands = Harrison's guitar solos

26 Michael Poulsen (Volbeat) Michael Poulsen (Volbeat) Michael Schøn Poulsen is a Danish vocalist and guitarist. He is currently the singer and main songwriter of the band Volbeat.
27 Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the American rock band ZZ Top.

One of the best singers and guitar players. When you reach the prestige he has in either capacity, it's hard not to be ranked up there in terms of both combined

28 Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, television writer, poet, and professional wrestling promoter best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.

If you don't vote him, you obviously haven't heard him play. Please listen/re listen to Siamese Dream all the way through. It's changed my life. Jimmy Chamberlin I feel should be included in my comment as one of the best drummers of all time.

Created some of the best guitar solos... While having one of the best singing voices ever

A lot of people don't like his voice, which I get, but after you listen to SP for a while, you can enjoy it. Also, people don't realize what a great guitarist he is. To me, he is one of the greatest musicians in recent history.

29 Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.
30 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.
31 Jack White (White Stripes) Jack White (White Stripes)

Definitely was a good singer and an amazing guitarist

32 Syd Barrett 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.
33 John Lees (Barclay James Harvest)

Listen to the BJH album "Live Tapes" and draw your own conclusions!

34 Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) Justin David Hayward is an English musician, best known as songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist in the rock band the Moody Blues.

Probably one of the most underrated guitars/songwriters/singers in one of the most underrated musical ensembles in history, the Moody Blues. His virtuosity extends to so many stringed instruments and musical genres and styles.

35 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
36 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
37 John Mayer John Mayer

Totally underrated. He is an awesome singer but is way better at guitar. His singing skills can't match his guitar skills. He is a really good singer also. He is really good looking and has a soothing voice. He is really underrated and should be before Billie Joe Armstrong.

So underrated at guitar. Some people pass him by saying that he is too poppy, but once you listen to him, you get blown away. Amazing guitarist and singer.

Good at all
Nice looking
Voice
Performance

38 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 ...read more.

He plays guitar too? He's a very good singer. But I don't think he played guitar. Lead guitar. - zxm

39 Matt Heafy Matt Heafy Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.
40 Adam Levine (Maroon 5) Adam Levine (Maroon 5) Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5.

AH, Yah... He DOES play the guitar and drums and sings, not all at the same time but guitar and singing... Definitely, very sexy!

Shouldn't be on this list as he isn't the lead guitarist for Maroon 5, and very rarely plays guitar in Maroon 5.

The best singer of all times

He doesent play guitar

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