1 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 ...read more.
Seriously, how has nobody voted for Jimi Hendrix? He was one of the most influential guitarists ever as well as one of the most important icons in music!
He died in one of the most horrible ways possible at such a young age and way too soon! Yet he achieved so much in such a short career, just like Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, etc.!
I did a project at school about him
2 Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. 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 ...read more.
Kurt Cobain was the leader of one of the most important bands ever: Nirvana! That revolutionized the grunge music and revived rock. Although Hendrix was also very important, Cobain was the best. He's a legend!
He was a idiot who shot himself..leaving his wife his fans and his daughter to wonder why
3 Jim Morrison
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
Better Than Cobain - Lmeister
The Doors took the 60s from “I want to hold your hand” to “Break on Through” Jim Morrison deserves to be higher than Cobain
4 Brian Jones
Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.
Easily the most underrated Stone. He was actually very talented and didn't deserve to die in such a horrible way. (Drowning is my worst fear! ) - MontyPython
Without him, the rolling stones wouldn't exist. RIP - KillerQueen1774
5 Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
"I met a girl who sang the blues. I asked her for some happy news. She just smiled and looked away. " - Don McClean
6 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 is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.
Amy Winehouse was (and still is) a jazz and motown legend... She paved the way for Adele and many others in the music industry with her strong voice, and genuinely raw and emotional lyrics. Although she did have problems with addictions and a stormy relationship with her husband, Blake, she still inspired many people around the world with her music... She will always be remembered by those who she touched with her music. RIP Amy Jade Winehouse.
Her unique style can still be heard today - Amyk
7 Robert Johnson
Robert Leroy Johnson was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians.
He created Rock and Roll
8 Kristen Pfaff
9 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
I love the stuff Pigpen did with the Dead. He was a great blues singer and a great harmonica player too. Rest in peace! - Gg2000
10 Pete Ham
11 Dave Alexander
12 Chris Bell
Guitarist for the band Big Star, which gained a large cult following.
13 Leslie Harvey
He's the guitarist for psychedelic rock group Stone The Crows. - HardRockSam
14 Jacob Miller
15 Richey Edwards
Richard James "Richey" Edwards was a Welsh musician who was the lyricist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers.
He was a great lyricist and the perfect example that sometimes troubled minds make the most intelligent ones. Battled with mental illness, self-harm and anorexia. Richey was a demostration of what a strong person is really like.
He may not have died. He went missing and was never found. He almost certainly died... but their is an extremely small chance that he is alive.
16 Dickie Pride
17 Wallace Yohn
18 Mia Zapata
Mia Katherine Zapata (August 25, 1965 – July 7, 1993) was the lead singer for the Seattle punk band The Gits. After gaining praise in the nascent grunge rock scene, Zapata was murdered in 1993 during the recording of The Gits second album. The crime went unsolved for a decade before her killer, Jesus ...read more.
19 Rudy Lewis
20 Jeremy Michael Ward
21 Jean-Michel Basquiat
22 Richard Turner
23 Alexandre Levy
24 Alan Wilson
Most people probably don't know her, but she's very famous here in Spain - Martinglez
26 Helmut Köllen
27 Sean McCabe
28 Linda Jones
29 Anton Yelchin
Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (March 11th 1989 - June 19th 2016) was a Russian born American actor, known for playing Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series. He died in June 19th 2016 aged 27 from blunt trauma asphyxiation after being crushed by his own car outside his home.
GET HIM OFF THIS IS MUSICIANS ONLY
He actually played guitar for a band called The Hammerheads before becoming big on-screen, so technically, he qualifies. - CrimsonShark
30 Mac Miller
Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman.
Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.