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A travesty having this guy at #1, when there are a bunch of vocalists who were and are far better. In rock or pop, Elvis Presley, Levi Stubbs, Frank Sinatra, and Marvin Gaye to name just a few are much better, and that's not to mention classical singers like Luciano Pavrotti and Andrea Bocelli who make Freddie look like an amateur. And as for comparing Freddie to Beethoven or Mozart, he is not even in the same universe.
Freddie is God. He wrote the music, he played the instruments, he sang, AND he was probably the best front man of any band in history. Freddie is indeed comparable to Mozart or Beethoven. Elvis had his teenybopper fans wetting their days of the week panties, but Freddie was a virtuoso.
Best singer ever! How can anyone compete with him? An angel in a mans body!
Freddie was made on heaven.V 15 Comments
Aren't we taking about musicians here? Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach should be 1, 2, and 3. Todays society has vastly neglected true musical geniuses throughout history.
Freddie Mercury is very talented but I don't think he is more talented than Beethoven and Mozart. (my personal opinion). - zxm
This isn't real music
Music? Tallent? There Is Absolutely No One More Talented Than Beethoven - 12cc
Come on he's number 1, Hands Down, his abilities to write symphonies concertos with hardly any mistakes or rewrites is simply amazing... + his body of work speaks for itself.He's talent was almost supernatural... The rest are all extremely talented. The real question is who's the next best.. Easily Beethoven!
Please, everyone knows Mozart is n°1. I don't listen to classical music much but it's pretty much the father of all music and more complex than anything most musicians could ever hope to achieve, sorry all you Paul fans out there but there is nothing amazing about him compared to the true legends.
The musician ever in my eyes played the piano for the Austrian emperor when he was only 3 years old
I actually kinda think Paul Mccartney should be higher than Mozart to be honest - TonyjpgrV 3 Comments
Where do I start? One of the greatest bass players of all time, master of the piano and had a smooth melodic voice, with a great vocal range for somebody who could be considered a baritone and an amazing screamer at the same time, a living legend
One of the greatest songwriters of all time, one of the greatest bassists of all time, one of the greatest singers of all time and great at playing pretty so many different instruments.
He is a brilliant composer who never runs out of ideas. His vocal range is amazing, and his voice is heavenly. Finally, he's a very talented and expressive piano and bass player!
I hate paul for being so inspired. Its like Shakespeare or Da Vinci, genius flows consistently and make me want to quit. Just so beautiful, just so natural!V 7 Comments
He has the whole package! He wrote and composed most of his songs, he had an incredible voice along with inhuman dance skill. There's just no comparison.
The man who created dance and music, wasn't even trained but yet the greatest entertainer to ever live!
Simply the greatest entertainer msuic ever saw. He was the greatest dancer. Greatest singer. A talented lyricist and composer. In the end, he was MJ.
Best should be 1V 14 Comments
Endlessly talented and contributed more than any other musician I know in terms of knowledge, kindness and forward thinking. Absolutely brilliant on every level.!
The greatest most beautiful soul besides for jesus to walk the earth. Not only inspiring but thought provocking. He and paul both don't even know how to read or write music that proves both of there genius!
The best human and musician to ever walk this planet
No one compares to his brilliance, lyric writing and his forward, cutting edge thoughts and ideas. Simply, the best"!V 4 Comments
RIP Brian Jones. You will always be my favorite Rolling Stone band member. He was the founding member and even came up with the bands name. He played...
Xylophone - Doggyface12345
Unbelievably talented. Rest in Peace, Jones! You were one of the biggest highlights of the 60's! - MontyPython
Most talented musician of all time.
Out of all the guys in the Beatles, he knew the most about music. Listen to With you without you, learn the story behind it, and you'll see what I mean.
Best lead guitarist/composer.
He can play just about any guitar ever created!
And, like Paul, he can sing like a boss! (Here Comes the Sun= Best vocals in any song ever! )
Damn, his presence at the helm says it all.. I don't think there is anyone in the Thrash game who can write what he does.
For my money, the greatest songwriter of all time (even if it's not a popular view), one of the greatest guitarists, a great-ish keyboardists, a decent singer, and a proficient player of pretty much every other instrument. Wrote the two greatest rock operas of all time (Tommy and Quadrophenia), at least 3 of the greatest rock albums of all time (My Generation, A Quick One, Who's Next), and at least one of the greatest concept albums of all time (The Who Sell Out). He also wrote a range of other (non musical) material on all kinds of things.
Most imaginative songwriter to ever live, one of the greatest ever guitarists and sings too but also plays bass, piano, drums and many more I'm sure. He was also one of the first musicians to make use of the synthesizer and also one of the first to use feedback. On top of this he helped invent the Marshall Stack. An absolute musical genius
Not only an excellent guitar player, but one of the greatest songwriters in rock history. You think writing a song is hard? Try writing an entire albums revolving around a single story. He did that. Twice. He single handily created what are almost universally considered the two greatest rock operas of all time, Tommy and
Also plays keyboard, drums, bass guitar, piano and many more instruments
He is completely self taught with all of those instruments
Truly amazing songwriter. He wrote almost all of the songs for the who, which is considered one of the greatest rock bands in history.
Pretty much invented the rock opera and wrote the 2 most successful and acclaimed rock operas in history. For those who don't know a rock opera is an album that tells is centered around a single story.
He is a musical genius and should be number 1.
This is musicians not vocalists, jimmy plays a ton of instruments fluently and of course one of the best guitarists of all time
Page is an incredible musician, but I believe John Paul Jones is even better. You're comparing genius with genius, though, so how can you go wrong?
No one on this list besides Beethoven is more talented then Page. Paul McCartney is half the musician Page is
He is a genius with guitarV 7 Comments
My favorite piano player of all time
Billy Joel is absolutely AMAZING!
Best drummer ever, enough said.
Absolutely the most talented musician of all time! he wrote all of Rush's music and the lyrics he wrote are some of the most thoughts provoking and beautiful ever! that and he is one of the best drummers of all time too so that says a lot
He has the widest vocal range of any singer in rock music
Should be higher
Can play so many instruments and is amazing at each of them
Also, JPJ did string arrangements on songs by the Rolling Stones, beautiful mandolin player (several Zep songs, including "That's The Way"), extremely versatile & intuitive session player (like Jimmy Page).V 2 Comments
Greatest metal musician ever!
Not only could he play drums like a boss, he could also play the following excellently:
He also can sing like a boss and has written the band's biggest hits like:
A Little Piece of Heaven
The Rev did so much for Avenged Sevenfold. He wrote the band's greatest hits!
A Little Piece of Heaven
He can also play:
He was also a great metal singer!
Definitely the most talented metal musician!
Easily the best and most underrated musician of all time! The Dave Grohl of metal!
He is amazing - EliHbk
Best guitarist ever!
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