Musicians You Would Bring Back From the Dead

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The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, 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 ...read more.

This is in response to the comment I just read about the Queen fan who doesn't listen to much else other than Queen anymore... We must've been separated at birth! You sound just like me! Once I 'discovered' Queen, finally, I really didn't care to listen to anyone else either! After Freddie's amazingly magnificent voice, everyone else is a let-down. Plus, it took me so long to finally find the perfect band that it just doesn't interest me to hear anyone else now. And I'm going to make up for lost time! Plus there's so much to explore. I still cannot get over what a fabulous voice Freddie had. It simply blows me away! Songs I've heard tons of times will suddenly just stun me b/c of their incredible brilliance. So, it's hard to move on from my favorites b/c they still captivate me so much.

So, yes, if I had the chance to bring a musician back, it would definitely be Freddie, the greatest/best singer ever to grace the Earth!

Happy Birthday, dear sweet Freddie!

If Freddie came back, Queen could reunite and we could have real music again. No more Miley Cyrus (or Hannah Montana) or Jonas Brothers or Rhianna. I could actually say I listen to "modern music". haha - ObsessedwFreddie

If Freddie were still alive, Queen may still be alive and kicking today, instead of a shadow of its former self. After Freddie died, John left the group. Supposedly he became depressed and is still depressed today. Brian and Roger wouldn't have to try and substitute someone for Freddie, because you can't substitute Freddie.

It would be awesome!

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2 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.

He didn't deserve to get shot. - InsertNameHere

Got shot. Needless death, didn't need to get shot. No motive was there. Left us far too soon John. I hope Chapman dies and rots alone.

John Lennon's death was the number one tragic death. People were shocked and grieved beyond anything imaginable. He was just coming back to us after a five year hiatus during which he continued his soul searching and raised his younger son. He was an amazing, beautiful, peace loving, flawed and brutally honest and loving musician and a giant among humans. He will be forever missed and is irreplaceable on every level.

No one's death was ever as sad as johns. No loss is comparable. Most of our hearts died that day and he is missed every moment of every day. It's been close to forty years and feels as though it was yesterday!

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3 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

When I was little, about 6 or 7, only a couple days after his tragic death, my parents and my sisters and me were watching a collection of his music videos. I loved his voice, so I asked my mom, "Who is that guy mommy? " And she answered, "That's Michael Jackson sweetie. He's claimed to be one of or the best singer ever born." So I smiled and said, "He's a wonderful singer." Then it came to me, and I asked, "Will I get to meet him? ". My parents stopped and looked at me. My mom smiled and my dad took a sip of his drink and said, "Sorry sweetie. He's dead.". I paused and looked at the screen, and started to sob, not even knowing who he was. My parents asked, "Whats the matter? " And I just flat out screamed, "I MISS Michael JACKSON! " And to this day, that was a little embarrising, but now I know I meant it. He was an outrages man. He was great, spectacular, fantabulous, I could go on. I miss this guy, A LOT. - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

Let's just say that if he did come back we'd be listening to actual music instead of hearing some prepubescent kid with women's jeans say "baby over and over again.

(Then again, if he did, those tabloids would print more fake bull crap about him again. )

Yeah, if he actually did, more disrespectfulness about him will appear, and that's not good at all. - BorisRule

Michael Jackson is the greatest entertainer that ever lived. He gave us such beautiful music that will be listened to forever. He sang with such passion and love, when you listen to him you could just hear God working trough him. He was also such a loving, beautiful person who really cared about the world and people. It is a shame that he is not here

I would want to bring back Freddie, John and Michael.
Sometimes I would really want to meet him in person, but that will never happen. :( - BorisRule

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4 Kurt Cobain 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.

This guy must return... A few more albums and songs needed! The last real rockstar who ever lived

Bring back Kurt! We miss him :'( also bring back (Elvis, Mj, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Tupac, & Jim Morrison) but especially Kurt.

He is just too good not to revive. His voice is perfect.

I’d pay anything to see these guys in concert

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5 Cliff Burton Cliff Burton Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.

man, Cliff should totally be in the top ten. he had way more talent than Eazy-E or Kurt Cobain. Cliff was the reason why I learned bass. Man you guys should go listen to "anesthesia" - latinometalhead94

For Cliff The Bell Tolls. Gave us hellaciously good music and was flung out of a bus window for doing so. That fateful night in September changed Metallica forever.

Only reason I didn't vote cliff is that with him alive, In my Darkest Hour, To Live is to Die, and other songs like that wouldn't exist. Still, RIP Cliff.

Yeah please. We need Cliff back! - Userguy44

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6 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 ...read more.

A talented white blues guitarist in Tacoma, Washington State once described Jimi Hendrix like this "...he was a COMPOSER...he can take a song and play it and that thing will come out different everytime..." It's not about technique, good looks, gimmicks, etc. It's about EMOTION and CONNECTING with the listener. Jimi Hendrix could do that and blur categorization. Jimi would sleep with his guitar, go to the restroom with it, and Jimi even cried when someone threw it off the bus when they thought Jimi stole from them! - rahighsucks

Come on this list is crap. Aaliaya, Eazy-E, Kirk Cobain, and freakin' left eye from TLC or whatever they were called in the top 10 that's a disgrace to have real legends like Hendrix, Harrison, SRV, and Marvin Gaye behind people like that. - Chris-1

He is a better musician than most people nowadays and he would bring back classic blues and rock!

How isn't Hendrix number one? If he came back, there wouldn't be anymore pop garbage around. Then him and SRV could finally meet if Stevie came back too. - BrianScott01

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7 Dimebag Darrel

I literally came to this list just to see if dime was on it. He's here but lower than I thought. Sadly. I hope dime cliff and bonzo are jamming away as we speak. Rip boys

This guy doesn't even have a PICTURE! He sure as Heck deserves one! Rip Dimebag.

Where is his picture?!

Dime must be on #1! - dimebagd44

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8 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an 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. ...read more.

The man invented rocking out a cover song. Not to mention he had quite a few amazing originals. - Christian.H.Mills

it wouLd be awesome if we couLd... He died so younq =( - rebeLLious

Elvis is #1 for sure! Everyone knows it! - Alexandr

He still is the Man The Myth and The Legend,

When Elvis was in the Building, everyone else seemed invisible

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9 Tupac Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

2Pac was a rap legend! Never gets old! Unfortunately he is no longer with us but his legacy lives on. To be honest I would have 2Pac, Biggie, Aaliyah and tons of other legends on this list, rap or not, back on Earth. If that was to happen, mumble rap, crappy pop music, including Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, shall be no longer, much to the extent that awful music these days would have never existed in the first place, and music (including rap) shall be restored to its glory. 2Pac should be the president of music as he would make music great again.

He was a great artist period, in every field from music, acting, poetry. I would bring him back because I feel that he had so much more to accomplish. He accomplished so much in just 25 years but I feel had so much more to do and say. He wasn't perfect like the most of us and I think he would've evolved and took interest into other areas but would've stayed close to rap. I feel he would've did a lot more for his people and helped them succeed. Man I just miss him do much. The world and hip hop needs him

HE achieved so much in only 5 years on the map, only 25 years old and produced substantial amounts of music if he had another ten years on the scene he wouldn't have just changed rap but the world! He would have been by far the best music artist ever

No way Pac should be anywhere but 1st on this list.

He was such an influential artist who used his popularity to spread a positive message for the next generation, telling them not to do drugs, stay in school, and he also raised social issues in his songs, like the need for support of children by their families and the fact that many people are discriminated against and told because of their colour, race, place of birth, or social status, that they are less important than people of a "higher status" than them.

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10 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.

What a masterpiece. Definitely deserves the number one spot. So legendary in the world of metal, and more generally, MUSIC.

He had an amazing voice and was one of the best singers that ever lived. I was sad when he died. I would love to bring him back if I could.

He's honestly a metal version of Freddie Mercury in my opinion

My dad and I will listen to his music in the car a lot. He brought me closer to my dad, and he helped to bring me (13 yr old girl) into the world of hard rock and heavy metal. It's pretty impressive to get a thirteen year old on the rock side

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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Jimmy The Rev Sullivan Jimmy The Rev Sullivan James Owen Sullivan, professionally known by his stage name The Rev, was an American musician, composer and songwriter, best known as the drummer, composer, songwriter, co-lead vocalist and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

In one of my favorite bands of all time and had unbelievable amount of talent and skill, sad he's gone

He is my favourite drummer ever. I wish we could bring him back, they haven't been the same since he died.

He needs to be higher... Michael Jackson is seriously overrated. Freddie Mercury rightfully deserves his spot, but the Rev does too...

He's too gpod

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12 Jeff Hanneman Jeff Hanneman Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

Nobody played like Jeff. Slayer is in my TOP 5, that is saying Pink Floyd, Prince, Slayer, Mozart, Beethoven!

13 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

Really! Why isn't Jim in the top 10! Only lasted 5 years and look how much great music and poetry has been written by him! I'm surprise The Doors didn't have more #1 hits. - westofohio

Come back Jim, we need you! We'll trade in Justin beiber or something.

Yes Jim. You were such a kind man when I knew you. You will always be remembered

Wow he would had been my #1. I'm surprised

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14 Karen Carpenter Karen Carpenter Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.

Beautiful woman. Beautiful voice. I wish someone could have found a way to help her.

I could only imagine what else she would have sung or created. There is no other alto that can match her style and clarity! - funtigg

Karen needs to be higher on this list...

i miss you

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15 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.

Knew him personally and a too kind and gentle soul to leave us so soon.

Wouldn't expect him to be here. Glad he is!

A great musician, a great friend to those who knew him, founder of the Traveling Wilburys, and a man we lost far too soon. - chriscg

Should totally be in top ten! He's my favorite Beatle!

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16 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.

Aaliyah I would absolutely bring back to life because not only was her music good and she was beautiful but she could also Dance I loved her Dance moves, she Dance so confident and made every dance step look so sexy but Hip Hop at the same time, and her face was worth a million dollars she was beautiful and her movies were really good Queen of the Damned is still one of the best Vampire movies ever Aaliyah we miss so much I just wish she'll come back to us I am about to cry.

Aaliyah was just entering her prime at the time of her death. She sang like an angel and had great dance moves. What I really love about her is her personality, she was never trashy. Aaliyah carried herself like a lady, she was very mature for her age and she was very sweet. The angels took her too soon, I wasn't even born at the time of her passing. RIP Baby girl, she really should be higher on this list - FlakyCuddles43

She was a pioneer, and was on her way to becoming the next janet jackson or pop icon taking over the music world. Music hasn't been the same since she left. Its quality has gone down dramatically.

Not only was Aaliyah beautiful on the outside but she was twice as beautiful on the inside.She has never once gotten pissy with someone ever dissapointed her fans or even cursed on a song.

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17 Notorious BIG

He put east coast rappers on the map!

Had so much more to give us...

R.I.P. To the God of the east coast rap game.

I don't know half of the artists above him so yeah B I G the G O D

18 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

I wanna dance with somebody! With somebody who loves me! - Swiftdawn

We'll always love you!

I love you whitney

Whitney deserves to be at least number 3!

19 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

David was more than music... He was creativity at its finest. Never one to shy away from originality for originality's sake. He was Visual, Visceral, Graphic and "Out There" when the world was stuck in the state of "The Formula" of success. His music was what shaped the stars of the world from Debbie Harry and Madonna, the Clash to the Trews and Nine Inch Nails. The creativity never stopped. Each album was entirely different. And always one to point out what he liked and hated in his own work. ( Tonight was not one he liked well, he claimed he was under so much pressure he put it out. He said in an interview that he didn't feel it was allowed to flow or develop in his usual process Which was a great experience because he really went back to being himself not what the sales or labels wanted.) These days there are so many acts that rely on a labels idea of what they are and not what they really are. His sound was unique and his voice was both haunting and warm all at ...more

Definitely want Bowie back. He was so musically active til the end. Gives me chills to think about what he would've created if he had more time with us.

Did more with music than any other artist. There wasn't a style that he couldn't put his own thing on.

RIP - Swiftdawn

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20 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

he is simply the worlds greatest with his inspirational music and talent, and all his children have followed in the footsteps of this legend. No. 1

He was a great singer who made some of the best music ever and he needs to be at least top 10 on this list. His quotes were amazing and deep. He was the best musician of his time.

Brought Reggae to the rest of the world. Great, great musician. - Wii360

He-should-be-number-1

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21 Keith Moon Keith Moon Keith John Moon was an English drummer for the rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. His drumming continues to be praised by critics and musicians.

Hell yes! We miss you Loon!

I think he would die few days later - waldo

Very unique drumming style...one of a kind. Little bit crazy, though. - BobG

22 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.

Seriously? Marvin Gaye should be #1 on this list. The above artists don't even compare to his genius. No one before or after Marvin can even come close to his talent, never will.

Good man

23 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of ...read more.

Why is Cash not in the top ten? Top five? Top three? He was what ask musicians strive to be. He was a musician for the people, loved by the people, and you listened to him when he sang. And if you had the guts to speak when he was singing, you'd learn fast to shut up and listen. Ask any musician, and they'll tell you that yeah...Johnny was the ultimate musician.

Johnny Cash deserves to live forever. He's one of only a few people that's is in the country and rock and roll's hall of fame he's the greatest

Many people who say they don't like country music will still say they love Johnny.

Better than tupac

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24 Bon Scott Bon Scott Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.

Can't believe I had to add this legend

Good thing you did.

He was taken too soon

Forty-two, thirty-nine, fifty-six
You could say she's got it all - dek

25 Randy Rhoads Randy Rhoads Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. He was killed in a plane crash.

If Randy would live more, he would be the best guitarist for now. He had so much talent and it was so bad that he died.

One of my favorite guitarists of all time. His work on all the three Ozzy Osborne albums is nothing short of perfect - Crazy Trains, for example, has one of the most recognizable riffs ever.

No way he belongs here, he had SO many great years ahead of him - UFasten8Me

Raised the bar on what was expected from metal guitar

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26 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

Chester's death was tragic and shook me deeply. I was touched by his music the minute I bought Hybrid Theory and I remained a huge fan until his passing. I still cannot believe he's gone. I will continue to listen to him as a tribute to the emotion he poured into his music.

I can't believe he doesn't already have a spot on the list.

Forever in our hearts!

Can't believe what the heck is going on this list! he should be top in it! RIDICULUS! - sajid_mhd

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27 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

Layne, Layne, Layne! I pick Layne. He was so incredible, his voice and musical talent will never be duplicated. He was growing musically before he died, I can only imagine the incredible music he would have made had he lived longer. Truly an amazing talent! RIP Angry Angel We Miss You

Layne should definitely be in the top 10! He had a beautiful voice and it was taken away from us, I would love to see it back.

I would bring back Layne, he influenced many of his fans to beat their addictions. I think he would have continued to make great music with AIC and given the world a lot more great music.

Alice in Chains isn't the sam without him, he was one of a kind. He affected my life sooo much, he got me through depression along side kurt. His voice is the strongest and one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard. God I miss him. Layne, we need you back.

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28 Amy Winehouse 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.

Simply marvellous is the expression for this beauty! YOU SEE, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOMEONE LIKE beyonce and her is that beyonces voice can easily be immitated but amy had a certain deepness but gentleness to her voice. It could speak to you. Her voice lurred you to go pass just enjoying the song to actually listening to the lyrics! Shes a legend! I wish I met her before she died. She didn't deserve to die so early

The queen of jazz. Should be higher on the list!

An amazing talent, gone too soon.

legend

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29 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" .

Man such a great ARTIST. Simply put, I miss him!

Prince was loved by everyone. Was a great artist in the 80s which in my 45 years was the best time in music.

Brilliant artist!

Best

30 Janis Joplin 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.
31 Lisa (Left-Eye) Lopes

Left-eye was an amazing artist, she was on her way to becoming a solo artist, separate from TLC. She could rap like no other and had a personality that lit up the scene. I miss you L.

I want to bring her back from the dead as a necromancer when Lisa dies and becomes a ghost. - Fandomstuck

32 John Bonham John Bonham John Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the ...read more.

This guy is supposed to be number 1. Died in his prime, his death was a tragedy. The best drummer that ever lived and along with the rest of Led Zeppelin made the best songs ever heard.

Awesome drummer ever too bad he died should be higher on the list especially cause he died young so we never got to see what Led Zeppelin could done

Why the hell isn't this higher up? This man made history every song he played was the work of god

This guy needs to be in the top 3. Never has been and never will be another drummer like him. The raw power and emotion is unheralded. There's no knowing what he and Zep would have accomplished. Long live Bono.

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33 Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck ...read more.

If he still alive he is going to be one of the best Vocalists alive... Nobody will ever forget you chuck you were the best Death Metal Vocalist and you were genius.. And also you were the best death metal guitarist - nooreldeen

We miss you Chuck. I listened to Human while driving home and I shed tears knowing that such a great man no longer walks this earth. Always in our hearts though.

Death metal live long! Thanks chuck for inventing such a wonderful genre

Just imagine the sick solo's he'd have come up with.

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34 Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.

Selena is a true legend in the world of music. What Elvis did for rock, and what Bob Marley did for raegge, is basically what Selena did for Tejano music - she popularized it on both a national and a global level. Among her many achievements is being the only female musical artist to ever have 5 albums on the charts simultaneously, being the first Tejano artist to win a Grammy or have a record certified ""Gold", and being the first Latin artist to have an album debut at number 1. Selena displayed the humility, class and grace of a true artist, both onstage and off, and a genuine love and appreciation for her fans. She was also very community-oriented, working with shelters for victims of domestic violence, going to schools to talk to kids about staying off drugs and the importance of an education, and sometimes donating the money she made from a show to various charities. She inspired millions, and continues to do so in both a professional and a personal sense.

Yet another artist that died while entering her prime. She will never see the success of her crossover album - FlakyCuddles43

Amazing and beautiful person. Never forgot where she came from.

Selena is Timeless! Her voice, her style, her moves. All sounds fresh today as the day it was recorded. Selena continues to inspire and pick up new fans thanks to her timeless talents and the well made movie on her life starring Jennifer Lopez. Selena will live on now and forever!
Manny el dino

35 Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists.

Thank you Luther

36 Judy Garland Judy Garland Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.
37 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Chris Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while his highest notes ...read more.

He died too soon :'(

I guess it's too early for him to be higher on this list being that he died recently, but I expect him to be number 1 in time, his voice and talent is unmatched. Certainly the best singer in the history of rock. So sad to see you go brother. No one sings like you anymore... :(

38 Ian Curtis Ian Curtis Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. ...read more.

please

39 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke Sam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement. V 1 Comment
40 Brian Jones Brian Jones Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.

With all due respect to Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, nobody could replace Brian. I would have love to see what Brian could have done post-Stones

41 Brad Nowell

A great musician!

I would do ANYTHING to be able to hear more music from him!

Great guitarist, great singer, but his most prominent feature is his soul. He's pure soul, man.

I would do anything to bring him back.

There Was No One Like Him.

He is and always will be missed Mah dude.

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42 Mitch Lucker Mitch Lucker Mitchell Adam "Mitch" Lucker was an American musician and lead singer for the deathcore band Suicide Silence.

Best metal vocalist and probably the single most talented vocalist of all time.

My hero. Either Mitch, Cliff or Randy.

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43 Christina Grimmie Christina Grimmie Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan ...read more.

0.1%?! Come on, Team Grimmie, there's over 3 million of you subscribed to her channel and a few million more not subscribed but fans of her music. we can do better than place 53! Christina deserves better.

It was a sad day in America. RIP

She was too young and talented.She doesn't deserve this.

44 Teddy Pendergrass Teddy Pendergrass Theodore DeReese Pendergrass was an American singer–songwriter and composer. He first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade.
45 Beethoven Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, ...read more.

Simply timeless, my top 5. I always think, we only get to hear covers of your music, what was it like to REALLY see you LIVE!

Wow, if you could build a time machine to bring back anyone from 18th Century.

46 Robert Palmer
47 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more.

Buddy, so much in such a short time, you died in 1959 at age of 22, and we still miss you.

Buddy Holly is one of the first people I think of, with singer-songwriters who should have kept living...

While he isn't top pick he should be up there. He was only 22 - 2storm

"The Day the Music Died" was a very sad day.

48 Lemmy Lemmy Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.

Why isn't he in the top 10? - SirSkeletorThe3rd

He should be higher he was awesome and inspired many

49 Stevie Ray Vaughn

He was so great. And he was only 35 when he died, which was too early. He had a great voice, great music, and played guitar very well. He will definitely be missed.

I really wish he was still here. He had potential to do so much. - greatesttop10s

The world lost a lot on August 27, 1990 - vwade8

God Bless Stevie Ray! The fist CD I ever bought, the SKY is Crying!

50 Darby Crash
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