Top Ten Musicians Who Have Alliterative Names

This list is about musicians who have the same first letter in their first and last name. I will accept both their real and their stage names. Feel free to add to this list, as always.

The Top Ten

1 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.

Wow...! What an excellent first choice. Her voice is truly amazing. She's just incredible. She puts everything into her performance. From the grittier, Piece of my Heart, to the softer and more sentimental Me and Bobby Mcgee. She believes in what she sings, and more importantly, she has a unique way of making the listener believe in them too. - Britgirl

Her style had a sensibility of rawness that you just don't see much of otherwise. The music tells the whole story. - Gg2000

2 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Christopher John "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 more.

One of the best rock singers outside metal - Metal_Treasure

I haven't really gotten into Soundgarden, but credit where credit's due, Chris Cornell had a tremendous set of pipes. He may well be the best vocalist of the 90s. - Gg2000

3 Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band.

The man who was, for the most part, the creative force behind The Band. He may not be the most honest guy on the list, but his catalog of work definitely warrants him to be included. - Gg2000

4 Dave Davies Dave Davies

Ray Davies may have been the creative genius behind The Kinks, but Dave was certainly no slouch either. Dave was the rougher edged counterpart to Ray, which help balance the band out. He's also the man who slashed the the speaker cone on his amp to create that distorted guitar sound that you hear on You Really Got Me. - Gg2000

The most underrated guitarist in rock and roll.

The heart and sound of Rock and roll

Amazing creative musician

5 Stephen Stills Stephen Stills Stephen Arthur Stills is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

A tremendous songwriter. He's like Neil Young in the sense that there are a lot of great songs waiting for you whenever you get deeper into his catalog. - Gg2000

6 Dick Dale Dick Dale

He's called the King of the Surf Guitar for a reason. Just listen to his music and you will understand. - Gg2000

7 Tina Turner Tina Turner Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.
8 Bill Bruford Bill Bruford William Scott "Bill" Bruford is an English retired drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, and record label owner.

He's worked with Yes, Genesis, and King Crimson. Not many people can say that they've ever done that. He's got a great sense of rhythm and technique, but he never gets in the way of the song itself. He's one of my all-time favorite drummers. - Gg2000

9 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".
10 Mitch Mitchell Mitch Mitchell John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell was an English drummer who was best known for his work in the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The things that I love about Mitch Mitchell style is that it always sounds like it's constantly flowing. He also had a very strong sense of energy, which made the band play hard and fast. - Gg2000

The Contenders

11 Dimebag Darrell Dimebag Darrell Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.
12 James Jamerson James Jamerson

Hard to say. - JoLeKosovo

The man behind all those really clever bass lines on songs from Motown Records in the 60s. He's awesome. - Gg2000

13 Jack Johnson Jack Johnson Jack Hody Johnson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker and former professional surfer.
14 Mike Mangini Mike Mangini Mike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.
15 Steve Smith Steve Smith Steve Elliott Smith is an American drummer known for being the drummer of the rock band Journey rejoining the band for the third time in 2015. Modern Drummer magazine readers voted him the #1 All-Around Drummer five years in a row.

Steve is best known as the drummer for Journey. He's got a lot of dexterity and versatility; he can play both rock and jazz music really well. - Gg2000

16 Biff Byford Biff Byford Peter Rodney "Biff" Byford is an English singer, musician, and composer. He is mostly known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Saxon.
17 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.

His real name is John Michael Osbourne. But I really like Ozzy. That suits him well.

18 Jax Jones
19 Donald Duck Dunn
20 Mandy Moore Mandy Moore Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Moore first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single, "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. After singing with Epic Records, she released her first album, So Real, in 1999. It went on to receive a Platinum more.
21 Duke Dumont
22 Herbie Hancock
23 Joe Jackson
24 Mike Mills

He's the Bass player for R.E.M. - JCHOW

Thanks for adding him. He's one of my favorite bassists. I thought about adding him originally but decided against it because he doesn't have a profile like the others (I don't know why, but that sort of thing really bothers me). - Gg2000

25 Chad Channing

Former drummer of Nirvana. - JCHOW

26 Mark Mothersbaugh Mark Mothersbaugh

Frontman for Devo. - JCHOW

27 Greg Ginn Greg Ginn

Founded one of the first hardcore punk bands Black Flag. Considered by many to be one of the best guitarist in Punk Rock. Even though I have a lot of issues with their list, Rolling Stone Magazine had him in their Top 100 Guitarist of All Time. - THC13

28 Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Janet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.
29 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
30 Leona Lewis Leona Lewis Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
31 Maria Mena Maria Mena Maria Viktoria Mena is a Norwegian pop artist, best known for her single "You're the Only One" which charted in multiple countries.
32 Stefanie Scott Stefanie Scott
33 Doris Day Doris Day Doris Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff (April 3, 1922 or 1924) is a retired American actress and singer, and continuing animal welfare activist.
34 Camila Cabello Camila Cabello Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, or professionally Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American-Cuban musician. Camila was best known for being part of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony are known for songs like Worth It, Work From Home, All In My Head (Flex), Bo$, and Sledgehammer. Camila more.
35 Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.
36 Tico Torres
37 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
38 Kris Kristofferson
39 Willie Weeks
40 Maria Muldaur
41 Wendy Waldman Wendy Waldman Wendy Waldman is an American singer-songwriter, primarily known for her songwriting and record production.
42 Chick Corea
43 Clarence Carter
44 Lisa Loeb
45 Tarja Turunen Tarja Turunen Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. more.
46 Bobby Brown Bobby Brown
47 Barry Beckett
48 Steve Soto

Bassist and founding member of Adolescents and Agent Orange. One of Punk Rock's best bassist ever. R.I.P. - THC13

49 Cheetah Chrome

Guitarist for The Dead Boys - THC13

50 Greg Graffin Greg Graffin Gregory Walter Graffin is an American punk rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, college lecturer, and author.

Singer/songwriter for Bad Religion. - THC13

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Top Remixes

1. Tina Turner
2. Chris Cornell
3. Joan Jett
1. Janis Joplin
2. Robbie Robertson
3. Stephen Stills


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