Top Ten Rock & Metal Musicians Who Died in 2017

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The Top Ten

1 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.

One of the most important musicians in the history of music died this year, unfortunately :/ - somekindofaguy

Somebody better start a list for 2018

2 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. He died on May 17, 2017.

I will forever miss him. A great voice, powerful and raw. Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, his solo stuff, all just amazing. Rest in Peace you rock legend. - cjWriter1997

For many of my friends, this was a huge blow... - Ned964

3 Malcolm Young
4 Tom Petty Tom Petty Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer.
5 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 has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.
6 Fats Domino Fats Domino Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. was a French Creole pianist and singer-songwriter. He released five gold records before 1955 and had 35 hit records in the U.S. Top 40. He died on October 25, 2017.

He was a rock and roll pioneer along with Chuck Berry, Little Richard & Elvis Presley, but he never were as popular as them. I not even heard about his death on 24th of october. - somekindofaguy

My mum was heartbroken when she heard the news that her all time favourite singer had passed away.
RIP Fats. - Britgirl

7 Gregg Allman Gregg Allman

What a bad year for losing great musicians - Ned964

8 Johnny Hallyday
9 Martin Eric Ain
10 Sib Hashian

The Contenders

11 Warrel Dane
12 Butch Trucks Butch Trucks Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks is an American drummer who is one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. One of Trucks' first bands was local Jacksonville band The Vikings, who made one 7-inch record in 1964.
13 Walter Becker
14 George Young George Young
15 Goldy McJohn
16 Bobby Freeman

Bobby Freeman was an early 60s rock and roll singer and songwriter best known for the song "Do You Wanna Dance". The song was covered more famously by, among others, The Beach Boys and The Ramones. - Gg2000

17 Chuck Mosley
18 Tommy Allsup

Tommy Allsup was an early rock and roll pioneer from Oklahoma. He could have died on the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, but luckily for him (and unluckily for Ritchie), he lost his plane seat to tour mate Ritchie Valens after a coin toss. - Gg2000

19 Geoff Nicholls
20 Pete Overend Watts

Pete was the bass guitarist for the band Mott the Hoople. - Gg2000

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