Top 10 Rock Musicians We Miss the Most

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The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar and later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been in 3 other ...read more.

One of my personal idols and one of the best musicians of all time. Gone far too early in my opinion, but at least fellow Queen fans will remember his legacy forever. - Mrveteran

Everyone misses the greatest singer of all time

Lennon, Lennon, Hendrix, Morrison were all a much greater loss than FM.

Legend

2 John Lennon (1940-1980) John Lennon (1940-1980) 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.

Has to be Lennon as his life was taken rather than disease or self destruction.A more interesting solo artist than almost anyone. More than a singer, a symbol a flawed person like most with an honesty you rarely find in his songs. Forever searching and questioning, you felt he could have gone from strength to strength. Doubly upsetting as he seemed to have found contentment with his young family. Immeasurable loss.

3 Cliff Burton (1962-1986) Cliff Burton (1962-1986) 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.
4 Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) 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.

Jimi was really one of the biggest pioneers in the rock genre. Sad that his life was cut short - Mcgillacuddy

5 Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. 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 Seattle home in 1994.

This dude made so much impact on today, if he was still here things would be different.

6 Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) 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.
7 David Bowie (1947-2016) David Bowie (1947-2016) David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, 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.

Most of these musicians died before my birth.So I don't know about others but I was shocked when I heard David Bowie's dead - zxm

8 Lemmy Kilmister (1945 - 2015) Lemmy Kilmister (1945 - 2015) Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.
9 Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) 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.
10 Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Elvis Presley (1935-1977) V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Jim Morrison (1943-1971) Jim Morrison (1943-1971) James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
12 George Harrison (1943-2001) George Harrison (1943-2001) George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
13 John Bonham (1948-1980)
14 Gary Moore (1952-2011)

He was the musician with the widest range of music genres I know - blues, blues rock, heavy metal, hard rock, soft rock, jazz. - Metal_Treasure

15 Jon Lord (1941-2012)
16 Paul Gray (1972-2010)
17 The Rev (1981-2009) The Rev (1981-2009) James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged ...read more.
18 Glenn Frey (1948-2016) Glenn Frey (1948-2016) Glenn Lewis Frey was an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as a founding member of the rock band Eagles.
19 Chuck Schuldiner (1967-2001)
20 Richard Wright Richard Wright Richard William "Rick" Wright was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He was the main keyboardist and a backup vocalist for the psychedelic and progressive English rock band, Pink Floyd .

Yes, oh my god, how is he last? Anyone that has listened to Pink Floyd knows how important and influential he was & he will be missed.

He was one of if not the best rock keyboardist/pianist ever

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1. Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)
2. Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)
3. Cliff Burton (1962-1986)
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1. John Lennon (1940-1980)
2. Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)
3. Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)
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1. David Bowie (1947-2016)
2. Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)
3. John Lennon (1940-1980)
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