The Top Ten Deceased Musicians

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There so many good musicians out there that need to get some good recognition. You need to check out all of these musicians if you havn't herd of them.

The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 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.

He was the front man for Queen. This guy had a set of pipes that were out of this world. Freddy was one of the few front man that actually took singing lessons before he wanted to be come a big rock star. - realdeal123

2 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.

Rest In Peace Brother - christangrant

3 Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner 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 as the "Godfather ...read more.
4 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.
5 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.

We Salute You R. I. P (Rock In Peace)

6 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.

It's nice to see Layne in the top 3 on this list, he doesn't typically get the credit he deserves. An amazing vocal presence, he say with such passion and soul. He will live on through his fans for a very long time. RIP Layne - always remembered!

7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

GREATEST ENTERTAINER, SINGER AND DANCER THAT EVER LIVED! LONG LIVE Michael!

The Contenders

11 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.

John Lennon is the best songwriter ever and he formed the beatles great voice and spread peace through his music. Great man and musician definitely should be number one

12 Lemmy Kilmister Lemmy Kilmister Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.
13 Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.

One of the greatest male singers and guitar players ever

14 Bradly Nowell

this guy had an awsome bonghit voice. He came from the punk/ska scene of Cali. But had a powerful voice that should always be remembered. - realdeal123

15 Elliott Smith
16 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.
17 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain 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.

He is a terrible singer. He isn't that good of a guitarist, but he was one of the coolest people to ever live. Ill miss you Kurt

This guy could argubly be ether the worst or the best on this list. This guys writing style was ugly. He voice was even worst.
but people loved his bad ass sensitivity. - realdeal123

18 Nick Drake Nick Drake Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. A singular talent who passed almost unnoticed during his brief lifetime, his work has posthumously achieved wider notice and recognition.

nick in another musician from the 60s. This guy should have been huge but he was so shy. He never wanted to be in any interviews and hated to be videotaped. - realdeal123

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

Jim had the best singing voice ever. His lyrics may have been slightly strange but that doesn't stop the doors being the greatest band ever!

This guy was from a band in the 60's called (if you haven't guessed it) the doors. He wrote lyrics with a mix of nature and a bad acid trip. - realdeal123

Jim is my personal favorite (John Lennon was close) but Jim has one of the best voices in history. - dudesterravensfan

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

Bob Marley was the messiah of reggae. Think about it he literally created/forged a whole new genre of music I mean every one has heard three little birds. And I think If the Jamaican people could they would make one of his songs the anthem of Jamaica. I am amazed that he didn't even make it in the top five. He is the official hero of Jamaica. Enough Said.

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