Singers Who Are/Were Amazing

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  1. Shawn@PRS

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    As a yin to the "Bands who would be better with a different singer" thread's yang. Which singers do you think are amazing in their craft or who are terrific as a frontperson?
     
  2. Rockmark

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    Obviously Jagger has perfected the front man business and should have after what, 5 decades. Then Sir Paul has not done a bad job at being great at both too. Had to mention Geddy. Who can jump around like that while singing and playing great bass and keyboards and making 3 players sound like 6. On the last tour I could not believe the number of huge artists that came to see Rush. Almost a worship kind of thing. Grohl, Hawkins and all kinds showed up especially when they played w/in striking distance of L.A.
     
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  3. dmatthews

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    Gord Downie (RIP) The Tragically Hip.
    Some people are not a fan of his vocal style. I am. But he was a front man's front man. A poet, an actor, and a storyteller.

     
  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    To me, it's about the voice.

    Myles Kennedy
    Steve Perry
    Freddie Mercury
    Eric Martin
    Lou Gramm
    Joe Lynn Turner
    Paul Rodgers
    Sammy H
    Patrick Monahan
    Chris Cornell
    Ritchie Kotzen
    Steven Tyler
    Glenn Hughes
    David Coverdale
    Adam Gontier
    Chris Daughtry
    David Draiman
    Warren Haynes
    Steve Isaacs
    Steve Walsh
    Richard Page
    Jay Buchannon
    Alex Ligertwood
    Tommy Shaw
    Steve Augeri
    Brent Smith
    Don Barnes
    Bobby Kimball
    Jimi Jamison

    Obviously, I have WAY too much time on my hands.
     
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  5. jxe

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    russell mael
    meat loaf
    little richard
     
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  6. walrus

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    John Lennon with The Beatles, not necessarily solo. Raw power.
     
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  7. Dirty_Boogie

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    Freddie Mercury
     
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    Freddie Mercury, Ann Wilson
     
  9. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Great list! I would add :
    Ann Wilson
    Dio
    Black Sabbath years Ozzy
    Jim Morrison
    Roy Orbison
    Gregg Allman
    Brad Delp
    Tina Turner
    George Michael- if for nothing else, his version of Somebody to Love at the Freddie Mercury Tribute qualifies him IMO.
    Freddie King
    Steve Marriott
    Phil Lynott
     
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  10. Antmax

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    Freddie Mercury - Queen Doesn't need much introduction.
    Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
    Tarja Turunen - Nightwish
    Geoff Tate - Queensrych (Always felt his voice was better than the songs unfortunately).
    Rob Halford - Judas Priest

    If you haven't noticed, I like singers with a broad dynamic almost operatic vocals and melodic guitar. So these stand out for me.
     
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  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Lots of good names to far. I will suggest
    Burton Cummings
    Michael Jackson
     
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    I agree with most of these, and will add:

    Corey Glover (Living Colour)
    Dave Grohl
    Luke Spiller (The Struts)
    Floor Jansen (Nightwish)
    Steven Wilson
    Ray Gillen (Badlands)
    Charlotte Wessels (Delain)
    Glenn Hughes
    Jack Bruce
    David Lee Roth
    Devin Townshend
    Shirley Manson (Garbage)
    Lzzy Hale
    John Mayer
    dUg Pinnick (King's X)
    Lenny Kravitz
    Henry Rollins
    Sarah McLachlan
    David St. Hubbins
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
     
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  13. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Burton Cummings could really sing. I saw him with the Guess Who at IU in the early 70s performing in a gym (SRO). He was more “under the influence” than any musician I’ve ever seen. He had trouble staying on his feet.
     
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  14. Wakester

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    +1 for Steve Perry, Steve Augeri, Tommy Shaw and Freddie. I would add Scott Stapp and Fish (Marillion), Tori Amos, Nancy Wilson, Graham Nash, Kate Bush and Pat Benetar.
     
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  15. walrus

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    Nice to see some love for Steve Perry. The vocals on his new album are like he never left...
     
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    Just some to add :)
    James Dewar ( Robin Trower )
    Prince
    Joe Cocker
    Rod Stewart ( with Jeff Beck )
     
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    alantig Sassyless pants

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    Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble. Dude never met a room he couldn’t own.
    Roger Daltrey.
    Paul Stanley.
    Robert Martin (Frank Zappa’s latter bands).
     
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  18. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Interesting. I wasn’t excited about the songs or his vocals.
     
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    Stevie Wonder
    Billy Joel
    Mel Torme
    Donald Fagen
    James Taylor
    Bryan Adams
    Harry Connick
    Adam Duritz
    Rob Thomas
     
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  20. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    bing crosby? frank sinatra? marc bolan?
     
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