Listen to 'Oh! Darling', 'Hey Jude', 'Helter Skelter', 'All My Loving' and 'Maybe I'm Amazed'.
One of the greatest vocal ranges in rock music ever. Take a listen to Queen's body of work and marvel at the versatility. That band could do anything, in part because there wasn't a note Freddie couldn't hit perfectly.
The total package - amazing voice, great range, charismatic. He's a living legend for a reason - at the time nothing on Earth sounded like Led Zeppelin.
The quintessential rock and roll "Bad Boy", Morrison has been called the perfect front man. He had the looks to please the teeny boppers and the attitude to drive parents and police officers crazy. Combine this with one of the darkest and most menacing sets of vocals in Rock and you get the incomparable Lizard King.
How can any list of the Greatest / Best Rock and Roll singers not include "The Voice"? Need proof ... check out You Tube performances with Queen singing Mercury songs. And these are live !!
You may not like his music, but he's sold more than 250 million records and can actually sing, unlike many of the jokers appearing on this list.
A full chested Golden Voice with a very complex and rich timbre. The most dynamic range of any singer in this list who are mostly screamers.
Peter Paul Cetera born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer, songwriter, bassist and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career. As a solo artist, Cetera has scored five Top 40 singles, including two that reached number 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. His first single, "Glory of Love" (the theme to the movie The Karate Kid, Part II), was a US No. 1 hit in 1986, and achieved similar success throughout the world. It went on to win an ASCAP Award for Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures and a BMI Film & TV Award for Most Performed Song from a Film. It was also nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Song, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Male Artist.
Robert Troy "Bobby" Kimball (born March 29, 1947) is an American singer, best known as the longtime frontman of the rock band TOTO.
The tragic story of Staley's life is a familiar one of pain, failure and addiction. All of this suffering is reflected in his amazing vocal ability - raw and unfettered and dripping with sadness, anger and brutal honesty. Many rock vocalists sing about pain, Layne lived it and it resonates through every note he every sung.
Greatest vocal range - Check out " Child in time" from Deep Purple, Highway star, Fighting man and many others. He is GOD!
Buckley could hit every note perfectly Live. His voice is beyond amazing and could captivate anyone who was listening in person or through a set of headphones. With only one released album "Grace" before his tragic drowning in 1997. He had a great vocal range and a wide variety of influences. Buckley is definitely someone to consider when regarding great vocalism.
Only in his Guess Who days. YouTube "Share the Land" live on the Johnny Cash show and you will get it. Period.
Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He had a string of hit singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, including "Endless Summer Nights", "Right Here Waiting", "Now and Forever", and "Hazard". Although most of his major hit songs were slow ballads, many of his songs had a classic rock style, such as "Don't Mean Nothing", "Should've Known Better," "Satisfied," and "Too Late To Say Goodbye". Marx placed himself in the record books by being the first solo artist to have his first seven singles hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart (3, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 4). His record sales worldwide exceed 30 million. Aside from songs that he has sung himself, he has written, co-written, and produced successful tracks for other artists such as "This I Promise You" by NSYNC and "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross. The latter song won several Grammy Awards.(from wikipedia)
His vocals improved a great deal since Bon Jovi's first album Bon Jovi. On their 7th Album These Days many of the songs show range and a diversity of sounds in his vocals.
No matter if its Tool, A Perfect Circle of Puscifer Maynard always brings it. Perhaps no other vocalist today combines the angry and menacing with the vulnerable and ironic. Keenan has that unique ability to transmit raw emotion through sound.
Queen of rock. Great personality, vocal power, amazing songs with great meanings. A little woman with a huge talent.
From wikipedia: Michael Kiske (born January 24, 1968 in Hamburg, Germany) is a singer best known as the lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween, from 1986 to 1993. From 1996 up to 2009, Kiske recorded four solo albums, participated on various metal and rock related projects, while he also performed with numerous bands as a guest vocalist. In late 2009, he formed the rock band Unisonic and began touring again after 17 years.
In an age when most metal bands scream, matt tuck really does have an ear for melody and bullet for my valentine do an awesome job of mixing musscle with melody!!! they are this genarations maiden or metallica thats for sure!
Seriously, this is not a popularity contest, is it? Top five in no particular order: Ozzy, Cornell, Orbison, Rodgers, Mercury. And, I love Grunge & Metal, but Cobain and Hetfield should not be near this list. Best Rock Entertainers is another list.
Shakin' Stevens, also known as "Shaky" (born Michael Barratt, 4 March 1948) is a platinum selling Welsh rock and roll singer and songwriter. His recording and performing career began in the late 1960s, although it was not until 1980 that he saw commercial success in his native land. In the UK alone, Stevens has charted no fewer than 33 top 40 hit singles in the sales charts.
because he was the brains behind the clash apart from the singing obviously that was down to strummer but he was a singer in big audio dynamite and was also the brains behind that group,
David Lee Roth (born October 10, 1954) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. Roth was ranked nineteenth by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Singers of All Time.
An intense ad extremely expressive voice with blues traits; Whitesnake leader is one of the most iconic hard rock singers of 80's.
hes got one of the most unique voices known to man his songwriting skills are inspirational and he is the only singer i know who would personaly sign every autograph for the fans after the show.
How was I the first to add him??? He is the man of 1000 voices, and the greatest lead singer ever.
His voice has actually improved with age which is very uncommon with singers, was the lead singer of Kansas from 1981 to 84 and has been influenced by many artists over the years which can be noticed on his last album, On my Way to the Sun.
Amazing voice. Powerful and had soul to it. He even was briefly with Black Sabbath. He would have been one of the greatest if he was still here.
Some think he has one of the worst voices ever, but the guy sure did hit high notes and even gets very low.
Ex singer of Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Eyes, Talisman, Journey, RockStar Movie Soundtrack, Queen Extravaganza, and currently with Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as his own band SOTO and solo project. This versatile vocalist can sing anything and is the most underrated singer out there, with over 100 musical projects he's been involved with in his 30 year career.
One of the best singers ever... he can sing both very deep and very high... and he has a stunning voice.
One of the most beautifull tones in rock with clean and powerfull high notes. He mostly uses no falsetto. Listen to Lucifer's Friend albums for the best of JL.
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