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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusic · 1 decade ago

Top 5 rock musicians of all time?

What I want is a list of the YOUR top 5 singers, drummers, bassists, and guitarists of all time. Not including today (no foo fighters, green day, all american rejects, etc.) No rap or pop, or country either. Nor do I want any death metal or really hardcore rock (black sabbath, metallica, etc...) Stick to straight up classic rock (aerosmith, the beatles, queen, eagles, journey, led zeppelin, the who, those kind-of bands.

My lists:

Singers:

1. Freddie Mercury

2. Paul McCartney

3. Steven Tyler

4. Steve Perry

5. Robert Plant

6. Meatloaf

Guitarists:

1. Jimmy Page

2. Jimi Hendrix

3. Brian May

4. Eric Clapton

5. Eddie Van Halen

Bassists: (I can only think of two decent ones)

1. John Entwistle

2. John Paul Jones

Drummers:

1. John Bonham

2. Keith Moon

3. Neil Peart

4. Roger Taylor

5. Mick Fleetwood

6. Steve Smith

And I'm a drummer myself so don't argue about the drummers.

Update:

Scratch the guitarists list heres the revised one:

1. Jimmy Page

2. Jimi Hendrix

3. Brian May

4. Eric Clapton

5. Angus Young

Update 2:

dude leave a goddamn list!!!!!!!!!

dont go "who gives a ******"

And forgive me for the bassists.....im not very good at their names

Update 3:

and guys its the best individual musicians not the best bands

Update 4:

Oh and i forgot about john deacon and mccartney

Update 5:

alright guys ringo isnt a good drummer and frank sinatra isnt a rock singer

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    vocals: roger daltrey, mick jagger, john lennon, steve perry and stevie nicks.

    guitars: eddie van halen, brian may, jimmy page, neil schon and pete townshend

    bass: john paul jones, paul mccartney, john entwistle, john deacon and sting

    drummers: john bonham, alex van halen, keith moon, steve smith and greg ham

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm a drummer myself. Heres my top two for all the categories.

    Singers:

    1. Robert Plant

    2. Steven Tyler

    Guitarists:

    1. Eddie Van Halen

    2. Jimi Hendrix

    Bassists: Dont really know any

    Drummers:

    1. John Henry Bonham

    2. Phil Rudd

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  • 1 decade ago

    These are not in order of favorites:

    GUITAR - Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, George Harrison, Jeff Beck

    BASS - Jack Bruce, Chris Squire, John Entwhisle, Paul McCartney

    FEMALE SINGERS - Janis Joplin, Chrissie Hynde, Pat Benatar, Ann Wilson

    MALE SINGERS - Paul McCartney, Robert Plant ,Freddie Mercury, Paul Rodgers, David Coverdale

    DRUMMER - Keith Moon, Ginger Baker

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  • 1 decade ago

    I do all of these instruments in my band and have for a long time so you shouldn't argue either. I'm what you call a utilty and I know what I'm talking about

    Singers:

    I Steven Tyler

    II Brent Smith

    III Freddy Mercury

    IV Dennis DeYoung

    V Bradley E. Delp

    Guitarists:

    I Steve Vai

    II Edward Van Halen

    III Dave Matthews

    IV Mark Tremonti

    V Yngwie Malmsteen

    Bassists:

    I Geddy Lee

    II Duff McKagen

    III Marcus Miller

    IV Tim Commerford

    V Timothy B. Schmit

    Drummers:

    I Carter Beauford (you obviously don't know who he is if you're a drummer and don't have him on your list. listen to Dave Matthews Stuff man! he's awesome. here's a link, you simply have to watch the video's. if nothing else this will definately get you into dave mattews http://drummerworld.com/drummers/Carter_Beauford.h... )

    II Neil Peart

    III John Bonham

    IV Alex Van Halen (hot for teacher!)

    V Joey Kramer

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  • 1 decade ago

    Singers:Jagger, Plant,Morrison,Mercury, Bowie.

    Guitarists: Hendrix, Clapton, Townshend, Page, Zappa.

    Bassists:McCartney, Bruce, Entwhistle,Phil Lynott,Roger Waters

    Drummers: Moon, Bonham, Mitch Mitchell,Ginger Baker, Ringo.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I agree for the most part, but for guitarist, I'd put Angus Young over Clapton, and then move Halen into the #4 spot.

    For singers, I'd add John Lennon, maybe.

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  • 1 decade ago

    singers

    Barbra Streisand

    Frank Sinatra

    Carole King

    Karen Carpenter

    Doris Day

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bassists: how can you forget Felix Pappalardi (Mountain), or Billy Shehan (Mr. Big)?

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  • native
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    led zepplin

    the who

    black sabbath

    toy matinee

    rush

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  • 1 decade ago

    so gives a ****

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