Who would you say is the greatest singer in rock history ?
I think this one is easy as he was the lead singer of my favourite band but he is no longer with us.
There have been and are many great singers, but, the best voice I have ever heard was Freddie Mercury.
In sheer volume and number of hits it would have to be Elvis, with Paul McCartney and Beatles a close second.
Have to agree with daytripeer that Freddie Mercury is the best.
Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, if you really take the time to listen to his versatility,
range, and pure beautiful sound.
The question was "greatest singer", not most influential or successful. So for pure vocal greatness, amazing vocal cords, wide octave range and perfect pitch, Chuck Negron is the best and under-rated. Most of his high notes are sung, not falsetto.
He did "ONE" in one take and also "Easy to be Hard" in one take.
He is still singing and has a great range. In concert, he does a long line-up and his voice is energetic, dramatic, and powerful all the way through. He's 67 years old, and has been singing publicly as an entertainer ever since he was 15.
The three part harmony he did with Three Dog Night blended magically. That also is a testiment to Chuck's talent as a great rock and roll singer. In some of the powerful songs they sounded like more that three guys singing. It was definitely some of the best rock and roll ever! The band took songs they knew would be hits and arranged them into unique master peices that showcased the vocals.
Thank you for this question!
I would have to say Steve Perry of Journey has the most prettiest and talented singing voice of all time.
I can understand why Freddie Mercury is getting mentions however on a personal level my vote would go to (a very much alive) Bono of U2.
Amazing songs, peerless concerts and leader of a band who have been rocking the world for almost 30 years.
I agree with the Best Man, Daytripeer, and PrettyPanther that Freddie Mercury has the best voice and range. Beautiful stuff. But what about the emotion factor? Hmrjmr1's suggestion of Paul McCartney is valid (listen to "Baby I'm Amazed" again). Still, it has to be Freddie.
Michael Philip Jagger, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and on and on and on!!
.....is there a right or wrong in this question - this is purely subjective of course - but my answer to your question is Jim Morrison - and my answer to my question would be: Iggy Pop or Lux Interior of the Cramps .....
Hard to pick just one because there are so many greats and they have had such an influence on rock music in general. For me, those include:
Paul McCartney; Bono; Freddie Mercury; Mick Jagger; and Dave Matthews.
by Alastar Packer 3 years ago
Who was the better front/singer man Jim Morrison or Freddie Mercury?
by ironking 11 years ago
Yes...i know Elvis is the King of Rock n' Roll but is dead...so who do you think is the next King of Rock n' Roll?
by days leaper 10 years ago
Did any-one actually find for Freddie Mercury -Some-one to love?And if they did, being stuck in his prision cell, would it actually have been what he wanted???
by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS 8 years ago
I grew up in an era of some of the best vocal groups in the business ... Three Dog Night, Bee Gees, Chicago and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap just to name a few. The music really got you going! However, if you had to choose your all time favorite in the "Singers Hall of Fame" who would...
by DanielBing1 11 years ago
Would you trade places with Freddie Mercury?You get to live his life, but you have to die of aids at an early age.
by Andria 13 years ago
And he came in the shape of Freddie Mercury.Currently being uplifted, smilified and contented with happy memories courtesy of Radio Ga Ga.Gooooooo Freddie - *radio ga ga radio goo goo oh yeah*someone stilllll loves youuuuuuu
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