Your favourite Rock Singers - Male or Female

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bevan Price, 25 Nov 2019.

  1. ungreat

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    Lizzy Hale of Halestorm
     
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    Michael Stipe - REM
    Robert Plant
    Mark Hollis - Talk Talk
    David Bowie
    Joe Talbut - Idles
    Brandon Flowers - Killers

    Kate Bush
    Adele
    Alicia Keys
    Nina Simone
     
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    Looking back at the OP's definition, I think I understand his wish to exclude frivolous "pop", but singers on his own list would surely acknowledge their debt to Aretha Franklin, or even Lulu? Spine tinglers for me also include Nanci Griffith, Joan Armatrading, and Maria McKee (Lone Justice and solo).

    On the male side, Phil Lynott, Gary Moore (a great singing voice overshadowed by his more obvious talent on guitar), Donald Fagen, Neil Young, (leading also to Crosby, Stills and Nash), Curtis Mayfield, Jon Anderson, and the prize for the most unlikely survivor from the 70s with pipes intact, Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple, seen here singing like nobody in their late 60s should be able to....
     
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    Nobody mentioned Julian Casablancas yet?
     
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    I am not disputing that Aretha Franklin, etc. are / were great singers, but I feel that they would more accurately considered as soul, blues, or pop singers than as rock singers. Maybe someone here might like to create separate threads for other types of music? And I, for one, would include, for example, Dusty Springfield in a suitable category other than rock.
     
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    Stevie Nicks
    Siouxsie Sioux
    Morrissey (disclaimer: I know he's got really obnoxious views these days, and possibly always has had, and I'd never pay to see him live these days, but he's a fantastic performer and a great songwriter).
    Michael Stipe
    Delores O'Riordan
    Suggs (superb frontman, very entertaining)
    Gary Numan (his shows are the most Goth thing I've ever seen)
     
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    In no particular order:

    Male

    Justin Sullivan (New Model Army)
    Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
    Freddy Mercury
    Till Lindemann (Rammstein)

    Female
    Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries)
    Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
    Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
    Shirley Manson (Garbage)
     

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