Planet Rock- GREATEST VOICE IN ROCK RESULTS
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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 04:57:19 EST
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Subject: Re: Planet Rock - GREATEST VOICE IN ROCK RESULTS
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Very respectable on Roger indeed.
I'd like to add Geoffe Tate of Queensryche to the list.
In a message dated 1/12/2009 4:36:06 AM Eastern Standard Time,
mbailey at netsoltek.co.uk writes:
Roger is a respectable 5th.
Throughout December 2008 we asked you to tell us who you thought had the
Greatest Voice In Rock and thousands of you duly complied.
And the results are in...
With just under 10% of the votes to himself you named Led Zeppelin's iconic
frontman, Robert Plant as the greatest rock singer of all time.
It's impossible now to imagine Led Zeppelin without that trademark howl,
Plant was famously the second choice singer for Jimmy Page in 1968. After
Terry Reid rejected the chance to join the New Yardbirds he recommended
and the rest is, as they say, history. Plant went on to sell 300 million
records as a member of Zep and as a solo artist, and with one of the most
distinctive voices in rock that, as 2007's Zep gig proved, has aged pretty
can't really argue against Percy's place at the top of the Rock Vocalist
Meanwhile, Queen as a band also did rather well in the list. Original
frontman Freddie Mercury came in at number two, while the band's current
of the microphone and former Free and Bad Company singer, Paul Rodgers,
in at number three.
Similarly Deep Purple, Black Sabbath , AC/DC and Van Halen did pretty well
with multiple singers in the list.
Thirty-two of the top forty are still performing today, while the youngest
entrant in the list is former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris
Cornell who made the list at number 39.
And the only female representation in the top 40 is Janis Joplin, who is at
number 21. Stevie Nicks and Grace Slick fell just short of the list.
Here's the Top Forty Greatest Voices In Rock
1. Robert Plant
2. Freddie Mercury
3. Paul Rodgers
4. Ian Gillan
5. Roger Daltrey
6. David Coverdale
7. Axl Rose
8. Bruce Dickinson
9. Mick Jagger
10. Bon Scott
11. David Bowie
12. Jon Bon Jovi
13. Steven Tyler
14. Jon Anderson
15. Bruce Springsteen
16. Steve Perry
17. Ozzy Osbourne
19. Peter Gabriel
20. James Hetfield
21. Janis Joplin
22. Brian Johnson
23. Roger Chapman
24. Phil Lynott
25. Glenn Hughes
26. Joe Cocker
27. Jim Morrison
28. Alex Harvey
29. Alice Cooper
30. Ronnie James Dio
31. Sammy Hagar
32. Meat Loaf
33. Rob Halford
34. Geddy Lee
35. Biff Byford
36. David Gilmour
38. Dave Lee Roth
39. Chris Cornell
40. Neil Young
I actually prefer Pete's voice to Roger's...but that's what I get for being
a woman! (Pete's is much prettier!). Yeah of course Rog's voice is more
rock n roll.
I agree with MOST of the list...BUT, as much as I LOVE Neil Young...how on
earth did he beat out Grace Slick?
SHE had the best voice in rock I think...well, at least female voice.
There should be a female list and a male list. It's kinda lame to lump them
Neil's is unique, but it took years for it to grow on me (as was the case
with Joni Mitchell! She's not a rock vocalist I know...).
Sing like no one is listening... they probably aren't!!!
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