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Who do you all think is the best singer of all time? I don't mean by originality, how cool their music is, or anything like that. I mean skill and talent-wise, who is the best singer?

I'd have to nominate Anne Wilson and Brad Delp
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Freddie Mercury, hands down.
Not sure if you'd call it classic rock, but Bruce Dickinson from Maiden too
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either freddy mercury robert plant or Ian Gillan
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does Paul Simon count as classic rock? or Springsteen?
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#9
Freddie.

Actually, Steve Perry too, he has an amazing talent.
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Dude: Freddy Mercury and Chick: Anne Wilson

Edit: Oh you've mentioned skillwise as well, on that case, Mercury, but in all of rock, Mike Patton.
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#13
Steven Tyler surely isn't bad...

Freddie Mercury may not be classic rock but he's one of the best singers of all time in my opinion!

Back to classic rock... some more names:
Robert Plant (definitely some nice bluesy vocals, has quite a bit of emotion in his voice imo)
Ian Gillan (has an amazing range)

Don't know if you can call the Eagles classic rock... but they are a little AMAZING singers there!

Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac are pretty amazing.

Those are all that come to mind right now
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Freddie Mercury and Jack Bruce
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Without question Freddie Mercury. Steven Tyler is a contender (check out the note he hits 4:39 into Crazy), as is Roger Daltrey, but I think Mercury takes the cake.
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His voice is spectacular. Just listen to Sea of Joy or Presence of the Lord if you haven't heard him.
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#19
Van morrison. I love freddie mercury's voice, but I think it's too glammy sometimes
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Van morrison. I love freddie mercury's voice, but I think it's too glammy sometimes

He's a good singer but Van Morrison has terrible diction, he sounds like he has a mouthful a mashed potatoes while he sings. I think Freddie Merucury is just an amazing singer with a very dynamic voice and a wide range. Some contenders are Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant and Steven Tyler.
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He's a good singer but Van Morrison has terrible diction, he sounds like he has a mouthful a mashed potatoes while he sings. I think Freddie Merucury is just an amazing singer with a very dynamic voice and a wide range. Some contenders are Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant and Steven Tyler.



I know what you mean, but he's the greatest to me anyway
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Paul Rodgers anyone?
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if we're judging off of sheer range, i'd say either steven tyler, freddy mercury, or robert plant. they have pretty good tone as well.
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Once again I'm going to say the GREATEST sing EVER is Bob Dylan. I've yet to meet someone who agrees with me. But, I'd take Dylan over Robert Plant any day. The only one that comes close to Dylan is Hank Williams. He's a a very close second. But, he's not Classic Rock. Although he had in my opinion the 1st rock n roll song with Move it on Over
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^^It's fine if he's your favorite vocalist, but do you honestly think that Dylan had one of the most talented voices in rock? There's just no way I can agree with that. I don't think Dylan has/had a good voice at all.
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Paul Rodgers anyone?


Yes, especially when he was with Free
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Paul Rodgers anyone?


im suprised this didnt come up sooner. he has the perfect classic rock voice
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Paul McCartney

Roger Daltrey

Steve Winwood

All have amazing voices. I think Paul is the most talented however. So many different incarnations of his voice and crazy range.
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Freddie Mercury, though Robert Plant and Bruce Dickinson come pretty close. Roy Orbison too if you consider him classic rock.

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Well, he is Irish... /blatant stereotype

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I hate Mercury's voice.

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#33
Brad Delp had a great voice. I personally like Ric Ocasek but thats more his style than skill. Other good ones....Roger Daltrey, and Steve Walsh if you consider that classic.
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1. Freddy Mercury
2. Steven Tyler
3. Robert Plant
4. Roger Daultry
5. Roger Waters and David Gilmour
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i don't know, dont bash me but Robert Plant has amazing vocal abilities sometimes.

I agree.

That guy has an insane vocal range. Once second he is singing in very high-pitches tones, the next he is singing lowly and softly.
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#37
personally i think robert plant, also phil lynnot. there is something about his voice i just love
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personally i think robert plant, also phil lynnot. there is something about his voice i just love

Oh yeah, forgot about Lynott. That something is called a black guy singing in a strong Dublin accent .


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Brad Delp had a great voice. I personally like Ric Ocasek but thats more his style than skill. Other good ones....Roger Daltrey, and Steve Walsh if you consider that classic.


Can't believe you're the first one to agree with me on Mr. Delp. He hits some ridiculously high notes and sustains them forever... THEN GOES HIGHER! Or used to, at least. (rip)


The man's range was unbelievable.
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Can't believe you're the first one to agree with me on Mr. Delp. He hits some ridiculously high notes and sustains them forever... THEN GOES HIGHER! Or used to, at least. (rip)


The man's range was unbelievable.

And he had that classic vocal style which reminds me somewhat of the Beatles. I agree his range was pretty great. That last note of the chorus before the solo in More Than a Feeling is epic, how high it is to begin with, then it goes higher.
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