Poll: Classic Rock's Greatest Guitarist/Singer Pairing?
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Brian May and Freddie Mercury (Queen)
5 10%
Nancy and Ann Wilson (Heart)
0 0%
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey (The Who)
7 14%
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
25 50%
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
5 10%
Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
2 4%
Robbie Krieger and Jim Morrison (The Doors)
0 0%
Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
0 0%
Other (specify in thread)
6 12%
Voters: 50.
#1
Who was classic rock's greatest pairing of singer and guitarist? Post the reason for your decision in the thread.

Before you complain, I am leaving out Aerosmith becuase they have two great guitarists, and Cream because they have two singers, neither of which sing exclusively.
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#2
hands down, PAGE/PLANT
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#3
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hands down, PAGE/PLANT


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#4
Roger Daltry/Pete Townshend
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#8
definately rhoads and ozzy

when randy was with quiet riot he wasnt that great but once he took a year or so off and then played for ozzy they clicked and everything went well for both of them
#9
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definately rhoads and ozzy

when randy was with quiet riot he wasnt that great but once he took a year or so off and then played for ozzy they clicked and everything went well for both of them

I didn't put that one in because I wasn't 100% sure Randy Rhoads counted as classic rock...
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#11
Freddie and Brian May because freddie's powerful pipes are usually enough to make somebody like Queen but the Riffs/Solos that May comes up with are pure genious, and his multilayering techniques will never be surpassed.
#13
you shouldn't really have a poll unless you can include all options, but I'll play along

Steven Tyler/Joe Perry.

End of story.

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#14
PAGE/PLANT

with Krieger/Morrison as a close second.

but where the hell is Lifeson/Lee?

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#16
The problem with the poll is I think it goes against the "no vs. threads" rule. If the poll's gone I think the thread should be fine.


As for singer/guitarist pairing... I like Bowie and Mick, even though they weren't the best technically.
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#17
You can't really put Townsend up there, as he is a singer/guitarist duo in himself. He's just that awesome.
#18
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Stevie Ray Vaughn, he didnt need a singer, thats what his guitar was for.


but in good spirit of the thread i voted page/plant
#19
David Bowie/Mick Ronson
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#21
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David Bowie/Mick Ronson


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#22
you shouldn't really have a poll unless you can include all options, but I'll play along

Steven Tyler/Joe Perry.

End of story.




Should've read his post, he explained it there:


"Before you complain, I am leaving out Aerosmith becuase they have two great guitarists, and Cream because they have two singers, neither of which sing exclusively."
#23
Zepp might be the best, but I can't believe that many people think so.
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#24
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Zepp might be the best, but I can't believe that many people think so.

I was thinking the same thing. UG seems to have a serious thing for Zeppelin. Not sure why.
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#25
Freddie mercury and brian may... thread over
QUEEN+PAUL RODGERS 3/10/06
roger waters 9/8/06
the who 9/16/06
eric clapton 10/03/06
the who 12/2/06
Mika 6/13/07
Rush 6/27/07
Roger waters 7/10/07
Elton John 3/??/08
The Who 10/24/08
Iron Maiden 04/02/09
Iron Maiden 07/12/10
#26
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Blackmore/ Gillan.


Cant believe it wasn't in the vote poll

Also Blackmore/Dio (Rainbow)
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#27
I voted Townshend/Daltry, but there is a duo you seem to have also forgotten. Simon and Garfunkel. Although they both sang, they should still count.
#28
Quote by futurejp
Should've read his post, he explained it there:


"Before you complain, I am leaving out Aerosmith becuase they have two great guitarists, and Cream because they have two singers, neither of which sing exclusively."
yes, I read his post, but that's not the point. Was Tom Petty/Mike Campbell part of the poll? Jon Anderson/Steve Howe? Lifeson/Lee? You shouldn't make a poll unless you can include all the possible options. And all I was doing was voicing my opinion by saying Tyler/Perry.
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#30
Townshend/Daltrey. I LOVE the Who
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#31
I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon and say Page/Plant as well. More for the songwriting goodness and Plant's voice than Jimmy's sometimes limited soloing ability.

Also, Blackmore/Dio and Blackmore/Gillan are a close second.
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#32
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David Bowie/Mick Ronson




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#34
if i could vote two id say daltrey/townshend
QUEEN+PAUL RODGERS 3/10/06
roger waters 9/8/06
the who 9/16/06
eric clapton 10/03/06
the who 12/2/06
Mika 6/13/07
Rush 6/27/07
Roger waters 7/10/07
Elton John 3/??/08
The Who 10/24/08
Iron Maiden 04/02/09
Iron Maiden 07/12/10
#35
I'm gonna say the Fogerty brothers even though John ruled over everyone including his own bro. I also wanted to say to all the Queen and Zep fanboys that there are way too many good duos out there to be saying "threads over".
#36
cant decide so...
page, plant (i love saying that, it sounds funny to people who dont know about them)
iomii,ozzy
slash, axlrose
angus, brian johnson
(those girly high voices pwn)
but in singing i think that ozzy and jim morrison are best, they stand out like a sore thumb
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#39
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I was thinking the same thing. UG seems to have a serious thing for Zeppelin. Not sure why.


It seems almost everyone, including people from outside UG have serious things for Zeppelin. Them and Hendrix. I'm not sure why either. They're a great band and I love em, but they don't even make my top 5.

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Freddie mercury and brian may... thread over


I have to agree with this one. Then maybe Roth/Van Halen but that's only because I'm a huge VH fan.
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