Top 100 rock vocalists : 60 – 51


  60.  Buddy Holly

Simple but mesmerizing lyrics, Buddy Holly should have been around for much longer than he was.

  59.  Billy Idol

Hellraiser from the 80’s Billy Idol is still touring with guitarist Steve Stevens today, and still has a massive worldwide following.

  58.  Jerry Lee Lewis

Another from the early days of rock and roll – unfortunately the Great Balls of Fire singer will probably be best remembered for marrying a 14 year old.  Oh dear….

  57.  Jack Black (Tenacious D)

The musician turned actor has a huge range of vocals and his spontaneity makes him unique.  His acting and singing in School of Rock is sublime.

  56.  Greg Allman (The Allman Brothers Band)

The Allman Brothers Band were huge back in the day, and Greg’s voice on The Whipping Post is sensational.  Brother Duane isn’t far behind…

  55.  Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana)

The former Nirvana drummer is now the singer of the fabulous Foo Fighters has now come into his own.  The Foo’s are probably the biggest rock band in the world right now.

  54.  Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon)

You probably will know Caleb Followill by voice or maybe by face rather than name, but he is the lead singer from the Kings of Leon.  His unique Tennessee twang makes him instantly recognisable and is unfortunate to narrowly miss out on the top 50

  53.  Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)

Of Soundgarden fame, and recent singer of one of the James Bond movies….i think.  Anyway, Cornell has one of the most powerful voices I have ever heard.  Frankly, he scares me, so I had to include him.

 52.  Bono (U2)

You either love him or hate him, but Bono has to be in this RC on his legacy alone.

 51.  Jon Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi)

Just missing out on the top 50, is Jon Bon Jovi – a hugely underrated singer, and quite frankly I don’t care if it’s sad to like him – I do.  Ok, there I said it.

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