Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I'm surprised so few other people chose Freddie Mercury. Maybe I just don't get Jim Morrison, but I don't see how he belongs on the list with 4 others who were so unique/culture changing.
If we're talking about SINGERS, Freddie is about the only one that screams "SINGER" on the list. He was also a great songwriter and musician.
Lennon was a great conveyer of songs, musician and songwriter. But he wasn't half the singer Freddie was.
Jimi was kind of a mumble-talking-singer but it worked for him because he had a cool tone and that whole guitar thing going on.
Cobain's singing was kind of like Jimi's but instead of guitar, he helped popularize a new genre of rock.
Morrison's singing was kind of like Jimi's and Cobain's and he wore leather pants.