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Results of the Top Musician's of all Time *Shockhorror!!*


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With great difficulty I have narrowed the list down to 30, because the numbers were starting to get repetitive.


30 J.S. Bach 19


29 Elliott Smith 19


28 Jonny Buckland 19


27 Jimmy Page 19


26 Mark Geary 19


25 Nick McCabe 19


24 Dave Grohl 20


23 Dominic Howard 20


22 John Coltrane 20


21 Keith Moon 20


20 John Butler 21


19 Robert Plant 24


18 Ozzy Osborne 24


17 Glen Hansard 32


16 Morissey 32


15 Jeff Buckley 34


14 Matt Bellamy 37


13 Herbie Hancock 38


12 David Gilmour 40


11 Bono 48





10 George Harrison 51 (The Beatles)





9 Roger Waters 53 (Pink Floyd)







8 Paul McCartney 60 (The Beatles)








8 Jonny Greenwood 76 (Radiohead)









7 Eric Clapton 80 (Cream, The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Solo etc.)










6 Jimi Hendrix 89 (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)

















5 Freddie Mercury (Queen) 92

Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, was a British-Indian songwriter and singer, best known as the frontman for the English rock band Queen. He was noted for his powerful vocal abilities and his charisma as a live performer. As a songwriter, he composed many international hits such as "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "We Are The Champions[/url]". The quality of the band's music was greatly enhanced by Mercury's singing abilities, and he also gave the band a distinct style on stage with his flamboyant performances and extravagant personality. Mercury died from complications of AIDS, greatly increasing awareness of the disease.














4 Bob Dylan 94

One of the most influencial musicians to ever live, Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author and poet. His songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are-A Changin" became anthems of the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 60's. Dylan's early lyrics incorporated politics, social commentary, philosophy and literary influences, defying existing pop music conventions and appealing widely to the counterculture of the time. While expanding and personalizing musical styles, Dylan has shown steadfast devotion to traditions of American song, from folk and country/blues to rock'n'roll and rockabilly, to Gaelic balladry, even jazz, swing and Broadway.























3 Chris Martin 116 (Coldplay) :shocked3:

Christopher Anthony John Martin is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and pianist of the band Coldplay. He has a baritone voice and is known for his frequent use of falsetto. Martin has been particularly outspoken on issues of fair trade. He has done a great deal of campaigning for the charity Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign. He personally travelled to Ghana and Haiti to study the effects of unfair trade practices. When performing, he usually has variations of "Make Trade Fair", "MTF" or an equal sign written on his left hand. Martin has been somewhat active in politics. He was a vocal critic of President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.


































































2 John Lennon 135 (The Beatles)

John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was an iconic 20th century composer and singer of popular music with Paul McCartney as Lennon-McCartney throughout the 1960's, and was the founding member of The Beatles.

Lennon's songwriting was an integral part of The Beatles' profound commercial and critical impact. His melodies, written during the Lennon-McCartney era, and later, in his solo career, are distinctive and unashamedly romantic. Lennon's lyrics reflected his personal and career demands, philosophical outlook, his unease with his fame and current events. He and McCartney popularised the use of electronic effects in rock music.










































1 Thom Yorke 193 (Radiohead)!!!

Thomas Edward Yorke (born October 7, 1968 in Wellinborough, Northhamptonshire, England) is best known as the lead singer of the English alternative rock band RAdiohead. He has also recorded as a solo musician, release of his debut album The Eraser, is due July 10th 2006 in the UK and July 11th in the US.



He mainly plays electric, acoustic guitar and piano, but has also played drums and bass guitar (notably during the Kid A and Amnesiac Radiohead sessions).



How Yorke, as the driving influence of Radiohead, has dealt with his growing status and reverence has been arguably one of the more interesting aspects of the band's evolution. 1997's OK Computer, whilst heralded as a landmark album by virtually every publication that reviewed it, forced Yorke into a period of depression brought about by fear that the personalities behind Radiohead - chiefly, his own - were more prominent than the actual music. 2000's Kid A was again a musical departure from the band, Yorke in particular having struggled with the idea of a follow-up to the mammoth success of OK Computer.


Some of Yorke's songs have political undertones, most prominently on the album HAil to the Thief; the title is often seen, albeit contentiously, as a direct reference to the 2000 U.S. presidential election when GEorge W. Bush was alleged by his critics to have "stolen" the election from Al Gore; but this has been repeatedly denied by the band. Post-Pablo Honey, Yorke's lyrics have become increasingly oblique, particularly on the band's more recent albums.



Yorke has explained in various interviews that he dislikes the "mythology" he feels is endemic within the rock genre, and hates the media's obsession with celebrity. In interviews, he does not seem to be particularly taken with the idea of being famous, or even show that he feels it is necessary that he is asked questions about his music.




In terms of talent and ability, Yorke is known for his distinctive falsetto ("Fake Plastic Trees", "How To Disappear Completely") and ability to reach, and sustain, high notes ("Creep", "Exit Music (For a Film)"). His singing voice has been directly compared, and indeed partially attributed to, that of Jeff Buckley. During the recording sessions for The Bends in 1994, the band watched Buckley in concert; Yorke later said the concert had a direct effect on his vocal delivery on "Fake Plastic Trees.". Aside from vocal duties, Yorke's musical contributions to Radiohead include piano (including Rhodes piano, especially on Kid A) and especially guitar, both acoustic and electric. He also plays bass guitar (The bass line for "The National Anthem" was recorded by him) as well as drums on occasion; in concerts performed in 2006 he performed drums on stage in tandem with drummer Phil Selway. Since Kid A, however, Radiohead, and in particular Yorke, have moved away from using solely these "rock" instruments for creating music, and have often seen fit to incorporate elements of electronic music in Radiohead's work.


While appearing on Jo Whiley's Radio 1 show in 2003 to publicise the release of Hail to the Thief, Thom remarked that he would rather make an album just with a computer rather than with only an acoustic guitar. He has also stated that he thinks that computer programs such as Pro Tools give the musician more power over the direction of one's music than traditional instruments.



Yorke's enigmatic persona has made him a cult figure, but he has also been outspoken on various contemporary political and social issues. Radiohead had read No Logo by Naomi Klein during the Kid A sessions ("No Logo" was also briefly considered as the album title) and all the members were reportedly heavily influenced by it. Yorke is also a professed fan of Noam Chomsky's work.





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Thommy boy beating Chris wow!!!!


That's probably the best top ten I could've hoped for, awesome. Well done everyone and thanks for the votes, I thought I had nowhere near enough votes but whatdya know.




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