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PostSubject: RolingStone's Greatest Singer Poll   RolingStone's Greatest Singer Poll Icon_minitimeWed Nov 12, 2008 5:21 am

Aretha Franklin greatest singer in rock era: poll
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:14pm EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She's already the Queen of Soul, but now Aretha Franklin has been named the greatest singer of the rock era in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone magazine.

Franklin, 66, came in ahead of Ray Charles at No. 2, Elvis Presley at No. 3, Sam Cooke at No. 4 and John Lennon at No. 5, according to the magazine's survey of 179 musicians, producers, Rolling Stone editors, and other music-industry insiders.

The 100-strong list will be published on Friday, when Rolling Stone hits the newsstands with four different covers.

The issue includes testimonials from musicians. R&B singer Mary J. Blige, for example, writes that Franklin is "the reason why women want to sing." Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, who was No. 15 on the list, describes Presley's voice as "confident, insinuating and taking no prisoners."

Besides Franklin, the only other living people in the top 10 were Bob Dylan at No. 7 and Stevie Wonder at No. 9. Marvin Gaye was No. 6, Otis Redding No. 8, and James Brown No. 10.

Other notables included Paul McCartney at No. 11, one place ahead of his idol, Little Richard; and Mick Jagger at No. 16, also one ahead of a key influence, Tina Turner. Among the top 25, 50-year-old Michael Jackson was the youngest, coming in at No. 25.

Voters included Metallica frontman James Hetfield, folk singers David Crosby and Yusuf Islam, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, punk rock veteran Iggy Pop and English pop star James Blunt. They each submitted their top 20 choices, and an accounting firm tabulated the results.

(Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)


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PostSubject: Re: RolingStone's Greatest Singer Poll   RolingStone's Greatest Singer Poll Icon_minitimeWed Nov 12, 2008 9:45 pm

James Blunt is that list? NOOOOOOOOOO!

I'd say that David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Joe Stummer, Jello Biafra and John Lydon should all be in the top 20 at least. Saying that Aretha Franklin is a very deserving choice.
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PostSubject: Re: RolingStone's Greatest Singer Poll   RolingStone's Greatest Singer Poll Icon_minitimeWed Nov 12, 2008 11:23 pm

G, F#, E wrote:


I'd say that David Bowie, should be in the top 20

don't agree with that one!
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PostSubject: Re: RolingStone's Greatest Singer Poll   RolingStone's Greatest Singer Poll Icon_minitimeThu Nov 13, 2008 3:18 am

Rolling Stone puts out these "greatest" lists all the time now to help flagging sales.
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PostSubject: Re: RolingStone's Greatest Singer Poll   RolingStone's Greatest Singer Poll Icon_minitimeThu Nov 13, 2008 6:33 pm

Nadja wrote:
G, F#, E wrote:


I'd say that David Bowie, should be in the top 20

don't agree with that one!

I think so. His unusual singing style and weird lyrics have had a great influence.
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