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The best rock singer that died young


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Initial post: Aug 16, 2007 9:25:23 PM PDT
name it! C'mon, you all have time to constantly post new threads, so here are some from me!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 11:48:01 AM PST
Layne Staley

Posted on Mar 23, 2009 8:05:58 AM PDT
He probably wan't a rock singer, but I'd say Jim Croce.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009 3:12:15 AM PDT
Thomas G. says:
Buddy Holly

Posted on Jul 10, 2009 11:55:50 AM PDT
Corey Turner says:
It's hard for me to choose, I think Jim Morrison had an amazing voice... but was more on the poetic side and never used his full music capabilities.

On the other hand Kurt Cobain balanced both out, while a good singer often times live he was very chaotic and couldn't keep the tune going (aside from selective performances such as the MTV Unplugged set) I think Joshua Miller has the right idea with Layne Staley.

Layne had such an amazing range, outside of his mantra echoing mic, the man was also pretty intricate both artistically and personally. I really think Layne was the all time best rock singer, and he did die quite young wasn't he 32? Anyways from songs like vibrating "Godsmack" to the cataclysmic "Them Bones" he could do no wrong with his pitch. His ability remained high, but his voice also took a toll due to his rather hidden but excessive lifestyle. Sadly I herd him do a rendition of "Another Brick In The Wall" for Mad Season and it was haunting to hear how soar his voice had become, much like Morrisons jaded vocals upon his final studio album with the Doors (L.A. Women).

While in his prime though I can't describe the qualities I felt from his abilities to connect with what he was applying himself to. He's a person I really I could have met. RIP Staley

Tracks I'd recommended (though many of you know Alice In Chains):
"Down In A Hole", "Over Now", "Brother", "Love,Hate,Love", and lastly "Brush Away".

Great thread btw Cathy.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2009 5:16:20 PM PST
J. Stocker says:
Jeff Buckley

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2010 8:08:29 PM PDT
Mario Lanza ! LMAO !

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 7:35:20 AM PDT
The Big Guy says:
Eddie Cochran

Posted on Feb 14, 2011 5:52:04 PM PST
*Rock* singer... Since my center of gravity is mid 60s through mid 80s, I'd say Jim Morrison also. Lowell George was another great, but not just for his voice. I'd add Janis Joplin, but she was blues

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 3:03:26 PM PDT
Freddie Mercury

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 3:36:51 PM PDT
J. Gilligan says:
Not necessarily considered young at the time but-- Steve Marriott

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 10:15:08 AM PDT
Hinch says:
John Lennon

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 9:43:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 15, 2011 9:43:55 AM PDT
Shannon says:
Jeff Buckley

Posted on Nov 13, 2011 8:14:05 PM PST
Sandy Denny

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 2:14:06 PM PST
bigjim says:
Bobby Fuller, hands down, go back and listen.

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 11:13:26 AM PST
T. Cook says:
Jeff Buckley.... who knows where that voice could have taken us.

Posted on Jan 25, 2015 5:15:09 PM PST
Lisa T says:
Jeff Buckley.

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 2:45:28 PM PDT
Joeywoodburn says:
Gene Vincent
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