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FAVORITE MALE SINGERS OF ANY GENRE


Well, we can't leave the guys out can
we?  Who are your favorite male singers of any
genre?  I'm not talking bands here but solo artists.  Of
course, if they were in a band and also went solo you can still name
them such as Jon Bon Jovi or Richie Sambora both of whom are members
of the group Bon Jovi but have also gone solo.  Here's some of
mine from times past to the present:



Frank Sinatra,
Perry Como, Dean Martin, Brook Benton, Jerry Butler, Conway Twitty,
Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Johnny Tillotson, Donovan,
Eddie Cochran, Gene McDaniels, Glen Yarborough, Neil Young, Bob
Dylan, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, Eric Clapton, and so many more.



You may also name
your favorite male singer from a band but not the band itself. 
For instance, we all know that Diane loves the band Aerosmith
but she would say Steven Tyler. 
 

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Roy Orbison

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Here's another vote for John Denver.  His vocals give me the shivers, whether he's singing a soft and meditative song , a comedy or a power ballad.

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Michael McDonald

 

Luthor Vandross

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"Old Blue Eyes" - Frank Sinatra

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Bono 

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Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden.

Ronnie James Dio from Dio, Black Sabbath, Rainbow & Elf.

Klaus Meine of the Scorpions

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Sting

Bono

Jackson Browne

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Billy Joel

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More from the 80's:

  • Bryan Adams
  • Phil Collins
  • Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow)

 

 

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Ric Ocasek  Cars

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One of my favorite vocalists to come out of the 80's was a progressive country artist -

 

Gary Morris

 

He can and has sang pretty much everything, from prog country rock and pop, to country and gospel, and on to the Broadway stage. He was the first American to perform the part of Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of Les Miserables, and later sang the part of Rodolfo to Linda Ronstadt's Mimi in a theater version of the Puccini opera, La Boheme. 

 

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Solomon Burke.

 

legendary R&B singer

 

In 2006 he returned to country with the great album "Nashville" .

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Harry Wayne Casey (KC of KC&the Sunshine Band)

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Roger Daltrey

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John Mellencamp

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Jack Scott

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Roy Orbison

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Eddie Money

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Mid to Late 60's Prog Rock, Hard Rock, etc:

  • Rod Evans (Deep Purple Mk 1)
  • Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
  • David Gilmour & Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
  • John Kay (Steppenwolf)
  • Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)
  • John Fogerty (CCR)

60's R&B / Soul: (so many good ones for this era)

  • Sam Cooke
  • James Brown
  • Wilson Pickett
  • Otis Redding
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Bill Withers
  • Percy Sledge 

 

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Marvin Gaye

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Willie Nelson

 

Waylon Jennings

 

Kris Kristofferson

 

Johnny Cash

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Darius Rucker

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Sting

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Phil Collins

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60's British Pop:

  • Tom Jones
  • Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Cliff Richard (The Shadows, then solo)

Another add to mid-60's folk rock:

  • Kenny Rogers

 

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Gordon Lightfoot

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The late 60's and 70's Rock: 

  • Ian Gillan (Deep Purple Mk2, hands down, my favorite rocker)
  • Burton Cummings (The Guess Who, right next to Gillan)
  • Graham Bonnet (Rainbow 79-80, my favorite of the Rainbow lead singers)
  • Randy Bachman (BTO)
  • Eric Clapton 
  • Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits, later solo)
  • Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night, alternated lead)
  • Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)

Folk-Country-Rock or Pop:

  • Gordon Lightfoot
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Don McLean
  • Joe South
  • John Denver
  • Willie Nelson
  • Waylon Jennings

 

 

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Todd Rundgren

 

Ditto on your WHOLE list @MaVolta !!

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@BeatleloverKT wrote:

Todd Rundgren

 

Ditto on your WHOLE list @MaVolta !!


One more . . . Can't believe that I forgot this one . . .

 

Paul Simon

 

I'm going to back-track and include Art Garfunkel along with him since they would alternate leads on different songs during the S&G years.

 

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