Tune Talk: Top 3 Most Iconic Rock Lead Singers of All-Time

Willie Williams , Staff Writer

3. Robert Plant {1965-Present} (The Honeydrippers, Page and Plant, Band of Joy, Led Zeppelin)
Robert Plant is known for some unknown bands that he was in like, The Honeydrippers and Band of Joy. But Plant was widely known across the globe as the lead singer of the iconic rock band, Led Zeppelin. Plant was best known for his vocals in some of Led Zeppelin’s hits like “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song,” and “Black Dog.” He was able to reach some incredible ranges and notes and that’s what got him to the level he’s at now.

2. Freddie Mercury {1969-1991} (The Hectics, Sour Milk Sea, Queen)
Yes, I know. You’re all going to disagree with the fact that I put Queen’s “legendary” vocalist at the number two spot rather than the number one spot. But you have to hear me out. If you actually pay attention to the range of Mercury’s voice, it’s not all that impressive. Although Queen wrote some huge hits back in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, they’re nothing compared to the number one member on this list. Mercury was known as one of the best throughout his career, but sadly the world lost Mercury back in 1991. Mercury had died of HIV (AID’s). He will always be remembered as one of the greatest vocalist of all time and inspired many artist we know today, like Brendon Urie, Marc Martel, and many others.

1. Bruce Dickinson {1976-Present} (Samson, Iron Maiden)
Bruce Dickinson is known for being in the greatest metal bands of all time, Iron Maiden. Dickinson is known for his insane vocal range as well as his ability to play some pretty difficult riffs on the guitar at the same time, although Dickinson doesn’t actually play guitar in Iron Maiden. Dickinson actually left Iron Maiden back in 1993, but he came back in 1999. The fans were NOT happy to hear he left, so of course they wanted Dickinson back and of course he came back.