Best frontman


#1

Carried across from the Beatles v Stones thread, (and bullied into it by AlanP), here goes:

  1. Michael Philip Jagger

  2. Robert Plant

  3. Freddie Mercury

With an honourable mention to Ian Astbury of The Cult.

Your nominations would be most welcome.


#2

Mr Mojo Risin.

The End.


#3

One of those could-have-been singers, Jackie Leven was a great front man when he was with Doll by Doll, massive stage presence.


#4

Is it only front-“man” so I can’t have Sonja Kristina, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick or Dagmar Krause.

  1. Keith Emerson
  2. Ian Anderson
  3. Peter Hammill
  4. Roy Wood
  5. Captain Beefheart

#5

I’m pretty sure we’d all take any gender as a “frontman”, and great calls there, might play Dagmar next.


#6

We have a winner Dagmar Krause.


#7


#8

Good shout Lindsay


#9

OR


#10

Having “suggested” the idea to Dave and sticking to a frontman as opposed to the best/most captivating musician, I am sticking with “Brenda”, as his mate Keef likes to refer to him as. So its Jagger for me.


#13

I thought this had been discussed at length on the previous forum, but it has to be Freddie Mercury. If you don’t believe me, just watch his performance at Live Aid.


#14

Ok I’m Irish but for sheer stage presence he deserves a look in…


#15
  • Some from me in no particular order

  • Roger Daltery

  • Peter Gabriel

  • Dave Gaharn

  • Freddie Mercury

  • Robert Plant

  • Prince

  • Brandon Flowers

  • Iggy Pop

  • Jack White

  • Morrisey


#16

Mick Jagger or Jim Morrison
Maybe Liberace , James Brown …


#17

The late great sensational Alex Harvey.
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#18

Grohl, Strummer, Johnson, Bon Jovi, Rose, Osbourne, Cobain, Springsteen…etc etc


#19

One thing is for certain in this thread … some have no comprehension of a superlative. The “best” means a list of ten?

There’s only one “best” as a frontman goes - Jim Morrison - and I’d suggest he was more the epitome. Tough to argue against for anyone with a reasonably comprehensive perspective in rock/pop music history.


#20

As exemplified so eloquently on this album, perhaps?


#21

Now you’re talking…

.sjb


#22

@Specs 100% agree with you on Alex Harvey.:sunglasses: