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Who was/is the greatest front man or woman in music?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (32907points) 1 month ago

David Lee Roth should be up there somewhere. If not him, maybe just his pants.
What say you?

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rebbel's avatar

Freddie.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel – Surprising choice but definitely a front runner.

rebbel's avatar

Truckload full of charisma, that guy!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel Which is why he is still popular

stanleybmanly's avatar

Robert Plant Tina Turner Then there’s Jagger. It’s an impossible choice for me. There are just too many superb candidates.

zenvelo's avatar

Jim Morrison. Janis Joplin.

ragingloli's avatar

Farin Urlaub.

chyna's avatar

Freddie all the way!

janbb's avatar

Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen

gorillapaws's avatar

Cash, Hendrix, King, Clapton, Dylan, Morrison, Lennon, Mercury, Jagger, Joplin, Vedder all come immediately to mind. I’m sure I’m missing some other legendary ones.

rebbel's avatar

The greatest.

janbb's avatar

Now I’m wondering what the criteria is for judging. Clapton is a great musician but doesn’t necessarily have the charisma I was judging by. Nor does Dylan. And with The Beatles, how would you call one of them a front man?

@rebbel In terms of choosing “the greatest” – personally I can’t nor do I want to make such an arbitrary decision.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@janbb -I agree with you about Clapton & Dylan.
I think that musicianship alone is not enough. They have to be watchable.

chyna's avatar

David Lee Roth’s pants? Lol!
I find it pretty telling that no one has chosen anyone from the last 3 or so decades.
Also, in Freddie Mercury’s case, he had the charisma, charm, looks, and the clothes. The total package.

zenvelo's avatar

@rebbel @chyna Yes, Freddie Fender is brought me happiness,

stanleybmanly's avatar

As I said, once the issue becomes a matter of showmanship, “the greatest” is an impossible determination. The best that can be said is that there is a class at the top, and we can generally agree who belongs there. From my era, the lightning struck from such a diverse variety of true masters that the mind reels at the prospect of choosing. I mean people like James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Michael fronting the Jackson 5. The stack of BMFs IS select but nevertheless immense.

rebbel's avatar

@zenvelo I don’t know about @chyna, but I was talking about Flintstone.

chyna's avatar

I was talking about Mercury. :-)

But there are a lot of great bands that I feel didn’t have front men: Fleetwood Mac, Eagles just to name a couple.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel -I knew that but @zenvelo‘s answer made me bust out laughing. My friend’s mother was in love with that guy.

ucme's avatar

Luciano Pavarotti.
He had a massive front…big arse too!

LadyMarissa's avatar

FREDDIE MERCURY most definitely…he was born to perform!!!

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