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John Deacon as Top 5 bassist? Waaa
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Vocalists:

1. Peter Gabriel
2. Peter Hammill
3. Jon Anderson
4. Mikael Akerfeldt
5. Derek Schulman

Guitarists:

1. Steve Hackett
2. Robert Fripp
3. John McLaughlin
4. David Gilmour
5. Steve Howe

Bassists:

1. Jaco Pastorius
2. Chris Squire
3. Tony Levin
4. Allen Ballaud
5. Jonas Reingold

Drummers:

1. Billy Cobham
2. Bill Bruford
3. Guy Evans
4. Phil Collins
5. Michael Hazera

Keyboardists:

1. Rick Wakeman
2. Keith Emerson
3. Patrick Moraz
4. Tony Banks
5. Jurgen Fritz

Flautists:

1. Ian Anderson
2. Ian McDonald
3. Andy Latimer
4. Thijs van Leer
5. Peter Gabriel

Saxophonists:

1. Mel Collins
2. Ian McDonald
3. Theo Travis
4. David Jackson
5. Ulf Wallander

Violinists:

1. David Cross
2. Jean Luc Ponty
3. Ray Shulman
4. Patrick Hanappier
5. Eddie Jobson

Miscellaneous Instrumentalists:

1. Michel Berckmans(Oboe, Bassoon)
2. Cosia(Hurdy Gurdy)
3. Leo Svensson(Musical Saw)
4. Jamie Muir(Percussion)
5. Ruth Underwood(Percussion)
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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

John Deacon as Top 5 bassist? Waaa


Yes, absolutely.
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Singers: Freddie Mercury, Geddy Lee, Maynard James Keenan, Peter Gabriel, Devin Townsend
 
Bass: Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, John Deacon, Lemmy, John Paul Jones
 
Guitar: Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Bob Fripp, David Gilmour
 
Drums: Danny Carey, Vinnie Colaiutta(sp?), Carl Palmer, Billy Cobham, Neil Peart
 
Yodeling/Whistling: Thijs van Leer
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Singers: Tommy Karevik, Jorn Lande, Russell Allen, Jon Anderson, James Labrie
Keyboardists: Jordan Rudess, Rick Wakeman, Derek Sherinian, Keith Emerson, Tomas Bodin
Guitarists: Tosin Abasi, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Johan Liefvendahl, Mats Haugen
Bassists: Victor Wooten, Andreas Blomqvist, Geddy Lee, John Myung, Jonas Reingold
Drummers: Mike Mangini, Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, Navene Koperweis, Truls Haugen
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Damn, I forgot to add my chum Ray Bennett from Flash for "Favorite Bassist!"  Guess I'll have to drop Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond...

Back in the '70s, Ray was right up there with the other Rickenbacker masters (Squire, Camp, Strater come to mind).  

Since he was flatmates with Squire in the early years of Yes, it isn't surprising that they evolved a very similar approach to the instrument = roundwound strings, plectrum, and aggressive approach to the instrument!

Ahhh....the Rick 4001!  Where would we progsters be without it?
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Singers
Robert (Bobby) Martin
Robert Wyatt
Terry Kath
Richard Sinclair
Stephen Hawking
 
Keyboard players 
Tommy Mars
Keith Emerson
Kerry Minnear
Peter Bardens
Dave Sinclair

Drummers 
Terry Bozzio
Aynsley Dunbar
Carl Palmer
Bill Bruford
Chad Wackerman

Guitarists 
Frank Zappa
Gary Green
Jan Akkerman
Steve Hackett
Andy Latimer

Bassists 
Jaco Pastorius
Hugh Hopper
Patrick O'Hearn
Scott Thunes
Richard Sinclair

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Geoffrey Richardson, every time.

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Singers:

Daniel Gildelow
Ronnie James Dio
Peter Steele
Matthew Barlow
Robert Plant

Guitarists:

David Gilmour
John Petrucci
John McLaughlin
Steve Vai
Tom Morello (Why not?)

Bassists:

Chris Squire
Geezer Butler
Arthur Maia

Drummers:

Bill Brufford
Bill Ward
Mike Portnoy
Neil Peart
Zbigniew Robert Prominski (Inferno)

Keyboard Players:

Richard Wright
Rick Wakeman




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Singers:

5. Sonja Kristina Linwood
4. Greg Lake
3. Jon Anderson
2. Peter Hammill
1. Peter Gabriel

Underrated: Tim Finn 

Guitarists
5. George Harrison
4. David Gilmour, 
3. Steve Howe
2. Steve Hackett
1. Robert Fripp

Underrated: Lobby Loyde

Bassists
5. Jannick Top
4. Mike Rutherford,
3. Tony Levin
2. John Wetton
1. Chris Squire

Underrated: Thierry Tranchant

Keyboardists
5. Rick Wright
4. Eddie Rayner
3. Rick Wakeman
2. Keith Emerson
1. Tony Banks

Underrated: Mike Pinder

Drummers
5. Terry Bozzio
4. Christian Vander
3. Carl Palmer
2. Phil Collins
1. Bill Bruford

Underrated: Ringo Starr

Other Instruments
5. Ian Anderson (Flute)
4. Darryl Way (Violin)
3. Dave Jackson (Sax, Flute)
2. David Cross (Violin)
1. Ian McDonald, (Sax, Flute)
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Ringo Starr is mediocre not underrated. Tongue
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Singers
1. Jon Anderson
2. Peter Gabriel
3. Phil Lynott
4. Rikard Sjoblom
5. Annie Haslam/Jacqui McShee

Guitarists
1. Steve Howe
2. Bert Jansch
3. Steve Hackett
4. Anthony Phillips
5. John Mclaughlin
6. John Renbourn (I know it's six, but he deserves it.)

Bassists
1. Chris Squire
2. Danny Thompson
3. Victor Wooten
4. Stanley Clarke
5. Geddy Lee


Drums
1. Bill Bruford
2. Buddy Rich
3. Christian Vander
4. Phil Collins
5. Nick D'Virgillo

Keyboards
1. Patrick Moraz
2. Rick Wakeman
3. Tony Banks
4. Neal Morse
5. Ryo Okumoto

Misc.
1. Ali Akbar Khan (Sitar)
2. David Jackson (Saxophone/flute)
3. Jean Luc Ponty (Violin)


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Originally posted by Master of Time Master of Time wrote:

 
Guitarists
1. Steve Howe
2. Bert Jansch
3. Steve Hackett
4. Anthony Phillips
5. John Mclaughlin
6. John Renbourn (I know it's six, but he deserves it.)

Out of curiosity: Jansch and Renbourn? Phillips above McLaughlin? How did you come to that?
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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Ringo Starr is mediocre not underrated. Tongue

The Beatles exploded as a band when Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best.

If you think he's mediocre then he must be underrated as a drummer.
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^ You really think The Fab Four broke it big because of Ringo? Or was it because Epstein found them?
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ You really think The Fab Four broke it big because of Ringo? Or was it because Epstein found them?

They were nothing between the time that Epstein found them until George Martin got his hands on them in the EMI studio.
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ You really think The Fab Four broke it big because of Ringo? Or was it because Epstein found them?

They were nothing between the time that Epstein found them until George Martin got his hands on them in the EMI studio.

When you say "exploded" you mean "broke it big", right?
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

Originally posted by iluvmarillion iluvmarillion wrote:

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ You really think The Fab Four broke it big because of Ringo? Or was it because Epstein found them?

They were nothing between the time that Epstein found them until George Martin got his hands on them in the EMI studio.

When you say "exploded" you mean "broke it big", right?


Yea, right on, that's what I meant. Not saying that Epstein wasn't an exceptional manager either. When he died The Beatles lost their way a bit and Epstein's death may have contributed to the band breaking up.

My point really is about the comment that Starr is a mediocre drummer. I wouldn't have him on my list of 50 top drummers, but to label him as mediocre is a ridiculous statement to make and borders on the naive if not ignorant thing to say about The Beatles. I grew up with The Beatles. But then if you were born around the eighties or niineties you may not understand why The Beatles were such a great band back in the sixties.
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George Martin has gone on record as stating that Ringo was an excellent drummer in the studio.  While his playing certainly doesn't exude chops galore, his grooves, especially on the earlier material, were rock solid.  He also influenced many drummers to play in more of a backbeat style, similiar to what Motown was doing, and away from the lighter, jazz-influenced drumming that was in style at the time.
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Singers

  1. Freddy Mercury
  2. Peter  Hammill
  3. Peter Gabriel
  4. Maynard James Keenan
  5. Daniel Gildenlow
  6. Honorable Mention: Anthony Green

Keyboard players 

  1. Tony  Banks
  2. Keith  Emerson
  3. Rick Wakeman
  4. Jordan Rudess
  5. Fredrik Hermansson
  6. Honorable Mention: Hugh Banton

Drummers 

  1. Gavin Harrison
  2. Billy Cobham
  3. Bill  Bruford
  4. Blake Richardson
  5. Neil Peart
  6. Honorable Mention: Guy Evans 

Guitarists 

  1. Tosin Abasi
  2. John Mclaughlin
  3. Daniel Gildenlow
  4. John Pettruci
  5. Alex Lifeson
  6. Honorable Mention: Steve Howe 

Bassists 

  1. Stanley Clarke
  2. Tony Levin
  3. Geddy Lee
  4. Juan Alderate
  5. Chris Squire
  6. Honorable Mention: Flea

Other instruments 

  1. David  Jackson (sax)
  2. Ian  Anderson (flute)
  3. Mike  Oldfield (various)
  4. Theo Travis (sax)
  5. Ian  McDonald (flute-sax)
  6. Honorable Mention: Mia Matsumiya (violin)

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Come now,  Beatles are my favourite band of all and I still say no Beatle can be underrated.  Ringo Starr was important to the evolution of rock drumming styles but ultimately overshadowed by Bonham, Moon, Mitch Mitchell (whom I might consider underrated for someone who was part of such a popular act), etc.
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