Ask your average rock music fan who their favourite lead vocalists are and I bet Lennon and McCartney would not likely feature. The typical top 5 would likely include the likes of Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury, Ian Gillan, Elton John, Elvis, Jim Morrison Steven Tyler perhaps. All great singers but for my money Lennon and McCartney are every bit as good, and better, both technically and inspirationally even though they are not front men type vocalists as such. Does anyone agree/disagree with this? For what it's worth my top 5 would include Lennon, McCartney, Paul Rodgers, Chris Cornell, Jon Anderson. On another day it would include Greg Lake, John Wetton or Rob Lamothe. Who would be in yours?
I guess it all depends on the type of people you are asking - nowerdays, for me the term "rock" means bands from the Seventies and on - basically anything post Purple Haze! So if you were to ask me best Rock vocalist I wouldn't immediately think of Lennon/McCartney.
I remember reading that too, it was someone from one of the other bands of the time/place ... maybe Rory Storm's. What I remember about the quote is that it was referring to how powerfully they closed out sets/gigs when he used that Little Richard voice of his - Long Tally Sally, Kansas City, etc.
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
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Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
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