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Which singers from the past did you admire

(52 Posts)
TrendyNannie6 Sun 15-Dec-19 10:49:21

Mine were Elvis. George Michael .michael hutchence, Jim Reeves and Johnny Cash

TrendyNannie6 Sun 15-Dec-19 10:49:42

Oh and Freddie mercury

M0nica Sun 15-Dec-19 11:04:34

Ernest Blanc, French opera singer, his voice sent shivers up and down my spine, especially in Tales of Hoffman.

henetha Sun 15-Dec-19 11:08:04

Absolutely top of my list has to be Freddie Mercury.
But then Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart,
And these days, James Blunt, Ed Sheeran, Andrea Bocelli.
There are too many to list really.

Anniebach Sun 15-Dec-19 11:11:59

Sinatra. Willie Nelson. Johnny Cash. Roy Orbison.
Johnny Mathis.

Gaunt47 Sun 15-Dec-19 11:22:54

Ella Fitzgerald

Kalu Sun 15-Dec-19 11:25:31

So many but I still regret never hearing Edith Piaf live.

Nortsat46 Sun 15-Dec-19 11:30:43

Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra...

John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Marc Bolan, David Bowie,
Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley...

I wasn’t certain I could think of any ... then I thought of lots ...

12Michael Sun 15-Dec-19 11:33:36

Marvin Gaye , Smokey Robinson, Levi Stubbs of 4 tops, Lulu,
Cilla , Tina Turner , Dianna Ross,

Callistemon Sun 15-Dec-19 11:59:59

Long John Baldry

Dee1012 Sun 15-Dec-19 12:04:56

Male..Otis Redding, Levi Stubbs, Marvin Gaye, Freddie Mercury, Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell.
Female.. Billie Holiday, Etta James, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Beth Hart, Alison Moyet and Annie Lennox.

boheminan Sun 15-Dec-19 12:22:01

Karen Carpenter

NanTheWiser Sun 15-Dec-19 12:37:58

Scott Walker, what a sublime voice he had!

Teetime Sun 15-Dec-19 12:44:18

Definitely a longish list but to be brief;-

Ella Fitzgerald
Maria Callas
Marty Pello
John Denver
Renaissance lead singer (dont know her name)
Elkie Brooks
Aretha Franklin

Calendargirl Sun 15-Dec-19 13:45:00

John Denver.
Matt Monroe.
Cliff Richard.
Karen Carpenter.
Frank Sinatra.
Elvis Presley.

boheminan Sun 15-Dec-19 14:17:33

...Oh, and Paul Robeson

NotTooOld Sun 15-Dec-19 14:36:19

Rod Stewart, Elvis, Amy Winehouse........I'm sure there are more if only I could think of them.

Badenkate Sun 15-Dec-19 15:04:36

Oh Calendargirl I was going to ask if anyone remembered Matt Monroe. He had such a beautiful voice and died so young.

BiNtHeReDuNiT14 Sun 15-Dec-19 15:49:16

David Whitfield (my mums favourite) still listen to him now.

Oldandverygrey Sun 15-Dec-19 15:52:28

Am I allowed to mention someone who is still alive? ok its Meatloaf for me.

Gaunt47 Sun 15-Dec-19 16:18:28

Callistemon - OMG you remember Long John Baldry? Nobody knows that name nowadays. Greatest blues singer this country produced. Remember seeing him sing with a very young Rod Stewart at the Marquee several times.

welbeck Sun 15-Dec-19 16:30:22

Kathleen Ferrier
Al Bowlly
Gracie Fields
Vera Lynne
Nat King Cole
Matt Monroe
Dusty Springfield
Roy Orbison
Pete Seeger
Jake Thackery

Callistemon Sun 15-Dec-19 16:33:41

I saw him at The Place in Hanley, Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men in the early to mid sixties.

Actually, I never realised that Rod Stewart was probably singing too, only had eyes for Long John Baldry grin

I think that Reg Dwight also called himself Elton John, the John being in honour of Long John.

Callistemon Sun 15-Dec-19 16:34:43

Lots of other singers too, but he has always held a special place in my heart smile

grannysyb Sun 15-Dec-19 16:38:26

Kathleen Ferrier, Janet Baker, Roy Orbison, Elvis and my teenage crush Billy Fury!