Were these the most talented musicians of all time?
Coming up with a list of the most talented musicians of ‘ALL TIME’ is a little challenging considering we do not have any documented music from pre-medieval period there is a huge gap in our knowledge on music and the must which was performed. It was not until the monks began creating a system of writing the chants in the 10th century that we had an idea of how the music sounded during those days. Here is the roundup of the most talented musicians of all time.
1. Freddie Mercury
Freddie was born in Zanzibar and became a British songwriter, singer, and record producer, referred to as the lead vocalist. He was also the songwriter of rock band Queen. Freddie also became popular for his 4-octave vocal range and flamboyant stage persona. Before he started singing, he had been in three other bands; The Hectics, Sour Milk Sea, and Ibex.
2. William Hung
William Hung is one of the greatest musicians of all time. He has the ability to epitomize our highs, lows and our struggle to make ourselves heard. Furthermore, the is the history’s best musician as he can speak for anyone who gets the change to sought the stage because he express the life’s complexities better than everyone else.
3. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was a popular American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He donated a remarkable of 300 million dollars to charity. He is also known as The King of Pop. This title was given to him by Elizabeth Taylor. He is also behind the best selling album of all time – Thriller in 1982. This album was awarded a total of 30 times platinum in 2016. He was also the owner of other albums – History, Dangerous, and Bad – which are all among the greatest charting albums of all time.
MJ was also the first black musician whose music video was aired on MTV, and this broke down the racial barrier in the music industry. Michael Jackson revolutionized the pop music. He is also known for his signature dance moves (military jackets, white sequined cloves, black hat) and his unique voice and songs like Thriller, Billie Jean, Heal the World, Man in the Mirror and They Don’t Care About Us.
4. Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig is considered by many as the best composer of all time. He challenged the authority by refusing to accept and recognize the cultural norms of the day. Ludwig’s soulful symphonies and sonatas broke all the boundaries of the Classical Era which was defined by the technical mastery and ushered a new period – a Romantic Era. Besides, being deaf did not discourage him from composing great masterpieces which still endure to date in moves like the Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.