If you could be any singer or musician who would it be?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Captain Keefheart, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Captain Keefheart

    Captain Keefheart Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Talent? Fame? Honesty? Money? Likeableness? Integrity? Love for the fans? Showmanship? What would you choose and who?

    Personally I would go for Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel and Van Morrison.....
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  2. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

    Going for coolest, John Lennon... Being pragmatic, he's dead and my favorites that aren't are old.
    So I'd like to be somebody young, good looking, grounded and in the money, who makes music I like.
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  3. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    John Lennon
  4. Scooter59

    Scooter59 Forum Resident

    Didn't even have to think about it: Earl Slick.

    I saw him a couple days ago on the Celebrating Bowie tour and he just has this perfect balance of glam strut with a little more angular approach to his solos.
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  5. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    Mark Volman

    I like his voice
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  6. PaperbackBroadstreet

    PaperbackBroadstreet Forum Resident

    Paul McCartney.
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  7. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

    St. Catharines, ON
    Dan Lanois or T-Bone Burnett. Well respected, well paid and without the trappings of fame.
  8. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    Benjamin Orr. He got to play bass and only had to sing half the set and got to walk around basically anonymous....wait, sounds like me anyway..but he was much better lookin.
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  9. soundboy

    soundboy Forum Resident

    Vince Gill

    Winner of 21 Grammys. Current member of the Eagles. Amazing solo career. Respected by his peers. Married to Amy Grant. Able to receive Grammy Award from Ringo and diss Kanye West at the same time.
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  10. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    i don't mean it in an arrogant way, but i'd be me. i find it easier to be me ... it would be nice to have my own studio again and all my instruments but oh well :)
  11. William Bryant

    William Bryant Forum Resident

    Meridian, ID
    I would stay me, but add Doc Severinsen's trumpet chops and Pete Christlieb's tenor sax chops. Maybe add Bill Revelli's rehearsal chops.
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  12. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    I'd be James Taylor just because he's talented and I wish I had that kind of musical talent.
  13. pocofan

    pocofan Forum Resident

    Well, nobody that is dead. If I could sing like Steve Perry that would be great.
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  14. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    A mixture of me, John and Paul.^^
  15. Gord D

    Gord D Forum Resident

    Billy Gibbons
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  16. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    For some odd reason, Richie Furay, because I'd be in an incredibly talented band with two amazing songwriters as fellow bandmembers, and I'd have a great voice and some songwriting talent of my own to boot.

    Thus, some talent, some fame, plus a good deal of honesty, integrity, and likeableness. Not much money though! I get the impression he hasn't changed all that much since then and is basically the same down to earth, upbeat guy he's always been.
  17. Talisman954

    Talisman954 Forum Resident

    Greatest singer ever.
  18. normanbterrier

    normanbterrier Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    Elvis Costello. Durability, talent, and artistic integrity.
  19. eric777

    eric777 Rock Star

    Jimmy Page
  20. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

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  21. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    Hah! I'll take Tony Bennett. Great singer, great attitude and still doing what he loves at a very late stage in life....
  22. First thought: Laura Nyro
    Second thought: Nile Rodgers
  23. James5001

    James5001 Forum Resident

    Beefheart during the Trout Mask period.. only if I could go back to me at any given time :)
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  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    John Lennon Beatles years before Yoko..I'd prefer Cynthia.
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  25. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I like him as well...

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