Tallest Musicians

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tone, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Tone

    Tone Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Mick Fleetwood, 6'6" ...... Howlin' Wolf, 6'5" (300+lb :eek: )
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  2. Devin S

    Devin S Fate is a luxury

    Syd Barrett. Oh wait. That's highest musician. Very different thing. Sorry.

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  3. 2141

    2141 Forum Resident

    I'm sure there are many his height but the first that came to mind, Ric Ocasek, 6'4"
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  4. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    Nick Cave, 6'2". Tallest musician that came to mind right now.
  5. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident

    Who's Tallest?

  6. Slack Babbath

    Slack Babbath Forum Resident

    Seven Seas Of Ryde
    Andy Cato from Groove Armada is around the 6ft 7inch mark.
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  7. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

    London, England
    Barrett's problem wasn't necessarily the quantity of drugs he took. He was probably small fry compared to many others, some still alive.

    His mind, tragically unlike many others, apparently couldn't deal with whatever drugs he did do.

    Bowie: a really serious drug problem for several years, came out of it intact and a very happy, well-rounded person by all accounts, and yet another person might end up with a broken mind at 20 after only smoking teenage spliffs. You just can't tell. But it's not as simple as quantity. It's a serious and unavoidable subject really for "historical" music fans, even if you have no interest in or experience of it.
  8. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    Kristian Matsson.

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  9. Bill Larson

    Bill Larson Forum Resident

    Krist Novoselic 6’ 7”
  10. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    They Might Be Giants

    But seriously, I just got a CD by country singer Big Bill Lister, who was billed as "the world's tallest singing cowboy" when he opened for Hank Williams. 6'7".
  11. hutchguv

    hutchguv Rock/Metal/Prog/Power Pop fan

    Isn’t Tom Scholz of Boston 6’5”? The only reason that seems to have stuck in my memory is that he’s the same height as me.
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  12. Mezzer

    Mezzer Well-Known Member

    Devon, UK
    Richie Havens. 6'6"
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  13. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Peter Steele (Type O Negative, Carnivore) 6’7”
    Jim Root (Slipknot, Stone Sour) 6’6”
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  14. richard a

    richard a Forum Resident

    felsted, essex, uk
    The front line of Roxy Music was pretty tall. Bryan Ferry is around 6’1” but both Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera are an inch or so taller. Sometime Roxy bass player Sal Maida was around 6’4”.
  15. richard a

    richard a Forum Resident

    felsted, essex, uk
    Fish, ex Marillion singer. Bumped into him in HMV once. He was so friendly and chatty. And towered over my 5’10” height. I’d guess at him being a good 6’6”.
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  16. richard a

    richard a Forum Resident

    felsted, essex, uk
    Mat Osman. Suede bassist. 6’5”
  17. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

    When it comes to women, Marshall Chapman. Her record label is Tall Girl and Web site is tallgirl.com. Played basketball as a girl, from what I read. AllMusic says she stands 6'1".
  18. mtvgeneration

    mtvgeneration Forum Resident

    Yolanda Adams probably is the most famous very tall female musician. She is 6'1".

    Montell Jordan is reportedly 6'8", although he might be an inch less. I never noticed that he's a giant.
  19. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    He would have looked funny in AC/DC.
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  20. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

    Ilford, Essex, UK
    "Long Tall" Dexter Gordon was 6' 6"

    I saw him play at Ronnie Scott's in 1980 and remember him passing by while I was leaning up at the bar and thinking "Woah!"
  21. ghostofzuul

    ghostofzuul Harvester of Sorrow

    Thurston Moore and Joey Ramone both an inch taller than me... 6'6"

    Gene Simmons no boots = 6'2" w/ boots 6'8"

    Corey Parks from Nashville ***** is 6'3" (her brother played in the nba)
  22. Sytze

    Sytze Forum Resident

    No idea how tall exactly, but Peter Blegvad (of Slapp Happy, but also a great singer-songwriter) certainly is very tall.
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  23. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    I'm not sure how tall he actually is, but Sleepy LaBeef, is quite tall...
  24. nikh33

    nikh33 Forum Resident

    Liverpool, England
  25. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

    Britain, Europe
    I once met Bryan Ferry and he is NOT 6'1' - in fact, I towered over him and I'm not especially tall. I'd put him at 5'6'.

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