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50 Greatest Frontmen in Rock and Roll History

Purple Clover Logo By Champ Clark of Purple Clover | Slide 1 of 50: "Alone I'm nothing," said Robert Plant. But as Led Zeppelin's frontman, he was the guy in the spotlight—and, according to a Rolling Stone readers poll, the best lead singer of all time. Of course, we all have our favorites. Here, for Plant's 70th birthday, are 50 of the most compelling frontmen of the rock and roll era.

The greatest frontmen in history

Rebellious and spiritual, known for delivering socially conscious messages with expressive vocals and a grandiose performing style, Bono has led the Irish band U2 to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a record 22 Grammy Awards. He has since solidified himself as one of the most compelling frontmen in rock and roll history. Here, in honor of his birthday, are some other rock legends that made the cut.

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