THE blues/rock/soul UK singer of the 70's

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Baldry, Long John
0
No votes
Chapman, Roger
4
8%
Cocker, Joe
3
6%
Dewar, Jimmy
0
No votes
Farlowe, Chris
0
No votes
Jones, Paul
1
2%
Marriott, Steve
4
8%
Miller, Frankie
3
6%
Reid, Terry
5
10%
Roden, Jess
1
2%
Rodgers, Paul
10
21%
Stewart, Rod
8
17%
Winwood, Steve
8
17%
Other (specify)
1
2%
 
Total votes: 48

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THE blues/rock/soul UK singer of the 70's

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 28 Apr 2021, 10:06

One for the old folks on here.
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Re: THE blues/rock/soul UK singer of the 70's

Postby Neige » 28 Apr 2021, 11:59

Difficult, I'll have to think about this.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 28 Apr 2021, 13:15

I just voted for one - Rod Stewart
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Postby C » 28 Apr 2021, 13:22

GoogaMooga wrote:I just voted for one - Rod Stewart


I have a pair of Rod's split knee loon pants that his brother gave me in 1984 if that helps....




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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 28 Apr 2021, 15:23

Did I forget one or more, I wonder?
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Postby der Freiherr » 28 Apr 2021, 15:35

I haven't heard half of these dudes, but if any of them compare to Rod Stewart, then I'd like to. It seems to me that he's the prohibitive front runner.
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 28 Apr 2021, 15:45

Dr. Baron wrote:I haven't heard half of these dudes, but if any of them compare to Rod Stewart, then I'd like to. It seems to me that he's the prohibitive front runner.




If it's that kind of voice you're looking for, I recommend fellow Scot Frankie Miller.

His album Highlife was produced by Allen Toussaint.

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Postby robertff » 28 Apr 2021, 17:34

From this list it's a very close run thing between Rod, Paul, Steve W and Steve M. Love the music they all made but I think I will have to go for Rod. Steve M. lost it for me with Humble Pie but his performance on Tin Soldier and All or Nothing are hard to beat. I know they weren't 70s singles but it showed what he could do with a little restraint.

Also could have included Jack Bruce, perhaps?


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Postby mudshark » 28 Apr 2021, 17:57

Shout out for Chappo. Amazing voice.
Family was too unknown on the European continent, and I was pretty young during that band's heyday so I don't know their stuff very well, but saw him with The Streetwalkers in the late 70s and was very impressed. Superb performer too. Liked his solo stuff backed by a band called The Shortlist. Live in Hamburg and Mail Order Magic are pretty decent albums. Voted for Marriott and Reid as well. Fucking hate everything Rod Stewart stands for. Really glad Clapton is not in the list. And yes, Jack Bruce should have been in there
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 28 Apr 2021, 18:21

mudshark wrote:Shout out for Chappo. Amazing voice.
Family was too unknown on the European continent, and I was pretty young during that band's heyday so I don't know their stuff very well, but saw him with The Streetwalkers in the late 70s and was very impressed. Superb performer too. Liked his solo stuff backed by a band called The Shortlist. Live in Hamburg and Mail Order Magic are pretty decent albums. Voted for Marriott and Reid as well. Fucking hate everything Rod Stewart stands for. Really glad Clapton is not in the list. And yes, Jack Bruce should have been in there




Jack Bruce, yes.

Clapton has not much of a voice.
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Postby mudshark » 28 Apr 2021, 18:29

Exactly
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Re: THE blues/rock/soul UK singer of the 70's

Postby Positive Passion » 28 Apr 2021, 18:52

Surely the best rock singer of the 70s is Freddie Mercury. Isn't he one of the best rock singers ever?
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Postby GoogaMooga » 28 Apr 2021, 20:04

mudshark wrote:Fucking hate everything Rod Stewart stands for.


Now I like him even more! :twisted:
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 28 Apr 2021, 20:10

Positive Passion wrote:Surely the best rock singer of the 70s is Freddie Mercury. Isn't one of the best rock singers ever?





To love Mercury one has to love Queen.
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Re: THE blues/rock/soul UK singer of the 70's

Postby Positive Passion » 28 Apr 2021, 20:16

Walk In My Shadow wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:Surely the best rock singer of the 70s is Freddie Mercury. Isn't one of the best rock singers ever?





To love Mercury one has to love Queen.

Is that true? Can't one recognise his ability even if you don't like what he singing (though god knows why anyone do that)?

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Postby GoogaMooga » 28 Apr 2021, 20:19

I don't like Queen, but will readily acknowledge Mercury's powerful stage presence.
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Postby Neige » 28 Apr 2021, 20:34

Winwood, Roden, Reid
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Postby Neige » 28 Apr 2021, 20:38

Positive Passion wrote:Surely the best rock singer of the 70s is Freddie Mercury. Isn't he one of the best rock singers ever?


maybe so, but hardly "blues/rock/soul"


I also like all the other ones in your list, Yves!
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Postby Brother Spoon » 28 Apr 2021, 20:39

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