MGK’s Top 20 Classic Rock Singers

MGK’s Top 20 Classic Rock Singers: 1. Freddie Mercury

1. Freddie Mercury Throughout the month of February, 102.9 WMGK counted down the 20 greatest classic rock singers decided by our listener vote.  We’ve dedicated daily blocks to one singer who's made the list every weekday throughout the month. MGK will celebrate Freddie Mercury, the leading vote-getter in 2023, on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The greatest classic rock singer of all time was born in Zanzibar in 1946. He grew up in India throughout most of his childhood. Mercury burst onto the scene when Queen released their self-titled debut album in 1973. His memorably colorful stage presence helped him become the recognizable face of the band. His most unusual, creative, and unique song was “Bohemian Rhapsody,” released as part of A Night at the Opera in 1975. No other singer could’ve pulled off the song quite like Freddie Mercury, which he proved at Wembley Stadium in 1985 during Queen’s iconic performance at Live Aid. He died tragically in 1991 due to complications resulting from AIDS. The release of the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018 caused a resurgence in his popularity and added to his legacy. His career earned him the #1 spot on the list in 2023. Listen to MGK's Top 20 Recap Weekend on March 4-5. It will include blocks every hour from singers who made the list to catch you up on anything you missed! [Source:] MGK’s Top 20 Classic Rock Singers 20. Brad Delp 19. Steven Tyler 18. Bruce Springsteen 17. Don Henley 16. Jon Anderson 15. Mick Jagger 14. Phil Collins 13. Stevie Nicks 12. Billy Joel 11. Chris Cornell 10. Elton John 9. Ann Wilson 8. Paul Rodgers 7. Paul McCartney 6. Roger Daltrey 5. David Bowie 4. Robert Plant 3. Pat Benatar 2. Steve Perry 1. Freddie Mercury   [select-gallery gallery_id="752518" syndication_name="freddie-mercury-photos" description="no"]

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