Singers. The fans love ’em, most musicians can’t stand ’em, but there is something about the sexy, flamboyant narcissism of a rock singer that embodies the artform. This listicle presents the fifty best rock singers, by date of birth. The criteria are: 1. The performer must be primarily a singer, and 2. The principal music genre must be rock. The first criterion eliminates legends like Tom Petty, Elton John, and Bruce Springsteen, who substantially contribute to the music playing instruments. The second criterion eliminates legends like James Brown, Tina Turner, and Carly Simon. …

Patrick Goggins

Lawyer, writer, musician, bon vivant. Born in Flint, Michigan during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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