Geddy Lee (RUSH)
Jon Anderson (YES)
Peter Gabriel (GENESIS)
Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
Peter Nicholls (IQ)
Patrik Lundström (RITUAL)
Freddy Mercury (Queen)
Geoff Tate (QUEENSRYCHE)
Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator)
Just to name a small few of my favorites...Plus many many more!
Ray Alder (Fates Warning/ Redemption)
Geddy Lee (Rush)
Scott Jeffreys (Confessor)
Charles Sabin (Toxik)
John "Extra terrestrial" Cyriis ( ex- Agent steel)
Alan Tecchio ( Hades/Watchtower/non-fiction/Autumn hour)
Rob"The Metal God" Halford (Judas Priest/Halford)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron maiden/Bruce Dickinson)
Arno Menses (Sieges even/ Subsignal)
Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
Steven Wilson (Porcupine tree)
Greg lake (king crimson/E.L& P etc)
Steve Walsh ( Kansas)
Peter Gabriel (Genesis Era/Peter gabriel)
Paul Hogarth (Marillion)
Jeff Buckley (R.I.P)
Freddy mercury (R.I.P)
A really great singer, though far too often overlooked, is the guy I am listening to now.. Lino Vairetti of Osanna. Italian prog singers deserve far more love than they usually get.
That said, my favourite singer is probably Glenn Hughes (of Deep Purple and Trapeze fame). Other favourites of mine are Dio, Ian Gillan, Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson. I am not a big fan of Jon Anderson, though I believe his voice is perfect for Yes, and prefer Peter Gabriel as a solo artist rather than as a vocalist with Genesis.
1. Christina Booth-Murphy (Magenta)
Heather Findlay (Mostly Autumn), with Olivia Sparnenn (Mostly Autumn, Breathing Space, Bryan & co) and Ann-Marie Helder (Mostly Autumn, Panic Room, Parade, ex-Karnataka)
Rachel Cohen (the Reasoning)(ex-Karnataka); ,
Kim Sevoir (Touchstone)
Tracy Hitchings (Landmarq),
Suzie Bogdanowicz (Glasshammer)
Because they're lovely, and the most of them sung great lines on the proggy hit single of 2005: "All around the World" / ProgAID and are my favourites of the last decade...
2. Annie Haslma and Kate Bush: Because I think that the previous named ladies are fan of them ;-)
3. Claire Torry, Sam Brown, Durga McBroom, Rachel Fury, Magaret Taylor, Claudia Fontaine, Carol Kenyon, Michelle Carol; Because they all did the "Great Gig In The Sky" / Pink Floyd.
4. Rosita Reitsman (Amberlinn (tip)), Evelien van Kampen (Illumion (tip)), Charlotte Wessels (Delain), Sharon den Adel, Amy Lee, Floor Janssen, Simone Simons, Anneke van Griesbergen, Astrid van Veen (Ambeon), the sisters Kleman, Jerney Kaagman (mmm in the past ;-); Because they're all Dutch, gifted with an golden voice and nice to watch.
5. Tori Amos, Joanna Hogg (Iona), Suzanna Melvoin (Prince, Roger Waters and... ), Sheryl Crow, Heather Nova, Sarah McLachlan, Loreeena McKennith, Lana Lane, Silje Wergeland (the Gathering), Tarja Turunen, Marcella Bovia (Stream of Passion), Emilia Derkowska (ex-Quidam), Trude Eidtang (White Willow), Julianne Regan, Carly Simon because they're really good looking and have made nice music...
6. Nico, Janis Joplin, Billy Holiday, Kirsty MacColl, Linda McCartney, Cassie Canes, Sandy Denny and all i've forgotten; because they were great, hope their music sound forever.