rock and roll lead singer?
Fair or not, it’s the person at the front of the stage who gets most of the attention. It’s a truth that has destroyed more than its fair share of great bands (it’s easy to imagine that Van Halen would have been a lot more stable if Eddie sang as well as he played guitar). How many people do you know would be surprised to know that Blondie was the actual name of the band and not just the stage name of Debbie Harry? Or that there was a time when Alice Cooper wasn’t just Vince Furnier, but also the whole group playing with him?
Sometimes, though, that attention is really deserved and certain bands simply would not make sense without their specific vocalists at the lead. Which begs the question, who do you think is the best and most important front-man/woman in all of rock and roll–the one performer who blows all the others out of the water.
I have my answer, but I’m saving that post for a future date.