Top Musicians for Grown-Ups: Part 1 – the honourable mentions

Many thanks to the many readers who nominated their Top Musicians for Grown-Ups: analyzing your votes has produced a wonderfully eclectic ranking of great musos from many genres.

Let’s start with a list of the honourable mentions:

Ryan Adams
Marcelo Alvarez
Beatles
Beethoven
Ketil Bjornstad
Callas
Eric Clapton
The Clash
Len Cohen
Bryan Corbett
Ray Davies
Natalie Dessay
Doors
Eels
Everly Brothers
Ella Fitzgerald
Bryan Ferry
Renee Fleming
Howlin’ Wolf
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Tord Gustavsen
Joy Division
Mark Knopfler
Kraftwerk
Mark Linkous
Gustav Mahler
Bob Marley
John Martyn
Olivier Messiaen
Conor Oberst
Luciano Pavarotti
Primal Scream
Puccini
Stan Rogers
Andy Sheppard
Paul Simon
Stephen Sondheim
Sting
Stone Roses
Joan Sutherland
Ali Farka Toure
Big Joe Turner
Verdi
Waterboys
Gillian Welch
Cassandra Wilson
Amy Winehouse
Warren Zevon

Part 2, to follow, will cover musicians voted in positions 11-20; Part 3 will reveal your Top 10 Musicians for Grown-Ups.

Gerry Smith

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