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This is a page created by C.Syde65 which attempts to cover basic descriptions on the vocal ranges and classifications of male musicians and singers, both past and present.

I, C.Syde, have been reading information about the classifications given to some male musicians and singers on various pages on various sites, such as List of tenors in non-classical music and List of baritones in non-classical music from the Wikipedia, and I felt that some of the information I'd read did not accurately classify the vocal ranges of certain male musicians and singers.

This notably includes John Lennon which I have always considered to be a low range tenor, though he was previously listed on Wikipedia as a baritone. On the other hand, George Harrison is listed on Wikipedia as a tenor, but I've always considered him to be a high range baritone. The information on the Wikipedia can't be right because George's overall vocal range is seemingly lower than John's, so it doesn't make much sense that George should be listed as a tenor, if John was listed as a baritone.

I challenged the information on the Wikipedia that stated John Lennon to be a baritone, and it turned out the source was unreliable, and to my surprise and pleasure, the information was removed.

George may have adopted a tenor range vocal in the late 60's onwards, but on several songs from the earlier 60's, notably including "Do You Want to Know a Secret?", "Chains", "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (w/ John Lennon), "Devil in Her Heart", "Don't Bother Me", and "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You", George can be found singing quite comfortably within the baritone range.

But anyway, here is a list of some of the male singers and musicians, past and present, along with the vocal classifications that I give them. Note that this page is still under construction and will be expanded and revised overtime.

Singers / Musicians with a Counter Tenor / Tenor Vocal Range

Singers / Musicians that I consider to have a counter tenor or higher tenor vocal range. Note that some of the people I classify to be a low-range counter tenor may sometimes sing within the higher-range of a tenor and vice-versa.

Name: Voice Type Classification: Vocal Range Classification:
Joseph Arthur Tenor TBA
Justin Bieber Tenor TBA
Chris Brown Tenor TBA
Chris Carrabba Tenor TBA
Shaffer Chimere Smith Tenor TBA
Micky Dolenz Tenor High-Range Tenor
Kevin DuBrow Tenor TBA
Roger HodgsonTenor High-Range Tenor
Michael JacksonTenor High-Range Tenor
Joel O'Keeffe Tenor TBA
Michael Roberts Tenor TBA
Jack Russell Tenor TBA
Dee Snider Tenor TBA
Justin Timberlake Tenor TBA

Singers / Musicians with a Tenor Vocal Range

Singers / Musicians that I consider to have a tenor vocal range. Note that some of the people I classify to be a high-range tenor may sometimes sing within the lower-range of a counter tenor, while some of the people I classify to be a low-range tenor may sometimes sing within the higher-range of a baritone.

Name: Voice Type Classification: Vocal Range Classification:
Chester Bennington Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Jack Black Tenor TBA
Jon Bon JoviTenor Mid-Range Tenor
Harry Chapin Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Matt Costa Tenor TBA
Liam Gallagher Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Noel Gallagher Tenor TBA
Billy Joel Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
David Jones Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Kenny Loggins Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Freddie Mercury Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Paul McCartney Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Robert Plant Tenor TBA
Billy Preston Tenor TBA
George O'Dowd Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Richard Wayne Penniman Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Daniel Radcliffe Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Paul Rodgers Tenor TBA
Rod Stewart Tenor TBA
Neil Tennant Tenor TBA
John Travolta Tenor Mid-Range Tenor
Robbie WilliamsTenor Mid-Range Tenor
Stevie Wonder Tenor Mid-Range Tenor

Singers / Musicians with a Tenor / Baritenor / Baritone Vocal Range

Singers / Musicians that I consider to have a low tenor, baritenor, or high baritone vocal range. Note that some of the people I classify to be a low-range tenor may sometimes sing within the higher-range of a baritone and vice-versa.

Name: Voice Type Classification: Vocal Range Classification:
Chuck BerryTenor Low-Range Tenor
David BowieBaritone High-Range Baritone
Eric ClaptonBaritone High-Range Baritone
Rick Davies Baritone High-Range Baritone
Bob DylanBaritone High-Range Baritone
Peter GabrielBaritone High-Range Baritone
Gordon GanoBaritone High-Range Baritone
Peter GarrettTenor Low-Range Tenor
Per GassleTenor Low-Range Tenor
George HarrisonTenor Low-Range Tenor
Buddy Holly Baritone High-Range Baritone
Michael Hutchence Baritone High-Range Baritone
Elton John Tenor Low-Range Tenor
Tom Jones Baritone High-Range Baritone
John LennonBaritone High-Range Baritone
Ricky MartinTenor Low-Range Tenor
Michael Nesmith Baritone High-Range Baritone
Harry StylesBaritone High-Range Baritone

Singers / Musicians with a Baritone Vocal Range

Singers / Musicians that I consider to have a baritone vocal range. Note that some of the people I classify to be a high-range baritone may sometimes sing within the lower-range of a tenor, while some of the people I classify to be a low-range baritone may sometimes sing within the higher-range of a bass.

Name: Voice Type Classification: Vocal Range Classification:
Louis ArmstrongBaritone Mid-Range Baritone
Harry Belafonte Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
Johnny CashBaritone TBA
Nick Cave Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
Gary ClailBaritone TBA
Martin Degville Baritone TBA
Neil Diamond Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
John Fogerty Baritone TBA
Rob Halford Baritone TBA
Jimi Hendrix Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
Billy Idol Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
Benjamin Earl King Baritone TBA
Marilyn Manson Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
Prince Rogers Nelson Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
Elvis Presley Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
Bruce Springsteen Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
Richard Starkey Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
George Thorogood Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
Peter Tork Baritone Mid-Range Baritone
Bill Withers Baritone Mid-Range Baritone

Singers / Musicians with a Baritone / Bass-Baritone / Bass Vocal Range

Singers / Musicians that I consider to have a low baritone, bass-baritone, or bass vocal range. Note that some of the people I classify to be a high-range bass may sometimes sing within the lower-range of a baritone and vice-versa.

Name: Voice Type Classification: Vocal Range Classification:
Leonard CohenBaritone Low-Range Baritone
Andrew EldritchBass-Baritone Low-Range Baritone
Karl HydeBaritone Low-Range Baritone
Avi KaplanBass TBA
Mark Knopfler Baritone Low-Range Baritone
Till LindemannBass TBA
Barry WhiteBass-Baritone Low-Range Baritone