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Let’s All Sing Together

While a great many rock bands follow in the mold of Mick Jagger & the Rolling Stones or Freddie Mercury & Queen where one member primarily handles the lead vocals, some of rock’s most successful acts actually feature multiple lead singers.

(Yes, we know Keith Richards racked up a lead vocal or two – same with Benjamin Orr in the Cars, but Mick and Rick Ocasek handled more than 90% of the lead vocal duties for their respective groups.)

Here’s a list of successful groups that shared lead vocal duty. Who have we missed?

  • ABBA
  • Association
  • Beach Boys
  • Beatles
  • Bee Gees
  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Cream
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Eagles
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Grateful Dead
  • Jefferson Airplane/Starship
  • Mamas & Papas
  • Monkees
  • Moody Blues
  • Move
  • 10CC
  • Three Dog Night
  • Traveling Wilburys
  • Who (While Roger Daltry handled most lead vocals, quite a few songs also feature parts where Pete Townsend takes the lead; plus, each album featured one or two songs where John Entwistle sang lead and, every once and awhile, there was a lead vocal part for Keith Moon.)

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