Just throwing a topic to get to know a few people and hopefully have a few stimulating conversations.
I just want to know your favorite singers, or who you believe is the greatest singer of all time. Any type of music. A few reasons for your thinking would be appreciated. Just so that I would have something to talk to you about.
So I will start.
My favorite singer is Freddie Mercury, without a doubt. The range of his voice in terms of notes as well as musical styles. Also he had a delightful flexibility in the timber of his singing voice, running from a very harsh "rock" sound to a very lyric quality, all very naturally.
As far as best singer of all time. I believe that I will have to hear some arguments from my fellow posters before I can make a decision for myself.