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(@johnin510)
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Pete Townshend
Jimmy Page
Jim Morrison(lyrics) and the Doors
Rick Emmett


   
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 Taso
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Townshend is up there, despite his songs usually being simple. He is definitly up there, the synthesizer parts were great, and he just wrote great songs.

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(@danlasley)
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Not better or worse, but adding to the list:

Tyler/Perry - Aerosmith
Melissa Etheridge

I also like the lyrics of Billy Joel and Ray Davies.


   
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(@gnease)
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So many great songwriters and songwriting teams: This is much more enjoyable than 'best' or 'favorite' guitarist -- the total song/music is so much more important than the guitar or any other individual instrument.

Anybody mention Becker and Fagin (Steely Dan!!)?

-=tension & release=-


   
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(@smokindog)
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I voted for other

Pbee

The Celt

Vic Lewis

All write wonderful songs OK OK I know they may not be as famous as the other ones mentioned , but they still write terrific songs ...

Go to SSG and check out their work

Hilch :?:

And you have to include Marveloes opptimist, Scratchmonkey, dhodge, beans7178, bluenightangel, twistedfingers, geoo,and many others on this and other sites :D :D :D

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(@steve-0)
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My vote goes for Dave Growl from the Foo Fighters, he was also in Nirvana but I don't know how many (if any) songs he wrote while in that band.

Steve-0


   
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(@scrogdog)
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Yes, Peart is also my favorite wordsmith... but let's not forget Lifeson/Lee as writers... definitely no slouches. :)


   
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(@musenfreund)
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Good list. No surprise to anyone, I suppose, that I'd choose Lennon.

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-- John Lennon


   
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(@gnease)
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My vote goes for Dave Growl from the Foo Fighters, he was also in Nirvana but I don't know how many (if any) songs he wrote while in that band.

Dave Grohl's prolific success with the Foo Fighters and as contributor to other bands (QSA) has had me wondering if he wasn't the driving force in Nirvana. Clearly, Kurt was the creative component, but I suspect Grohl may have kept things going forward.

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 geoo
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My vote goes for Dave Growl from the Foo Fighters, he was also in Nirvana but I don't know how many (if any) songs he wrote while in that band.

Dave Grohl's prolific success with the Foo Fighters and as contributor to other bands (QSA) has had me wondering if he wasn't the driving force in Nirvana. Clearly, Kurt was the creative component, but I suspect Grohl may have kept things going forward.

I am with you on that. Either that or Cobain influence him ALOT. I say that cause if you listen to Foo Fights, it sounds ALOT like Nirvana. Maybe a little more commercial but very similar to me.

Geoo

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” - David Russell (Scottish classical Guitarist. b.1942)


   
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