12 classic rock bands that featured more than two lead singers

Some bands find it necessary to replace their lead singer. These bands had multiple lead singers.
Three Dog Night in concert
Three Dog Night in concert / Watal Asanuma/Shinko Music/GettyImages
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Over seven years and nine albums, Fleetwood Mac featured a rotating cast of lead singers. Most of them also served as the band’s lead guitar player as well, while the non-singing Mick Fleetwood and John McVie hammered away on the bass and drums respectively. Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer got it started and were eventually replaced by Danny Kirwan and Bob Welch, and even for a brief second by itinerant front man Dave Walker.

They all sang, and at some point in the midst of all that turnover, a keyboardist who could also sing joined up. She may not have had a choice. She was married to the bass player.

Christine McVie (maiden name – Perfect) would go on to contribute some of the band’s most beloved songs. When Bob Welch left and the band decided to import a new guitarist and his vocal partner, McVie found herself part of a three-headed songwriting/singing team that elevated the blues rockers to the most popular band in the world.

Lindsay Buckingham’s dynamic guitar helped him write and sing the harder-edged material while Stevie Nicks’ sultry diva persona and low purr of a voice was ideally suited to the mystical love songs she wrote. McVie continued providing expertly written rock songs as well as ballads. The effect, for a few years in the mid-1970s, was undeniably potent.


Christine McVie: “Heroes are Hard to Find” for jazz rockers, or “Oh, Daddy” for the sentimentalists
Lindsey Buckingham: “Monday Morning”
Stevie Nicks: “Gold Dust Woman”