david cohen wrote:Greatest singing drummer, in my book
That is a pretty short list, especially if you don't count people that weren't drumming and singing lead at the same time...
Kelly Keaggy - sang lead maybe half the time
Roger Taylor - sang lead on a few songs
Peter Criss - ditto
Don Henley - sang lead half the time - not sure about greatness
Dave Grohl - did most of his lead singing while playing guitar
Phil Collins - I think most of his singing was as a front man and not a drummer
Karen Carpenter - not sure if she always sang and drummed at the same time, but certainly did sometimes.
Helm certainly had everyone covered in the voice department except for Karen Carpenter. I would have to let a drummer weigh in on his drumming - seemed pretty good to me.