5. Jim Morrison
In the summer of 1967 "Light My Fire" hit Number One on the Billboard Hot 100. It was just the second single by The Doors, and it instantly made Jim Morrison one of the most famous singers in the country. His vocals oozed with sex, aggression and danger – and he taught many future punk rockers how to sing. "It was thrilling, sensual, powerful and experimental," Perry Farrell has said. Morrison died in 1971 when he was just 27, but all these years later teenagers are still discovering his songs and keeping the legend alive.