Jeff Keith, singer of hard rock band Tesla Reading the adele thread inspired this subject. The pic shows Jeff Keith from Tesla whose music made especially in late 80s / early 90s is very dependent on a rangey singer. Jeff Keith certain soared with high notes from the epic mechanical resonance through to great radio controversy.........but jeezus his singing paid a hefty price for it. His singing has now been reduced to a croak when he tries to hit those highs again, just shows the vocal chords cant take heavy duty exertion forever. Ian Gillan from Deep Purple Gillans performances of Child in Time from the 1970s are something to behold. He displayed a vocal range that was just jaw dropping to hear when the band played live. Nowadays those ferocious highs have become markedly toned down as Gillan`s vocal chords married to the fact he gotten older just dont allow him to go anywhere near there no more. I could post loads more, male or female, but id like to read whom members here at tgp feel that high range singing has had a considerable impact on also. There is one in particular who has received much discussion at tgp recently, but ill leave that for somebody else to raise.