View Full Version : Rollingstones top 50 rockers...

03-28-2004, 01:06 PM
The Immortals are the greatest rock & roll artists of all time. They are also more than that. The fifty men, women and bands celebrated in the following pages are the singers, songwriters, record makers and performers who are continually in the music -- as pioneers, teachers and stars; touching our souls and pulling us to our feet, on a daily basis -- even when they are no longer with us. And this is not just a list.


1) The Beatles by Elvis Costello*

2) Bob Dylan by Robbie Robertson*

3) Elvis Presley by Bono*

4) The Rolling Stones by Steven Van Zandt*

5) Chuck Berry by Joe Perry*

6) Jimi Hendrix by John Mayer*

7) James Brown by Rick Rubin*

8) Little Richard by Little Richard*

9) Aretha Franklin by Jerry Wexler*

10) Ray Charles by Van Morrison*

11) Bob Marley by Wyclef Jean

12) The Beach Boys by Lindsey Buckingham

13) Buddy Holly by John Mellencamp

14) Led Zeppelin by David Grohl

15) Stevie Wonder by Elton John

16) Sam Cooke by Art Garfunkel

17) Muddy Watters by Billy Gibbons

18) Marvin Gaye by Smokey Robinson

19) The Velvet Underground by Julian Casablancas

20) Bo Diddley by Iggy Pop

21) Otis Redding by Steve Cropper

22) U2 by Chris Martin

23) Bruce Springsteen by Jackson Browne

24) Jerry Lee Lewis by Moby

25) Fats Domino by Dr. John

26) The Ramones by Lenny Kaye

27) Nirvana by Vernon Reid

28) Prince by Ahmir Thompson

29) The Who by Eddie Vedder

30) The Clash by The Edge

31) Johnny Cash by Kris Kristofferson

32) Smokey Robinson and the Miracles by Bob Seger

33) The Everly Brothers by Paul Simon

34) Neil Young by Flea

35) Michael Jackson by Antonio "LA" Reid

36) Madonna by Britney Spears

37)Roy Orbison by K.D. Lang

38) John Lennon by Lenny Kravitz

39) David Bowie by Lou Reed

40) Simon and Garfunkel by James Taylor

41) The Doors by Marilyn Manson

42) Van Morrison by Peter Wolf

43) Sly and the Family Stone by Don Was

44) Public Enemy by Adam Yauch

45) The Byrds by Tom Petty

46) Janis Joplin by Rosanne Cash

47) Patti Smith by Shirley Manson

48) Run-DMC by Chuck D

49) Elton John by Billy Joel

50) The Band by Lucinda Williams

Wow Muddy made it to 17th, i may have put him in the top 10. Led Zep and Holly should also be in top 10, although i like the fact the Hendrix and Berry are. and Pinkfloyd didn't even make the cut!

03-28-2004, 01:14 PM
LOL Little Richard voted for himself..

The Doors and Led Zepellin should have both been in the top 10. Lynyrd Skynyrd should also have been on the list. I also believe Michael Jackson should be WAY higher on the list, despite him being a wacko....he was one of the greatest artists ever.

03-30-2004, 09:53 PM
Two HUGE omissions:

The Sex Pistols without a doubt belong in this group and if they're going to include Public Enemy they gotta include NWA.

My .02


03-31-2004, 03:14 PM
Public Enemy and Run DMC have no business in that list.

Also, even though they aren't my favorite, I can't help but notice Aerosmith isn't in that list. These guys have been pumping out songs for 4 decades now. They should have quit 2 decades ago, but they should still be in that list.