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Posted by kevin r schmidt on 01/27/02 - 23:15:29
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Personally, I believe these are the 50 most important and relevant artist to emerge in our time.  This is not the order in which I believe they should be ranked.  But they all have an enormous impact on modern pop culture that transcends music.

1. Bill Haley & The Comets
2. Dion & The Belmonts
2. Ben E. King
3. Buddy Holly
4. The Drifters
5. Elvis Presley
6. Bobby Darin
7. Ventures
8. Beach Boys
9. The Searchers
10. The Beatles
11. The Rolling Stones
12. The Hollies
13. The Velvet Underground
14. The Temptations
15. The Supremes
16. Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
17. Stevie Wonder
18. The Four Tops
19.  Isley Brothers
20. Chambers Brothers
21. Van Morrison
22. Jefferson Airplane
23. The Doors
24. Blood Sweat & Tears
25. The Band
26. Cream
27. The Yardbirds
28. Led Zepplin
29. Ottis Reading  
30. Simon & Garfunkle
31. The Who
32. The Allman Brothers Band
33. Yes
34. CSN&Y
35. Bee Gees
36. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
37. David Bowie
38. Ramones
39. Talking heads
40. Sex Pistoles
41. New York Dolls
42. KISS
43. Mott the Hoople
44. Earth Wind & Fire
45. Sugar Hill
46. Bruce Springsteen & the East Street Band
47. Queen    
48. Guns & Roses
49. Nirvana
50. G.G. Allin


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