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on 15 Dec 2009 12:12

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20 Most Influential Artists of the 20th Century

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Average listal rating (1341 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
1. The Beatles
In less than a decade, the Beatles sprang from obscurity to stardom. No other music group has produced a more solid and diverse library in such a short amount of time. Beatlemania defined the early 60s culture. However, the lads from Liverpool fell victim to the 1960s culture in its later years. Ironically, their final number one was named "The Long and Winding Road." Their reign was shorter than many hoped, but their influence cannot be rivaled, spanning across generations for futures to come.

Average listal rating (207 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
2. Miles Davis

Average listal rating (893 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
3. Michael Jackson

Average listal rating (726 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
4. Bob Dylan

Average listal rating (546 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
5. Elvis Presley

Average listal rating (59 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
6. Duke Ellington

Average listal rating (967 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
7. Nirvana

Average listal rating (332 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
8. Frank Sinatra

Average listal rating (568 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
9. The Rolling Stones

Average listal rating (116 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
10. Chuck Berry

Average listal rating (452 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
11. Black Sabbath

Average listal rating (758 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
12. U2

Average listal rating (150 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
13. Aretha Franklin

Average listal rating (779 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
14. Led Zeppelin

Average listal rating (215 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
15. The Beach Boys

Average listal rating (102 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
16. Buddy Holly

Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
17. Run Dmc

Average listal rating (99 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
18. John Coltrane

Average listal rating (149 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
19. Ray Charles

Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
20. NWA


 

These 20 bands or individuals had the most influence and importance on popular music and popular culture in the course of 100 years (1900-1999). They helped define their generations, were sources of culture change and clash, and their impact is still evident in today's music and society.

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