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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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People who added this item 150 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

PERFORMERS

CHUCK BERRY

● ROCK AND ROLL ● R&B ●
CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON BERRY
Born: 18 October 1926
Died: 18 March 2017
RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 1 - Platinum: 2 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
Maybellene (1955) - with His Combo
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #102 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Roll Over Beethoven (1956) - with His Combo
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (1956) - with His Combo
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Rock and Roll Music (1957)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Johnny B. Goode (1958)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #33 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Run Rudolph Run (1958)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Promised Land (1964)
- ranked #342 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
My Ding-a-Ling (1972)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

PERFORMERS

JAMES BROWN

● FUNK ● R&B ● SOUL ● ROCK AND ROLL ●
JAMES JOSEPH BROWN
Born: 3 May 1933
Died: 25 December 2006

RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 2 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
Please, Please, Please (1956) - with the 'Famous Flames'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - Part 1 (1965) - with the 'Famous Flames'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #34 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
I Got You (I Feel Good) (1965) - with the 'Famous Flames'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
It's a Man's Man's Man's World (1966) - with the 'Famous Flames'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Cold Sweat - Part 1 (1967) - with the 'Famous Flames'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (1968)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #393 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Get Up, I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine (1970)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #196 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Get On the Good Foot (1972)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Doing It to Death (1974) - with Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s
- certified Gold by the RIAA
The Payback (1974)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
People who added this item 182 Average listal rating (182 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

PERFORMERS

RAY CHARLES

● R&B ● SOUL ● BLUES ● GOSPEL ● COUNTRY ●
● JAZZ ● ROCK AND ROLL ●
RAY CHARLES ROBINSON
Born: 23 September 1930
Died: 10 June 2004


RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 2 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 2  Multi-Platinum: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
I've Got a Woman (1954) - with his Band
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Hallelujah I Love Her So (1956)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
What'd I Say - Part 1 (1959) - with his Orchestra
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #80 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Georgia On My Mind (1960)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #283 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Hit the Road Jack (1961) - with his Orchestra
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
I Can't Stop Loving You (1962)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
America the Beautiful (1972)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Here We Go Again (2005) - with Norah Jones
- certified Gold by the RIAA
People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

PERFORMERS

SAM COOKE

● SOUL ● R&B ● GOSPEL ●
SAMUEL COOK
Born: 22 January 1931
Died: 11 December 1964
KEY SONGS
You Send Me (1957) - with the 'Bumps Blackwell Orchestra'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Wonderful World (1960)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Bring It On Home to Me (1962)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
A Change is Gonna Come (1964)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #3 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

PERFORMERS

FATS DOMINO

● ROCK AND ROLL ● BOOGIE-WOOGIE ● NEW ORLEANS R&B ●
ANTOINE DOMINIQUE DOMINO, JR
Born: 26 February 1928
Died: 24 October 2017
KEY SONGS
The Fat Man (1949)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Ain't That a Shame (1955)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Blueberry Hill (1956)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #147 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
I'm Walkin' (1957)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Walking to New Orleans (1960)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'

CLASS OF 1986

PERFORMERS

THE EVERLY BROTHERS

Don Everly - Phil Everly
● COUNTRY ROCK ● ROCK AND ROLL ● COUNTRY ●
ISAAC DONALD EVERLY
Born: 1 February 1937
Died: 21 August 2021
PHILLIP JASON EVERLY
Born: 19 January 1939
Died: 3 January 2014
KEY SONGS
Bye Bye Love (1957)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Wake Up Little Susie (1957)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
All I Have to Do is Dream (1958)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #323 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

AHMET ERTEGUN AWARD

ALAN FREED

DISC JOCKEY
ALBERT JAMES FREED
Born: 15 December 1921
Died: 20 January 1965
HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT HE COINED THE TERM 'ROCK AND ROLL'
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

AHMET ERTEGUN AWARD

JOHN HAMMOND

RECORD PRODUCER / TALENT SCOUT
JOHN HENRY HAMMOND II
Born: 15 December 1910
Died: 10 July 1987
- = SOME OF HIS DISCOVERIES = - 
● BENNY GOODMAN ● ROBERT JOHNSONBILLIE HOLIDAY
BESSIE SMITHBOB DYLAN ● COUNT BASIE ● CHARLIE CHRISTIAN
ARETHA FRANKLINPETE SEEGERBRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
People who added this item 123 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

PERFORMERS

BUDDY HOLLY

● ROCK AND ROLL ● ROCKABILLY ● POP ● COUNTRY ●
CHARLES HARDIN HOLLEY
Born: 7 September 1936
Died: 3 February 1959
RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
That'll Be the Day (1957) - with 'The Crickets'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #124 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Peggy Sue (1957)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #370 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

PERFORMERS

JERRY LEE LEWIS

● ROCK AND ROLL ● ROCKABILLY ● COUNTRY ●
● GOSPEL ● HONKY TONK ● BLUES ●
JERRY LEE LEWIS
Born: 29 September 1935

KEY SONGS
Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On (1957)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Great Balls of Fire (1957)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #242 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

EARLY INFLUENCES

ROBERT JOHNSON

● BLUES ● DELTA BLUES ●
ROBERT LEROY JOHNSON
Born: 8 May 1911
Died: 16 August 1938

KEY SONGS
Cross Road Blues (1937)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #481 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Sweet Home Chicago (1937)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Hell Hound on My Trail (1937)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Love in Vain Blues (1939)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

AHMET ERTEGUN AWARD

SAM PHILLIPS

RECORD PRODUCER
SAMUEL CORNELIUS PHILLIPS
Born: 5 January 1923
Died: 30 July 2003


FOUNDED SUN RECORDS
First single release:
Drivin' Slow (1952)
Johnny London


FOUNDED PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL RECORDS
First single release:
Raunchy (1957)
Bill Justis

People who added this item 744 Average listal rating (744 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

PERFORMERS

ELVIS PRESLEY

● ROCK AND ROLL ● POP ● ROCKABILLY ● COUNTRY ●
● GOSPEL ● R&B ● BLUES ●
ELVIS AARON PRESLEY
Born: 8 January 1935
Died: 16 August 1977

RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 26 - Platinum: 20 - Multi-Platinum: 8 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 6 - Platinum: 5 - Multi-Platinum: 4 - Diamond: 1 ◄
Elvis' Christmas Album (1957)
- = SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 6 - Platinum: 2 - Multi-Platinum: 1 ◄
- = LIVE ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 6 - Platinum: 2 - Multi-Platinum: 3 ◄
KEY SONGS
That's All Right (1954) - with Scotty and Bill
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Good Rockin' Tonight (1954) - with Scotty and Bill
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Mystery Train (1955) - with Scotty and Bill
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #347 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (1956)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Don't Be Cruel (1956)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Hound Dog (1956)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Love Me Tender (1956)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
Too Much (1957) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
All Shook Up (1957) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (1957) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #216 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
Don't (1958) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (1958) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Hard Headed Woman (1958) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
I Got Stung (1958) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I (1959) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
A Big Hunk o' Love (1959) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Stuck on You (1960) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
It's Now or Never (1960) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1960) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
Surrender (1961) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
I Feel So Bad (1961)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame (1961)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Can't Help Falling in Love (1961) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Good Luck Charm (1962) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
She's Not You (1962) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Return to Sender (1962) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
One Broken Heart for Sale (1963) - with 'The Mello Men'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
(You're the) Devil in Disguise (1963) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Bossa Nova Baby (1963) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Kissin' Cousins (1964) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Viva Las Vegas (1964) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Ain't that Loving You, Baby? (1964)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Crying in the Chapel (1965) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
I'm Yours (1965)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Puppet on a String (1965) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Blue Christmas (1965) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Tell Me Why (1965) - with 'The Jordanaires'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Frankie and Johnny (1966)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
If I Can Dream (1968)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
In the Ghetto (1969)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Clean Up Your Back Yard (1969)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Suspicious Minds (1969)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #70 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Don't Cry, Daddy (1969)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Kentucky Rain (1970)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
The Wonder of You (1970)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
I've Lost You (1970)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
You Don't Have to Say you Love Me (1970)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
I Really Don't Want to Know (1970)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Burning Love (1972)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Separate Ways (1972)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Way Down (1977)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
My Way [live] (1977)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
A Little Less Conversation (2002) - Junkie XL Remix
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

PERFORMERS

LITTLE RICHARD

● ROCK AND ROLL ● R&B ● GOSPEL ● SOUL ●
RICHARD WAYNE PENNIMAN
Born: 5 December 1932
Died: 9 May 2020
KEY SONGS
Tutti Frutti (1955) - with His Band
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #35 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Long Tall Sally (1956) - with His Band
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Lucille (1957) - with His Band
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Good Golly, Miss Molly (1958)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #92 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

EARLY INFLUENCES

JIMMIE RODGERS

● COUNTRY ● BLUES ● FOLK ●
JAMES CHARLES RODGERS
Born: 8 September 1897
Died: 26 May 1933
KEY SONGS
Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas) (1928)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
In the Jailhouse Now (1928)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standing on the Corner) (1931)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1986

EARLY INFLUENCES

JIMMY YANCEY

● BOOGIE-WOOGIE ●
JAMES EDWARDS YANCEY
Born: 20 February c.1895
Died: 17 September 1951
KEY SONGS
Midnight Stomp (1954)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'

CLASS OF 1987

AHMET ERTEGUN AWARD

LEONARD CHESS

RECORD PRODUCER
LEJZOR SZMUEL CZYŻ
Born: 12 March 1917
Died: 16 October 1969

CO-FOUNDED CHESS RECORDS
First single release:
My Foolish Heart (1950)
Gene Ammons and His Sextet


CO-FOUNDED CHECKER RECORDS
First single release:
Slow Caboose (1952)
Sax Mallard and His Orchestra


CO-FOUNDED ARGO RECORDS
First single release:
Let Me Be the First One to Know (1955)
Savannah Churchill with Eddie Wilcox and his Orchestra


CHANGED 'ARGO' TO 'CADET' TO AVOID CONFUSION
First single release:
But I Do (1965)
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry

People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1987

PERFORMERS

THE COASTERS

Carl Gardiner - Cornell Gunter - Billy Guy - Will "Dub Jones
● R&B ● ROCK AND ROLL ●
CARL EDWARD GARDINER
Born: 29 April 1928
Died: 12 June 2011
CORNELIUS E. GUNTER
Born: 14 November 1936
Died: 26 February 1990
FRANK PHILLIPS, JR.
Born: 20 June 1936
Died: 5 November 2002
WILL J. JONES
Born: 14 May 1928
Died: 16 January 2000
KEY SONGS
Young Blood (1957)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Yakety Yak (1958)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1987

PERFORMERS

EDDIE COCHRAN

● ROCK AND ROLL ● ROCKABILLY ● COUNTRY ● R&B ●
RAY EDWARD COCHRAN
Born: 3 October 1938
Died: 17 April 1960
KEY SONGS
Summertime Blues (1958)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #432 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
C'mon Everybody (1958)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1987

PERFORMERS

BO DIDDLEY

● R&B ● ROCK AND ROLL ●
ELLAS OTHA BATES
Born: 30 December 1928
Died: 2 June 2008
KEY SONGS
Bo Diddley (1955)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #277 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
I'm a Man (1958)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Who Do You Love? (1956)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Say Man (1959)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'

CLASS OF 1987

AHMET ERTEGUN AWARD

AHMET ERTEGUN

RECORD PRODUCER
AHMET ERTEGÜN
Born: 31 July 1923
Died: 14 December 2006


CO-FOUNDED ATLANTIC RECORDS
First single release:
That Old Black Magic (1948)
Tiny Grimes Quartet

ESTABLISHED THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION
People who added this item 248 Average listal rating (248 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1987

PERFORMERS

ARETHA FRANKLIN

● SOUL ● R&B ● GOSPEL ● JAZZ ● POP ●
ARETHA LOUISE FRANKLIN
Born: 25 March 1942
Died: 16 August 2018


RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 15 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 7 - Platinum: 1 ◄
- = SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
- = LIVE ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 - Multi-Platinum: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) (1967)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Respect (1967)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #1 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Baby I Love You (1967)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (1967)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #90 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Chain of Fools (1967)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #306 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone (1968)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Think (1968)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
I Say a Little Prayer (1968)
- ranked #117 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
See Saw (1968)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
(Don't Play That Song) You Lied (1970)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Bridge Over Troubled Water (1971)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Spanish Harlem (1971)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Rock Steady (1971)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Day Dreaming (1972)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) (1973)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
A Rose Is Still a Rose (1998)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
People who added this item 191 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1987

PERFORMERS

MARVIN GAYE

● R&B ● SOUL ● PSYCHEDELIC SOUL ● GOSPEL ●
● FUNK ● JAZZ ● PROGRESSIVE SOUL ●
MARVIN PENTZ GAY JR.
Born: 2 April 1939
Died: 1 April 1984

RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 1 - Platinum: 2 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 - Multi-Platinum: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (1967) - with Tammi Terrell
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1968)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #119 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
What's Going On (1971)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #6 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (1971)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Let's Get It On (1973)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #264 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Sexual Healing (1982)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #198 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Let's Get It On (2005) - MPG Groove Mix
- certified Gold by the RIAA
People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1987

PERFORMERS

BILL HALEY

● ROCK AND ROLL ● COUNTRY ● RICKABILLY ●
WILLIAM JOHN CLIFTON HALEY
Born: 6 July 1925
Died: 9 February 1981
KEY SONGS
Rock Around the Clock (1954) - with 'His Comets'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0

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EARLY INFLUENCES

LOUIS JORDAN

● R&B ● SWING ● JUMP BLUES ● BOOGIE-WOOGIE ●
LOUIS THOMAS JORDAN
Born: 8 July 1908
Died: 4 February 1975
KEY SONGS
Caldonia Boogie (1945) - with 'His Tympany Five'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Choo Choo Ch-Boogie (1946) - with 'His Tympany Five'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Let the Good Times Roll (1946) - with 'His Tympany Five'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens (1946) - with 'His Tympany Five'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Saturday Night Fish Fry (1949) - with 'His Tympany Five'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0

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PERFORMERS

B.B. KING

● ELECTRIC BLUES ● R&B ● ROCK AND ROLL ● SOUL ● GOSPEL ●
RILEY B. KING
Born: 16 September 1925
Died: 14 May 2015


RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 - Multi-Platinum: 1 ◄
- = LIVE ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
Three O'Clock Blues (1951)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Everyday I Have the Blues (1955) - with 'His Orchestra'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Sweet Little Angel (1956) - with 'His Orchestra'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
The Thrill is Gone (1969)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'

CLASS OF 1987

AHMET ERTEGUN AWARD

JERRY LEIBER & MIKE STOLLER

SONGWRITERS/RECORD PRODUCERS
JEROME LEIBER
Born: 5 January 1923
Died: 30 July 2003
MIKE STOLLER
Born: 13 March 1933


First chart hit as writers:
Hard Times (1952)
Charles Brown
R&B: #7

- = WROTE TOP TEN HITS FOR = -
● THE CHEERS ● THE COASTERSELVIS PRESLEYTHE DRIFTERS
BEN E. KING ● THE KINGSTON TRIO ● MICHAEL McDONALD ●
● WARREN G AND NATE DOGG ● SEAN KINGSTON ●

CO-FOUNDED SPARK RECORDS
First single release:
Come a Little Bit Closer (1954)
Willy & Ruth


CO-FOUNDED DAISY RECORDS
First single release:
Big Bad World (1963)
Cathy Saint


CO-FOUNDED TIGER RECORDS
First single release:
The Bossa Nova (My Heart Said) (1963)
Tuppie & the Clovers


CO-FOUNDED RED BIRD RECORDS
First single release:
Chapel of Love (1964)
The Dixie Cups

People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 0

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PERFORMERS

CLYDE McPHATTER

● ROCK AND ROLL ● R&B ● SOUL ● POP ●
CLYDE LENSLEY McPHATTER
Born: 15 November 1932
Died: 13 June 1972
KEY SONGS
Sixty Minute Man (1951) - with 'The Dominoes'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Money Honey (1953) - with 'The Drifters'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0

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PERFORMERS

RICKY NELSON

● ROCKABILLY● ROCK AND ROLL ● POP ● COUNTRY ●
ERIC HILLIARD NELSON
Born: 8 May 1940
Died: 31 December 1985
RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 2 ◄
KEY SONGS
Travelin' Man (1961)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Hello Mary Lou (1961)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Garden Party (1972) - with the 'Stone Canyon Band'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0

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PERFORMERS

ROY ORBISON

● ROCK ● POP ● COUNTRY ● ROCKABILLY ● ROCK AND ROLL ●
ROY KELTON ORBISON
Born: 23 April 1936
Died: 6 December 1988

RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 - Platinum: 1 - Multi-Platinum: 1 ◄
- = LIVE ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) (1960) - with 'Bob Moore's
Orchestra & Chorus'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Crying (1961) - with 'Bob Moore's Orchestra & Chorus'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #461 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Oh, Pretty Woman (1964) - with the 'Candy Men'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0

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PERFORMERS

CARL PERKINS

● ROCKABILLY ● ROCK AND ROLL ● COUNTRY ●
CARL LEE PERKINS
Born: 9 April 1932
Died: 19 January 1998
KEY SONGS
Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Matchbox (1957)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0

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PERFORMERS

SMOKEY ROBINSON

● R&B ● SOUL ● POP ●
WILLIAM ROBINSON JR.
Born: 19 February 1940

RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 2 ◄
KEY SONGS
Shop Around (1960) - with 'The Miracles'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
You've Really Got a Hold on Me (1962) - with 'The Miracles'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Going to a Go-Go (1965) - with 'The Miracles'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
The Tracks of My Tears (1965) - with 'The Miracles'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #54 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
The Tears of a Clown (1970) - with 'The Miracles'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #313 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Being with You (1981)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0

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PERFORMERS

BIG JOE TURNER

● JUMP BLUES ● BLUES ● R&B ●
JOSEPH VERNON TURNER JR.
Born: 18 May 1911
Died: 24 November 1985
KEY SONGS
Roll 'Em Pete (1938) - with Pete Johnson
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Shake, Rattle and Roll (1954) - with his 'Blue Kings'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0

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EARLY INFLUENCES

T-BONE WALKER

● BLUES ● ELECTRIC BLUES ● TEXAN BLUES ●
● JUMP BLUES ● WEST COAST BLUES ●
AARON THIBEAUX WALKER
Born: 28 May 1910
Died: 16 March 1975
KEY SONGS
Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad) (1947)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0

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PERFORMERS

MUDDY WATERS

● BLUES ● CHICAGO BLUES ● DELTA BLUES ●
McKINLEY MORGANFIELD
Born: 4 April 1913
Died: 30 April 1983

KEY SONGS
I Feel Like Going Home (1948)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Rollin' Stone (1950)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man (1954)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Manish Boy (Mannish Boy) (1955)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #425 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Got My Mojo Working (1957)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0

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AHMET ERTEGUN AWARD

JERRY WEXLER

JOURNALIST/RECORD PRODUCER
GERALD WEXLER
Born: 10 January 1917
Died: 15 August 2008

COINED THE TERM 'RHYTHM & BLUES'
AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO 'RACE RECORDS'
People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0

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EARLY INFLUENCES

HANK WILLIAMS

● COUNTRY ● WESTERN ● HONKY-TONK ●
● ROCKABILLY ● FOLK ● BLUES ● GOSPEL ●
HIRAM WILLIAMS
Born: 17 September 1923
Died: 1 January 1953

KEY SONGS
Honky Tonkin' (1947) - with 'his Drifting Cowboys'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Move It on Over (1947) - with 'his Drifting Cowboys'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Lovesick Blues (1949) - with 'his Drifting Cowboys'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (1949) - with 'his Drifting Cowboys'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #165 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Hey Good Lookin' (1951) - with 'his Drifting Cowboys'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Jambalaya on the Bayou (1952) - with 'his Drifting Cowboys'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Your Cheatin' Heart (1953) - with 'his Drifting Cowboys'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #237 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0

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PERFORMERS

JACKIE WILSON

● R&B ● SOUL ● POP ● ROCK AND ROLL ● DOO-WOP ●
JACK LEROY WILSON JR.
Born: 9 June 1934
Died: 21 January 1984
KEY SONGS
Lonely Teardrops (1958)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (1967)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1988

PERFORMERS

THE BEACH BOYS

Mike Love- Carl Wilson - Al Jardine
Brian Wilson - Dennis Wilson
● ROCK ● POP ● SURF ● PSYCHEDELIA ●
MICHAEL EDWARD LOVE
Born: 15 March 1941
DENNIS CARL WILSON
Born: 3 December 1944
Died: 28 December 1983
ALAN CHARLES JARDINE
Born: 3 September 1942
BRIAN DOUGLAS WILSON
Born: 20 June 1942
CARL DEAN WILSON
Born: 21 December 1946
Died: 6 February 1998
RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 1 - Platinum: 2 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 8 - Platinum: 3 ◄
- = LIVE ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 3 ◄
KEY SONGS
Surfin' USA (1963)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
In My Room (1963)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
I Get Around (1964)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Don't Worry Baby (1964)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
California Girls (1965)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
- ranked #297 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
God Only Knows (1966)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #11 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Good Vibrations (1966)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #53 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Kokomo (1988)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
People who added this item 1752 Average listal rating (1752 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1988

PERFORMERS

THE BEATLES

John Lennon - Paul McCartney - George Harrison - Ringo Starr
● ROCK ● POP ●
JOHN WINSTON LENNON
Born: 9 October 1940
Died: 8 December 1980
JAMES PAUL McCARTNEY
Born: 18 June 1942
GEORGE HARRISON
Born: 25 February 1943
Died: 29 November 2001
RICHARD STARKEY
Born: 7 July 1940

RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 19 - Platinum: 5 - Multi-Platinum: 4 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 - Platinum: 5 - Multi-Platinum: 11 - Diamond: 3 ◄
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
The Beatles [The White Album] (1968)
Abbey Road (1969)
- = LIVE ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 - Multi-Platinum: 1 ◄
- = DIAMOND COMPILATION ALBUMS = -
1962-1966 [The Red Album] (1973)
1967-1970 [The Blue Album] (1973)
1 (2000)
KEY SONGS
Love Me Do (1962)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #15 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Please Please Me (1963)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Twist and Shout (1964)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
She Loves You (1963)
- ranked #135 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Can't Buy Me Love (1964)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Do You Want to Know a Secret (1964)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
I Feel Fine (1964)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Eight Days a Week (1965)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Help! (1965)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #447 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Yesterday (1965)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #72 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
We Can Work It Out (1965)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
In My Life (1965)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #98 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Norwegian Wood (1965)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Nowhere Man (1966)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Paperback Writer (1966)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Yellow Submarine (1966)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Eleanor Rigby (1966)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #243 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Got to Get You into My Life (1966)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Penny Lane (1967)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #280 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Strawberry Fields Forever (1967)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #7 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
A Day in the Life (1967)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #24 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
All You Need is Love (1967)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Hello Goodbye (1967)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Lady Madonna (1968)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Hey Jude (1968)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #89 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
Get Back (1969) - with Billy Preston
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
The Ballad of John & Yoko (1969)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Something (1969)
- ranked #110 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
Let It Be (1970)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #121 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Multi-Platinum by the RIAA
The Long and Winding Road (1970)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Free as a Bird (1995)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Real Love (1996)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
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PERFORMERS

THE DRIFTERS

Clyde McPhatter - Gerhart Thrasher - Johnny Moore - Bill Pinkney
Charlie Thomas - Ben E. King - Rudy Lewis
● R&B ● DOO-WOP ● SOUL ● POP ●
CLYDE LENSLEY McPHATTER
Born: 15 November 1932
Died: 13 June 1972
GERHART THRASHER
Born: 3 December 1928
Died: November 1977
JOHN DANIEL MOORE
Born: 15 December 1934
Died: 30 December 1998
WILLIE PINKNEY
Born: 15 August 1925
Died: 4 July 2007
CHARLES THOMAS
Born: 7 April 1937
BENJAMIN EARL NELSON
Born: 28 September 1938
Died: 30 April 2015
RUDY LEWIS
Born: 23 August 1936
Died: 20 May 1964
KEY SONGS
Money Honey (1953)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
There Goes My Baby (1959)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Save the Last Dance for Me (1960)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Up On the Roof (1962)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #375 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
On Broadway (1963)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Under the Boardwalk (1964)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
People who added this item 904 Average listal rating (904 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1988

PERFORMERS

BOB DYLAN

● FOLK ● BLUES ● ROCK ● GOSPEL ● COUNTRY ●
● TRADITIONAL POP ● JAZZ ●
ROBERT ALLEN ZIMMERMAN
Born: 24 May 1941

RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 12 - Platinum: 9 - Multi-Platinum: 4 ◄
- = LIVE ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 5 - Platinum: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
Blowin' in the Wind (1963)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #100 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
The Times They Are a-Changin' (1965)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Like a Rolling Stone (1965)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #4 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #187 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #164 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Desolation Row (1965)
- ranked #83 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Visions of Johanna (1966)
- ranked #317 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
Tangled Up in Blue (1975)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #67 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
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AHMET ERTEGUN AWARD

BERRY GORDY

RECORD PRODUCER
BERRY GORDY III
Born: 28 November 1929

FOUNDED TAMLA RECORDS
First single release:
Come to Me (1959)
Marv Johnson


CHANGED NAME TO MOTOWN RECORDS
First single release:
Bad Girl (1959)
The Miracles


FOUNDED MIRACLE RECORDS
First single release:
Don't Feel Sorry for Me (1961)
Jimmy Ruffin


CHANGED NAME TO GORDY RECORDS
First single release:
Dream Come True (1962)
The Temptations

People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1988

EARLY INFLUENCES

WOODY GUTHRIE

● AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC ● PROTEST MUSIC ●
● COUNTRY ● TALKING BLUES ●
WOODROW WILSON GUTHRIE
Born: 14 July 1912
Died: 3 October 1967
KEY SONGS
Pretty Boy Floyd (1940)*
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Pastures of Plenty (1941)*
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
This Land is Your Land (1944)*
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #229 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
*earliest recording dates
People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0

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EARLY INFLUENCES

LEAD BELLY

● FOLK BLUES ● FOLK ● GOSPEL ● SONGSTER ●
HUDDIE WILLIAM LEDBETTER
Born: 23 January 1888
Died: 6 December 1949
KEY SONGS
Goodnight, Irene (1936)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
The Midnight Special (1940)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Rock Island Line (1942)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 9.2 IMDB Rating 0

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EARLY INFLUENCES

LES PAUL

● JAZZ ● BLUES ● COUNTRY ● ROCK AND ROLL ● ACOUSTIC MUSIC ●
LESTER WILLIAM POLSFUSS
Born: 9 January 1915
Died: 12 August 2009

KEY SONGS
How High the Moon (1951) - with Mary Ford
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With you) (1953) - with Mary Ford
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
"THE LOG" c.1939
People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0

CLASS OF 1989

EARLY INFLUENCES

BESSIE SMITH

● CLASSIC BLUES ● JAZZ ●
BESSIE SMITH
Born: 15 April 1894
Died: 26 September 1937
KEY SONGS
Downhearted Blues (1923)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
St. Louis Blues (1925)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Empty Bed Blues (1928)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
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PERFORMERS

THE SUPREMES

Florence Ballard - Diana Ross - Mary Wilson
● R&B ● SOUL ● POP ● DOO-WOP ● DISCO ●
FLORENCE GLENDA BALLARD
Born: 30 June 1943
Died 22 February 1976
DIANA ROSS
Born: 26 March 1944
MARY WILSON
Born: 6 March 1944
Died 8 February 2021
RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 2 - Platinum: 2 ◄
- = STUDIO ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
- = SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
Where Did Our Love Go? (1964)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
Baby Love (1964)
- ranked #499 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
Stop! In the Name of Love (1965)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- ranked #254 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
- certified Gold by the RIAA
You Can't Hurry Love (1966)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
You Keep Me Hangin' On (1966)
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
- ranked #234 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Songs'
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (1968) - with 'The Temptations'
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
Someday We'll Be Together (1969)
- certified Platinum by the RIAA
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CLASS OF 1989

PERFORMERS

DION

● ROCK ● POP ● R&B ● BLUES ●
DION FRANCIS DeMUCCI
Born: 18 July 1939
RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
- = SINGLES = -
► Gold: 1 ◄
KEY SONGS
I Wonder Why (1958) - with 'The Belmonts'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
A Teenager in Love (1959) - with 'The Belmonts'
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Runaround Sue (1961)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
Abraham, Martin & John (1968)
- certified Gold by the RIAA
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CLASS OF 1989

EARLY INFLUENCES

THE INK SPOTS

Hoppy Jones - Deek Watson - Jerry Daniels
Charles Fuqua - Billy Kenny
● VOCAL JAZZ ● DOO-WOP ●
ORVILLE JONES
Born: 17 February 1905
Died: 18 October 1944
IVORY JONES
Born: 18 July 1909
Died: 4 November 1969
JERRY DANIELS
Born: 14 December 1915
Died: 7 December 1995
CHARLES FUQUA
Born: 20 0ctober 1910
Died: 21 December 1971
BILLY KENNY
Born: 12 June 1914
Died: 23 March 1978
KEY SONGS
If I Didn't Care (1939)
- selected for 'The 660 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll'
- selected for the 'Grammy Hall of Fame'
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In a bid to deeper explore the world of music, we bring you a journey through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's probably the last list we'll do on Listal... at least for a while, because it's been an absolute nightmare to put together. I hope the few people who wander this way get something from it.

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KEY SONGS
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We decided when we started this list that we needed common rules for key songs on the performer entries, so this is how we worked things out.

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THE 660 SONGS THAT SHAPED ROCK AND ROLL
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This is a list of songs compiled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's chief curator, James Henke, with the help of writers and critics. There were originally 500 songs on the list, but another 160 have since been added.

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THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME
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The Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honour significant recordings that are at least 25 years old.

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ROLLING STONE'S
'500 GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME'
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Rolling Stone first published this list in 2004. before revising it in 2010, and then completely remaking it in 2021. We've only used the latest offering for our listings.

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RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
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We had to establish a rule early on with regards to what qualified as a key song. We considered using chart position, but that can be as much about luck as anything else because it depended on what else was released at the time. We also had concerns about how older songs were quite often divided between the main pop chart and the R&B chart and didn't want things to get too messy... so we settled for certification as a way to deal with the sale side of things. This unfortunately ruled out many older tracks, because the record companies didn't always request certification - we hope that these gaps have been plugged by the other criteria.

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ISSUE
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We still have some artists with no songs listed under them, but using a common rule for the list makes things difficult when it comes to the likes of Laura Nyro and Willie Dixon, who are better known by the number of artists who have gone on to cover their songs..

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RELEASE DATES
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Dates for some tracks differ from one list to another so we used both Wikipedia and Discogs to try and work things out.

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ALBUMS
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It was decided (after already doing a fair chunk of what was supposed to simply be a song list) that we should include album information. So I set about trying to add a section. In hindsight, it would've been better to have gone about it in the same way as the key songs, but it is what it is now. We decided not to include compilations at first but later added any that have achieved Diamond certification, because this suggests lasting appeal with the buying public.

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MUSICAL EXCELLENCE
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We weren't sure how best to represent those inducted for musical excellence because their body of work is usually large and varied so we simply opted to look for one often cited example of what they do best. We hope that this is enough.

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AHMET ERTEGUN AWARD
FOR NON-PERFORMERS
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I thought that this section would be the easiest, but it turned into something of a nightmare as I worked out what to include in their entries.

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MULTIPLE INDUCTEES
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Band members who have been inducted elsewhere are displayed in bold.

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NOMINEES
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Personal information has been left out on these entries because you can never be sure which members of a band will actually be inducted if they are ever chosen.

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SOLO/BAND WORK
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts artists either for solo work or as part of a band. For this list, we have combined all of an artist's work in each listing - so while 'The Beatles' displays all of the work as a band, the entry for John Lennon lists all of his work with 'The Beatles and his own solo work. This has led to quite a bit of repetition, but since not all bands an artist has worked for have been inducted to the Hall of Fame, it does offer a more complete view this way. It also helps to demonstrate when an inducted artist may not have been a part of an inducted band. For instance, Eric Clapton was a member of 'The Yardbirds', but was not part of the band when they released 'Shape of Things'... which instead appears in the listing for Jeff Beck, as well as in that of the band.

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FINAL ADDITIONS
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When the list information was complete and all we needed to do was finish watching and linking the videos (since this as much a musical journey for us as anything), we decided to add Hollywood Walk of Fame stars and Grammy Award counts. There has been a little discretion here: Carlos Santana for instance, has a star but the only listing here is for the band, but we've included it anyway. John Lennon has two stars... one with The Beatles and another in his own right, so we've included both.

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JUKEBOX JoURneY
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100 OF OUR FAVOURITE SONGS FROM THIS LIST
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NO MORE THAN ONE FROM ANY BAND OR ARTIST
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PAST NOMINEES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SELECTION

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A1 If I Didn't Care (1939)
The Inkspots
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A2 Strange Fruit (1939)
Billie Holiday
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A3 The Christmas Song (1946)
Nat King Cole
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A4 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1946)
Louis Jordan
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A5 Dust My Broom (1951)
Elmore James
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A6 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (1953)
Ruth Brown
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A7 Blueberry Hill (1956)
Fats Domino
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A8 Johnny B. Goode (1958)
Chuck Berry
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A9 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (1958)
Brenda Lee
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A0 Summertime Blues (1958)
Eddie Cochran
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B1 At Last (1960)
Etta James
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B2 Stand by Me (1961)
Ben E. King
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B3 Love Me Do (1962)
The Beatles
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B4 Up on the Roof (1962)
The Drifters
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B5 Green Onions (1962)
Booker T & the M.G.s
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B6 Blowin' in the Wind (1963)
Bob Dylan
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B7 Walk Like a Man (1963)
The Four Seasons
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B8 The House of the Rising Sun (1964)
The Animals
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B9 Mississippi Goddam (1964)
Nina Simone
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B0 Oh, Pretty Woman (1964)
Roy Orbison and his Candy Men
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C1 A Change is Gonna Come (1964)
Sam Cooke
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C2 Unchained Melody (1965)
The Righteous Brothers
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C3 California Dreamin' (1965)
The Mamas & the Papas
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C4 In the Midnight Hour (1965)
Wilson Pickett
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C5 It's a Man's Man's Man's World (1966)
James Brown and The Famous Flames
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C6 Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
The Beach Boys
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C7 For What It's Worth (1966
Buffalo Springfield
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C8 What a Wonderful World (1967)
Louis Armstrong
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C9 Waterloo Sunset (1967)
The Kinks
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C0 Nights in White Satin (1967)
The Moody Blues
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D1 A Whiter Shade of Pale (1967)
Procol Harum
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D2 Chain of Fools (1967)
Aretha Franklin
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D3 The Look of Love (1967)
Dusty Springfield
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D4 Soul Man (1967)
Sam & Dave
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D5 (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (1968)
Otis Redding
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D6 I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1968)
Marvin Gaye
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D7 Everyday People (1968)
Sly & the Family Stone
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D8 Born to Be Wild (1968)
Steppenwolf
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D9 Bad Moon Rising (1969)
Creedence Clearwater Revival
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D0 Space Oddity (1969)
David Bowie
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E1 Both Sides Now (1969)
Joni Mitchell
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E2 Gimme Shelter (1969)
The Rolling Stones
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E3 In the Ghetto (1969)
Elvis Presley
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E4 Fire and Rain (1970)
James Taylor
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E5 Paranoid (1970)
Black Sabbath
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E6 I'll Be There (1970)
The Jackson 5
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E7 Tears of a Clown (1970)
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
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E8 Ain't No Sunshine (1971)
Bill Withers
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E9 It's Too Late (1971)
Carole King
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E0 Proud Mary (1971)
Ike & Tina Turner
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F1 Baba O'Riley (1971)
The Who
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F2 Imagine (1971)
John Lennon
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F3 Me and Bobby McGee (1971)
Janis Joplin
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F4 Stairway to Heaven (1971)
Led Zeppelin
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F5 Move On Up (1971)
Curtis Mayfield
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F6 Many Rivers to Cross (1972)
Jimmy Cliff
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F7 Heart of Gold (1972)
Neil Young
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F8 Smoke on the Water (1973)
Deep Purple
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F9 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
Elton John
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F0 Midnight Train to Georgia (1973)
Gladys Knight & the Pips
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G1 Dream On (1973)
Aerosmith
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G2 La Grange (1974)
ZZ Top
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G3 Wish you Were Here (1975)
Pink Floyd
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G4 Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
Queen
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G5 Love to Love You Baby (1975)
Donna Summer
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G6 The Boys Are Back in Town (1976)
Thin Lizzy
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G7 Dreams (1977)
Fleetwood Mac
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G8 Hotel California (1977)
Eagles
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G9 Solsbury Hill (1977)
Peter Gabriel
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G0 Psycho Killer (1977)
Talking Heads
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H1 How Deep Is Your Love (1977)
Bee Gees
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H2 Mr. Blue Sky (1978)
Electric Light Orchestra
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H3 London Calling (1979)
The Clash
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H4 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (1979)
Michael Jackson
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H5 Dreaming (1979)
Blondie
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H6 I Was Made for Loving You (1979)
KISS
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H7 I Feel for You (1979)
Chaka Khan
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H8 Three Little Birds (1980)
Bob Marley and the Wailers
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H9 Back in Black (1980)
AC/DC
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H0 Every Breath You Take (1983)
The Police
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J1 Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)
U2
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J2 Purple Rain (1984)
Prince and the Revolution
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J3 My Girl (1964)
The Temptations
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J4 Running Up That Hill (1985)
Kate Bush
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J5 How Soon Is Now? (1985)
The Smiths
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J6 Walk This Way (1986)
Run-D.M.C
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J7 Wanted Dead or Alive (1987)
Bon Jovi
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J8 Sweet Child o'Mine (1988)
Guns N' Roses
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J9 One (1989)
Metallica
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J0 Enjoy the Silence (1990)
Depeche Mode
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K1 Come As You Are (1991)
Nirvana
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K2 Losing My Religion (1991)
R.E.M.
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K3 Creep (1992)
Radiohead
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K4 Tears in Heaven (1992)
Eric Clapton
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K5 This Used to Be My Playground (1992)
Madonna
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K6 Streets of Philadelphia (1994)
Bruce Springsteen
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K7 By the Way (2002)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
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K8 Hurt (2002)
Johnny Cash
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K9 Wake Me Up When September Ends (2005)
Green Day
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K0 Best of You (2005)
Foo Fighters
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DISCLAIMER
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We've noticed quite a few errors as I've add further information to entries, and it's quite likely that there are many more. This was put together as a musical journey rather than a factual document, and since we copied one entry to another before editing it, it's incredibly easy to forget to alter something. If you do spot an error, let us know and we'll look into it.

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SOURCES
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Grammy Awards
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The 600 Songs which Shaped Rock and Roll
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Grammy Hall of Fame
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Rolling Stone's 500 'Greatest Songs of All Time'
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RIAA Gold & Platinum Certifications
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Wikipedia
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Discogs
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Last.FM
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Rhino
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MusicVF
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Youtube

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