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Tuesday, August 31, 1999

Q Magazine – The 100 Greatest Stars of the 20th Century

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Toward the close of the 20th century, British music magazine Q asked its readers to vote on the greatest stars of the 20th century. Here were the results:

  1. John Lennon
  2. Paul McCartney
  3. Kurt Cobain
  4. Bob Dylan
  5. Elvis Presley
  6. David Bowie
  7. Madonna
  8. Noel Gallagher
  9. Liam Gallagher
  10. Michael Stipe

  11. Keith Richards
  12. Bob Marley
  13. Freddie Mercury
  14. Frank Sinatra
  15. Jimi Hendrix
  16. Thom Yorke
  17. Aretha Franklin
  18. Bono
  19. James Brown
  20. Brian Wilson

  21. Robert Johnson
  22. Mick Jagger
  23. Iggy Pop
  24. Joe Strummer
  25. Marvin Gaye
  26. Ringo Starr
  27. Little Richard
  28. Chuck D
  29. Joni Mitchell
  30. George Michael

  31. Richard Ashcroft
  32. Richey Edwards
  33. Kate Bush
  34. Patti Smith
  35. Bruce Springsteen
  36. George Harrison
  37. Stevie Wonder
  38. Jarvis Cocker
  39. Marc Bolan
  40. Dr. Dre

  41. Morrissey
  42. Cerys Matthews
  43. Nick Drake
  44. Charlie Parker
  45. Neil Young
  46. Debbie Harry
  47. Pete Townshend
  48. John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon
  49. Ray Davies
  50. Captain Beefheart

  51. Paul Weller
  52. Miles Davis
  53. Ian Curtis
  54. Brian Eno
  55. Rod Stewart
  56. Nicky Wire
  57. Hank Williams
  58. Jimmy Page
  59. Lou Reed
  60. Duke Ellington

  61. Phil Spector
  62. Paul Simon
  63. Woody Guthrie
  64. Ralf Hutter
  65. Sam Cooke
  66. Jim Morrison
  67. Prince
  68. Shaun Ryder
  69. Lee “Scratch” Perry
  70. Syd Barrett

  71. Brian Jones
  72. Keith Moon
  73. Youssou N’Dour
  74. Roger Waters
  75. Buddy Holly
  76. Billie Holiday
  77. Robert Plant
  78. Bez
  79. Diana Ross
  80. Sting

  81. Louis Armstrong
  82. Igory Stravinksy
  83. Eric Clapton
  84. John Squire
  85. Liam Howlett
  86. Lauryn Hill
  87. Fela Kuti
  88. Serge Gainsbourg
  89. Damon Albarn
  90. Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart

  91. Muddy Waters
  92. Claudy Debussy
  93. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  94. Elvis Costello
  95. Johnny Marr
  96. Ozzy Osbourne
  97. Frank Zappa
  98. Ian Brown
  99. Bryan Ferry
  100. Ravi Shankar

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