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Friday, February 28, 2003

Blender – Top 50 Rock Geniuses

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This American music magazine launched in 1994 and stopped printing in 2009, going to an online-only format. Since the original article (published in the January/February 2003 issue) is no longer online, I cannot find details on how this list was generated.

1. Bob Dylan
2. John Lennon
3. Chuck Berry
4. Eminem
5. Bob Marley
6. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
7. Stevie Wonder
8. Kurt Cobain
9. Miles Davis
10. Madonna

11. Elvis Presley
12. James Brown
13. Michael Jackson
14. Jimi Hendrix
15. Paul McCartney
16. Pete Townshend
17. Grandmaster Flash
18. Aretha Franklin
19. Neil Young
20. Little Richard

21. Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider (of Kraftwerk)
22. Burt Bacharach
23. Lou Reed
24. Hank Williams
25. George Clinton
26. Phil Spector
27. Prince
28. Jimmy Page
29. Joni Mitchell
30. Berry Gordy Jr.

31. David Bowie
32. Tupac Shakur
33. Brian Wilson
34. Barry Gibb
35. Earl Young
36. Brian Eno
37. Patti Smith
38. Dr. Dre
39. Freddie Mercury
40. Chuck D

41. Andy Warhol
42. Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot
43. Lee “Scratch” Perry
44. Thom Yorke
45. Rick Rubin
46. Eddie Van Halen
47. Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (ABBA)
48. PJ Harvey
49. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
50. Jack White


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