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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Rolling Stone – The Immortals

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In 2004, Rolling Stone released its list of “The Immortals” – the artists it picked as the 100 greatest of the rock era. The list was updated in 2011.

  1. The Beatles
  2. Bob Dylan
  3. Elvis Presley
  4. Rolling Stones
  5. Chuck Berry
  6. Jimi Hendrix
  7. James Brown
  8. Little Richard
  9. Aretha Franklin
  10. Ray Charles

  11. Bob Marley
  12. Beach Boys
  13. Buddy Holly
  14. Led Zeppelin
  15. Stevie Wonder
  16. Sam Cooke
  17. Muddy Waters
  18. Marvin Gaye
  19. Velvet Underground
  20. Bo Diddley

  21. Otis Redding
  22. U2
  23. Bruce Springsteen
  24. Jerry Lee Lewis
  25. Fats Domino
  26. Ramones
  27. Nirvana
  28. Prince
  29. The Who
  30. The Clash

  31. Johnny Cash
  32. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  33. Everly Brothers
  34. Neil Young
  35. Michael Jackson
  36. Madonna
  37. Roy Orbison
  38. John Lennon
  39. David Bowie
  40. Simon & Garfunkel

  41. The Doors
  42. Van Morrison
  43. Sly & The Family Stone
  44. Public Enemy
  45. The Byrds
  46. Janis Joplin
  47. Patti Smith
  48. Run-D.M.C.
  49. Elton John
  50. The Band

  51. Howlin' Wolf
  52. Allman Brothers Band
  53. Eric Clapton
  54. Dr. Dre
  55. Grateful Dead
  56. Parliament / Funkadelic
  57. Aerosmith
  58. Sex Pistols
  59. Louis Jordan
  60. Joni Mitchell

  61. Tina Turner
  62. Etta James
  63. Phil Spector
  64. The Kinks
  65. Al Green
  66. Cream
  67. The Temptations
  68. Jackie Wilson
  69. Carl Perkins
  70. The Police

  71. Frank Zappa
  72. AC/DC
  73. Radiohead
  74. Hank Williams
  75. The Eagles
  76. The Shirelles
  77. Beastie Boys
  78. The Stooges
  79. The Four Tops
  80. Elvis Costello

  81. The Drifters
  82. Eminem
  83. N.W.A.
  84. James Taylor
  85. Black Sabbath
  86. Tupac (2pac) Shakur
  87. Gram Parsons
  88. Miles Davis
  89. The Yardbirds
  90. Carlos Santana

  91. Ricky Nelson
  92. Guns N' Roses
  93. Booker T & The MG's
  94. Nine Inch Nails
  95. Lynyrd Skynrd
  96. Martha & The Vandellas
  97. Diana Ross & The Supremes
  98. Roxy Music
  99. Curtis Mayfield
  100. Lee "Scratch" Perry

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