Best Artists of the 1950s

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1Elvis PresleyElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

There is no one even close to The King of Rock ^^ Roll. Not even in a million years. - AP1090

2Buddy HollyCharles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.
3Chuck BerryCharles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
4Jerry Lee Lewis
5Little RichardRichard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name, Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.
6Johnny CashJohn R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.
7Bobby Darin
8Ray CharlesRaymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.

Was going to vote Frank Sinatra but Ray Charles is a little darling. Love this man. - Britgirl

Ya know,T, the man was a great talent, and a pioneer. No doubt about it. But given the contempt he expressed for white folks, I personally can't find as kind words as yours to describe him. 'Course, that was after they made him wealthy, so...

9The Everly Brothers
10Frank SinatraFrancis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

The Contenders

11Carl PerkinsCarl Lee Perkins was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at the Sun Studio, in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning in 1954. His best-known song is "Blue Suede Shoes".
12The Drifters
13Hank Williams
14Peggy LeePeggy Lee was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer and actress, in a career spanning six decades.
15Ritchie Valens
16The Big Bopper
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