Most Important People In the Rock and Roll Industry


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21Ozzy OsbourneJohn Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.
22Ahmet Ertegün

If you don't know who he is, then you don't know anything about rock music.

23Clive Davis
24Bill Graham
25Sam Phillips
26Alan Freed

Coined the term "Rock and Roll".

27Berry Gordy
28Col. Tom Parker
29Quincy JonesQuincy Delightt Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian.

For the first 10 years of his career, Michael Jackson was the Justin Bieber of his day, and his fans were all 11-year old girls.
MJ was not even considered a serious artist until he teamed up with producer Quincy Jones for "Off the Wall".

30George Martin
31Phil Spector
32Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.
33Les PaulLester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor.
34Steven TylerSteven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.
35Trent ReznorMichael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.
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