Greatest '50s and '60s Rock N Roll Pioneers

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The Top Ten

1 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis 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.
2 Buddy Holly and the Crickets Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Ahead of his time, and probably influenced 60s rock more than anybody. Also very talented for his young age. My favorite musician of all time.

3 Jerry Lee Lewis
4 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John 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.
5 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
6 Dion and the Belmonts
7 Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran Edward Raymond "Eddie" Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American musician. Rock and roll pioneer, he was only 21 years old when he died in a car crash. ...read more.
8 Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted eight months, as it abruptly ended when he died (aged 17) in ...read more.
9 Bill Haley and the Comets
10 Little Richard Little Richard Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name, Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.

The Contenders

11 Gene Vincent
12 Ronnie Hawkins
13 Marion "Little Walter" Jacobs

Pioneer of amplified blues harp. His work in the late 40s through the 50s was some of the earliest rock 'n' roll.
Back Track, Just A Feelin', Off The Wall, Tell Me Mama, Just Your Fool, Too Late, Brother--check 'em out.

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1. Elvis Presley
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