Top 10 Best Artists in the Rock N Roll/Rockabilly Genres
Let me first say this this list is NOT a duplicate of best rock bands, this list is for the genre Rock N Roll which is artists like Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley etc so please don't add bands that aren't in the genre.
The Top Ten
1Elvis PresleyElvis Presley was an 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.
2Chuck BerryCharles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.
Bruce Springsteen got it right when he said that Chuck Berry was Rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist and the greatest pure rock n roll songwriter that EVER lived!
He deserves number 1 he was one of the biggest pioneers of the genre - christangrant
3Bill Haley & His Comets
4MotorheadMotörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed ...read more.
I agree with what the author of this list explained. Lemmy even said "I am rock and roll, and rock and roll is me. We were not heavy metal. We were a rock 'n' roll band. Still are." - Metal_Treasure
For those who say Motorhead is not Rock N Roll you are very wrong because
1. They say "We Are Motorhead, and we play Rock N Roll 2. Their early albums are for sure Rock n Roll which then evolved into a more Metalish sound 3. They sing about rock n roll and have a album and song called that.
So that's why Motorhead is on my list. - christangrant
5Carl 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".
6Johnny CashJohn R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) 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. He died of ...read more.
7Little RichardRichard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name, Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.
Chuck Berry is already #1 so I decided to vote for my other favourite instead. Had a tough time choosing between Little Richard and Bo Diddley. - Britgirl
9Eddie CochranEdward 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.
10Bo DiddleyEllas McDaniel, known as Bo Diddley, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll.
Surprised they aren't here yet. They helped renew rockabilly's popularity in the 80s, and Brian Setzer is probably one of the best rockabilly guitarists out there. - Gg2000
12Buddy HollyBuddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more.
15Jerry Lee Lewis
16Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
18Johnny WinterJohn Dawson Winter III, known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
20Robbie RobertsonJaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band.
21Rick DankoRichard Clare "Rick" Danko was a Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter and singer, best known as a member of The Band.
22Levon HelmMark Lavon "Levon" Helm was an American rock 'n' roller, Americana musician, and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for The Band.
23Richard ManuelRichard George Manuel was a Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the pianist, regular lead singer, and occasional drummer of The Band.
24Garth HudsonEric Garth Hudson is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist. As the organist, keyboardist and saxophonist for Canadian-American rock group the Band, he was a principal architect of the group's unique sound.