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
1 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 Chuck Berry
Charles 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.
He deserves number 1 he was one of the biggest pioneers of the genre - christangrant
3 Bill Haley & His Comets
Motörhead 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
5 Carl Perkins
Carl 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".
6 Johnny Cash
John 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.
7 Little Richard
Richard 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
8 Jackie Brenston
9 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.
10 Bo Diddley
11 Buddy Holly
Buddy 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.
12 Ronnie Hawkins
13 Gene Vincent
14 Jerry Lee Lewis
15 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
16 Charlie Feathers
17 Johnny Winter
18 Rick Derringer
19 Robbie Robertson
Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson, OC, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band.
20 Rick Danko
Richard Clare "Rick" Danko was a Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter and singer, best known as a member of The Band.
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