Most Important People In the Rock and Roll Industry
The Contenders: Page 2
21 Chuck Schuldiner
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather ...read more.
22 Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
"Dylan goes electric", other than the Beatles and Elvis' debuts, probably the most important single event in the history of rock music.
23 Ahmet Ertegün
If you don't know who he is, then you don't know anything about rock music.
24 Clive Davis
25 Bill Graham
26 Sam Phillips
27 Alan Freed
Coined the term "Rock and Roll".
28 Berry Gordy
29 Col. Tom Parker
30 Quincy Jones
Quincy 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".
31 George Martin
32 Phil Spector
Phil Spector is American record producer known for his work with Leonard Cohen, Ramones, John Lennon and The Beatles. He was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson in 2007.
33 Jimmy Page
James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin. V 1 Comment
34 Ozzy Osbourne
John 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 ...read more.
35 Trent Reznor
Michael 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.
36 Les Paul
Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor.
37 Steven Tyler
Steven 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.
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