1 Beatles (Merseybeat, Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Pop)
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
Most of what is listed on this poll are merely sub-genres; variations of the rock theme. Nobody had the Fab's versatility.
On the White Album alone, the Beatles also did:
Western Lament- Rocky Raccoon
String Quartet- Good Night
Civil Rights- Blackbird
Proto Punk- Helter Skelter
Dance Hall- Obla-di-Obla-the
Surf Rock- Back in the USSR [see what I did there]
Why parse it so finely with rock sub-genres when they literally covered the spectrum?
2 Jimi Hendrix (Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues, Funk, Hard Rock)
Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
3 The Rolling Stones (Rock and Roll, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock)
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
4 Bob Dylan (Folk, Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock)
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
...country, Christian Rock, easy listening (Sinatra covers), disco elements, classic rock...and some things we really don't have names or categories for... - Billyv
5 The Clash (Punk Rock, Postpunk, New Wave, Reggae)
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
6 Prince (New Wave, Synthpop, Pop Rock, Funk, Dance Pop)
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
7 Elvis Presley (Rock and Roll, Country, Pop, R&B)
Elvis 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.
8 The Who (Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Power Pop, Psychedelic Rock)
The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
9 Deep Purple (Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock)
Yeah,they are great at all of these genres - zxm
10 Stevie Wonder (R&B, Soul, Disco, Funk)
Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
11 Michael Jackson (R&B, Dance Pop, Postdisco, Pop Rock)
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
12 AC/DC (Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Rock N Roll, Glam Rock)
I don't think AC/DC ever played glam rock - zxm
13 The Band (Roots Rock, Folk, Folk Rock, Blues, Blues Rock, Country Rock, Americana)
The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.
14 Neil Young (Rock, Folk Rock, Hard Rock, Country Rock)
Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
15 Gary Moore (Rock, Hard Rock, Blues, Blues Rock, Metal, Jazz)
Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.
His main genres are far from each other and not a slight variation: rock, blues, metal, jazz - Metal_Treasure
16 Lady Gaga (Pop, Jazz, Classical)
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.
17 Falling in Reverse (Post-Hardcore, Metalcore, Hard Rock, Pop Punk, Glam Metal, Emo)
18 Katy Perry (Gospel, Alternative, Pop)
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
19 Eagles (Rock, Country, Bluegrass)
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.