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The Top Ten Most Influential Rock Artists of All-Time Compiled by Livewire staff From a Hibbing, Minnesota kid that taught the world of rock how to speak in song to a band that transformed rock 'n' roll from soda shops and sock hops to something much more meaningful and transcendental to guitarists that invented brand new sounds from this ancient stringed instrument, here are the ten artists or acts that have made the biggest impact to the world of rock 'n' roll throughout the last five decades.
Although not necessarily defining the best, our list of most influential artists certainly does include some of them. Even stranger is the fact that many of the artists that were initially influenced by Bowie The Pixies, Morrissey, Nine Inch Nails would also influence Bowie's own later work as well.
But he put his own stamp on them anyway and somehow conned us into believing that it was his idea all along. Even glam rock, which Bowie's alter ego Ziggy Stardust is often thought of as its messiah, was started by cosmic imp and metal guru Marc Bolan.
None of this matters, though, as nobody steals better than Bowie.
Marc Bolan and T. A blinding guitar virtuoso, Van Halen turned the guitar world on its ear in with his unconventional technique of two handed tapping on the guitar's fretwork. With the macho primping of bozo vocalist David Lee Roth a world of weak posers would emerge such as Ratt, Poison and Cinderella.
Thanks a fucking lot. Dre In the '80s Public Enemy may have been the 'big bang' in rap music and Run DMC may have been the crossover act to introduce hip-hop to rock audiences, but once West Coast rapper Dr. Dre left his former band N. The hardcore message of violence, drugs and sex may have been a hard pill for white America to swallow, but the smooth samples, laid back beats and introduction of Snoop Dog not only turned the black urban streets onto gangsta rap, but the sons and daughters of white America as well.
Pepper's was to rock in the swinging sixties. Sure somebody else wrote his words and music, but with a delivery and performance so potent that his lower body had to be censored from television viewers it made absolutely no difference. The Beatles may reign supreme, but without those pipes and that snarl they'd probably be working on the docks of Liverpool to this day.
Goodbye dreaded polyester disco suits. Hello safety pins and snotty attitude. Grating guitars, droning vocals and dirge-like drumming only helped solidify how much these NYC minimalistic hipsters stuck out in a world stoned on peace, love and grass. Brian Eno wasn't too far off when he claimed that "only about 1, people ever bought a Velvet Underground album, but every one of them formed a rock 'n' roll band.
While largely forgotten for their immense and widespread genre-jumping influences, Kraftwerk is still, nonetheless, the granddaddies of modern electronic music. Virtually every techno, avant garde, disco and rap artist to use a synthesizer or a beat box, whether they know it or not, were directly or indirectly influenced by this band.
The School of Bauhaus. Russian machine artist El Lissitzky. The noises from cars, coffee machines, vacuum cleaners and other various industrial clangor.
When Hendrix was playing in Little Richard's backing band in the mid '60s the guitar was still considered just another instrument in the rock outfit. Then in he released his groundbreaking album Are You Experienced? Swirling colors emerged and the guitar, as defined by Hendrix, was now not only an instrument but a weapon, machine and lover all at the same time.
Encompassing blues, folk, rock, country and spirituals Mr. Zimmerman was and, 40 years after the release of his debut album, still is the epitome of American music Following influences: The start of modern pop rock as we know it today, and as we'll probably always know it.
From infectious melodies of innocent love to introspective Middle Eastern influences, psychedelic musings and talk of revolution The Beatles were the house band of the s, paralleling, and at times even spearheading, this turbulent decade.
Later you can ask your great grandchild who the current pop rock band is and you can add them to this list as well.The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history.
Rooted in skiffle, beat and s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, Labels: Parlophone, Apple, Capitol. The Beatles are, hands down, the greatest rock band of all time.
Now, I understand there are many out there who will argue this, and use Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin as their defense, but the Beatles have been the most influential.
The English musician, poet, and songwriter John Winston Lennon (born ) was a founder of The Beatles, the single most important and influential group in the history of rock 'n' roll music.
He was murdered in Start studying History of Rock and Roll. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
The Beatles, who were possibly the most successful group at that time, hadn’t tapped into the Rock n’ Roll niche, they preferred to make soft, soulful music. Led Zeppelin however, brought heavy metal and savoury lyrics to the forefront of the global stage.
From a Hibbing, Minnesota kid that taught the world of rock how to speak in song to a band that transformed rock 'n' roll from soda shops and sock hops to something much more meaningful and transcendental to guitarists that invented brand new sounds from this ancient stringed instrument, here are the ten artists or acts that have made the biggest.