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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Beatles Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock - Hey Jude, A Day in the Life, Let It Be

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music - Like a Rolling Stone, The Times Are A- Changin', Blowin' in the Wind

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music - Suspicious Minds, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock

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The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Rolling Stones Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk - (I can't get no) Satisfaction, Sympathy for the Devil, Gimme Shelter

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Jimi Hendrix Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock - Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, All Along the Watchtower

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The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Beach Boys Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop - God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Wouldn't Be Nice

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Bob Marley Reggae - No Woman, No Cry (live), I Shot the Sheriff, Get Up Stand Up

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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Marvin Gaye Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music - What's going on, I Heard it Through the Grapevine, Let's Get it On

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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Ray Charles Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music - What I'd Say, Georgia On My Mind, Hit The Road Jack

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Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Chuck Berry Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll - Johnny B. Goode, Maybellene, Wee Wee Hours

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Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Sam Cooke Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz - A Change is Gonna Come, Wonderful World, You Send Me

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Little Richard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Little Richard Jump blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues - Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Led Zeppelin Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music - Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog

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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
James Brown Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music - I Got You (I Feel Good), Living in a America, It's a Man' s, Man' s, Man' s World

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The Who is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Who Popular music, Pop music, Rock music - My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Love reign o'er me

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Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Buddy Holly Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly - Everyday, Rave On, Oh Boy!

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Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Otis Redding Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music - (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay, Try a Little Tenderness, These Arms of Mine

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae - Layla, Wonderful Tonight, Cocaine

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues - Respect, Think, Chain of Fools

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Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Muddy Waters Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music - Manny Bee, Rolling Stone, Honey Bee

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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music - Superstition, For Once in My Life, Signed,Sealed, Delivered

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Bo Diddley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Bo Diddley Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music - Hey! Bo Diddley,  I'm a Man, Who Do You Love?

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock - Born to Run, Thunder Road, Born in the U.S.A

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock - One, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Beautiful Day

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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Roy Orbison Country pop, Pop music, Rock music - Oh! Pretty Woman, You Got It, Only The Lonely

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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Johnny Cash Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana - I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Jackson

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Neil Young Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge - Ohio, Southern Man, Cinnamon Girl

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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music - Moondance, Brown Eyed Girl, Domino

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock - Candle in the Wind, Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music - Thriller, Billie Jean, Beat it

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave - Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette

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The Miracles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Miracles Doo-wop, Disco, Rhythm and blues - The Track of my Tears, Ooo Baby Baby,  My Girl

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Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Simon and Garfunkel Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music - Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs. Robinson, Sound Of Silence

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Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock - Money, Another Brick in the Wall, Wish You Were Here

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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock - Smells like Teenage Spirit, Lithium, In Bloom

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music - Changes, Heroes, Space Oddity

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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Fats Domino New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Boogie-woogie - Blueberry Hill, Ain't that a Shame, Walking to New Orleans

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The Police is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk - Roxanne, Message in a Bottle, Every Breath You Take

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The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Byrds Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock - Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn!, Turn!, Turn!, My Back Pages

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal - Bohemian Rhapsody, Fat Bottomed Girls, We Will Rock You

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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Al Green Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music - Let's Stay Together, Love and Happiness, Tired of Being Alone

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The Everly Brothers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Everly Brothers Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly - Bye Bye Love, All I Have to do is Dream, Wake Up Little Susie

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The Velvet Underground is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Velvet Underground Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music - Sweet Jane, I'm Waiting for the Man, Pale Blue Eyes

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The Clash is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Clash Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave - London Calling, Should I Stay or Should I Go, Rock the Casbah

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The Band is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Band Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music - The Weight, Up on Cripple Creek, Ophelia

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The Eagles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Eagles Rhythm and blues - Hotel California, Take It Easy, Desperado

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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music - Me and Bobby McGee, Piece of My Heart, Mercedes Benz

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Grateful Dead is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Grateful Dead Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock - Casey Jones,Truckin', Uncle John's Band

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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
The Kinks Music hall, Pop music, Rock music - Lola, You Really Got Me, Come Dancing

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 50 Greatest Musical Artists Ever
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music - Like a Prayer, Holiday, Vogue