Bands/Musicians Apple Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Apple Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Apple Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Apple Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Apple Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Apple Records.

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Badfinger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, Classic rock, Pop music
Badfinger were a British rock band that originally consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans and Ron Griffiths. The band evolved from an earlier group called The Iveys that was formed in ...more

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Billy Preston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music
William Everett "Billy" Preston was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk and gospel. A virtuoso keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ, Preston was ...more

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David Peel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Protopunk, Punk rock
David Peel is a New York-based musician who first recorded in the late 1960s with Harold Black, Billy Joe White, George Cori and Larry Adam performing as David Peel and The Lower East Side Band. ...more

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Doris Troy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues
Doris Troy was an American R&B singer and songwriter, known to her many fans as "Mama Soul".

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Elephant's Memory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Elephant's Memory Pop music, Rock music, Experimental music
Elephant's Memory was an American rock band formed in New York City in the late 1960s, known primarily for backing John Lennon and Yoko Ono from late 1971 to 1973. For live performances with ...more

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as ...more

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. ...more

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Heavy Metal Kids is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Glam rock, Hard rock
The Heavy Metal Kids are a British hard rock band, formed in 1972 in London. The band's founding frontman Gary Holton, guitarist Mickey Waller, and early member Dave Dee are deceased.

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Hot Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
Hot Chocolate are a British soul band popular during the 1970s and 1980s, formed by Patrick Olive. The act had at least one hit every year between 1970 and 1984 inclusive, and their song ...more

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Jackie Lomax is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music
John Richard 'Jackie' Lomax was an English guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for his association with George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Lomax was a member of Dee and the Dynamites, The ...more

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James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music
James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor achieved his ...more

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Joey Molland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music
Joseph "Joey" Charles Molland is an English composer and rock guitarist whose recording career spans four decades. He is best known as a member of Badfinger, the most successful of the ...more

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of ...more

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Klaus Voormann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll
Klaus Voormann is a German artist, musician, and record producer. He designed artwork for many bands including the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Wet Wet Wet and Turbonegro. His most notable work as a ...more

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Mary Hopkin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music
Mary Hopkin, credited on some recordings as Mary Visconti, is a Welsh folk singer best known for her 1968 UK number one single "Those Were The Days". She was one of the first musicians ...more

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Milt Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop, Post-bop, Afro-Cuban jazz
Milton "Bags" Jackson was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms. He is especially remembered for his cool ...more

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Modern Jazz Quartet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz
The Modern Jazz Quartet was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played a style of jazz influenced by classical music, cool jazz, blues and bebop. The band performed over a forty-year span with ...more

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the ...more

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Peter Ham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music
Peter William Ham was a Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist, primarily recognized for having been the lead singer/composer of the '70s rock group Badfinger's hit songs, "No Matter ...more

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Phil Spector is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Girl group, Pop music, Rock music
Phillip Harvey Spector is an American record producer, songwriter, and the originator of the Wall of Sound production method. At the height of his career, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s ...more

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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, World music
Richard Starkey Jr., MBE, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On ...more

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Ronnie Spector is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Girl group, Pop music, Rock music
Ronnie Spector is an American rock and roll and popular music vocalist. She was lead singer of the 1960s hit-making girl group, the Ronettes. She has been called the original "bad girl of ...more

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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and ...more

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The Plastic Ono Band is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Experimental music, Art rock
Plastic Ono Band was a band formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 as a vehicle for their collaborative and solo projects. Lennon and Ono had begun a personal and artistic relationship in ...more

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The Quarrymen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Skiffle, Rock music, Rock and roll
The Quarrymen were a British skiffle/rock and roll group, formed by John Lennon in Liverpool in 1956, which eventually evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Originally consisting of Lennon and ...more