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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 Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work encompassed R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel. Preston was a top session keyboardist in the ...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 (born David Michael Rosario; August 3, 1942 – April 6, 2017) was a New York City-based musician who first recorded in the late 1960s with Harold Black, Billy Joe White, George Cori ...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 (born Doris Elaine Higginsen; January 6, 1937 – February 16, 2004) was an American R&B singer and songwriter, known to her many fans as "Mama Soul". Her biggest hit was ...more
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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, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo ...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 (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the ...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 Errol Brown and Tony Wilson. The act had at least one hit every year from 1970 to 1984, and their 1975 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 Lomax (10 May 1944 – 15 September 2013) was an English guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his association with George Harrison, who produced Lomax's recordings ...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 (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one ...more

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Joey Molland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music
Joseph Charles Molland (born 21 June 1947, Edge Hill, Liverpool) is an English composer and rock guitarist whose recording career spans five decades. He is best known as a member of Badfinger, ...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 (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the rhythm guitarist for ...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 (born 29 April 1938) is a German artist, musician, and record producer. He designed artwork for many bands including the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Bee Gees, Wet Wet Wet and ...more
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Mary Hopkin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Apple Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music
Mary Hopkin (born 3 May 1950), credited on some recordings as Mary Visconti (from her marriage to Tony Visconti), is a Welsh folk singer best known for her 1968 UK number one single "Those ...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 (January 1, 1923 – October 9, 1999) was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms. He is ...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 (MJQ) was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played music influenced by classical, cool jazz, blues and bebop. For most of its history the Quartet consisted of John ...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 (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as bass player for the Beatles. His ...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 (27 April 1947 – 24 April 1975) was a Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as a lead vocalist and composer of the 1970s rock band Badfinger, whose hit songs ...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 (born Harvey Phillip Spector, December 26, 1939) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he ...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
Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He ...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 (born Veronica Yvette Bennett; August 10, 1943) is an American singer. Spector was the lead singer of the rock/pop vocal girl group the Ronettes, who had a string of hits during ...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 formed in Liverpool in 1960. With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are regarded as the most ...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
The Plastic Ono Band was a rock band formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 for their collaborative and solo projects. Lennon and Ono began a personal and artistic relationship in 1968, ...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

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