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Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 best musical artists of all time. Some of these musicians may even be considered as one of the top recording artists of all time. All of the biggest names in music history are on this list and this crosses different styles and genres. Some of the true icons of music are on this list, both critically acclaimed and fan favorites. Every band, musician and singer listed on here has a strong musical pedigree that allowed for them to land on this list.

So who are the 100 greatest artists of all time? Take a look here and see for yourself.

For the full article go to: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939214/the_immortals_the_first_fifty
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1
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

2
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

3
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

4
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

5
Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

6
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

7
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

8
Little Richard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Jump blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

9
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

10
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

11
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Reggae

12
The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

13
Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly

14
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

15
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

16
Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

17
Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

18
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

19
The Velvet Underground is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

20
Bo Diddley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

21
Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music

22
U2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

23
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

24
Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Rock music, Rockabilly, Honky-tonk

25
Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Boogie-woogie

26
Ramones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

27
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

28
Prince is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

29
The Who is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

30
The Clash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

31
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

32
The Miracles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Doo-wop, Disco, Rhythm and blues

33
The Everly Brothers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

34
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

35
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

36
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

37
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

38
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

39
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

40
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

41
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

42
Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

43
Sly & the Family Stone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

44
Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

45
The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

46
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

47
Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

48
Run–D.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

49
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

50
The Band is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music