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100 Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of the 1950s

Criteria: Rock 'n' Roll Artists of the 50's are based equally on Commercial Impact, Influence, Musical Impact and Cultural Impact.

Newly added names are in Red

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Last Updated: 02-10-2015

1950s Music Artists
  1. Elvis Presley
  2. Fats Domino
  3. Chuck Berry
  4. Little Richard
  5. The Everly Brothers
  6. Bill Haley & The Comets
  7. Ray Charles
  8. Buddy Holly & The Crickets
  9. The Clovers
10. The Platters

11. The Dominoes
12. Ruth Brown
13. Bo Diddley
14. Jerry Lee Lewis
15. Sam Cooke
16. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
17. Johnny Otis
18. Ricky Nelson
19. Big Joe Turner
20. The Drifters
21. The "5" Royales
22. Johnny Ace
23. Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
24. The Coasters
25. LaVern Baker
26. The Flamingos
27. Chuck Willis
28. Eddie Cochran
29. Carl Perkins
30. Little Willie John
31. Clyde McPhatter
32. Jesse Belvin
33. The Moonglows
34. Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps
35. Ivory Joe Hunter
36. Jackie Wilson
37. Lloyd Price
38. Shirley & Lee
39. The Spaniels
40. James Brown
41. Faye Adams
42. Jack Scott
43. Duane Eddy
44. Screamin' Jay Hawkins
45. Larry Williams
46. Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns
47. Sonny Til & The Orioles
48. Link Wray
49. Professor Longhair
50. The Chantels
51. Etta James
52. The Five Keys
53. Dion & The Belmonts
54. The Cadillacs
55. Otis Williams & The Charms
56. The Del-Vikings
57. Bobby Darin
58. The Penguins
59. Roy Brown
60. Bobby Freeman
61. Big Maybelle
62. The Harp-Tones
63. Ritchie Valens
64. Smiley Lewis
65. "Little" Esther Phillips
66. The Cleftones
67. Gene & Eunice
68. The Crests
69. Mickey & Sylvia
70. The Crows
71. Ike Turner/Jackie Brenston
72. The Chords
73. Buddy Knox & The Rhythm Orchids
74. Wynonie Harris
75. The Five Satins
76. Bill Doggett
77. Roy Hamilton
78. Johnny "Guitar" Watson
79. Amos Milburn
80. Don & Dewey
81. Big Mama Thornton
82. Marvin & Johnny
83. The Robins
84. Lee Andrews & The Hearts
85. Dale Hawkins
86. The Heartbeats
87. The El-Dorados
88. Bobby Day/Hollywood Flames
89. Richard Berry
90. The Skyliners
91. Wanda Jackson
92. Little Anthony & The Imperials
93. Brenda Lee
94. Percy Mayfield
95. The Diamonds
96. Bobby Mitchell
97. Cliff Richard
98. Don Julian & The Meadowlarks
99. Dave Bartholomew
100. Johnny Burnette Rock 'n' Roll Trio


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101. The Diablos
102. Billy Wright
103. Big Jay McNeely
104. The Falcons
105. Rosco Gordon
106. Tiny Bradshaw
107. Danny & The Juniors
108. Joe Morris (featuring Laurie Tate)
109. Gene Allison
110. The Cardinals
111. Varetta Dillard
112. The Spiders
113. Roy Orbison
114. The Hearts
115. Guitar Slim
116. The Big Bopper
117. Jerry Butler & The Impressions
118. The Medallions
119. Wilbert Harrison
120. The Treniers
121. Buster Brown
122. The Mello-Kings
123. Shirley Gunter & The Queens
124. Archibald
125. The Olympics
126. Andre Williams
127. Charlie Feathers
128. The Du Droppers
129. Esquerita
130. The Checkers
131. Nappy Brown
132. Lula Reed
133. The Cadets/The Jacks
134. Johnnie & Joe
135. Billy Riley & His Little Green Men
136. Young Jessie
137. Robert & Johnny
138. The Ravens
139. Sandy Nelson
140. The Bobbettes
141. Red Prysock
142. The Dells
143. The Collins Kids
144. Bill Black's Combo
145. The Swallows
146. Barrett Strong
147. Jimmy Clanton
148. Dee Clark
149. Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns
150. Lee Allen
151. Conway Twitty
152. The Monotones
153. Marie Adams
154. The Isley Brothers
155. The Larks
156. Phil Phillips
157. The Dubs
158. Chuck Higgins
159. The Elegants
160. Tony Allen
161. Dave "Baby" Cortez
162. The Pastels
163. The Flairs
164. Jewel King
165. Frankie Ford
166. The Cues
167. Jody Reynolds
168. The Four Buddies
169. Earl Bostic
170. Johnny & The Hurricanes
171. Clarence "Frogman" Henry
172. Rufus Thomas
173. The Turbans
174. Ronnie Hawkins
175. Sugar Boy Crawford
176. The Shirelles
177. Eugene Church
178. Bobby Charles
179. The Mystics
180. The Prisonaires
181. Margie Day/Griffin Brothers
182. Eddie Bo
183. The Fabulous Wailers
184. Little Willie Littlefield
185. Ann Cole
186. Floyd Dixon
187. The Lamplighters
188. Eunice Davis
189. The Four Blazes
190. Willis "Gator" Jackson
191. Tarheel Slim (& Little Ann)
192. The Teen Queens
193. Kent "Boogaloo" Harris
194. Dean Barlow & The Crickets
195. Titus Turner
196. Bobby Hendricks
197. The Jewels
198. Boyd Bennett & His Rockets
199. The Fireballs
200. H-Bomb Ferguson
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