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1. Joseph Allen “Country Joe” McDonaldalt-country/rock/psychedelic rock- singer/musicianCountry Joe & The Fish – 1942

1. Morgan Fisher – keyboardist/composer – associated acts include – British LionsMott the HoopleQueen – 1950

1. Nia Lovelis – drummer – Cherri Bomb – 1997

1. Noah Sierota – bass/backing vocals – Echosmith – 1996

1. Jona Weinhofen – guitar – associated acts include – I Killed The Prom QueenBring Me The HorizonBleeding Through – 1983

1. Mattie Foxx – metalcore singer/synths – Follow My Lead – 1993

1. Brody Dalle – singer/songwriter/guitar – associated acts include – The DistillersSpinnerette – 1979

1. Kerrie Roberts – Christian singer/songwriter – No Matter What – 1985

1. Jessica Jarrell – R&B singer/songwriter – 2009 hit – Armageddon – 1995

1. Tank (Durrell Babbs) – R&B singer/songwriter/producer – hits include – Please Don’t Go – Next Breath – Emergency – 1976

2. Mark Matejka – guitarist – associated acts – Lynyrd SkynyrdCharlie Daniels BandHot Apple PieSons of the DesertThe Kinleys – 1967

2. John Jarvis – well known Nashville keyboardist/songwriter/composer/artist – 1954

2. Chris Hartman – keyboardist – best known with country group – Emerson Drive – 1978

2. Doug Robb – vocals/guitar – Hoobastank – 2004 hit – The Reason – 1975

2. Roger Miller – multi-award winning country singer/songwriter – hits include – Dang Me – King of the Road – Chug-A-Lug – England Swings – 1973 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame – 1995 Country Music Hall of Fame – (1936-1992)

2. Harold Bradley – well known Nashville guitarist – 2006 Country Music Hall of Fame – 1926

3. John Paul Jones – bass/keyboards/songwriter/film composer/producer/actor – Led Zeppelin – 1946

3. Stephen Stills – musician/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter – Crosby Stills Nash & Youngsolo artist – 1945

3. Gene Summers – rock/rockabilly singer/songwriter/producer/guitar – songs include – Big Blue Diamonds – School of Rock & Roll – 1997 Rockabilly Hall of Fame – 2005 The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame – 1939

3. Nikki Nelson – country singer – Highway 101solo artist – 1969

3. Van Dyke Parks – singer/songwriter/instrumentalist/composer/author/actor – best known for collaborating with Brian Wilson on the Beach Boys “Smile” project – 1943

3. Ross Friedman (Ross The Boss) – guitarist – The Dictators Manowar -1954

3. Nash Overstreet – guitar/backing vocals – Hot Chelle Rae – 1986

3. George Martin – producer – referred to as the 5th Beatle – heavily influenced their early albums – (1926-2016)

3. Nichole Nordeman – contemporary Christian singer/pianist – 1972

3. Leon McAuliffe – western swing guitarist/steel guitar – Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys – 1999 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1917-1988)

3. Danny Overbea – early rock-blues guitarist/singer – best known for – Train Train Train – 40 Cups of Coffee – (1926-1994)

3. Maxene AndrewsThe Andrews Sisters – hits include – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – (1916-1995)

4. Deana Carter – country singer/songwriter/guitar/mandolin – hits include – Strawberry Wine – How Do I Get There – We Danced Anyway – 1966

4. Patty Loveless – multi-award winning country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Timber, I’m Falling In Love – I’m That Kind of Girl – Blame It On Your Heart – member of the Grand Ole Opry – 1957

4. Michael Stipe – singer/songwriter/musician/film producer/music video director – R.E.M. – 1960

4. David Glasper – pop singer – Breathe – hits include – How Can I Fall – Hands To Heaven – 1965

4. Kathy Forester – country singer – The Forester Sisters – hits include – Men – Mama’s  Never Seen Those Eyes – I Fell In Love Again Last Night – 1955

4. Nels Cline – guitarist/composer – best known with – Wilco – 1956

4. Robin Guthrie – multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/composer/producer/audio engineer – co-founder of –Cocteau Twins – 1962

4. Beth Gibbons – singer/songwriter/guitar/keyboard – Portishead – 1965

4. Bernard Sumner – musician/singer/songwriter/producer – Joy DivisionNew Order – 1956

4. Till Lindemann – singer/songwriter/musician/producer/actor/poet/pyrotechnician – lead vocalist – German metal band – Rammstein – 1963

4. John McLaughlin – guitarist/bandleader/composer – associated acts include – Miles Davis – Mahavishnu Orchestra – 1942

4. Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews) – singer/songwriter/actress/model/dancer – best known for 1982 hit – Nasty Girl – (1959-2016)

4. Peter Steele – bassist/singer/songwriter – goth-metal band – Type O Negative – (1962-2010)

5. Bryan Hitt – drummer – best known with – REO Speedwagon – 1954

5. Chris Stein – guitar/bass guitar/songwriter/film producer/photographer – co-founder of – Blondie – 1950

5. Mark Neslercountry singer/songwriter/guitar/banjo – writing credits include – Tim McGraw‘s/Just To See You Smile – George Strait‘s/Living and Living Well – Josh Turner‘s/Time Is Love – 1961

5. George Brown – drummer – Kool & The Gang – 1949

5. Iris DeMentcountry-folk singer/songwriter/guitar/piano – associated acts include – John Prine – 1961

5. Matt Wachter – bass/keyboards/synth/guitar – best known with – 30 Seconds to MarsAngels & Airwaves – 1976

5. Grant Young – drummer – best known with – Soul Asylum – 1963

5. Marilyn Manson – shock rocker/singer/songwriter/musician/composer/actor/author/painter/music journalist – 1969

5. Kate Schellenbach – drummer – associated acts include – The Beastie Boys – Luscious Jackson – Lunachicks – 1966

5. Troy Van Leeuwen – guitarist/songwriter/engineer/producer/multi-instrumentalist – best known with – Queens of the Stone Age – 1970

5. Athol Guy – vocals/double bass – The Seekers – 1940

5. Sam Phillips – founder of Sun Records – producer – instrumental in the careers of – Elvis PresleyJohnny CashCarl PerkinsHowlin’ WolfJerry Lee Lewis – honors include – 1986 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2001 Country Music Hall of Fame – (1923-2003)

5. Wilbert HarrisonR&B singer/piano/guitar/harmonica – best known for 1959 hit – Kansas City – (1929-1994)

6. Malcolm Young – guitarist/songwriter/producer – AC/DC – (1/6/1953 – 11/18/2017)

6. Kathy Sledge – R&B singer/producer/songwriter – best known with – Sister Sledge – 1959

6. Kim Wilson – vocals/harmonica – The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Tuff Enuff – Wrap It Up – 1951

6. Mark O’Toole – bassist – best known with – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 1964

6. Earl Scruggs – winner of multiple awards – popularized the 3 finger banjo picking style – Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys – Flatt & Scruggs – Earl Scruggs Revue – best known for – The Ballad of Jed Clampett – Foggy Mountain Breakdown – (1924-2012)

7. David Lee Murphy – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Dust On The Bottle – Party Crowd – 1959

7. Kenny Loggins – singer/songwriter/musician – Loggins and Messinasolo – 1948

7. Kathy Valentine – musician/songwriter – The Go-Go’s – 1959

7. John Rich – country singer/musician – Lonestar – solo artist – Big & Rich – 1974

7. Jeremy Miles Ferguson (Jinxx) – musician – Black Veil Brides – 1986

7. Paul Revere – organist/band leader – Paul Revere & The Raiders – hits include – Kicks – Indian Reservation – (1938-2014)

8. Elvis Presley -multi-award winning country/rockabilly/rock singer/actor – known as “The King of Rock & Roll – hits include – Heartbreak Hotel – All Shook Up – Jailhouse Rock – Love Me Tender – Suspicious Minds – (1935-1977)

8. Mike Reno –singer/musician – Loverboy –  hits include – Working For The Weekend – Turn Me Loose – Almost Paradise – 1955

8. David Bowie – rock singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer/actor – hits include – Space Oddity – Fame – Let’s Dance – 1996 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction – (1947-2016)

8. Terry Sylvester – guitarist/singer – The Hollies – 1947

8. Robby Krieger – guitarist/songwriter – The Doors – hits include – Light My Fire – Love Her Madly – Love Me Two Times – Touch Me – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1946

8. Jeff Abercrombie – bassist –  Fuel – 1969

8. Shirley Bassey – Jazz singer – best known for James Bond movie theme songs – Goldfinger – Diamonds Are Forever – Moonraker – 1937

9. Jimmy Page – legendary rock guitarist/songwriter/producer – member of the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame with – Led ZeppelinThe Yardbirds – 1944

9. Crystal Gayle – (born Brenda Gayle Webb) country-pop singer/songwriter/musician/producer/actress – best known for hit – Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue – youngest sister of country legend Loretta Lynn – 1951

9. Dave Matthews – multiple Grammy winning musician/singer/songwriter/record label owner – Dave Matthews Band –1967

9. Joan Baez – musician/folk singer/songwriter/political activist – Diamonds and Rust – 1941

9. Eric Erlandson – guitar/songwriter/producer – Hole – other associated acts include – Rodney & The Tube Tops – RRIICCEE – 1963

9. Steven Scott “Steve” Harwell – lead vocalist – Smash Mouth – hits include – All Star – Walkin’ On The Sun – 1967

9. Carl Bell – songwriter/guitar/producer/backing vocals – Fuel – 1968

9. A.J. McLean – pop musician/singer/actor/dancer – Backstreet Boys – 1978

9. David Johansen – musician/songwriter/actor – The New York DollsBuster Poindexter – 1950

9. Phil Lewis – rock vocalist – L.A. Guns – 1957

9. Kenneth Kelly – R&B singer – The Manhattans – hits include – Kiss And Say Goodbye – Shining Star – (1941-2015)

10. Sir Roderick David “Rod” Stewart – “Rod the Mod” – raspy voiced rock singer/songwriter/musician/producer – multiple hits – associated acts include – FacesThe Jeff Beck Group – 1994 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2006 UK Music Hall of Fame – 1945

10. Pat Benatar – rock singer – 4 time Grammy Winner – Heartbreaker – Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Love Is A Battlefield – 1953

10. Brent Smith – singer/songwriter – Shinedown – 1978

10. Donald Fagen – singer/songwriter/keyboards – co-founder of – Steely Dan – solo – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1948

10. Shawn Colvin – Grammy winning Americana singer/songwriter/musician – 1956

10. Luci Martin – funk-soul-disco vocalist – best known with – Chic – 1955

10. Aynsley Dunbar – drummer – associated acts include – Frank ZappaLou ReedWhite SnakeUFO Jefferson Starship – 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Journey – 1946

10. Cyrill Neville – percussion/vocals – The Neville Brothers – 1948

10. Brad Roberts – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Crash Test Dummies – 1964

11. Naomi Judd – country singer/songwriter/activist – The Judd’s – 1946

11. Vicki Peterson – musician/singer –  The Bangles – 1958

11. Tom Dumont – guitarist/producer – No Doubt – 1968

11. Mary J. Blige – Grammy winning R&B singer – 1971

11. Tom Rowlands – electronica-techno/ Chemical Brothers – 1971

11. Newton Faulkner – folk/rock/singer/songwriter – 1985

11. Katie Webster – swamp boogie pianist/singer – (1/11/1936 – 9/5/1999)

12. Ricky Van Shelton – country singer/songwriter/guitar – several hits in the late 80’s & early 90’s – 1952

12. William Lee Golden – country-gospel baritone singer –  The Oak Ridge Boys – 1939

12. Per Gessle – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Roxette – 1959

12. Keith Anderson – country singer – songs include – Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?) – I Still Miss You – 1968

12. Zach de la Rocha – musician/rapper/singer/songwriter – Rage Against The Machine solo -1970

12. Melanie Chisholm – aka Mel C. and Sporty Spice –  Spice Girls – 1974

12. Cynthia Robinson – funk-soul-R&B trumpet/vocals – hits include – Dance To The Music – 2006 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Sly & The Family Stone – (1944-2015)

12. Rob Zombie – musician/singer/songwriter – White Zombie – 1965

12. Jeremy Camp – Christian singer/songwriter – 1978

12. Glenn Yarbrough – folk singer – The Limeliters – solo – (1930-2016)

12. Ray Price – country-western swing – singer/songwriter/guitar – hits include – For The Good Times – Crazy Arms – 1996 Country Music Hall of Fame – (1926-2013)

12. Tex Ritter – country singer/actor – 1964 Country Music Hall of Fame – (1905-1974)

13. Trace Adkins – country singer – born in Springhill, LA – multiple hits – appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice – 1962

13. Trevor Rabin – singer/songwriter/musician/orchestrator/producer/film composer – Yes – 1954

13. Fred White – drummer – best known with – Earth Wind & Fire – 1955

13. Don Snow – singer/multi-instrumentalist – best known with – Procol HarumSqueezeVan Morrison – 1957

13. Cornelius Bumpus – saxophone/violin/singer – best known with – Doobie BrothersSteely Dan – (1945-2004)

13. Malcolm Foster – bass guitar/backing vocals – best known with – The Pretenders – 1956

13. Suggs (aka-Graham McPherson) – lead singer/songwriter/musician/radio personality/actor –  Madness – 1961

13. Timothy Patrick “Tim” Kelly – guitarist – best known with – Slaughter – (1963-1998)

13. Percy Humphrey – New Orleans jazz trumpet player/bandleader – (1905-1995)

14. Dave Grohl – musician/singer/songwriter – NirvanaFoo Fighters – 1969

14. Caleb Folowill – singer/rhythm guitarist – Kings Of Leon – 1982

14. T Bone Burnett – multiple award winning musician/songwriter/soundtrack/record producer – 1948

14. Zakk Wylde – musician/songwriter – Black Label Society – associations with Ozzy Osbourne – 1967

14. Clarence Carter – blues-soul singer/songwriter/producer – songs include – Too Weak To Fight – Patches – Strokin’ – Back Door Santa – 1936

14. Geoff Tate – singer/songwriter/musician – Queensryche – 1959

14. Steve Jordan – drummer/producer/mulyi-instrumentalist – associated acts include – Keith Richards and the X-pensive WinosEric Clapton John Mayer Trio – 1957

14. Allen Toussaint – New Orleans – songwriter/musician/producer – (1938-2015)

14. Billie Jo Spears – country singer – hits include – Blanket On The Ground – (1938-2011)

15. Ronnie Van Zant – southern rock singer/lyricist – founding member of – Lynyrd Skynyrd – songs include – Freebird – Sweet Home Alabama – Ballad of Curtis Loew – 2006 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1948-1977)

15. Martha Davis – vocals/guitar – The Motels – hits include – Only The Lonely – Suddenly Last Summer – 1951

15. Melvyn Gale – cellist/keyboards – ELO – 1952

15. Adam Jones – multi-Grammy winning guitarist/visual artist – Tool – 1965

15. Lisa VelezLisa Lisa & Cult Jam – 1966

15. Charo – singer/dancer/comedienne – signature catch phrase “Cuchi Cuchi” – 1951

15. Edward “Sonny” Bivins – singer – The Manhattans – hits include – Kiss and Say Goodbye – Shining Star – (1936-2014)

15. Don Van Vliet – known as – Captain Beefheart – singer/songwriter/musician/artist – (1941-2010)

16. James Young – guitarist – country group – The Eli Young Band – hits include – Even If It Breaks -Your Heart – Drunk Last Night – Crazy Girl – 1980

16. Ronnie Milsap – country-crossover singer/pianist – multiple awards – 40 Number One Country Hits – 2014 inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame – 1943

16. Roy Lanham – guitarist – best known with – Sons of the PioneersThe Whippoorwills – solo – 1923

16. Jim Stafford – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/comedian – hits include – Wildwood Weed – My Girl Bill – Spiders and Snakes – 1944

16. Sade – smooth pop/jazz singer/songwriter/composer/arranger/producer – best known for hit Smooth Operator – 1959

16. Bob Bogle – guitarist/bassist – founding member of – The Ventures – 2008 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1934-2009)

16. Nick Valensi – singer/guitarist/keyboards – The Strokes CRX – 1981

16. Rashawn Ross – trumpeter – associated acts include – The Dave Matthews Band – 1979

16. Maxine Jones – R&B/soul singer – group – En Vogue – 1962

16. Greg Page – singer/musician/actor – The Wiggles – 1972

16. Paul Webb – multi-instrumentalist – bass for – Talk Talk – 1962

16. Tommy Crain – guitar/songwriter – best known with – The Charlie Daniels Band – (1951-2011)

16. William “Billy” Francis – keyboards – Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – (1942-2010)

16. Aaliyah – R&B singer/actress/dancer/model – (1979-2001)

17. Kid Rock (Bob Ritchie) – rap-rocker – All Summer Long – Picture – 1971

17. Steve Earle – edgy alt-country singer/songwriter/musician – Guitar Town – Copperhead Road – 1955

17. Amanda Wilkinson – country singer – along with brother Tyler and father Steve – The Wilkinsons The Small Town Pistolssolo – 1998 hit – 26 Cents – 1982

17. Susanna Hoffs – singer/musician/actress – The Banglessolo – Manic Monday – Walk Like An Egyptian – Eternal Flame – 1959

17. Paul Young – pop singer/musician – hits include – Every Time You Go Away – 1956

17. Mick Taylor – guitarist/singer/songwriter – Rolling StonesJohn Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – 1949

17. Jez Strode – drummer – best known with – Kajagoogoo – 1958

17. Cheryl Bentyne – singer – best known as member of – The Manhattan Transfer – solo – 1954

17. Grady Martin – country-rockabilly session guitarist – was a member of Nashville A-Team – Rockabilly Hall of Fame – Country Music Hall of Fame – (1929-2001)

17. Ertha Kitt – singer/actor/activist – best known for – Santa Baby – 1967 role of Catwoman on Batman TV series – (1927-2008)

18. Mark Collie – country singer – 90’s hits include – Even The Man In The Moon Is Crying – Born To Love You – 1956

18. Bobby Goldsboro – pop-country singer/songwriter/guitarist/painter/television producer – 60’s/70’s hits include – Honey – Watching Scotty Grow – 1941

18. Tom Bailey – singer/songwriter/composer/multi-instrumentalist – The Thompson Twins – hits include – Hold Me Now – Doctor, Doctor – 1956

18. David Ruffin – pop-soul-disco-R&B singer/drummer – best known for lead vocals with – The Temptations – hits include – My Girl – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – 1989 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1941-1991)

18. Jonathan Davis – singer/frontman/bagpipes/guitar/drums/keyboards/bass – Korn – 1971

18. Samantha Mumba  – pop singer/songwriter/actress – songs include – Gotta Tell You – 1983

18. Jason Gray – Christian singer/songwriter/guitar – 1972

18. Hargus “Pig” Robbins – keyboard/piano – Nashville session player – 2012 Country Music Hall of Fame – 1938

19. Dolly Parton – multi-award winning country singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/record producer/businesswoman/actor – 1999 Country Music Hall of Fame – 1946

19. Robert Palmer – multi-award winning singer/songwriter/producer/musician – Addicted To Love – Every Kind Of People – Simply Irresistible – associated acts include – Power Station – (1949-2003)

19. Dewey Bunnell – singer/songwriter/guitar – America – hits include – Ventura Highway – Horse With No Name – Tin Man – 1952

19. Janis Joplin – blues-rock-soul singer/songwriter – songs include – Piece Of My Heart – Down On Me – Mercedes Benz – 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1943-1970)

19. John Wozniak – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Marcy Playground – songs include – Poppies – Sex and Candy – 1971

19. Phil Everly – multi-award winning country-rock-rockabilly singer/guitar – half of – The Everly Brothers – with brother Don – hits include – Wake Up Little Susie – All I Have To Do Is Dream – Walk Right Back – Bye Bye Love – 1986 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2001 Country Music Hall of Fame – (1939-2014)

19. Rod Evans – singer – Deep PurpleCaptain Beyond – 1947

19. Mickey Virtue – keyboards – best known with reggae group – UB40 – hits include – Red Red Wine – Can’t Help Falling In Love – 1957

20. Paul Stanley – guitar/vocals/songwriter – KISS – solo – 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2006 Long Island Music Hall of Fame – 1952

20. George Grantham – drummer/vocals – best known with – Poco – hits include – Crazy Love – In The Heart of the Night – 1947

20. Ian Hill – bass guitar/backing vocals – Judas Priest – 1951

20. Eric Stewart – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer – best known with – 10cc – hits include – I’m Not In Love – Art for Art’s Sake – 1945

20. Rob Bourdon – drummer –  Linkin Park – 1979

20. Tracii Guns – guitarist/songwriter – associated acts include – L.A. GunsBrides of Destruction – Contraband – 1966

20. Brantley Gilbert – country singer/songwriter/producer – hits include – Country Must Be Country Wide – Bottoms Up – 1985

20. Lead Belly – blues-folk singer/12 string guitarist/accordion/piano/lap steel – 1988 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2008 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame – (1889-1949)

20. John Michael Montgomery – country singer – 90’s hits include – I Swear – I Love The Way You Love Me – 1965

20. Slim Whitman – country-western singer/songwriter/instrumentalist – best known for his yodeling – (1923-2013)

20. Bonnie McKee – singer/songwriter/piano – co-writer on hits for Katy Perry – California Gurls – Teenage Dream – Last Friday Night – 1984

21. Mac Davis – country singer/songwriter/actor – penned hits for Elvis – Don’t Cry Daddy – In The Ghetto.. hits of his own include – It’s Hard To Be Humble – Texas In My Rear View Mirror – 1942

21. Jimmy Ibbotson – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Wild Jimbos – solo – 1947

21. Mark Trojanowski – drums – Sister Hazel – 1970

21. Chris Britton – guitarist/singer/songwriter – best known with – The Troggs – hits include – Wild Thing – Love Is All Around – With A Girl Like You – 1945

21. Billy Ocean – R&B-pop singer – hits include – Caribbean Queen – Lover Boy – 1950

21. Rob Brill – drums – best known with – Berlin – 1956

21. Emma Lee “Baby Spice” Bunton – pop singer/songwriter/actress – Spice Girlssolo – 1976

21. Nokio – soul/hip-hop/gospel singer/songwriter/producer/musician – best knows as part of group  – Dru Hill – 1979

21. Richie Havens – folk-blues-R&B singer/songwriter/guitarist – best known for his rhythmic guitar style – opening at Woodstock – Freedom – and his cover of George Harrison’s – Here Comes The Sun – (1941-2013)

21. Edwin Starr – (born Charles Edwin Hatcher) – soul-funk-R&B singer/songwriter/producer – best known for Motown hit – War – (1942-2003)

22. Teddy Gentry – bass/back-up vocals – multiple award winning country super-group – Alabama – 1952

22. J.P. Pennington – singer/songwriter – pop/country group –  Exile – solo – hits include – Kiss You All Over – Woke Up In Love – She’s A Miracle – 1949

22. Steve Perry – rock vocalist/songwriter/producer – Journey solo artist – hits include – Don’t Stop Believin’ – Wheel In The Sky – Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’ – Oh Sherrie – Foolish Heart – 1949

22. Steve Adler – drummer/songwriter – Guns N’ Roses – 1965

22. Ben Moody – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Evanescence – The Halo Method – We Are The Fallen – 1981

22. Steve Riley – drummer – associated acts include – L.A. Guns – W.A.S.P. – Steppenwolf – Keel – 1956

22. D.J. Jazzy Jeff – hip-hop – R&B disc jockey/producer – 1965

22. Willa Ford – singer/songwriter/actor – 1981

22. Marc Gay – R&B artist – best known with –  Shai – 1969

22. Orianthi – singer/songwriter/guitarist – 1985     

22. Ben Taylor – folk-rock/singer/guitarist – son of James Taylor and Carly Simon – 1977

22. Sam Cooke – soul-R&B singer/songwriter/musician – native of Clarksdale, MS – referred to as – The King of Soul – hits include – Chain Gang – Wonderful World – Twistin’ The Night Away – You Send Me – posthumous awards include – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Songwriters Hall of Fame – Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award – (1931-1964)

22. Michael Hutchence – singer/songwriter/musician/actor –  INXS – (1960-1997)

22. Addie “Micki” Harris – R&B-doo-wop-pop-soul singer – The Shirelles – hits include – Tonight’s  The Night – Mama Said – Soldier Boy – (1940-1982)

22. Malcolm McLaren – singer/songwriter/band manager/entrepreneur – associated acts he manager include – The Sex Pistols – New York Dolls – (1/22/1946 – 4/8/2010)

23. Patrick Simmons – singer/songwriter/guitar/flute/piano – The Doobie Brothers solo -songwriting credits include – Black Water – South City Midnight Lady – Echoes Of Love – 1948

23. Robin Zander – vocals/rhythm guitar – Cheap Trick – solo – hits include – Surrender – Dream Police – The Flame – I Want You To Want Me – 1953

23. Anita Pointer – Grammy winning R&B/pop/singer/songwriter – The Pointer Sisters – 1948

23. Josh Thompson – country singer/songwriter/guitar – hits include – Beer On The Table – Way Out Here – Cold Beer With Your Name On It – 1978

23. Richard Finch – multi-award winning musician/composer/producer/engineer/song arranger – best known as co-found and bass player for – K.C. & The Sunshine Band – 1954

23. Earl Falconer – singer/bass – UB40 – hits include – Red Red Wine – 1959

23. Reggie Calloway – half of R&B duo – Calloway – 1989 hit – I Wanna Be Rich – 1955

23. William “Bill” Cunningham – original bass/keyboardist/backing vocals for – The Box Tops – hits include – Cry Like A Baby – The Letter – 1950

23. Jerome “Jerry” Lawson – singer/producer/arranger/performer – The Persuasions – 1944

23. Johnny Russell – country singer/songwriter/comedian – best known for – Act Naturally – the song became a hit for Buck Owens in 1963 and The Beatles in 1965 – (1940-2001)

23. Danny Federici (aka Phantom Dan) – organ/accordion/glockenspiel – E Street Band – member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1950-2008)

23. Ken Errair – singer –  with quartet – The Four Freshmen – (1930-1968)

23. Jimmy Castor – pop-funk saxophonist – best known for – Troglodyte (Caveman) – (1940-2012)

24. Neil Diamond – singer/songwriter/musician – 1984 Songwriters Hall of Fame – 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – hits include – Solitary Man – Forever In Blue Jeans – Cherry, Cherry – Sweet Caroline – 1941

24. Aaron Neville – New Orleans native – R&B singer/musician – hits include – Tell It Like It Is – Everybody Plays The Fool – The Grand Tour – 1941

24. Randy “Keech” Rainwater – drummer –  country group – Lonestar – hits include – No News – Amazed – Mr. Mom – 1963

24. Ray Stevens – Grammy winning country-pop-novelty singer/songwriter/musician/comedian – hits include – Everything Is Beautiful – Misty – Gitarzan – The Streak – 1939

24. Doug Kershaw – Cajun fiddle/accordion/singer/songwriter – best known for – Louisiana Man – Diggy Liggy Lo – 1936

24. Stephen Barker Liles – country singer/songwriter/musician – half of the duo – Love & Theft – hits include – Angel Eyes – 1984

24. Matthew Wilder – singer/songwriter/producer – best known for 1983 hit – Break My Stride – 1953

24. Jools Holland – musician/composer/band leader –  Squeeze – 1958

24. Glen Worf – Nashville session bassist – associated with many major country artists – 1954

24. Warren Zevon – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Werewolves Of London – Lawyers Guns & Money – (1947-2003)

24. Zeke Carey – R&B singer – The Flamingos – hits include – I Only Have Eyes For You – Goodnight Sweetheart – 2000 Vocal Group Hal of Fame – 2001 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1933-1999)

25. Alicia Keys – multi-award winning R&B singer/songwriter/pianist/actress – hits include – Fallin’ – Girl On Fire – 1981

25. Calum Hood – bass/vocals – 5 Seconds Of Summer – 1996

25. Andy Cox – guitarist – The Beat – Fine Young Cannibals – hits include – She Drives Me Crazy – Good Thing – 1956

25. Malcolm Green – drummer – best known with – Split Enz – 1953

25. Jack Fowler – guitar – Sleeping With Sirens – 1992

25. Michael Cotten –  synthesizer – best known with –The Tubes – hits include – She’s A Beauty – 1950

25. Gary Tibbs – bass – Adam and the AntsRoxy Music – 1958

25. Ronnie Brandon – keyboards – The McCoys – best known for hit – Hang On Sloopy – 1946

25. Rusty Draper – country-pop singer – best known for hits in the 50’s – including  – The Shifting Whispering Sands – Freight Train – (1923-2003)

25. Etta James – multiple award winning blues-R&B-soul singer – 1993 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2001 Blues Hall of Fame – 1999 & 2008 Grammy Hall of Fame – best known for – At Last – (1938-2012)

26. Eddie Van Halen – guitarist/keyboards/songwriter/producer/arranger  – Van Halen – considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of the 20th century – 2007 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1955

26. Billy Greer – bass/vocals – Kansas – Streets – Native Window – 1952

26. Anita Baker – multi-award winning R&B singer/songwriter – hits include – Sweet Love – Caught Up In The Rapture – 1958

26. Lucinda Williams – multi-award winning singer/songwriter/acoustic guitar – Louisiana native – 1953

26. Tom Keifer – singer/guitar/songwriter – metal group – Cinderella – 1961

26. Corky Laing – drummer/songwriter – best known with rock group – Mountain – 1948

26. Andrew Ridgeley – pop singer – Wham! – hits include – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Careless Whisper – 1963

26. David Briggs – singer/songwriter/guitar/producer – best known with – Little River Band from 1976 to 1981- hits include – Lonesome Loser (writer) – Happy Anniversary (co-writer) – Lady – Cool Change –  1951

26. Charles “Charlie” Gillingham – keyboards/multi-instrumentalist – associated acts include – Counting CrowsTrain – 1960

26. Norman Hassan – musician/singer – UB40 – hits include – Red Red Wine – 1958

26. Derek John Holt – keyboards/guitar/bass guitar/singer – best known as a founding member of – Climax Blues Band – wrote and sang their 2nd biggest hit – I Love You – 1949

26. Kirk Franklin – Grammy winning gospel musician – 1970

26. Jean Knight – New Orleans R&B-soul-funk singer – best known for 1971 hit – Mr. Big Stuff – 1943

26. Andy Hummel – bass/singer/songwriter – Big Star – (1951-2010)

27. Tracy Lawrence – country singer/songwriter – 90’s hits include – Time Marches On – Sticks and Stones – Alibis – 1968

27. Richard Young – guitar – country/southern rock group – The Kentucky Headhunters – hits include – Dumas Walker – Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine – Oh Lonesome Me – 1955

27. Daniel Wayne “Wing” Sermon – guitar/mandolin/piano/cello – Imagine Dragons – hits include – It’s Time – Radioactive – 1984

27. Nick Mason – drummer/songwriter/composer/producer/author/auto racer – Pink Floyd – 1944

27. Margo Timmins – singer – Cowboy Junkies – 1961

27. Mike Patton – singer/frontman/songwriter/songwriter/producer/actor –  Faith No More – 1968

27. Seth Justman – singer/songwriter/keyboards – J.Geils Band – hits include – Freeze Frame – Love Stinks – Centerfold – 1951

27. Brian Downey – drummer – best known as founding member with – Thin Lizzy – hits include – The Boys Are Back In Town – Jailbreak – 1951

27. Janik Gers – guitar – Iron MaidenGillanWhite Spirit – 1957

27. Nedra Talley Ross – multi-award winning pop-R&B singer – The Ronettes – hits include – Be My Baby – Walking In The Rain –  2007 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame -1946

27. Gillian Gilbert – keyboard/guitar/singer – New OrderThe Other Two – 1961

27. Charles Waltz – violin/keyboard/vocals – best known with – Shooting Star – 1958

27. Kim Gardner – bass – best know with – The Birds – (1948-2001)

27. Bobby “Blue” Bland – blues singer/songwriter/harmonica – 1981 Blues Hall of Fame – 1992 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2012 Memphis Music Hall of Fame – 1997 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award – (1930-2013)

27. Rudi Maugeri – singer – co-founder of – The Crew Cuts – (1931-2004)

28. Sarah McLachlan – singer /songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – hits include – Angel – I Will Remember You – 1968

28. Eddie Bayers – award winning Nashville session drummer – The Players – The Notorious Cherry Bombs – 1949

28. Dan Spitz – metal guitar/backing vocals/producer/multi-instrumentalist – best known with – Anthrax – 1963

28. Nick Carter – singer/songwriter/guitar/drums – Backstreet Boyssolo – 1980

28. Joey Fatone – singer/drums/dancer/actor/TV personality – NSYNC – 1977

28. Anthony Hamilton – Grammy winning R&B singer/songwriter/producer – 1971

28. Ashley Purdy – bass/backing vocals – Black Veil Brides – 1984

28. Rick Allen – keyboards/backing vocals – best known with – The Box Tops – hits include – Cry Like A Baby – The Letter – 1946

28. Marty Fried – drummer – Cyrkle – best known for the 1966 hit – Red Rubber Ball – Turn-Down Day – 1944

28. Shawn Murray – drummer – best known with – Mink Deville – 1954

28. Brian Keenan – drummer – best known with – The Chamber Brothers – (1943-1985)

28. Gene McFadden – R&B-soul singer/songwriter/producer – McFadden & Whitehead – (1949-2006)

29. Jonny Lang – award winning blues guitarist/singer – 1981

29. Eddie Jackson – bass/vocals – co-founder of – Queensryche – 1961

29. Eric Paslay – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Friday Night – She Don’t Love You – 1983

29. Louie Perez – singer/songwriter/guitar/percussion – Los Lobos – Latin Playboys – 1953

29. Marcus Verre – keyboards/synthesizers – Living In A Box – 1964

29. Adam Lambert – singer/songwriter/actor – American Idol runner-up in 2009 – Queen – solo – 1982

29. Hyde – singer/songwriter/musician/producer/actor – VAMP – L’Arc-en-Ciel – 1969

29. Irlene Mandrell – musician/actress/model – best known from TV’s – Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters – Hee Haw – 1956

29. Charlie “Uncle Charlie” Wilson – Grammy winning R&B singer/songwriter/producer – 1953

29. Bill Kirchen – rockabilly guitar/singer/songwriter – Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen – 1948

29. Felice Taylor – R&B singer – best known for recordings in the late 60’s – 1948

29. Tommy Ramone (Thomas Erdelyi) – drummer/songwriter/producer – The Ramones – (1949-2014)

29. James Jamerson – bass – known for contributing to many of the bass tracks on Motown hits for the 60’s and early 70’s – 2000 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1936-1983)

29. David Byron – rock singer/songwriter – best known as the frontman for – Uriah Heep – in the early 70’s – (1947-1985)

29. Ronald Townson – pop singer/actor – original member of – The 5th Dimension – 2002 Vocal Group Hall of Fame – (1/29/1933 – 8/2/2001)

30. Phil Collins – Grammy winning singer/songwriter/drummer/producer/actor – Genesissolo artist – hits include – In The Air Tonight – One More Night – Against All Odds – Sussudio – 1951

30. Marv Ross – guitar – Quarterflash – hits include – Harden My Heart – Find Another Fool – Take Me To Heart – 1951

30. Marty Balin – singer/songwriter/musician – Jefferson AirplaneJefferson Starshipsolo artist – hits include – Hearts – Atlanta Lady (Something About Your Love) – 1942

30. Tammy Cochran – country singer/songwriter – best known for 2001 hit – Angels In Waiting – 1972

30. Josh Kelley – country/pop singer – Georgia Clay – Only You – Amazing – 1980

30. Sam Duckworth – indie rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1986

30. Bill Leverty – guitar/songwriter/producer – founding member of – Firehouse – 1967

30. Jody Watley – Grammy winning pop/R&B/singer/songwriter/piano/producer – 1959

30. Steve Bartek – musician –  Oingo Boingo – The Strawberry Alarm Clock – 1952

30. Cliff “Andy” Anderson – drums – best known with – The Cure – hits include – Just Like Heaven – Friday I’m In Love – Lovesong – 1951

30. Joe Terranova – baritone/bass vocalist – Danny & The Juniors – hits include – At The Hop – Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay – 1941

30. Jeanne Pruett – country singer/songwriter/TV host – member of the Grand Ole Opry – best known for the 1973 hit – Satin Sheets – 1935

30. Steve Marriott – singer/songwriter/guitar – Humble PieSmall Faces – 2012 inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1947-1991)

31. Adrian Vandenberg – rock guitarist/songwriter – WhitesnakeVandenbergVandenberg’s Moonkings – 1954

31. Marcus Mumford – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer – Mumford & Sons – 1987

31. Harry Wayne Casey – singer/musician – better known as KC of – KC & The Sunshine Band – hits include – Boogie Shoes – Shake Your Booty – Get Down Tonight – 1951

31. Jason Cooper – drummer – The Cure – hits include – Just Like Heaven – Friday I’m In Love – 1967

31. Alan Jaworski – bassist – Jesus Jones – hits include – Right Here Right Now – 1966

31. Tyler Hubbard – country singer/songwriter – one half of – Florida-Georgia Line – hits include – Cruise – Round Here – Dirt – Sippin’ On Fire – 1987

31. Justin Timberlake – pop singer – NYSYNC – solo artist – 1981

31. Dylan Scott – guitar – alt-rock group – Young Rising Sons – 1988

31. “Memphis Charlie” Musselwhite – blues musician/singer/songwriter – 1944

31. Phil Manzanera – guitarist/songwriter/producer – Roxy Music – 1951

31. John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) – rock singer – The Sex Pistols – 1956

31. Terry Kath – songwriter/guitar/singer/bass – Chicago – vocalist on – Colour My World – Make Me Smile – (1946-1978)

31. Jeff Hanneman – guitar/bass/vocals – was a founding member of – Slayer – (1964-2013)

31. Marvin Junior – lead vocalist – The Dells – best known for hit – Oh What A Night – 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame –  (1936-2013)

31. Harold “Chuck” Willis – The King of the Stroll – R&B singer/songwriter – best known for hits – The Stroll –  C. C. Rider – What Am I Living For – (1928-1958)

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