List of rock and roll performers


List of rock and roll performers

This is a list of rock and roll performers.

Early North American rock and roll (1951 - 1963)

*The Beach Boys
*Bill Haley & His Comets - key contributor of the rockabilly revolution from R&B to rock and roll; "Rocket 88", "Rock Around the Clock"
*Bo Diddley - singer-songwriter, guitarist, popularizer of the Bo Diddley beat; "Bo Diddley", "I'm A Man", "Who Do You Love", "Say Man", "Road Runner", "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover"
*Bobby Darin - teen idol; "Dream Lover", "Mack the Knife"
*Bobby Lewis - "Tossin' and Turnin'"
*Bruce & Terry - surf duo; "Hey Little Cobra"
*Buddy Holly - rock and roll musician; "Peggy Sue"
*Cobra Starship - alternative rock band "guilty pleasure", "The City is at War"*
*Carl Perkins - rockabilly pioneer; "Blue Suede Shoes"
*The Chantays - surf band; "Pipeline"
*Chuck Berry - singer-songwriter, guitarist, "Maybellene"
*Dave "Baby" Cortez - "The Happy Organ"
*David Allan & the Arrows - soundtrack surf composer; "Blues' Theme" from "The Wild Angels"
*Dick Dale - surf music pioneer; "Let's Go Trippin'"
*Dorsey Burnette - rockabilly singer; "Big Rock Candy Mountain"
*Johnny Burnette - rockabilly singer; "You're Sixteen", "Train Kept A-Rollin'"
*The Drifters - early rock and roll; "Money Honey"; "I Gotta Get Myself a Woman"; "White Christmas"; "Honey Love"; "Steamboat"
*Eddie Cochran - rockabilly guitar hero; "Summertime Blues"
*Elvis Presley - legendary popularizer of American rock and roll; "Blue Moon of Kentucky", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Jailhouse Rock", "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
*Gloria Rios - First women to introduce Rock and Roll dance and songs to Mexico - Rock Around the clock (El Relojito)
*Fabian - teen idol; "Tiger"
*Fats Domino - popular New Orleans piano player; "The Fat Man", "Ain't That a Shame"
*Freddy Cannon, hard rock, nicknamed "Boom Boom"
*Gene Vincent - rockabilly musician; "Be-Bop-A-Lula"
*Gene Summers - rockabilly entertainer; "School Of Rock 'n Roll" "Big Blue Diamonds", "Nervous"
*Tommy & The Tom Toms aka The Bill Smith Combo - "Tomahawk", "Heartbreak Hotel"
*Ike Turner - influential rock and roll pioneer; "Rocket 88"
*Jackie DeShannon - pop-folk singer; "What the World Needs Now"
*Jackie Wilson - legendary soul singer; "Lonely Teardrops", "Baby Workout"
*Jan & Dean - surf and pop doo-wop duo; "Surf City", "Baby Talk"
*Jerry Lee Lewis - pianist, singer; "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "Great Balls of Fire"
*Mr. Gasser & the Weirdos - surf music; "Hot Rod Hootenanny"
*Paul Anka -
*Pat Boone - pop vocalist; "Tutti Frutti", "Ain't That a Shame"
*Ritchie Valens - rock and roll musician; "La Bamba"
*Ricky Nelson - an early television teen idol
*Ronnie Hawkins - rockabilly performer; "Forty Days", "Mary Lou"
*Ronny & the Daytonas - surf rock; "G.T.O."
*Roy Orbison - *Jack Scott - pop balladeer, "Burning Bridges", "What In The World's Come Over You"
*The Surfaris - surf band; "Wipeout"
*Tommy James & the Shondells - pop-rock; "Crimson and Clover", "Hanky Panky", "I Think We're Alone Now"
*Wilbert Harrison - "Kansas City", "Let's Work Together"
*Joe Wilson and The Sabers - "Afraid To Love" (Wildcat #0053), "The Love Bandit" (Inette Records)

*Tinker Carlen Looking For THE HI-D-HO, Also started in Lubbock Texas with Buddy Holly:"See also:" List of doo-wop musicians, List of R&B musicians, List of girl groups, List of surf rock musicians, List of soul musicians

The "British Invasion" (1962 - 1969)

*The Animals - British blues; "Animalism"
*The Beatles - psychedelic rock band; "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Abbey Road", "The White Album"
*The Bee Gees - British Rock - "Bee Gees 1st", "Horizontal", "Idea", "Odessa"
*The Jeff Beck Group pioneers in heavy blues; "Truth" and "Beck Ola"
*The Dave Clark Five - British blues; "Coast to Coast"
*Gerry & the Pacemakers - merseybeat; "Ferry Cross the Mersey", "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"
*Herman's Hermits - pop merseybeat; "I'm Into Something Good"
*The Hollies - Folk Rock "Long Cool Woman in the Black Dress"
*The Kinks ("Village Green Preservation Society")
*Marianne Faithfull - blues-rock; "As Tears Go By"
*The Moody Blues - psychedelia and early progressive rock; "Days of Future Passed", "On the Threshold of a Dream"
*Peter & Gordon - merseybeat; "A World Without Love"
*Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
*The Rolling Stones - long-running blues-rock band; "Beggar's Banquet", "Let It Bleed", "Exile on Main Street"
*The Small Faces - psychedelic mod band; "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake", "There Are But Four Small Faces"
*Spencer Davis Group - beat and blues-rock band; "Keep On Running", "Gimme Some Lovin
*Van Morrison & Them - folk-rock; "Astral Weeks", "Moondance"
*The Who - mod and rock; "Who's Next", "The Who Sings My Generation", "The Who Sell Out"
*The Yardbirds - psychedelic blues rock; "Five Live Yardbirds", "Roger the Engineer":"See also:" List of British blues musiciansGreen Day

Psychedelia, progressive rock and early hard rock (1968–1974)

*13th Floor Elevators - psychedelia
*AC/DC - hard rock, heavy metal
*Aerosmith - hard rock
*Alice Cooper
*The Allman Brothers Band - early country rock, jam band
*Badfinger - power-pop
*The Band - folk and rock and roll fusion
*Big Brother & the Holding Company
*Black Sabbath - heavy metal
*Blue Cheer - early heavy metal
*Blue Öyster Cult - heavy metal
*David Bowie - glam, early electronic music
*Buffalo Springfield
*Canned Heat
*Captain Beefheart - blues and psychedelia
*Clear Light
*Cream - blues/psychedelia/progressive rock
*Creedence Clearwater Revival - country rock
*Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young)
*Deep Purple - heavy metal
*Def Leppard - Arena Rock
*The Doors
*Eagles - country rock
*The Electric Light Orchestra
*The Electric Prunes
*The Fabulous Thunderbirds
*The Faces
*The Flying Burrito Brothers - country rock
*Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
*Genesis - progressive rock
*Gram Parsons - country rock
*The Grateful Dead - psychedelia
*Green Day - Alternative Rock
*Harry Nilsson
*Heart - hard rock, early heavy metal
*Hot Tuna
*Humble Pie
*IF - progressive rock, jazz-rock
*Iron Butterfly - psychedelia, early heavy metal
*Janis Joplin
*Japan
*Jefferson Airplane - psychedelia
*Jethro Tull - progressive folk rock
*Jimi Hendrix - hard rock/psychedelia/blues
*Kansas
*King Crimson - early heavy metal, progressive rock
*Kiss - heavy metal
*Kris Kristofferson
*Led Zeppelin - hard rock/blues, heavy metal
*Love
*Lynyrd Skynyrd - Southern rock
*Moby Grape
*The Monkees
*Moving Sidewalks
*Nirvana
*The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
*Pink Floyd - psychedelia, progressive rock, pioneer of the concept album
*Roxy Music
*Rush - progressive art rock, heavy metal
*Scorpions - heavy metal
*Steppenwolf - hard rock, early heavy metal
*Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
*Rod Stewart - "Gasoline Alley", "Every Picture Tells a Story", "Never a Dull Moment"
*The Stooges - garage and protopunk
*T. Rex - glam rock
*Terry Reid
*Traffic
*The Velvet Underground
*Yes - progressive symphonic rock
*ZZ Top- Southern rock

:"See also:" List of surf rock musicians, List of psychedelic musicians, List of R&B musicians, List of hard rock bands and artists, List of country rock musicians, List of progressive rock musicians, List of soul musicians

Punk, metal, and other trends (1975 - 1988)

*Lee Aaron
*Bad Brains
*Bad Religion - punk rock
*The Bangles
*Black Flag
*Blondie
*Bob Geldof
*Bon Jovi
*The Boomtown Rats
*Bryan Adams
*Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band
*Budgie - heavy metal
*Camper Van Beethoven - alternative rock
*The Cars
*Cheap Trick
*The Clash - punk rock

*The Cult
*The Cure - Gothic rock
*The Damned
*Danzig - heavy metal
*Dave Edmunds
*Dead Kennedys - punk rock
*Dead Milkmen - punk rock/pop
*Def Leppard
*Depeche Mode - New Wave
*Dio - heavy metal
*Dokken - heavy metal
*Donna Summer - disco
*Duran Duran - New Wave
*Echo & the Bunnymen
*Elvis Costello
*Erasure - New Wave
*The Fall
*Graham Parker
*Guns N' Roses
*Hanoi Rocks
*Hüsker Dü - alternative rock
*The Indigo Girls
*Iron Maiden - heavy metal
*The Jam - punk rock
*Joe Jackson
*Joy Division - post-punk
*Judas Priest - heavy metal
*The Knack
*Meat Loaf
*Meat Puppets - Arizona trio playing punk and psychedelic desert music
*Megadeth - heavy metal
*Metallica - heavy metal
*Midnight Oil
*Minor Threat - hardcore punk
*Minutemen - San Pedro trio blending punk, blues, jazz, folk, pop into angular delights; one of the SST bands
*The Misfits
*The Modern Lovers
*Mötley Crüe
*Motörhead - heavy metal
*New Order
*New York Dolls
*Nick Lowe
*Ozzy Osbourne - heavy metal
*Pantera
*paramore
*Patti Smith
*The Plasmatics
*Poison
*The Police
*Prince
*The Pretenders
*Prism
*Queen
*Queensrÿche - heavy metal
*Quiet Riot
*The Ramones - punk rock
*Rockpile
*The Romantics
*Red Hot Chili Peppers - funk, alternative rock
*R.E.M. - alternative rock
*The Replacements - alternative rock
*The Sex Pistols - punk
*Simple Minds - new wave
*The Slits
*The Smiths - alternative rock
*Sonic Youth - alternative rock
*Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
*Squeeze
*Steve Miller Band
*Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - blues rock
*Sweet
*Talking Heads - New Wave
*Television
*Thin Lizzy - heavy metal
*Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
*Tom Waits
*Triumph
*Twisted Sister
*U2
*UFO
*Uriah Heep
*Van Halen - heavy metal
*Van der Graaf Generator
*Violent Femmes - alternative rock
*Willie Nile
*Wishbone Ash
*Whitesnake - heavy metal
*X (US) - punk rock] , alternative rock
*X (Australia) - punk rock
*XTC

:"See also:" List of forerunners of punk music, List of musicians in the first wave of punk music, List of musicians in the second wave of punk music, List of heavy metal musicians, List of New Wave bands and artists, List of post-punk bands, List of alternative rock musicians, List of folk musicians, List of funk musicians, List of soul musicians

Contemporary rock (1988 to the present)

* 10,000 Maniacs
* Aeolic
* Alanis Morissette
* Alice in Chains
* The All-American Rejects
* Barefoot Bison
* Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
* blink-182
* The Bloodhound Gang
* Blues Traveler
* Blur - Britpop
* bob hund
* Bombers
* Bush
* Chime
* The Breeders - alternative rock
* The D4
* Divinity Destroyed
* Dream Theater-Prog
* The Darkness
* Dave Matthews Band
* The Datsuns
* Energy Orchard
* Evanescence
* Everon
* The Faint
* Faith No More
* Fishbone
* Foo Fighters
* Fountains of Wayne
* Franz Ferdinand - indie rock
* To Be Announced- punk
* Goldfinger - ska punk
* Green Day - punk rock
* Hazerfan
* Hole
* Hootie and the Blowfish
*Brodie Foster Hubbard
* Joan Osborne
* Jonas Brothers- pop rock
* Kid Rock - rap-rock
* KoЯn
* Less
* Limp Bizkit - nu metal
* Linkin Park - nu metal
* Living Colour
* Manic Street Preachers
* Mansun
* Matchbox Twenty
* Menswear
* Music for
* The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones - ska punk
* The Mooney Suzuki
* Steven Morrissey
* MxPx - punk
* My Chemical Romance - alternative rock
* Nine Inch Nails
* Nirvana - grunge
* The Nocturnes
* No Doubt - alternative rock with ska and New Wave influences
* NOFX - punk
* Oasis - Britpop
* The Offspring - punk
* Pantera - heavy metal
* Papa Roach - Alternative metal
* Paramore - alternative rock
* Pavement - indie rock
* Pearl Jam - grunge/hard rock
* Pennywise - punk
* Phish
* Pixies - alternative rock
* PJ Harvey
* Placebo
* Plain White T's
* The Pretty Blue Guns
* Primus
* Queens of the Stone Age - Hard rock/Heavy metal
* Radiohead - alternative rock
* Rammstein
* Rusted Root
* Sarah McLachlan
* Sepultura
* The Shins - indie rock
* Sinombre
* Sleater-Kinney
* The Smashing Pumpkins- alternative rock
* Soundgarden - grunge
* Skin Games
* Stereolab
* Stereophonics
* The Stone Roses - Madchester
* Stone Temple Pilots
* The Strokes - Indie rock, Garage rock revival
* Sublime
* Suede (band)
* Sum 41
* Superchunk
* System of a Down
* Suzanne Vega
* The Oblivians
* Third Eye Blind
* Threshold - Progressive Metal
* Tenacious D - Rock Comedy, Metal
* Trivium - Metal
* Tool
* The Tragically Hip
* Ultrasound (band)
* Unwritten Law
* The Vandals
* The Verve
* Weezer - alternative rock
* Wheel of Doom
* The White Stripes - Garage rock revival
* Wolfmother - Hard rock/Heavy metal
* The Young Werewolves

:"See also:" List of heavy metal musicians, List of rappers, List of Britpop musicians, List of jam bands, List of alternative rock musicians, List of electronic musicians, List of musicians in the second wave of punk music

Latino Rock - Late 50's to the present

*Enrique Guzmán - México
*Aditus - Venezuela
*Animal - Argentina
*Aterciopelados - Colombia
*Café Tacuba - México - 90's
*Caifanes - México - 90's
*Caramelos de Cianuro - Venezuela
*Chingón - Chicano Band
*Control Machete - México
*Culto Oculto - Venezuela
*El Tri - México - Rock - Blues band from the late 60's to date
*Desorden Público - Venezuela
*El Amor - Mexico - Psychedellic band from the 70's
*Guillotina - México
*Alejandra Guzman - México
*Fabulosos Cadillacs - Argentina
*Fiel A La Vega - Puerto Rico
*Gloria Estefan - American - Cuban
*Jaguares - México
*Julieta Venegas - México
*La Gusana Ciega - México
*La Ley - Chile
*La Maldita Vecindad - México
*La Máquina del Sonido - México - Psychedellic - Late 60's
*La Puta Eléctrica - Venezuela
*Los Amigos Invisibles - Venezuela
*Los Apson - México - Late 60's
*Los Belmont - México - Late 60's
*Los Dug Dug's - México - Psychedellic - Late 60's
*Los Enanitos Verdes - Argentina
*Los Hermanos Carrión - México - Early 60's
*Los Hitters - México - Late 60's
*Los Hooligans - México - Late 50's
*Los Jaivas - Chile - Progressive Folk
*Los Lobos - Chicano Band
*Los Locos del Ritmo - México - Late 50's
*Los Rebeldes del Rock - México - Late 50's
*Los Yaki - México - Late 60's
*Maná - México
*Ron Martinez - Brazil
*Molotov - México
*Panda - México
*Rata Blanca - Argentina
*Resorte - México
*Santana - Mexican born guitarist
*Sepultura - Brazil
*Soda Estereo - Argentina
*Soul Fly - Brazil
*Zapato 3 - Venezuela

panish Rock - Late 60's to the present

*Ana Sidel
*Heroes del Silencio
*Hombres G
*La Fórmula V
*La Oreja de Van Gogh
*La Polla Records
*La Quinta Estacion
*Los Angeles
*Los Brincos
*Los Rodríguez
*los toreros muertos
*Nacha Pop
*Ñu
*Mago de Oz
*Miguel Bose
*Miguel Ríos
*los pricioneros
*Ska-P
*Triana
*Smash


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