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J.D. Souther

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While J.D. Souther may have made his biggest impact on the country-rock sound behind the scenes or in a supporting role to some of the bigger pop names of the ’70s, he had an impressive and c ..more

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Judas Priest

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Judas Priest was one of the most influential heavy metal bands of the ’70s, spearheading the New Wave of British Heavy Metal late in the decade. Decked out in leather and chains, the band fused the ..more

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Jimi Hendrix

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In his brief four-year reign as a superstar, Jimi Hendrix expanded the vocabulary of the electric rock guitar more than anyone before or since. Hendrix was a master at coaxing all manner of u ..more

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Jeff Beck

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While he was as innovative as Jimmy Page, as tasteful as Eric Clapton, and nearly as visionary as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck never achieved the same commercial success as any of those contemp ..more

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Jackson Browne

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In many ways, Jackson Browne was the quintessential sensitive Californian singer/songwriter of the early ’70s. Only Joni Mitchell and James Taylor ranked alongside him in terms of influenc ..more

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John Lennon

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Out of all the Beatles, John Lennon had the most interesting -- and frustrating -- solo career. Lennon was capable of inspired, brutally honest confessional songwriting and melodic songcraft; ..more

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Jethro Tull

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Jethro Tull was a unique phenomenon in popular music history. Their mix of hard rock; folk melodies; blues licks; surreal, impossibly dense lyrics; and overall profundity defied easy analy ..more

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Journey

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During their initial 14 years of existence (1973-1987), Journey altered their musical approach and their personnel extensively while becoming a top touring and recording band. The only constant fac ..more

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Jeff Buckley

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Since he was the son of cult songwriter Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley faced more expectations and pre-conceived notions than most singer/songwriters. Perhaps it wasn’t surprising that Jeff Buck ..more

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James Taylor

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When people use the term singer/songwriter (often modified by the word sensitive) in praise or in criticism, they’re thinking of James Taylor. In the early ’70s, when he appeared with his intro ..more

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The Jam

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The Jam were the most popular band to emerge from the initial wave of British punk rock in 1977; along with the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and the Buzzcocks, the Jam had the most impact ..more

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Johnny Winter

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Blues guitarist Johnny Winter became a major star in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Since that time he’s confirmed his reputation in the blues by working with Muddy Waters and continuing to ..more

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James Bay

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Janis Joplin

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The greatest white female rock singer of the 1960s, Janis Joplin was also a great blues singer, making her material her own with her wailing, raspy, supercharged emotional delivery. First ris ..more

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Joni Mitchell

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When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century. Uncompromising and iconoclastic, Mitchell confounded expect ..more

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Joe Satriani

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Along with teaching some of the top rock guitar players of the ’80s and ’90s, Joe Satriani is one of the most technically accomplished and widely respected guitarists to emerge in recent times. Bor ..more

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Japan

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Japan’s evolution from rather humble glam rock beginnings into stylish synth pop (and beyond) made the British group one of the more intriguing and successful artists of their era. Formed in ..more

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Jack Johnson

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Before Jack Johnson became the 21st century kingpin of beachside pop/rock, he was a champion surfer on the professional circuit. The sport was second nature to the Hawaiian native, who began chasin ..more

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Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash was one of the most imposing and influential figures in post-World War II country music. With his deep, resonant baritone and spare percussive guitar, he had a basic, distinctive sou ..more

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Jesus And Mary Chain

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Like the Velvet Underground, their most obvious influence, the chart success of the Jesus and Mary Chain was virtually nonexistent, but their artistic impact was incalculable; quite simply, the ..more

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