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Beatles

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So much has been said and written about the Beatles -- and their story is so mythic in its sweep -- that it’s difficult to summarize their career without restating cliches that have already been di ..more

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David Bowie

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The cliche about David Bowie says he’s a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is too glib, there’s no denying that Bowie demonstrated remar ..more

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Paul McCartney

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Out of all the former Beatles, Paul McCartney by far had the most successful solo career, maintaining a constant presence in the British and American charts during the ’70s and ’80s. In America ..more

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Adele

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When the U.K. press began dubbing Adele the next Amy Winehouse in late 2007, the hype didn’t touch upon the heavy singer/songwriter influence found in the Londoner’s music. Influenced by Suz ..more

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Scorpions

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Known best for their 1984 anthem Rock You Like a Hurricane and the 1990 ballad Wind of Change, German rockers the Scorpions have sold over 22 million records, making them one of the mo ..more

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Rolling Stones

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By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the late ’60s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. As the self-consciously ..more

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Led Zeppelin

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With a slew of recent reissues, live albums and DVDs celebrating the 35th anniversary of the band, Led Zeppelin is proving that its legacy lives on today. Here we look at the path of one of the greate ..more

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King Crimson

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If there is one group that embodies progressive rock, it is King Crimson. Led by guitar/Mellotron virtuoso Robert Fripp, during its first five years of existence the band stretched both the l ..more

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Coldplay

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After surfacing in 2000 with the breakthrough single Yellow, Coldplay quickly became one of the biggest bands of the new millennium, honing a mix of introspective Brit-pop and anthemic rock that ..more

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Queen

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Few bands embodied the pure excess of the ’70s like Queen. Embracing the exaggerated pomp of prog rock and heavy metal, as well as vaudevillian music hall, the British quartet delved deepl ..more

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Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan’s influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinato ..more

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IRON MAIDEN

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Known for such powerful hits as Two Minutes to Midnight and The Trooper, Iron Maiden were and are one of the most influential bands of the heavy metal genre. The often-imitated band ha ..more

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Def Leppard

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UK heavy metal top band Def Leppard dates back to Atmoic Mass, formed in 1977 by Rick Savage (bassist) and Pete Wills (guitarist). Let’s take a review at their long and winding career. ..more

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Keith Richards

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He’s acknowledged as perhaps the greatest rhythm guitarist in rock & roll, but Keith Richards is even more legendary for his near-miraculous ability to survive the most debauched excesses of the ..more

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Bon Jovi

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Bon Jovi is one of the few rock bands that first achieved commercial success in Japan before they went on to worldwide stardom. Japanese fans welcomed them from the early stage of their career, allowi ..more

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Bruce Springsteen

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In the decades following his emergence on the national scene in 1975, Bruce Springsteen proved to be that rarity among popular musicians, an artist who maintained his status as a frontline recordin ..more

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New Order

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Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk unit Joy Division, the enigmatic New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the ..more

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Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift became one of country’s brightest (and youngest) faces in 2006, when the 16-year-old released her first album. Although new to the American public, Swift had been performing since h ..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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