Rock (1950s)


Johnny Ace (1929–54)

Lee Allen (1926–94)

Paul Anka (1941– )

LaVern Baker (1929–97)

Hank Ballard (1936– )

Dave Bartholomew (1920– )

Jesse Belvin (1933–60)

Brook Benton (1931–88)

Chuck Berry (1926–2017)

The Big Bopper (1930–59)

Otis Blackwell (1931–2002)

Pat Boone (1934– )

James Brown (1933–2006)

Nappy Brown (1929– )

Roy Brown (1925– )

Ruth Brown (1928–2006)

Sonny Burgess (1931– )

Wynona Carr (1924–76)

The Chantels [1956–1970]

Ray Charles (1930–2004)

Chubby Checker (1941– )

The Clovers [1948– ]

The Coasters [1956–1972]

Eddie Cochran (1938–60)

Sam Cooke (1931–64)

Bobby Darin (1936–73)

The Del Vikings

The Dells [1952– ]

Sugar Pie DeSanto (1935– )

Bo Diddley (1928–2008)

Dion DiMucci (1937– )

Fats Domino (1928– )

Lonnie Donegan (1931–2002)

The Drifters [1953– ]

Willie Egan (1933–2004)

Esquerita

The Everly Brothers [1954–1973]

The Falcons

The Five Keys

The "5" Royales [1952–1965]

The Flamingos [1952– ]

Connie Francis (1938– )

Charlie Gracie (1936– )

Bill Haley (1925–81)

Roy Hamilton (1929–69)

Wynonie Harris (1915–69)

Dale Hawkins (1938– )

Buddy Holly (1936–59)

Joe Houston

The Isley Brothers [1954– ]

Bullmoose Jackson (1919–89)

Jan and Dean [1958–1966]

Little Willie John (1937–68)

Ella Johnson (1923– )

Jerry Lee Lewis (1935– )

Smiley Lewis (1913–66)

Jimmy Liggins (1922–83)

Joe Liggins (1915–87)

Little Anthony and the Imperials [1958– ]

Little Richard (1935– )

Darlene Love (1941– )

Nellie Lutcher (1915–2007)

Frankie Lymon (1942–68)

Johnny Maestro

Janis Martin (1940– )

Big Maybelle (1924–72)

Percy Mayfield (1920–84)

Clyde McPhatter (1932–72)

The Moonglows [1951– ]

Rick Nelson (1940–85)

Roy Orbison (1936–88)

Carl Perkins (1932–98)

Esther Phillps (1935–84)

The Platters [1953– ]

Johnny Powers

Elvis Presley (1935–77)

Lloyd Price (1933– )

Red Prysock (1926–93)

The Ravens [1946–1956]

Billy Lee Riley (1933–2009)

Bobby Rydell (1942– )

Doug Sahm (1941–99)

Neil Sedaka (1939– )

The Shirelles [1958– ]

Shirley and Lee [1951–1963]

Huey "Piano" Smith (1934– )

The Spaniels

Phil Spector (1941– )

Billy Stewart (1937–70)

Barrett Strong (1941– )

Allen Toussaint (1938–2015)

The Treniers

Ike Turner (1931– )

Big Joe Turner (1911–85)

Ritchie Valens (1941–59)

Gene Vincent (1935–71)

Billy Ward and the Dominoes (1921– )

Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1935–96)

Larry Williams (1935–80)

Chuck Willis (1928–58)

Jackie Wilson (1934–84)

Various Artists


Introduction