Queen are a British rock band credited with making significant contributions to such genres as hard rock & heavy metal, among others.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. They have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
The Ramones' loud, fast, straightforward musical style was influenced by music that the band members grew up listening to in the 50s & 60s.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983 combining funk & punk with macho, sexed-up lyrics.
R.E.M. was an American rock band formed in 1980, they were pivotal in the creation and development of the alternative rock genre.
Rick Wright was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter and solo artist. He was also a founding member of Pink Floyd.
With his distinctive raspy voice and profound lyricism, Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band who were in the vanguard of the British music Invasion that became popular in the US in 1964–65.
Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist & songwriter who recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Roxy Music were an English rock group who played experimental variations of art rock which vacillated between avant-rock & sleek pop hooks.
Roy Hargrove, an American jazz trumpeter, has played primarily with jazz musicians including Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock.
Rufus Wainwrigh is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter & is considered one of the great male vocalists & songwriters of his generation.
Ryan Adams is an American singer-songwriter best known for his solo career, and as a former member of alternative country band Whiskeytown.
The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in 1975. Without them popular culture in the last 30+ years would be very different.
Simply Red is a British soul and pop band drawing upon influences ranging from blue-eyed soul, New Romantic & rock to reggae & jazz.
Sinéad O’Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s & is best known for her hit single 'Nothing Compares 2 U'.
Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English 70's punk band formed in London & became an important influence on the emerging gothic rock scene.
The Slits were a British rock band, their 1979 debut album, Cut, has been called one of the defining releases of the post-punk era.
Critics have called The Smiths the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s.
Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981 & were part of the 'no wave' art & music scene in New York City.
The Specials are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band, their music combines a ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude.
Squeeze are a British band formed in Depford, London in 1974 that came to prominence during the new wave period of the late 1970s.
Status Quo are one of Britain's most successful rock bands selling over 118 million records, famous for their unique brand of boogie rock
Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band formed in 1992 that are best described as "classic UK rock delivered with whiskey vocals"
The Stone Roses are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1983, meshing '60s-styled guitar pop with an understated '80s dance beat.
Syd Barrett was a founder member of Pink Floyd and was the lead singer, guitarist and principle songwriter in the band's early years
The B'52's are an American new wave band that emerged in the mid-70s with their quirky, fun sound
Thelonious Monk was part of that small but select group of jazz musicians who were responsible for the birth of a new kind of jazz - bebop.
Thin Lizzy's music reflects a wide range of influences, including blues, soul music, psychedelic rock, and traditional Irish folk music.
Thornley was a Canadian post-grunge/hard rock band formed by Ian Thornley in 2002 after the break-up of his earlier band, Big Wreck.
Tina Turner is one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time, she has also been referred to as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.
National treasure Tom Jones has been entertaining audiences for over six decades with his powerful voice and sex appeal
Tom Robinson is a British singer-songwriter & bassist, who first became known in the late 1970s as a musician with the 'Tom Robinson Band'.
Tom Waits is an American singer-songwriter known for his musical tales of bohemians, drifters, misfits & his blend of blues, folk & jazz.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group are one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.
The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends drawing on influences from punk rock and the new wave scene.