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Timeline Top Artists Chronology

DEBUT

ARTIST NAME(s)


DEBUT

ARTIST NAME(s)

1947 Hank Williams

1972

Jackson Browne

1948

Muddy Waters


1972

The Eagles

1950

Fats Domino


1972

Bonnie Raitt

1952

Clyde McPhatter/Dominoes/Drifters


1972

David Bowie

1953

Ray Charles


1973

Steely Dan

1954

Elvis Presley


1973

Bob Marley & The Wailers

1954

The Coasters/The Robins


1974

Bruce Springsteen

1955

Chuck Berry


1974

George Clinton/P-Funk

1955

Little Richard


1975

Donna Summer

1956

James Brown


1976

The Ramones

1956

Roy Orbison


1976

Graham Parker

1957

The Everly Brothers


1977

Blondie

1957

Buddy Holly/Crickets


1977

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

1957

Sam Cooke


1977

Elvis Costello

1957

Jackie Wilson


1978

The Cars

1958

The Shirelles


1978

Talking Heads

1958

Dion/Belmonts


1979

The Police

1959

The Drifters


1979

The Clash

1961

Smokey Robinson/Miracles


1979

Prince

1961

Gladys Knight & The Pips


1980

The Pretenders

1961

Curtis Mayfield/Impressions


1980

X

1962

The Four Seasons


1981

Rosanne Cash

1962

Marvin Gaye/duets


1982

John Mellencamp

1963

The Beach Boys


1983

U2

1963

Otis Redding


1983

R.E.M.

1963

Stevie Wonder


1983

Run-D.M.C.

1963

Bob Dylan


1983

Los Lobos

1964

The Beatles


1983

Madonna

1964

The Temptations


1984

The Replacements

1964

The Supremes


1985

Tom Waits

1964

The Rolling Stones


1986

Steve Earle

1964

The Four Tops


1988

Public Enemy

1964

The Kinks


1988

Lucinda Williams

1965

Van Morrison/Them


1988

Michelle Shocked

1965

The Byrds


1991

Nirvana

1965

Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel


1992

Pearl Jam

1966

The Who


1992

PJ Harvey

1966

The (Young) Rascals


1993

Radiohead

1967

Steve Winwood/Spencer Davis Group


1994

Beck

1967

Aretha Franklin


1994

Green Day

1967

Lou Reed/Velvet Underground


1995

D'Angelo

1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience


1995

Ani DiFranco

1968

Eric Clapton/Cream/Derek & Dominos


1996

Lauryn Hill/Fugees

1968

Sly & The Family Stone


1996

Jay-Z

1968

Creedence Clearwater Revival


1998

OutKast

1969

Led Zeppelin


1999

Eminem

1969

Neil Young


1999

The Roots

1969

Santana


1999

Wilco

1969

Michael Jackson/Jackson Five


2000

Beyonce/Destiny's Child

1970

Fleetwood Mac


2001

Alicia Keys

1970

Rod Stewart/The Faces


2001

Jack White/White Stripes/ Raconteurs/Dead Weather

1970

The Spinners


2003

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

1970

John Lennon


2003

TV on the Radio

1971

Elton John


2004 Kanye West

1971

Al Green


2004

Arcade Fire




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