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- October 19, 2009
- Vol. 72
- No. 16
Randy Jackson's Favorite Musical Trailblazers
The American Idol Judge and Music Producer Surveys 35 Years of Music History and Picks the Legends
They helped define everything we now know as rock and roll, from Queen's operatic stylings to the hard, down-in-the-dirt jams of AC/DC and the Rolling Stones.
PROVOCATEURS: ANNIE LENNOX, MADONNA, LAURYN HILL
These one-of-a-kind singers not only cranked out massive hits, they left a personal, trendsetting stamp on music.
THE DIVAS: ARETHA FRANKLIN, MARIAH CAREY, CELINE DION, WHITNEY HOUSTON
Four of the best female voices in the history of music!
DISCO KINGS AND QUEENS: THE BEE GEES, CHIC, DONNA SUMMER
These folks influenced a whole generation, ushering in a brand-new dance-driven subculture.
MEN OF THE PEOPLE: BOB MARLEY, BRUCE SPRING-STEEN, THE POLICE
True poets who created timeless hits.
THE GRUNGE PIONEERS: SONIC YOUTH
The band that led the way for Nirvana, Sound Garden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.
ARENA ROCKERS: VAN HALEN, JOURNEY, FOREIGNER, AEROSMITH
Four of the greatest rock bands ever! (Journey, a band I was involved with, remains especially dear to my heart.)
HIP-HOP ROYALTY: RUN-DMC, GRANDMASTER FLASH, PUBLIC ENEMY, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
The four true forefathers of music straight from the street.
THE INNOVATORS: U2, RADIOHEAD
These two unbelievably original bands, one out of Ireland (U2), and one out of England, are still challenging everything we know about music and lyrics.
THE SUPERSTARS: MICHAEL JACKSON AND PRINCE
Two innovators who insisted on doing things their own way and who gave the music world some of the most original songs—and videos—in history.
THE SOUL MEN: MARVIN GAYE AND STEVIE WONDER
Two giants with unmatched talents, from one of the best labels in history: Motown.
RAP TITANS: N.W.A., DR. DRE, BIGGIE SMALLS, TUPAC, JAY-Z, WU-TANG CLAN
They represent hip-hop as we know it today. I don't know if they'll ever be equaled.
- CONTRIBUTORS Elaine Aradillas,
- Lorenzo Benet,
- Brian Braiker,
- Paul Chi,
- Champ Clark,
- Antoinette Y. Coulton,
- Mark Dagostino,
- Shruti Dhalwala,
- Mary Green,
- Wendy Grossman,
- Liza Hamm,
- Jessica Herndon,
- Julie Jordan,
- Amy Elisa Keith,
- Kristen Mascia,
- Farah Menass.
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