Blender Magazine's 50 Rock Geniuses of All Time

Entertainment: Music Blender

Rolling Stones represent #6. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Beach Boys represent #33. Brain Wilson, The Bee Gees represent #34. Barry Gibb, Public Enemy represents #40. Chuck D, ABBA represents #47. Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Missing: * Hunter, Ralf (#21) * Schneider, Florian (#21) * Young, Earl (#35)

This Category is Ranked. Sort by Ranking Based on Votes by clicking on Vote Ranking. Sort by the Collection's Ranking by clicking on List Ranking.

Vote RankingList Ranking  

31

1

Bob Dylan

Vocalist

32.76% (19 of 58 votes)

8

2

John Lennon

Vocalist

68.29% (829 of 1214 votes)

41

3

Chuck Berry

Vocalist

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

7

4

Eminem

Vocalist

69.35% (430 of 620 votes)

23

5

Bob Marley

Vocalist

38.78% (19 of 49 votes)

27

6

Rolling Stones

Musicians

35.14% (26 of 74 votes)

24

7

Stevie Wonder

Musician

37.18% (29 of 78 votes)

12

8

Kurt Cobain

Musician

66.67% (126 of 189 votes)

45

9

Miles Davis

Musician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

21

10

Madonna (Ciccone)

Vocalist

42.00% (63 of 150 votes)

33

11

Elvis Presley

Vocalist

31.99% (103 of 322 votes)

19

12

James Brown

Vocalist

52.26% (81 of 155 votes)

10

13

Michael Jackson (Vocalist)

Vocalist

67.65% (619 of 915 votes)

18

14

Jimi Hendrix

Musician

56.47% (48 of 85 votes)

4

15

Paul McCartney

Vocalist

74.04% (810 of 1094 votes)

14

16

Pete Townshend

Musician

64.77% (57 of 88 votes)

29

17

Grandmaster Flash

Musician

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

26

18

Aretha Franklin

Vocalist

35.24% (37 of 105 votes)

35

19

Neil Young

Vocalist

28.57% (2 of 7 votes)

30

20

Little Richard

Vocalist

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

48

22

Burt Bacharach

Composer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

46

23

Lou Reed

Musician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

42

24

Hank Williams

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

43

25

George Clinton (Funkmaster)

Musicians

0% (0 of 5 votes)

32

26

Phil Spector

Music Producer

32.05% (50 of 156 votes)

15

27

Prince

Vocalist

61.88% (99 of 160 votes)

13

28

Jimmy Page

Musician

65.57% (40 of 61 votes)

22

29

Joni Mitchell

Vocalists

40.0% (6 of 15 votes)

39

30

Berry Gordy, Jr.

Music Producer

21.43% (3 of 14 votes)

28

31

David Bowie

Vocalist

34.29% (12 of 35 votes)

17

32

Tupac Shakur (2Pac)

Vocalist

58.02% (47 of 81 votes)

3

33

Beach Boys

Musicians

75.00% (6 of 8 votes)

38

34

Bee Gees

Musicians

22.22% (2 of 9 votes)

1

35

Rick Rubin

Entrepreneur

85.71% (6 of 7 votes)

44

36

Brian Eno

Composer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

40

37

Patti Smith

Vocalist

16.67% (2 of 12 votes)

25

38

Dr. Dre

Vocalist

35.62% (57 of 160 votes)

9

39

Freddie Mercury

Vocalist

67.89% (645 of 950 votes)

37

40

Public Enemy

Musicians

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

11

41

Andy Warhol

Artist

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

6

42

Missy Elliott

Vocalist

70.91% (78 of 110 votes)

47

43

Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

34

44

Thom Yorke

Musician

30.0% (3 of 10 votes)

2

45

Rick Rubin

Entrepreneur

85.71% (6 of 7 votes)

16

46

Eddie Van Halen

Musician

59.26% (32 of 54 votes)

36

47

ABBA

Musicians

28.10% (68 of 242 votes)

20

48

P.J. Harvey

Musician

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

49

49

Leiber and Stoller

Songwriters

0% (0 of 0 votes)

5

50

Jack White

Musician

72.41% (790 of 1091 votes)