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  

7

1

Bob Dylan

Vocalist

66.18% (45 of 68 votes)

8

2

John Lennon

Vocalist

64.97% (128 of 197 votes)

49

3

Chuck Berry

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

28

4

Eminem

Vocalist

11.76% (4 of 34 votes)

14

5

Bob Marley

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

37

6

Rolling Stones

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

23

7

Stevie Wonder

Musician

44.44% (4 of 9 votes)

5

8

Kurt Cobain

Musician

83.33% (5 of 6 votes)

48

9

Miles Davis

Musician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

10

10

Madonna (Ciccone)

Vocalist

60.71% (17 of 28 votes)

29

11

Elvis Presley

Vocalist

10.53% (4 of 38 votes)

25

12

James Brown

Vocalist

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

20

13

Michael Jackson (Vocalist)

Vocalist

50.0% (57 of 114 votes)

38

14

Jimi Hendrix

Musician

0% (0 of 4 votes)

9

15

Paul McCartney

Vocalist

62.82% (49 of 78 votes)

22

16

Pete Townshend

Musician

48.96% (47 of 96 votes)

47

17

Grandmaster Flash

Musician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

12

18

Aretha Franklin

Vocalist

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

42

19

Neil Young

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

2

20

Little Richard

Vocalist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

31

22

Burt Bacharach

Composer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

44

23

Lou Reed

Musician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

16

24

Hank Williams

Musicians

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

39

25

George Clinton (Funkmaster)

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

24

26

Phil Spector

Music Producer

37.50% (3 of 8 votes)

19

27

Prince

Vocalist

50.0% (3 of 6 votes)

13

28

Jimmy Page

Musician

55.71% (39 of 70 votes)

4

29

Joni Mitchell

Vocalists

100% (2 of 2 votes)

45

30

Berry Gordy, Jr.

Music Producer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

34

31

David Bowie

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

17

32

Tupac Shakur (2Pac)

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

35

33

Beach Boys

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

36

34

Bee Gees

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

40

35

Rick Rubin

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

46

36

Brian Eno

Composer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

3

37

Patti Smith

Vocalist

100% (2 of 2 votes)

26

38

Dr. Dre

Vocalist

15.15% (5 of 33 votes)

27

39

Freddie Mercury

Vocalist

14.29% (2 of 14 votes)

32

40

Public Enemy

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

1

41

Andy Warhol

Artist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

21

42

Missy Elliott

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

33

43

Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

18

44

Thom Yorke

Musician

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

41

45

Rick Rubin

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

11

46

Eddie Van Halen

Musician

60.64% (57 of 94 votes)

43

47

ABBA

Musicians

0% (0 of 4 votes)

15

48

P.J. Harvey

Musician

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

30

49

Leiber and Stoller

Songwriters

0% (0 of 0 votes)

6

50

Jack White

Musician

77.46% (275 of 355 votes)