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.

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27

1

Bob Dylan

Vocalist

44.24% (73 of 165 votes)

21

2

John Lennon

Vocalist

48.89% (110 of 225 votes)

47

3

Chuck Berry

Vocalist

7.14% (1 of 14 votes)

7

4

Eminem

Vocalist

61.68% (169 of 274 votes)

17

5

Bob Marley

Vocalist

52.42% (119 of 227 votes)

30

6

Rolling Stones

Musicians

44.12% (30 of 68 votes)

16

7

Stevie Wonder

Musician

52.55% (103 of 196 votes)

28

8

Kurt Cobain

Musician

44.23% (46 of 104 votes)

24

9

Miles Davis

Musician

46.00% (23 of 50 votes)

6

10

Madonna (Ciccone)

Vocalist

61.71% (340 of 551 votes)

32

11

Elvis Presley

Vocalist

42.93% (158 of 368 votes)

18

12

James Brown

Vocalist

51.35% (38 of 74 votes)

29

13

Michael Jackson (Vocalist)

Vocalist

44.12% (229 of 519 votes)

22

14

Jimi Hendrix

Musician

48.45% (141 of 291 votes)

20

15

Paul McCartney

Vocalist

49.52% (103 of 208 votes)

12

16

Pete Townshend

Musician

55.41% (41 of 74 votes)

46

17

Grandmaster Flash

Musician

9.09% (1 of 11 votes)

11

18

Aretha Franklin

Vocalist

56.25% (99 of 176 votes)

13

19

Neil Young

Vocalist

54.84% (136 of 248 votes)

23

20

Little Richard

Vocalist

46.34% (38 of 82 votes)

37

22

Burt Bacharach

Composer

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

1

23

Lou Reed

Musician

89.66% (26 of 29 votes)

38

24

Hank Williams

Musicians

25.00% (3 of 12 votes)

42

25

George Clinton (Funkmaster)

Musicians

18.18% (2 of 11 votes)

10

26

Phil Spector

Music Producer

56.85% (83 of 146 votes)

33

27

Prince

Vocalist

42.86% (48 of 112 votes)

19

28

Jimmy Page

Musician

49.53% (53 of 107 votes)

39

29

Joni Mitchell

Vocalists

23.08% (6 of 26 votes)

48

30

Berry Gordy, Jr.

Music Producer

0% (0 of 2 votes)

25

31

David Bowie

Vocalist

45.85% (105 of 229 votes)

15

32

Tupac Shakur (2Pac)

Vocalist

53.57% (60 of 112 votes)

43

33

Beach Boys

Musicians

15.38% (2 of 13 votes)

44

34

Bee Gees

Musicians

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

2

35

Rick Rubin

Entrepreneur

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

35

36

Brian Eno

Composer

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

41

37

Patti Smith

Vocalist

21.43% (3 of 14 votes)

8

38

Dr. Dre

Vocalist

60.66% (74 of 122 votes)

26

39

Freddie Mercury

Vocalist

45.07% (183 of 406 votes)

4

40

Public Enemy

Musicians

66.67% (4 of 6 votes)

40

41

Andy Warhol

Artist

22.22% (8 of 36 votes)

31

42

Missy Elliott

Vocalist

43.75% (14 of 32 votes)

49

43

Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Vocalist

0% (0 of 3 votes)

14

44

Thom Yorke

Musician

54.17% (52 of 96 votes)

3

45

Rick Rubin

Entrepreneur

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

9

46

Eddie Van Halen

Musician

60.21% (174 of 289 votes)

34

47

ABBA

Musicians

34.99% (1073 of 3067 votes)

45

48

P.J. Harvey

Musician

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

36

49

Leiber and Stoller

Songwriters

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

5

50

Jack White

Musician

64.05% (825 of 1288 votes)