Top 100 Artists of the 50’s

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1. Elvis Presley
2. Fats Domino
3. Chuck Berry
4. Little Richard
5. The Everly Brothers
6. Bill Haley & The Comets
7. Ray Charles
8. Buddy Holly & The Crickets
9. The Clovers
10. The Platters

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11. (Billy Ward &) The Dominoes
12. Ruth Brown
13. Bo Diddley
14. Jerry Lee Lewis
15. Sam Cooke
16. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
17. Johnny Otis
18. Ricky Nelson
19. Big Joe Turner
20. The Drifters

The 5 Royales

21. The “5” Royales
22. Johnny Ace
23. The Coasters
24. LaVern Baker
25. Eddie Cochran
26. The Flamingos
27. Chuck Willis
28. Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
29. Carl Perkins
30. Little Willie John

Clyde McPhatter

31. Clyde McPhatter
32. The Moonglows
33. Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps
34. Ivory Joe Hunter
35. Jackie Wilson
36. Lloyd Price
37. Shirley & Lee
38. Otis Williams & The Charms
39. Jesse Belvin
40. James Brown

Faye Adams

41. Faye Adams
42. Jack Scott
43. Duane Eddy
44. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
45. The Five Keys
46. Sonny Til & The Orioles
47. Larry Williams
48. Link Wray
49. Professor Longhair
50. The Chantels

Etta James

51. Etta James
52. Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns
53. Dion & The Belmonts
54. The Cadillacs
55. Bobby Darin
56. The Del-Vikings
57. Mickey & Sylvia
58. “Little” Esther Phillips
59. Percy Mayfield
60. Ritchie Valens

Gene & Eunice

61. Gene & Eunice
62. Big Maybelle
63. The Penguins
64. Smiley Lewis
65. The Cleftones
66. Johnny Burnette Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio
67. The Crests
68. The Harp-Tones
69. Marvin & Johnny
70. Big Mama Thornton

The Spaniels

71. The Spaniels
72. Dale Hawkins
73. Gene Allison
74. Buddy Knox & The Rhythm Orchids
75. The Five Satins
76. Johnny “Guitar” Watson
77. Roy Hamilton
78. Bobby Day/Hollywood Flames
79. Wanda Jackson
80. Don & Dewey

Bobby Freeman

81. Bobby Freeman
82. The Robins
83. Lee Andrews & The Hearts
84. Bill Doggett
85. The Larks
86. El-Dorados
87. The Heartbeats
88. Richard Berry
89. The Skyliners
90. Brenda Lee

Bobby Mitchell

91. Bobby Mitchell
92. Little Anthony & The Imperials
93. Amos Milburn
94. Cliff Richard
95. Roy Orbison
96. Don Julian & The Meadowlarks
97. Andre Williams
98. The Chords
99. The Diamonds
100. The Crows