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The Top 100 Recording Artists of the 50s and 60s Baby Boomer Era

The 1950s and 1960s provided us with some of the greatest music ever recorded and also the best recording artists the world has ever seen.  Below I have listed  the top 100 recording artists of the 50s and 60s era.  This data was extracted from Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual.  Joel Whitburn uses an intricate point system that awards points to all recording artists based on the number of charted hits on Billboard; how high the song charted and the total weeks they charted.  Below are the results.

  1. Elvis Presley
  2. The Beatles
  3. James Brown
  4. The Rolling Stones
  5. Pat Boone
  6. Aretha Franklin
  7. Marvin Gaye
  8. Ray Charles
  9. The Beach Boys
  10. Fats Domino
  11. Neil Diamond
  12. The Temptations
  13. The Supremes
  14. Ricky Nelson
  15. Connie Francis
  16. Frank Sinatra
  17. Paul Anka
  18. Dionne Warwick
  19. The 4 Seasons
  20. Brenda Lee
  21. Nat "King" Cole
  22. Perry Como
  23. The Miracles
  24. Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
  25. Gladys Knight & The Pips
  26. Bobby Vinton
  27. The Everly Brothers
  28. Brook Benton
  29. Four Tops
  30. The Platters
  31. Andy Williams
  32. Sam Cooke
  33. Jackie Wilson
  34. Bobby Darin
  35. Johnny Mathis
  36. Chubby Checker
  37. Roy Orbison
  38. Dion (Dion & The Belmonts)
  39. Neil Sedaka
  40. Glen Campbell
  41. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  42. The 5th Dimension
  43. Patti Page
  44. Tommy James & The Shondells
  45. Johnny Cash
  46. The Drifters
  47. Three Dog Night
  48. Tom Jones
  49. Wilson Pickett
  50. The Impressions'
  51. Jerry Butler
  52. Johnny Rivers
  53. Dean Martin
  54. The Isley Brothers
  55. Bobby Vee
  56. Bobby Rydell
  57. Chuck Berry
  58. Dave Clark Five
  59. Herman's Hermits
  60. Jimmie Rodgers
  61. Simon & Garfunkle
  62. Al Martino
  63. Frankie Avalon
  64. B.J. Thomas
  65. Paul Revere & The Raiders
  66. The Monkees
  67. The Shirelles
  68. The Righteous Brothers
  69. Johnny Tillotson
  70. Marty Robbins
  71. Petula Clark
  72. Duane Eddy
  73. Jan & Dean
  74. Bill Haley (And His Comets)
  75. Gene Pitney
  76. Creedence Clearwater Revival
  77. Smokey Robinson
  78. The Who
  79. The Rascals
  80. Ray Stevens
  81. Tony Bennett
  82. Otis Redding
  83. Bobby Goldsboro
  84. The Guess Who
  85. Martha & The Vandellas
  86. Joe Tex
  87. Bob Dylan
  88. The Hollies
  89. Steve Lawrence
  90. Tommy Roe
  91. Sly & The Family Stone
  92. Bobby Bland
  93. The Marvelettes
  94. The Kinks
  95. The Four Lads
  96. Joe Simon
  97. Jr. Walker & The All Stars
  98. The Animals
  99. Mary Wells
  100. The Grass Roots


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