My Top Artists

The Beatles

Rank: 1 | My Play Count: 9953 | Scrobbled: 543742712 times | Total listeners: 3818681

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The Beatles were an iconic rock group from Liverpool, England. They are frequently cited as the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in modern history, with innovative music, a cultural impact that helped define the 1960s and an enormous influence on music that is still felt today. Currently, The Beatles are one of the two musical acts to sell more than 1 billion records, with only Elvis Presley having been able to achieve the same feat. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: classic rock rock british 60s pop

Pink Floyd

Rank: 2 | My Play Count: 3584 | Scrobbled: 328092743 times | Total listeners: 3196060

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Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965. Gaining a following as a psychedelic band, they were distinguished for their extended compositions, sonic experimentation, philosophical lyrics and elaborate live shows, and became a leading band of the progressive rock genre. They are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in popular music history. Pink Floyd were founded by students Syd Barrett (guitar and lead vocals) Read more on Last.fm

Tags: Progressive rock classic rock Psychedelic Rock rock psychedelic

Jimi Hendrix

Rank: 3 | My Play Count: 3547 | Scrobbled: 75846920 times | Total listeners: 2807650

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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". Read more on Last.fm

Tags: classic rock rock blues psychedelic guitar

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Rank: 4 | My Play Count: 2378 | Scrobbled: 305095643 times | Total listeners: 4731666

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a funk rock band based in Hollywood, California and were formed in 1983, in Los Angeles, California. The band currently consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Michael "Flea" Balzary (bass) along with a longtime member Chad Smith (drums). Guitarist John Frusciante quietly left the band on good terms in late 2008. On January 2, 2010, Josh Klinghoffer was announced as Frusciante's replacement. The band initially formed for a one-off support act for a friend's band Read more on Last.fm

Tags: rock alternative rock alternative Funk Rock funk

Johnny Cash

Rank: 5 | My Play Count: 2216 | Scrobbled: 108021086 times | Total listeners: 2873115

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Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice Read more on Last.fm

Tags: country folk singer-songwriter classic rock rock

Small Faces

Rank: 6 | My Play Count: 1895 | Scrobbled: 5665046 times | Total listeners: 473178

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Small Faces were an influential British mod/psychedelic band of the 1960s, led by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane with Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan (who replaced original organist Jimmy Winston). The Small Faces were all genuine East End mods . They were signed to Decca records initially and enjoyed major success across Europe between 1965 and 1967 with classic singles like "All or Nothing" and "Sha-La-La-La-Lee" before moving to a new label. By late 1967 Read more on Last.fm

Tags: 60s classic rock mod rock psychedelic

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Rank: 7 | My Play Count: 1869 | Scrobbled: 33205041 times | Total listeners: 1602563

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a short-lived, yet highly influential rock band famous for the guitar work of Jimi Hendrix (1942– 1970) on songs such as Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Hey Joe, Voodoo Child (Slight Return) and All Along the Watchtower. Rounding out the Experience were Noel Redding (1945–2003) and Mitch Mitchell (1947–2008) on bass and drums respectively. Hendrix arrived in England in October 1966, and auditions were launched to find him a backing band. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: classic rock Psychedelic Rock rock blues psychedelic

Paul McCartney

Rank: 8 | My Play Count: 1741 | Scrobbled: 33317658 times | Total listeners: 1747860

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Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942), born in Liverpool, UK, is the most successful songwriter in the history of popular music. McCartney is a multiple Grammy Award- and Academy Award-winning English singer-songwriter, poet, composer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, record producer, film producer, painter, and animal rights and peace activist. He gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongsie John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: classic rock rock british singer-songwriter pop

Level 42

Rank: 9 | My Play Count: 1594 | Scrobbled: 3412492 times | Total listeners: 350648

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This internationally popular British pop/funk quartet, fronted by Mark King and Mike Lindup, is best known for the hits "Lessons in Love", "Something About You", "The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)", "Love Games", and "Hot Water". The genre-blending group started out on the Isle of Wight. Though their membership has fluctuated throughout the years, the original and perhaps best-known lineup of Level 42 consisted of Mark King aka "Thunderthumbs" (vocals & bass) Read more on Last.fm

Tags: 80s pop funk new wave bass

John Lennon

Rank: 10 | My Play Count: 1540 | Scrobbled: 39202099 times | Total listeners: 2270018

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John Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and activist who co-founded The Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership. Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. He formed his first band, the Quarrymen, in 1957 which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: classic rock rock singer-songwriter british pop

Beautiful South

Rank: 11 | My Play Count: 1533 | Scrobbled: 82 times | Total listeners: 25

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The Beautiful South were an English pop group formed at the end of the 1980s by former members of Hull group The Housemartins - Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway. The duo were initially joined by Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar), all of whom stayed with the group throughout their 19-year career. Later additions included female vocalist Briana Corrigan; she was replaced by Jacqui Abbott, who in turn was replaced by Alison Wheeler. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: pop indie classic singer-songwriter

Paul McCartney & Wings

Rank: 12 | My Play Count: 1532 | Scrobbled: 6795842 times | Total listeners: 721560

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Paul McCartney and Wings were a rock music band led by Paul McCartney, formed a couple of years after the dissolution of The Beatles. It achieved widespread popularity during the 1970s despite continual personnel changes. In 1971, drummer Denny Seiwell, and ex-Moody Blues guitarist and singer Denny Laine, joined Paul McCartney and wife Linda McCartney to record Paul's third post-Beatles project. The result was Wild Life, the first project to credit Wings. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: classic rock rock 70s british pop

Led Zeppelin

Rank: 13 | My Play Count: 1431 | Scrobbled: 196605432 times | Total listeners: 3035330

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Led Zeppelin were an English rock band originally formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page under the name "The New Yardbirds", based on Page's previous band, The Yardbirds. The band formed when Jimmy Page (guitar) recruited Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica), John Paul Jones (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin), and John Bonham (drums). With their heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound, Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock music. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: classic rock rock hard rock 70s Progressive rock

Oasis

Rank: 14 | My Play Count: 1409 | Scrobbled: 156894590 times | Total listeners: 3690988

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Oasis were an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. Originally known as The Rain, the group was formed by Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul Arthurs (guitar), Paul McGuigan (bass guitar) and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion), who were soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals). Its members were signed to independent record label Creation Records and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994, including hits like Live Forever and Supersonic. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: britpop rock british alternative indie

The Beautiful South

Rank: 15 | My Play Count: 1248 | Scrobbled: 5456628 times | Total listeners: 366981

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The Beautiful South were a British pop group formed in 1989, from the ashes of Hull, England group The Housemartins. The band was put together by lead singer, Paul Heaton, and drummer, Dave Hemingway. They were joined by Sean Welch (Bass), Dave Stead (Drums) and Dave Rotheray (Guitar). Rotheray also co-writes the songs with Heaton. In The Beautiful South, Heaton shared the lead singer's role with Hemingway and female singer Briana Corrigan to create a trio of lead vocalists. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: pop british britpop indie alternative

Beady Eye

Rank: 16 | My Play Count: 1024 | Scrobbled: 5650075 times | Total listeners: 290502

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Beady Eye was an English rock band formed in 2009. The band consisted of vocalist Liam Gallagher and guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell, formerly of Oasis, rounded by drummer Chris Sharrock who substituted for Oasis during their last tour in 2008/2009, before Oasis broke up after chief songwriter and lead guitarist Noel Gallagher quit acrimoniously in August 2009. The remaining members gathered on and decided that they "will not quit making music together" and so they formed the band Beady Eye. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: britpop british rock alternative rock seen live

Housemartins

Rank: 17 | My Play Count: 974 | Scrobbled: 43 times | Total listeners: 17

The Jam

Rank: 18 | My Play Count: 939 | Scrobbled: 15060972 times | Total listeners: 841137

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The Jam was a punk/mod revival group formed in Woking, England in 1972 consisting of Paul Weller (vocals, guitar), Bruce Foxton (bass, vocals) and Rick Buckler (drums). The band split in 1982. The band released six albums and had 18 consecutive Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom between 1977 and 1982, including four #1 singles (Going Underground, Start!, Town Called Malice and Beat Surrender). Their singles "That's Entertainment" and "Just Who Is the Five O'Clock Hero" are the best selling import singles in UK history. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: punk mod new wave british rock

Jaco Pastorius

Rank: 19 | My Play Count: 916 | Scrobbled: 3241827 times | Total listeners: 284409

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John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (1951–1987) was a U.S. jazz musician and composer widely acknowledged for his skills as an electric bass player, as well as his command of varied musical styles including jazz, jazz fusion, funk, and jazz-funk. His playing style was noteworthy for containing intricate solos in the higher register. His innovations also included the use of harmonics and the "singing" quality of his melodies on fretless bass. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: jazz bass Fusion jazz fusion funk

Faces

Rank: 20 | My Play Count: 897 | Scrobbled: 4041272 times | Total listeners: 473803

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There are more than one act with this name: 1) Faces were an early 1970s rock band formed in 1969 from the remaining members of Small Faces after Steve Marriott left to form Humble Pie; new members Ron Wood (guitar) and Rod Stewart (vocals) (both from The Jeff Beck Group) joined Ronnie Lane (bass), Ian McLagan (keyboards) and Kenny Jones (drums). The name The Faces refers to well known people about town, and the band's previous incarnation as the Small Faces also referred to the diminutive stature of the band members. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: classic rock rock 70s british hard rock

 

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