以她的责备，无要的能源和省力表演而闻名，Tina Turner已经在1991年举行，为她的前后丈夫持续了工作IKE TUBER.，而她最近的点头特别承认她的独奏职业（并管理与臭名昭着的IKE分开的人分开给予她）。她是今年早些时候关于HBO Max的纪录片的主题，而她在本世纪没有推出一张新专辑，她1984年的Solo卷土重来私人舞者把她带到了她梦想的体育场摇滚高度。
卡罗尼国王自青少年以来在音乐世界战壕中，与她的写作伴侣和后来的丈夫一起举行命中格里戈夫州。Her songs were recorded by no less thanthe Beatles,the Drifters,Aretha Franklin,拜尔德， 和James Taylor她在20世纪60年代后期作为一个表演者的突破在1971年的jugchaut发布时Tapestry。该专辑为70年代的新兴歌手运动的运动提供了一款蓝图，仍然是它的制作和情感诚信的融合。
As their 2020 documentary repeatedly declared, the Go-Go's remain the only all-female group to land a Number One album featuring solely their own compositions and performances. Their 1981 debut美丽和节拍was a cornerstone of the nascent new wave movement, and blended 60s pop buoyancy with the energy of punk. Both sides of美丽和节拍用怪物击中LED - “我们得到了节拍”，“我们的嘴唇被密封” - 这在1985年爆发之前给了另一张专辑的乐队势头。
The most demonstrative capitalist in hip-hop, Jay-Z brought tales of his hardscrabble Bed-Stuy upbringing to the masses withReasonable Doubt1996年，并帮助推出了2001年的幼儿西部的职业生涯The Blueprint。Battles still rage over which is the more definitive Jay-Z album, with a faction also making noise for 2003's黑色专辑作为一个黑马最喜欢的。近年来，他为他的投资和婚姻做了更多的消息，而不是他的音乐，但对于曾经提醒我们的人，“我不是商人/我是一个商业，男人”，这可能是一项完成的使命。
The idea that the new project of the goofy drummer from尼尔瓦纳would turn into an arena-filling, decades-spanning behemoth didn't seem feasible back in 1995, but戴夫乔利尔has become rock's cool uncle, an ambassador for guitar-based music, and one of the most prominent proponents of its history. His songs get played at weddings, funerals, and presidential inaugurations, and he also might serve you ribs in a parking lot. If his biggest flaw is that he doesn't seem to be able to say no to appearing in practically every rock documentary, it's also a byproduct of the fact that there are few whose enthusiasm for rock music feels so all-encompassing and wholehearted. 1997's颜色和形状仍然是乐队的最佳封装：甜蜜的旋律，磨蚀，沉思，非常渴望取悦。
The sheer length of our own Todd Rundgrenbiography当然暗示了他的职业生涯的复杂性，从波普尔明星到进一步的探险家，以应对生产者到技术创新者。虽然他的独奏职业包括练习相册Something/Anything?和runt., he also had his finger on the pulse of where music was headed throughout the '70s and '80s, with his name appearing on albums from乐队,Badfinger,肉饼,XTC,the Psychedelic Furs,帕蒂史密斯， 和the Tubes。And he's a three-time member of全旗乐队，这对我们的书中有所作为。
If you're an institution looking to celebrate the trajectory of popular music, the inclusion of electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk is a no-brainer. The German group's robot pop sound set the template for so much of the music that followed, and albums like the shimmeringAutobahn和催眠Trans-Europe Expresspaved the way for sounds that continue to resonate on pop radio today.
The original king of the Delta blues, Charley Patton was both a bona fide celebrity in his time and also mysterious enough that several basic facts about his life (his birth year, his ethnicity, even the spelling of his name) remain points of contention. Musically, he incorporated a wide range of techniques to get a variety of sounds from his instrument, and was known for bringing enthusiastic showmanship to the blues world. The seven-disc box setScreamin'和Hollerin'Blues：Charley Patton的世界should satisfy the completists, while the streamlined compilationFounder of the Delta Blues可以告诉新人的故事。
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Gil Scott-Heron在政治上和社会意识诗歌中融合了R＆B和Jazz，使他在20世纪70年代商业音乐成熟的重要声音。他经常与作曲家和制片人合作布莱恩杰克逊谁帮助发出音乐形状并专注于Scott-赫隆的歌词，两人在十年中享受了一张顶级陷波专辑，有时共享顶级计费（Winter in America,这是你的世界) while other times Scott-Heron's name stood alone (一件人,125th和Lenox的小话题）。他现在被视为嘻哈的居民，他们给了几代绿灯才能无所畏惧地表达自己。
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Younger generations have come to know LL Cool J as a regular Grammys host and star of nearly 300 episodes ofNCIS: Los Angeles, that show their parents watch, but his place in hip-hop history looms large. One of the first artists to record for Def Jam, his mid-'80s hits "I Need a Beat," "Rock the Bells," and "I Can't Live Without My Radio" were crucial in bringing rap music into the pop mainstream. His 1990 albumMama Said Knock You Out巩固了他的超级明星地位，这为他提供了交叉表演的机会。我们只能希望他的Sizzle Reel包括剪辑万圣节：H20和Toys。
Perhaps the truest case for a fifth Beatle, organist Billy Preston briefly reinvigorated the feuding band when he was invited to contribute to the tumultuous随它去会话。他在七trac最终执行ks, even receiving co-billing on the "Get Back" single. But it's not as if the Beatles plucked him from obscurity, he had already made a name for himself by performing withRay Charles和had released his own gospel-tinged soul albums. After随它去, he was then signed to the Beatles' Apple Records, where he releasedEncouraging Words1970年，他的最佳封装了他的大，旺盛的声音。
一个悲伤的“如果”摇滚历史上的故事，吉他向导Randy Rhoads只有25岁，当他在一个不良的歌手期间在飞机失事中死亡时，他只有25次。他的职业生涯开始了前两个安静的骚乱albums, but he really became a star for his dazzling neo-classical fretwork on the first twoOzzy Osbournerecords,暴风雪ozz.和Diary of a Madman。“疯狂的火车”仍然是一个riff，几乎每个崭露头角的吉他手在某些时候他们想要或不想，而且他在“克利姆先生”的歌曲中宽大的歌曲比赛“在山上，”和“日记”疯子“仍然是标志性的。