Meet the King of Pop, find out about the Fab Four, learn how Bob Dylan led a revolution, discover the different identities of David Bowie, and fall "Crazy in Love" with Beyoncé. From the Doors, whose single "Light My Fire" took them to #1 on the US charts after years in obscurity, to the Wu-Tang Clan, whose debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is widely recognized as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time, these are the 40 music legends to be listened to and learned about by all:
Elvis Presley; Bob Dylan; The Beatles; The Rolling Stones; The Who: The Doors; The Velvet Underground; Pink Floyd; Jimi Hendrix; Genesis; Neil Young; Led Zeppelin; David Bowie; Queen; Michael Jackson; Abba; Bob Marley; AC/DC; Patti Smith; Blondie; Sex Pistols; The Clash; U2; The Police; The Cure; Depeche Mode; New Order; The Smiths; Madonna; Red Hot Chili Peppers; N.W.A.; Pixies; Nirvana; Blur; Radiohead; Wu-Tang Clan; Daft Punk; The White Stripes; Beyoncé; Arcade Fire.
Each artist is an icon of their age, but who will you add to your playlist?
Each book in the 40 Inspiring Icons series introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. Explore these other great topics through their most interesting icons: Black Music Greats, People of Peace, Super Scientists, Soccer Stars, Fantastic Footballers, and Greek Gods and Heroes.
About the Author
Hervé Guilleminot has been passionate about music since the age when he tapped on the family piano. He grew up to become a musical journalist and author of books devoted to pop and rock music. He has written books on the Beatles, Bjork, AC / DC, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, and U2. Hervé lives in France.
Jérôme Masi is a freelance illustrator, designer, and creative director. His clients include Penguin Random House, Saatchi and Saatchi, British Airways, and Harper Collins. Jérome lives in France.