Bob Dylan is a folk rock singer-songwriter whose career began in the early 1960s with songs that chronicled social issues like war and civil rights.
Johnny Cash, the Man in Black, was a singer, guitarist and songwriter whose music innovatively mixed country, rock, blues and gospel influences.
Whitney Houston was an American singer and actress whose first four albums, released between 1985 and 1992, amassed global sales in excess of 86 million copies.
Lou Reed was a singer and guitarist best known as a co-founder of the influential rock group the Velvet Underground and as a legendary solo artist.
American singer-songwriter Paul Simon is an influential figure in American rock music. He is known for his work as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, and for his long-running success as a musician.
Willie Nelson is a country singer-songwriter known for hit songs like "Crazy" and "On the Road Again."
Michael Jackson enjoyed a chart-topping career both with the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist. He released the best-selling album in history, 'Thriller,' in 1982.
Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century.
Musician George Clinton and his band Parliament-Funkadelic experimented with funk sounds. His first solo album, Computer Games, was a hit in the early '80s.
American musician Prince achieved wide fame in the 1980s with 1999 and Purple Rain, the latter album sharing a title with a film starring the musician.
Singer Janis Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. She died of an accidental drug overdose in 1970.