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K-EARTH 101 40th Anniversary Hall Of Fame: Artists 101-91

95. Blood, Sweat and Tears

Innovating the “jazz-rock” genre with jazz improvisation, melodic arrangements and a powerful orchestral sound, Blood Sweat & Tears were an act of their own. Even though the group went numerous line-up changes over the years, their music continues to hold up to this day.

Hall of Fame hit: “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”

94. The Kinks

Part of the British Invasion in the early ’60s, The Kinks founded by brother Ray and Dave Davies helped pioneer the punk sound with their “in your face” style of rhythm and blues rock. Credited as “the original punks,” The Kinks broke out in the U.S. with heavy hits like “All Day and All Night” and their signature song, “You Really Got Me.”

Hall of Fame hit: “You Really Got Me”

93. Van Morrison

“Van The Man” is no doubt one of the greatest artists in history. With six Grammy awards and several accolades including being inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Van Morrison helped popularize the soul/R&B inspired sound with his feel-good hits like “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Wild Night” and “Moondance.”

Hall of Fame hit: “Brown Eyed Girl”

92. Bill Haley and the Comets

One of the earliest rock bands in America, Bill Haley and His Comets brought rockabilly to the masses during the ’50s and beyond.

Hall of Fame hit: “Rock Around The Clock”

91. The Box Tops

Founded in Memphis, The Box Tops blended rich soul and southern rock to create such lasting hits as “The Letter” and “Cry Like A Baby.” Though The Box Tops’ success was brief, it launched the breakout career of lead vocalist Alex Chilton, who became one of the most influential cult figures in music with the power pop group Big Star.

Hall of Fame hit: “The Letter”

  • RainbowRay

    A great list of songs there. I wonder what the NO 1 song will be. I have my own ideas!

    Don’t be shy, give it a try–since the station is counting down the top 100, why no try listing your own TOP 10 list of the top 10 songs of all time and compare how you did with KEARTH 101. I’m the type of person since childhood who likes making “Top 10, 20, or 100 lists myself). For example, I’ve been sending my darling Fiona, My Top 10 Favorite Love songs, Top 10 Whitney Houston songs, Top 10 Funny Songs, etc. I’ve loved doing that since as a child and remember playing DJ downstairs in the recreation room with dad’s stereo, spinning records and counting down the Top 50 songs of 1977, 1978, 1979 (I believe) and imagining I was a DJ (I still have over 300 singles packed away). Of coure during those sad times, there was nothing else, so I imagined I was a DJ. One day I think it would be nice to remenisce those days and music with you guys and Shotgun Tom (dream of PLAYING DJ with you). ONE DAY!

    Sharing is caring and caring is sharing; living is giving and giving is living

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