The ten most influential artists of rock music?

Notable artists (not in any specific order): -The Beatles -Nirvana -Elvis Presley -Led Zeppelin -Queen -The Sex Pistols -The Who -The Rolling Stones -AC/DC -The Clash The artists I chose were the first ones that came to my head. There are a lot more, but I only wanted to list 10. I chose them for... show more Notable artists (not in any specific order):
-The Beatles
-Nirvana
-Elvis Presley
-Led Zeppelin
-Queen
-The Sex Pistols
-The Who
-The Rolling Stones
-AC/DC
-The Clash

The artists I chose were the first ones that came to my head. There are a lot more, but I only wanted to list 10. I chose them for different reasons. For example, Led Zeppelin was the birth of heavy metal and Nirvana widely popularized alternative rock. If I had to choose the most influential of the names above, it would be The Beatles, followed closely by Elvis Presley.

What do you think are the most influential artists of rock music?
They don't have to be in a specific order.
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