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DigitalDreamDoor, also written as Digital Dream Door and abbreviated as DDD, is a website featuring a large number of music-related lists, ranking songs, albums, musicians and artists according to various parameters.

Rock Artists/MusiciansEdit

100 Greatest Artists of RockEdit

Criteria: "These Rock Music artists were ranked for their Cultural and Musical Impact, as well as their Influence on the rock music world in general."[1]

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
Jimi Hendrix – #10
The top five
  1. The Beatles
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. James Brown
  4. The Rolling Stones
  5. Bob Dylan

100 Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of The '60sEdit

Criteria: "Rock 'n' Roll Artists of The 60's are based equally on Musical and Commercial Impact, Influence and Importance of their Recorded Work from 1960-1969 only."[2]

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
Jimi Hendrix – #9
The top five
  1. The Beatles
  2. James Brown
  3. The Supremes
  4. The Beach Boys
  5. The Rolling Stones

Most Influential Rock 'n' Roll ArtistsEdit

Criteria: "Factored by the following: Cultural Influence, Musical Influence and Performing Influence. Artists from other musical genres from outside rock 'n' roll are not included on this list."[3]

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
Jimi Hendrix – #7
The top five
  1. Elvis Presley
  2. The Beatles
  3. James Brown
  4. Bob Dylan
  5. Chuck Berry

100 Greatest Frontmen of RockEdit

Criteria: "Influence & Reputation/Acclaim. Second Tier: Performance (crowd interaction, use of the stage and variety)."[4]

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
Jimi Hendrix – #16
The top five
  1. James Brown
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
  4. Little Richard
  5. Freddie Mercury (Queen)

100 Greatest 'Live' Rock ArtistsEdit

Criteria: "Based upon reputation within music circles at their peak and their consistency at maintaining that high performance level over time, the impact of their live performances on their career and influence on the evolution of live shows."[5]

Jimi Hendrix – #15
Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
The top five
  1. James Brown
  2. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  3. Elvis Presley
  4. The Rolling Stones
  5. Otis Redding

100 Greatest Rock Music EnsemblesEdit

Criteria: "This list is all about the cohesivness of the musicians in a band. How well the guitarist, bass, drummer, keyboard, etc. play together instrumentally as an ensemble. This does not include the 'Singing'. It does mean the best combination of musicians for the music they produce through their instruments."[6]

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – #53
Band of Gypsys – #98
The top five
  1. The Mahavishnu Orchestra
  2. Dixie Dregs
  3. Steve Vai, 2001
  4. Niacin
  5. Return to Forever

The Best Rhythm SectionsEdit

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) – #14
The top three
  1. John Entwistle and Keith Moon (The Who)
  2. Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker (Cream)
  3. John Paul Jones and John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)

100 Greatest Jam BandsEdit

Most Influential Pre-Jam Movement ArtistsEdit

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
Jimi Hendrix – #8
The top three
  1. The Grateful Dead
  2. Cream
  3. The Allman Brothers Band

Rock GuitarEdit

100 Greatest Rock GuitaristsEdit

Criteria: "Guitarists are ranked for their impact, influence, creativity, versatility, originality, technical skill and lasting popularity in the genre of Rock guitar."[7]

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
Jimi Hendrix – #1
The top five
  1. Jimi Hendrix
  2. Eric Clapton
  3. Jimmy Page
  4. Jeff Beck
  5. Eddie Van Halen

Greatest Guitarists of the '60sEdit

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
Jimi Hendrix – #1
The top three
  1. Jimi Hendrix
  2. Eric Clapton
  3. Jeff Beck

100 Greatest Rock Guitar RiffsEdit

Criteria: "The opening riff is usually the most memorable parts of the song, and although not always difficult to play, it's enough to determine the lasting appeal of these recordings."[8]

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
"Purple Haze" – #11
"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" – #17
"Foxy Lady" – #21
"All Along the Watchtower" – #70
"Fire" – #141
"Changes" – #166
The top ten
  1. "Smoke on the Water" (Deep Purple)
  2. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
  3. "Sunshine of Your Love (Cream)
  4. "Layla (Derek and the Dominoes)
  5. "Oh Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
  6. "Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
  7. "Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
  8. "Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin)
  9. "You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
  10. "Sweet Child o' Mine (Guns N' Roses)

The Greatest Guitar Riff CreatorsEdit

Jimi Hendrix appearance(s)
Jimi Hendrix – #6
The top three
  1. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  2. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
  3. Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 100 Greatest Artists of Rock. DigitalDreamDoor.com (September 26, 2005). Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  2. Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist - '60s. DigitalDreamDoor.com (March 25, 2005). Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  3. Most Influential Rock 'n' Roll Artist. DigitalDreamDoor.com (August 5, 2009). Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  4. 100 Greatest Frontmen of Rock. DigitalDreamDoor.com (January 27, 2009). Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  5. 100 Greatest 'Live' Artists. DigitalDreamDoor.com (May 14, 2008). Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  6. 100 Greatest Rock Music Ensembles. DigitalDreamDoor.com (September 13, 2005). Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  7. 100 Greatest Rock Guitarists. DigitalDreamDoor.com (May 3, 2005). Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  8. 100 Greatest Rock Guitar Riffs. DigitalDreamDoor.com (May 3, 2005). Retrieved on November 28, 2009.

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