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NME's 50th anniversary list 2002
Most influential icons

based on the number of front covers, features, readers letters and end of year polls.
1 The Smiths
2 The Beatles
3 Stone Roses
4 David Bowie
5 Sex Pistols
6 Oasis
7 Radiohead
8 The Jam
9 U2
10 Public Enemy
11 Happy Mondays
12 The Clash
13 Nirvana
14 Elvis Presley
15 Joy Division
16 Blur
17 The Strokes
18 The Rolling Stones
19 The Verve
20 Bob Marley
21 The Fall
22 Prodigy
23 Velvet Underground
24 REM
25 Frankie Goes To Hollywood
26 Dexy's Midnight Runners
27 Beastie Boys
28= T. Rex
28= Jesus and Mary Chain
30 The Specials
31 Manic Street Preachers
32 Roxy Music
33 Pixies
34 Iggy Pop
35 The Pogues
36= Primal Scream
36= Frank Sinatra
38 Bob Dylan
39 Blondie
40 Eminem
41 Culture Club
42 Madonna
43 Marvin Gaye
44 Pulp
45 Michael Jackson
46 The Charlatans
47 Echo and the Bunnymen
48 The KLF
49 Neil Young
50 PJ Harvey

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