The 50 Most Influential Musicians That Never Blew Up

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The most important art isn't always the most popular. Throughout the history of music, there have been artists that come around, rearrange everyone's thinking, and disappear or fade away before ever landing on the charts, radio stations, or arena stages. These 50 musicians may not have had No. 1 hits, but they influenced a lot of artists who did. When you read their stories, it's hard to not notice a trend of tragedy that runs through so many of them, but despite the struggles with drugs, mental illness, the law, and violence, these artists managed to change the direction of music forever. Here are The 50 Most Influential Bands That Never Blew Up.

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