A List


Following is a list of great songwriters. It is not a definitive list but a good place to start:

Bob Dylan
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Hank Williams
Van Morrison
Paul Simon
Bruce Springsteen
John Mellencamp
Bill Withers
Dan Penn
William Bell
Chuck Berry
Nick Drake
Brian Wilson
George Harrison
Bernie Taupin
Carol King
Pete Townsend
Eddie Vedder
Kurt Cobain
Tom Scholz (Boston)
Paul Rogers
Jeff Lynne
Willie Dixon
Cat Stevens (Yusef Islam)
Stevie Wonder
James Brown
Buddy Holly
Curtis Mayfield
Sam Cooke
Ray Davies
Neil Young
Bob Marley
Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland (Motown)
Smokey Robinson
Lou Reed
Roy Orbison
Sly Stone
Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
Issace Hayes & David Porter (Stax)
John Fogerty
Elvis Costello
Peter Gabriel
James Taylor
Al Green
Otis Blackwell
Robert Johnson
Skip James
Fred McDowell

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