This month Philadelphia will begin the month by hosting a concert of epic proportions and will end it with an eclectic art festival. Philadelphia was just named the number 1 American city for culture by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Let's take a moment to remember some of the legendary talents that came from Philly and helped to secure it's reputation as a creative and highly cultured place. Philadelphia has produced famous artists from everyone genre of music, most notably Jazz, Philadelphia Soul, Hip Hop and R&B. In the 1950's the American pop music show American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark was produced here. "Philadelphia Soul" is a sub-genre of music that originated in the 1960's drawing from the girl group sound. In the 1980's & 90's so many successful R&B and hip hop artists came out Philadelphia. At the same time Philadelphia had a distinct punk rock and hardcore scene as well. Here in alphabetical order are some of famous musical artists who were either born and raised in Philly or began their career here. It's a very impressive list.