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most influential artist of the last century?

Elvis
1 (100%)
The Beatles
0 (0%)
Madonna
0 (0%)
Michael Jackson
0 (0%)
The Temptations
0 (0%)
Aretha Franklin
0 (0%)
The Bee Gees
0 (0%)
New Edition
0 (0%)
Diana Ross
0 (0%)
Little Richard
0 (0%)
The Rolling Stones
0 (0%)
The Police
0 (0%)
New Kids on the block
0 (0%)
The Jackson 5
0 (0%)
Garth Brooks
0 (0%)
Melissa Ethridge
0 (0%)
Whitney Houston
0 (0%)
Celine Dion
0 (0%)
other (please specify who, i know i probably missed alot)
0 (0%)

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Voting closed: April 18, 2003, 12:48:11 pm

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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2003, 04:22:23 am »
As much as I love Elvis...I'm going to hve to go with the Beatles...there's no comparison

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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2003, 05:51:04 pm »
Quote from: "kiisnsync"
i dont mean that kinda artist, lol, think musician!


It was a doke.. you know... ha ha! Or something.

Thinking musically, I have to concur with The Beatles' nominators.

Others that spring to mind (baring in mind that "influential" doesn't necessarily mean "good"):
Britney!!
Early boy bands (NKOTB? Take That... I dunno - not my field of expertise)
Run DMC
A lot of people I know would say Martin Carthy. Or maybe a group like Fairport Convention. Ooo! Wait... Blowzabella! (don't worry if you don't have a clue...)
Gotta have Elvis, if only for all the impersonators :)
I agree with Ms Posy r.e. The Smiths (although it does mean admitting to sharing taste with Terry Christian)
Radiohead
Whoever did the first dance tracks

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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2003, 05:54:03 pm »
lol, i know, but i just wanted a real answer out of you!!!
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2003, 04:19:42 am »
Elvis
The Doors
Marilyn Manson
Nirvana

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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2003, 11:18:22 pm »
As far as artists who had the most direct influence, I agree with everyone who said the Beatles.

But Blues and Rock as we know it today would not have near the structure it does if it weren't for Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues Singers.  I'm not gonna type his life story up here, but I'm sure you can easily find lots of info on him on the Web.
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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2003, 04:29:07 am »
duh how can I forget the Beatles, my mind is just so damn fatful with knowledge eeek

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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2003, 04:12:16 am »
Jimi Hendrix
Bob Dylan
Janis Joplin
Eric Claptain
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2003, 03:22:23 pm »
i can't choose...either Madonna or Cher. just my opinion.

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« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2003, 01:12:30 am »
Even in Pulp Fiction QT said: your either a Beatles man or an Elvis man.
A Beatles man can like Elvis, and an Elvis man can like the Beatles; but your either one or the other.

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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2003, 10:56:09 am »
thats an interesting thought Kev!
i guess i'm an Elvis girl then.... but i do LOVE the beatles alot too

but actually i think my fave oldie band is The Temptations!
"i'm willing to do anything
to calm the storm in my heart
i've never been the praying kind
but lately i've been down upon my knees
not looking for a miracle
just a reason to believe"