Poll: Who is the most influencial?
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View poll results: Who is the most influencial?
The Beatles
23 52%
The Who
0 0%
Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
12 27%
Eric Clapton (Cream)
3 7%
Elvis (uhhh... Elvis)
6 14%
Voters: 44.
#1
Please select which group of the middle 20 years of the century that you think was the most influencial

The Beatles
The Who
Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Eric Clapton (Cream)
Elvis


I acknowledge that there are more, please post them when they come to mind, or please tell us all if you have another idea.

EDIT: Artists that should be in my poll:

Chuck Barry
Bob Dylan
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-Jim Morrison
Last edited by SlinkyBlue at May 5, 2008,
#2
Dragonforce.
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#4
*braces for impact*

anyway, of those i would say hendrix or elvis. or maybe the beatles.
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#6
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Dragonforce.


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#8
Out of those, I'd have to say Elvis.

In general though, Chuck Berry was way more influential than all of those artists.
#9
yeah out of those I'm gonna go with the Beatles.

Yeah the only really super revolutionary artists on there are the Beatles and Elvis, and Elvis didn't even do anything new musically, he just brought rock music to mainstream white people.
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#10
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It never fails to come up.

Actually it does "fail" but on a different level.


Haha oo too true.
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#16
Quote by Lets_Get_Rockin
The Beatles saved rock basically. But hendrix revolutionized how the guitar is played.


Hmm. Their style of Rock wasn't really around before the beatles, though...

I'd say they both created "rock" but different forms of it, perhaps. If you havent noticed, alot of the Beatles songs are just G, D, C, Em.

Then you get songs like Come Together, which sounds totally different... sounds alot like something hendrix would play, actually.... O.O

****. Bob Dylan should be in my poll.
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#17
sabbath should be up there seeing as they laid the way for rock n roll.
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#18
I Cum Blood.

I mean, wat?
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#19
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sabbath should be up there seeing as they laid the way for rock n roll.


you mean metal right? Rock n Roll was around long before Sabbath.
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#22
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sabbath should be up there seeing as they laid the way for rock n roll.



Huh?

Learn your history man, Sabbath was after the beatles and hendrix revolution.

They laid the ground for bands like ACDC and big hair metal.
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#24
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the velvet underground!

wait .. what?

Preposterous!

Anyway, this thread disappoints. I thought it was going to be about art art, not classic rock.
So to throw in my two cents, I'll say Sly & The Family Stone.
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#26
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Huh?

Learn your history man, Sabbath was after the beatles and hendrix revolution.

They laid the ground for bands like ACDC and big hair metal.

I'd actually say that Zeppelin influenced AC/DC and hair metal a good bit more than Sabbath, especially more than early Sabbath. The Never Say Die- era stuff sounds quite Zeppelin- influenced, if you ask me.

Anyway, Sabbath influenced Priest, Maiden, and NWOBHM a lot more than they influenced Hair Metal.
#28
The lack of being able to pick Django Reinhardt angers me greatly.
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