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Not everyone knows who The Beatles are? People sounded similar to Elvis?
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
You have Coldplay, Soundgarden and Sugar Ray in the top 20. What are you 12? And is this 1999?
Lady Gaga is just copying Madonna. We’ve seen it all before. To put her in the top 10 with Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis? Ridiculous.
I also want to say this. Although no one doubts Hendrix’s talent, I think his “greatest” status is due to his tragic early end. We are more in love with his mythos then his very brief career.
Also, while I would easily put Michael Jackson in the top 10, I think we are still recovering from his death so we tend to memorialize him. 2 years ago he’d be in the low teens.
The top 5 should be.
1. Elvis Presley
2. Buddy Holly
3. The Beatles
4. Michael Jackson
5. Kurt Cobain.
I’m sorry. Elvis Presley is number 8? Despite the fact he had more influence on music, the country, the century and the world than any other performer in history?
How can we put Elvis at number 8 when those ahead of him have publicly stated they owe everything to him?
And I think it’s sad this list doesn’t put Buddy Holly who deserves a number 2. Without him, we’d have no Beatles (John and Paul’s words, not mine), no Dylan, no Stones, no ANYONE. He was the catalyst for the 60′s and to this day is more successful then many of these artists. Seriously Coldplay? Jay- Z? Alicia Keyes? The Band?
Buddy Holly is the father of rock and roll and he did it before being dead at 22. How did he not make the list?
Kurt Cobain accomplished more in music than anyone ever has? What? I’ll give you the fact he may be the grunge king but have you ever heard of a guy named Elvis Presley? Kurt gave us the early 90′s. Elvis gave us the 20th century.
also, Buddy Holly? A man without whom we’d have no Beatles, or Dylan, or even the Stones I’d argue. The man considered the father of rock and roll and dead at 22.
I appreciate Cobain’s influence, but he had NOTHING on those two.