Who has had the biggest impact on the music in the US?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by GeorgeBush, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. Elvis "the king"

    12 vote(s)
  2. Bob Dylan

    3 vote(s)
  3. Frank Sinatra

    0 vote(s)
  4. Michael Jackson

    1 vote(s)
  5. Someone else

    22 vote(s)
  1. GeorgeBush


    Dec 11, 2002
    I know it dont belong here but when i post it in another place someone said Aerosmith then i just wondererd.....how old this person where....
  2. b0r3d


    Dec 26, 2002
    Just because you listen to, and like Aerosmith makes you old??? I'm 14 and I listen to them, they have excellent music.
  3. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Areosmith??? are you KIDDING? As a lover of everything from black metal to pennywise, it's THE KING, Elvis, no contest.
  4. b0r3d


    Dec 26, 2002
    Didn't say Aerosmith had the biggest impact... But, I would have to say Nirvana, they were just awesome.
  5. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    If you're talking about popular music, and artists, it's definitely Elvis. Ask any artist of any other genre who was trying to have a career at the time. He buried most everybody.

    Otherwise....Leo Fender....or Les Paul (invented multi-track recording).
  6. GeorgeBush


    Dec 11, 2002
    i didnt say i dont like Aerosmith they are a great rock band but i dont think the had the influence as Dylan or Elvis but that is only my view
  7. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Erm, The Beatles? How could you have missed them off the list?
  8. the Beatles were/are English.

    I would say either Elvis or Louis Armstrong
  9. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Yeah, but we're talking impact on music in the US, no-one said American musicians. I'm pretty sure the Beatles were/are pretty damn popular in the US, just as in the UK.
  10. who are the Beatles?

    j/k, in 'Misc' he posted this as which American musician had the most impact. I assumed the same for this post.
  11. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  12. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    And here's the conundrum-
    The Beatles were influenced by American R&B, right?
    That they lived in Liverpool gave them access to the American records before their competition.

    Actually, I agree with you 100%.

    I do have a friend(a well-known local DJ/music guru)
    who sez Aerosmith is the greatest AMERICAN Rock band, bar none.
    Personally, I woulda preferred to hear The Doors at their preak while zonked outta my mind vs. Aerosmith. ;)
  14. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Yeah - completing the circle ;)
  15. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I said Robert Johnson in the other thread, but I think Duke Ellington gets honorable mention.
  16. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000

    well if you know it doesnt belong in this forum, please use your head and post in the one you know it belongs in. moved to misc.

    much love mama cass
  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Reopened at Mama Cass' request, now that the other thread is closed.

    It's hard to overlook Elvis. He was influenced by a lot of black singers and musicians, but he influenced more people than anyone before him or since.
  18. Benbass


    Jan 28, 2002
    I'm trying to remember the quote but I think in the Standing in the Shadows movie they said that the Funk Brothers had more hits than Elvis, the Beatles, the Beach boys, and the rolling stones combined. That should have had some effect on U.S. music.