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Old 08-28-2008, 05:46 PM
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Default Who was the greatest song writer in rock history?

Here are your choices:

1. John Lennon

2. Bob Dylan

3. Neil Young
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:54 PM
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Ooooh! A good one. After some thought, I think Dylan mas more of a poet than a rock lyricist, and Lennon was more pop than rock. So for me, it's "After the Goldrush" Young.
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Lennon.
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Ooooh! A good one. After some thought, I think Dylan mas more of a poet than a rock lyricist, and Lennon was more pop than rock. So for me, it's "After the Goldrush" Young.
I agree, and I've never heard of the last one, so Chris Martin is the new candidate!
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I thought of Lennon before I even saw the choices. Dylan... I just don't get. Also, many of Jim Morrison's lyrics were never set to music and they became poems (I think) Someone correct me if I'm wrong on that one. Otherwise I might include him in the vote.
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I think this is far too broad a question and you limited the choices. As far as songwriting and ''rock'' you have neglected one of the most prolific writer-performer-storytellers in rock history who definitely falls within the realm of the definition ''rock'' and that is Bruce Springsteen. Just to not box myself into an age bracket, there are also some more modern singer-songwriter rock artists who could qualify as well.

I definitely feel "songwriter" and ''storyteller'' put both Lennon and Dylan at the pinnacle. I'd personally give Lennon a win ''by a nose.'' But that's just me.

Ultimately this is a subjective question. Also, one person's ''rock'' is another person's ''classic rock'' and is yet another's ''oldie'' and is even ''damn noise'' to some.
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By offering Lennon alone as a choice, are we discounting all of McCartney's contributions to the Beatles? Or just skipping the Beatles' work entirely and focusing on Lennon's solo work?

There was a reason the two had shared credit on all their songs in the band, whether they were dual compositions or solo songs: when the group was going well, one was never entirely out of influence from the other.

Just curious. Plus it's awfully hard to boil down all of great rock songwriting to only three individuals.
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ROCK?

The list is inadequate. Bono needs to be there.

Of the list, Dylan is the best, by far.
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Personally I would have to say none of the options, good though Dylan is, I've always viewed Lennon as a tad over-rated and I've never listened to very much Neil Young. I'd be more inclined to go with the person who suggested Springsteen.
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ROCK?

The list is inadequate. Bono needs to be there.

Of the list, Dylan is the best, by far.
D'accord!!!
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