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Old 08-29-2008, 02:37 AM
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For lyrical content you need the team of Lennon/McCartney.

Dylan for then social commentary.
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Yeah, you know, and this will be my last contribution to this particular thread, but even the ''one-hit-wonders'' like Don McClean (''American Pie'') could be included if body of work is not a consideration when it comes to the ''storytelling'' qualification. Of course it may not fall under the ''rock'' definition. See how muddled this is?

Ultimately, like the AFI ''best of'' lists, this is more of a silly exercise and hopefully the ''age of lists'' that arose as we crossed the threshold of the millennium will die out for another thousand years (or at least for 92 more years).
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:06 AM
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Yeah, you know, and this will be my last contribution to this particular thread, but even the ''one-hit-wonders'' like Don McClean (''American Pie'') could be included if body of work is not a consideration when it comes to the ''storytelling'' qualification. Of course it may not fall under the ''rock'' definition. See how muddled this is?

Ultimately, like the AFI ''best of'' lists, this is more of a silly exercise and hopefully the ''age of lists'' that arose as we crossed the threshold of the millennium will die out for another thousand years (or at least for 92 more years).
Well we could throw Arlo Gurtherie, Gordon Lightfoot too for storytelling, and Harry Chapin. By the way, Don McClean is considered rock.
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Kate Bush. (She wrote "The Man With the Child in his Eyes" at age 14.) ...and if you have no idea who I'm talking about... I feel sorry for you.
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Kate Bush. (She wrote "The Man With the Child in his Eyes" at age 14.) ...and if you have no idea who I'm talking about... I feel sorry for you.
Ealy Kate was good.
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Yeah, you know, and this will be my last contribution to this particular thread, but even the ''one-hit-wonders'' like Don McClean (''American Pie'') could be included if body of work is not a consideration when it comes to the ''storytelling'' qualification. Of course it may not fall under the ''rock'' definition. See how muddled this is?

Ultimately, like the AFI ''best of'' lists, this is more of a silly exercise and hopefully the ''age of lists'' that arose as we crossed the threshold of the millennium will die out for another thousand years (or at least for 92 more years).
Oh it's just harmless fun, all lists are subjective anyway and never absolute, but we all have them.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:22 AM
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Oh it's just harmless fun, all lists are subjective anyway and never absolute, but we all have them.
Agreed!
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Actually, it's me. Just you've never heard of me. 'sigh'
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Kate Bush. (She wrote "The Man With the Child in his Eyes" at age 14.) ...and if you have no idea who I'm talking about... I feel sorry for you.
Kate Bush has played with some cool cats.

IIRC, the likes of Peter Gabriel, and David Gilmour.
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As has been said, your list is too short and the question too broad.

Define greatest: best selling? most influential to society and culture? influential to and inside the music industry? most covered and recorded?

Define rock: Bob Marley? Prince?

I can only give a few names that would be on a very long list if I had one:
(in no certain order)
Frank Zappa
Roger Waters
Curt Cobain
Chuck Berry
Les Claypool
Jagger & Richards
Paul Simon
Bob Marley
Plant & Page
Jimi Hendrix

again the list of greatly influential and/or popular writers is a very long one.


Define writer


Define history


Define song


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