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    Music Legends

    After the sad death of George Harrison yesterday in LA, leaving just 2 surviving Beatles, I was wondering in 20-30 years time, will anyone remember the Music Stars of today???

    Will we ever again see talent the likes of The Beatles, or Elvis, or Frank Sinatra??

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    Yep robbie williams

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    I'm a fan of Robbie's music, but I wouldn't put him in the same bracket as Elvis, John Lennon, Paul McCartney.

    There are some musicians around that started a while ago, like Elton John, George Michael, Sting, Freddie Mercury (although he's obviously not performing anymore) that could be considered great.

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    Originally posted by moonman
    I'm a fan of Robbie's music, but I wouldn't put him in the same bracket as Elvis, John Lennon, Paul McCartney.

    There are some musicians around that started a while ago, like Elton John, George Michael, Sting, Freddie Mercury (although he's obviously not performing anymore) that could be considered great.
    I guess they would be considered great but I would have classed them as ebing int he same catogary as the beatles and elvis and .... simply becuase they are so antcient but robbie williams although not immortailise din fame at the momant, will be if he keeps up with the good songs.

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    Originally posted by moonman
    I'm a fan of Robbie's music, but I wouldn't put him in the same bracket as Elvis, John Lennon, Paul McCartney.

    There are some musicians around that started a while ago, like Elton John, George Michael, Sting, Freddie Mercury (although he's obviously not performing anymore) that could be considered great.
    Not that I like Robbie Williams but keep in mind that The Beatles, when they first started, would not have been in the same class as the Beatles either.

    I personally just believe that now we only have two Beatles left to kill off. Once they're gone then I'll be a happy man.
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    Originally posted by creole

    Not that I like Robbie Williams but keep in mind that The Beatles, when they first started, would not have been in the same class as the Beatles either.
    Good point.

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    I personally just believe that now we only have two Beatles left to kill off. Once they're gone then I'll be a happy man.
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    Another thing you must remember is Elvis and The Beatles were/are so big is because of what they did, not just the music they played. Elvis was swinging his hips and The Beatles were driving the women wild, both of which were controversial. It's hard to be that controversial anymore, we've all grown so callous to our surroundings and "wild" culture.

    But there are some musicians yet who I think will make "legend" status. Eric Clapton for sure.
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    Good shout on Clapton.

    I realise that it was the whole package that made people like Elvis and The Beatles, but there was obvious musical talent which I think is missing in a lot of todays "stars".

    I think Michael Jackson could be added to the list. Sure he's had personal problems, but at the end of the day, you made some quality songs, and I Bad is the biggest selling album ever.

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    Originally posted by moonman
    What did they do too you??
    Be a band. I can't stand the Beatles.
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    Fair enough.

    Any idea how far away Graceland is from you creole???

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    Originally posted by RKuhle
    But there are some musicians yet who I think will make "legend" status. Eric Clapton for sure.
    I would say that he's already considered to be a legend. He's been in several very successful bands as well as having a smash solo career.
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    Originally posted by moonman
    I think Michael Jackson could be added to the list. Sure he's had personal problems, but at the end of the day, you made some quality songs, and I Bad is the biggest selling album ever.
    I think it was Thriller actually.

    Graceland is in Memphis (I'm in Nashville) which is about 3-4 hours away.
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    Was it Thriller!! I stand corrected.

    It's easy for us Brit's to forget how big the USA is. From Nashville to Memphis is 3-4 hours. I could drive 3/4 of the across England in that time.

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    More than a few great bands come out every five years or so. There are so many groups, and so much diversity in music that it's sometimes hard to determine the select few that will become legendary.

    -It's usually those who break new ground yet manage to win over popular exceptence.

    Beatles, Elvis, Clapton, Sting <---already legends

    Led Zeppelin wasn't mentioned so I'll do the honours.

    NEW BANDS??

    U2 is reaching legendary status and well as REM...they are starting to play them on the classic rock stations here in Windsor/Detroit.

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    Hehe...

    And both of those cities are in the same state. When I drive home for Christmas it takes me 11-12 hours (Nashville, TN to Tampa, FL). A friend of mine lives even farther than I do (Nashville, TN to to Miami, FL) and it takes her 16 hours.

    The longest I've ever driven was 24 hours (Tampa, FL to Bushnell, IL). Even that drive is only considered to be halfway across the country. If you drove from the vertical center of the east coast (say Washington, DC) to the vert center of the west coast (say middle of California), it would take nearly a week.
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    Originally posted by guysmy
    NEW BANDS??

    U2 is reaching legendary status and well as REM...they are starting to play them on the classic rock stations here in Windsor/Detroit.
    I would defeintely class REM and U2 as legends. They changed the face of modern music. While I don't like either of them much now, I can't deny their accolades.
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    sydney to perth is about 7-12 days, depending wich way you drive...

    i agree on clapton, also wouldnt surprise me if billy joel was one... ohhh and Michael Jackson (soz) and elton... and Madonna
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    i know they are "old" but they are still performing, unfortunatly, Rolling Stones, Bee Jees,

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    Definately. There are already legends amongst the younger crowd. You have to remember music is all about perspective.
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    Originally posted by iTec
    i know they are "old" but they are still performing, unfortunatly, Rolling Stones, Bee Jees,
    Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper
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    Elton John, living legend. I believe he's got the #1 selling song of all time (the remake of Candle in the Wind for Diana). Plus he's got so so many great songs and he's still cranking out new ones.

    Madonna as well. Like her or hate her the world will never forget her.
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    boy.. do i hate madonna.
    eric clapton and sting are sure hits.. i think santana would be good too..
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    Clapton is a legend. Look at what he did. The things he went through. Read his bio and listen to his music --- he is a legend.

    But you wonder if todays music will be legendary in 20 years time. Hmm... Oasis/Stereophonics/Manic Street Preachers. Maybe. I think not though.

    The Spice Girls/SCLUB7/Five/Backstreet Boys.

    Hard to say. You would hope not, but then again... why shouldn't they be?
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