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Dr. Facebook Fever 09-15-2012 05:10 PM

Which was most influential
 
The Beatles or Elvis Presley. Debergs prog rock thread started me thinking and I thought it was a fairly easy choice until I talked to a few others about it and looked up some numbers. Now it seems like a toss up... although I know what my original gut feeling was.

The Beatles...
Best selling band in history... roughly 1 billion 600 million units sold
22 #1 singles world wide
7 grammys
10 films

Elvis Presley
Best selling solo act in history... roughly 1 billion 600 million units sold
36 #1 singles
3 grammys
33 films

Of course there is plenty of other criteria. What say you though?

LiveSteam 09-15-2012 05:12 PM

neither,
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Dr. Facebook Fever 09-15-2012 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LiveSteam (Post 8912308)
neither,

So you vote option #4. Got it.

:)

LiveSteam 09-15-2012 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Johnny Fever (Post 8912310)
So you vote option #4. Got it.

:)

:thumb: LMAOLMAO

Baby Lee 09-15-2012 05:14 PM

As much as I love Elvis, I'd go with the Beatles.

Elvis had a singular talent for singing, dancing, and being a heart throb.

The Beatles had those as well, with talents for writing, philosophy, longevity and evolution of style in addition.

Elvis revolutionized by bringing rockabilly and gospel to the national stage, but the Beatles blew the music scene to smithereens, and seeped into the national conversation on all fronts, philosophical, political, fashion-wise, etc.

Reaper16 09-15-2012 05:17 PM

The Beatles. Elvis' music was a straight extension of his influences. The Beatles changed the game.

Dr. Facebook Fever 09-15-2012 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baby Lee (Post 8912313)
As much as I love Elvis, I'd go with the Beatles.

Elvis had a singular talent for singing, dancing, and being a heart throb.

The Beatles had those as well, with talents for writing, philosophy, longevity and evolution of style in addition.

Good arguement. Elvis had top hits in rock 'n roll, country, gospel, pop and blues however and his longevity wasn't all that affected even by his death. That's something...

LiveSteam 09-15-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reaper16 (Post 8912318)
The Beatles. Elvis' music was a straight extension of his influences. The Beatles changed the game.

They did that & then some

Dr. Facebook Fever 09-15-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reaper16 (Post 8912318)
The Beatles. Elvis' music was a straight extension of his influences. The Beatles changed the game.

Yet The Beatles listed Elvis as a main influence.

BigMeatballDave 09-15-2012 05:19 PM

NKOTB

pimpchief 09-15-2012 05:19 PM

Marshall Bruce Mathers III

BigMeatballDave 09-15-2012 05:20 PM

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Guru 09-15-2012 05:20 PM

none of the above because I didn't like any of them. and no, not making a case for someone else.

Dr. Facebook Fever 09-15-2012 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Guru (Post 8912330)
none of the above because I didn't like any of them. and no, not making a case for someone else.

Liking them has nothing to do with the question though.

Molitoth 09-15-2012 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Johnny Fever (Post 8912323)
Yet The Beatles listed Elvis as a main influence.

Every artist has an influence.


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