Originally Posted by Dr. Johnny Fever
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.
Best selling band in history... roughly 1 billion 600 million units sold
22 #1 singles world wide
Best selling solo act in history... roughly 1 billion 600 million units sold
36 #1 singles
Of course there is plenty of other criteria. What say you though?
Im gonna have to go Beatles with this one. Love me some Elvis, but he didnt really write his songs did he? Plus, if he wouldnt have existed, some other white boy would have brought rythm and blues to the masses eventually.