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View Poll Results: Who was the most influential?
The Beatles 38 22.09%
Elvis Presley 25 14.53%
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band 102 59.30%
I'm going to make a case for someone else because I'm a moron 7 4.07%
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:10 PM  
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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?
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:04 AM   #271
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I'm over the top on both counts!

It's fine if you don't like EC.. but it's hard not to recognize the breadth of his work.

Let's list a few genres he has done significant work in...

punk/new wave
soul
country
Tin Pan Alley pop
reggae
rock
blues
jazz
classical (string quartet and even a ballet)
torch songs
etc etc the list goes on...

My taste in music is EXTREMELY broad and fairly deep and EC is one of the few artists that even comes close to touching on a noticeable fraction of it.
I'll give you the Traveling Wilburys...
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:16 AM   #272
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I'll give you the Traveling Wilburys...
I love me some Wilburys. Otis Wilbury is one of my all time favorite artists and producers. A seriously underrated talent outside the business.

He was the one who got Nelson, Lucky, Lefty and Charlie T. Jr. to record together in the first place. (although others claim it was more Nelson's idear)
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:23 AM   #273
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Purely influence it has to be the Beatles. Can't say I'm a huge fan of either, but I understand each ones contribution to the music industry.
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