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Greatest Musical Artist of the last 100 Years - Quarter Final 1

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Post by Hero Wed 18 Oct 2017, 2:25 pm

16 acts remain and it's down to the big boys of music! From now on I'll be doing just the one group a day so here's today's for you to choose between!

Jimi Hendrix
Elvis Presley
The Rolling Stones
Bob Dylan


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Post by JuliusHMarx Wed 18 Oct 2017, 3:10 pm

Difficult. Hard not to vote for Elvis, but not much to choose between the other three. Interestingly all four are predominantly 1970s or earlier, so it unlikely many posters will have personal knowledge of how each act captured the zeitgeist of their day.
Probably depends on personal preference for guitar gods, singer-songwriters or bands. Went for Bob Dylan.

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Post by LionsV2 Wed 18 Oct 2017, 3:16 pm

Opposite thinking to you, discounted Elvis first as don't think his music has aged very well in comparison to the others; Dylan as a wordsmith and the Rolling Stones for their prolonged brilliance.

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Post by Galted Wed 18 Oct 2017, 3:27 pm

Went for Bob Dylan as well, Mr Tambourine Man is a candidate for the greatest song ever. Elvis as a second choice. Never really took to either of the others.
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Post by Hibbz Wed 18 Oct 2017, 4:52 pm

As a musical artist it's Dylan by a North Country mile.

Elvis didn't write his songs and barely played an instrument.

Hendrix burnt brightly but briefly and I don't recall Dylan covering one of his songs.

I can't vote for the Rolling Stones for reasons I've already stated despite the fact I like their music.

Actually sod it I'm gonna vote for Dylan and The Stones maaann

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