So, david bowie was the absolute biggest, most significant death in all of music, right? I mean, you could say Paul Mccartney would be equal or something, but really does anyone even like the beatles more than David Bowie? Maybe more people outside of this board do, I dunno.
Because he's a songwriting monolith who, like Bowie, was incredibly versatile. Not as versatile as Bowie, but still really damn adaptable in comparison to the competition.
He's Bob fucking Dylan man, no mans lyrics are so widely proliferated among the populace while still being fucking good.
Lennon was the biggest, but Elvis was a big one as well
I don't think any single artist will ever top those, purely because no single artist is as big now as they were then
If she died like next week, that might be as big as Lennon, for five minutes
He was really fucking boring. He had 0 style, his voice was fucking annoying, his music is preachy. Yes, I am aware bowie made a song honoring bob dylan. It really doesn't matter to me, it's a matter of taste I guess. I just think bod dylan sucks. Not a bad guy, but terrible artist.
Zero style? Have you listened to one of the mans records? I mean his voice is most definitely an acquired taste, but to say he has no style is madness. Plus he dropped the patchiness when he dropped the protest movement.
Yeah she didn't really create anything because no one heard it retard, maybe you should research more than nothing at all. Whether or not she was the first is pretty much irrelevant because no one heard her stuff and pretty much no one was influenced by it. Besides, Dylan ripped off Guthrie, not Converse.
hey guys if you want to save this for when paul or ringo dies, go ahead
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Dylan was arguably the first non-jazz artist in popular music history that people listened to seriously.
Plus in the mid 60s virtually everyone was influenced by him in some way. Let me put it this way, TVU, Hendrix and Buck Owens - all parts of scenes that had almost nothing to do with each other have cited Dylan as an influence. After the initial rock and roll boom of the mid to late 50s Dylan's probably the domino that caused the most other dominoes to fall in rock history.
Iggy Pop counts as one of the people influenced by him. Dylan influenced Reed, Reed influenced Iggy Pop.
Definitely not Jackson, partially just because his moment of importance happened considerably later than Dylan's, Elvis has a claim to the prize but the thing is, Elvis in some shape or form was destined to happen given the cultural climate of America at the time. Dylan wasn't.
All of the major invaders have cited Dylan as an influence. He introduced The Beatles to pot, after all.
Elvis's only period of artistic relevance was during the 50's. It's been over half a century since then. I'd be asking the same thing if the anon mentioned Louis Armstrong (who's clearly the most influential popular musician period, but that's besides the point).
Dylan was pretty huge in Italy, with a whole slew of singer/songwriters, who became pretty big here clearly influence by him.
Bowie was too gay and not lefty enough to become big in the 70s
first off you're talking to several different people, so no one's moving goalposts on you
second, i count "our time" as the mid/late 60s onward, when emphasis moved to the album format and away from singles. i think that's a pretty loose, forgiving definition.
plenty of people my age still listen to the Beatles, but i've never really known anyone who wasn't elderly who listened to Elvis
Yeah I see what you mean
My usual basis for judging how big an artist is is based on arbitrary things like how much plastic tat is made with their face on
And Elvis wins at that hands down
lennon's death seemed to last for weeks
partly because news stories don;t last so long now
partly because he was shot and of course that gave the news plenty to pick over
but bowie's death is kinda over already
he used it to promote his album, which is apparently about tumours or something
so that's not gonna last long is it, once everyone's over the shock no ones gonna be sitting there thinking 'oh i think i'll listen to the tumour album'
No, because 1) let's be real, the point in which Dylan became the Dylan who's a legend is the electric era Dylan 2) Dylan's immediate influence was considerably larger than Guthrie's.
Nah I'd say MJ was much bigger. MJ is just a lot more famous and a bit more relevant to younger people, also was in the public eye more with the weird behavior, molestation rumours and whole white skin thing.
yeah sorry i just meant unusual, as in, [those countries don't know many western artists at all, but mj is well known and loved]
i think you're right i think that was part of the reason
also the fact that he was as big as he was (king of pop) and he wasn't a white dude
inb4 white dude