Living Legends in Music

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Steven Tyler should probably be considered . Aerosmith was pretty big
 

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Guitarist James Burton; Elvis’ TCB Band, Ricky Nelson, Dale Hawkins, Bob Luman and many more.

He’s known for his time with Elvis and blazing solos on Ricky Nelson records but my favorites are his rockabilly sides with Bob Luman. I rate the Luman/Burton version of ‘Red Hot’ as my top rockabilly track.
 

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Updated list. Can't remember all the changes, but Phillip Glass was added to the legends. Couple others as well. Anyone want to argue somebody should move up the list or advance a group? I kind think Lin Manuel Miranda deserves a spot as a legend but have put him in the second group. I added Lou Reed as a legend. Can't believe we missed him on the first go around. Ted Nugent isn't making it into the legends.

Ultra Premium Living Legends
Bob Dylan
Celine Dion
Dolly Parton
Dr Dre
Elton John
George Clinton
Iggy Pop
John Williams
Patti Smith
Paul McCartney
Paul Simon
Stevie Wonder
Yo-yo Ma
Living Legends
Billy Joel
Bruce Springsteen
Buddy Guy
Carlos Santana
Cher
Chubby Checker
Connie Francis
Dave Grohl
David Byrne
David Gilmore
Del McCoury
Diana Ross
Don Henley
Eric Clapton
Garth Brooks
George Strait
Gladys Knight
Hank Williams Jr
Herbie Hancock
Jeff Beck
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jimmy Page
Linda Ronstad
Lou Reed
Madonna
Mick Jagger
Neil Young
Ozzy Osbourne
Pete Townsend
Peter Gabriel
Phil Collins
Phillip Glass
Placido Domingo
Randy Newman
Robert Plant
Roger Walters
Smokey Robinson
Steve Winwood
Sting
Tom Jones
Tony Bennett
Trent Reznor
Weird Al Yankovic
Willie Nelson
Hon Mention Bob Mould
Next Level, not in - would consider
Tina Turner
Bono
Henry Rollins
Quincy Jones Jr
Phil Lesh
Berry Gordy
Michael Stipe
Mariah Carey
Emmylou Harris
Kris Kristofferson
John Fogerty
Rod Stewart
Rick Rubin
Billy Gibbons
Thom Yorke
Skrillex
Peter Frampton
Alice Cooper
Jimmy Buffet
Frankie Valli
Steven Tyler
Ian MacKaye
Dave Clark
Snoop Dogg
Jay-Z
James Taylor
John Mellencamp
Jello Biafra
Stevie Nicks
Better Midler
Dion DiMucci
Ringo
Lin Manuel Miranda
Stewart Copeland
Connie Francies
James Burton
Geddy Lee
Eminem
Excluded
Bob Seger
Bob Weir
Deadmau5
Deborah Harry
Neal Sedaka
Tony Iommi
Todd Rundgren
Bonnie Rait
Carole King
P Diddy/Puff Daddy/Sean Combs
Dave Mustaine
Tommy Shaw
Rober Smith
Ted Nugent
Kein Kronin
Billy Duffy
Lyle Beaver
Donald Fagan
Ian Anderson
Yngwie Malmsteen
Rita Coolidge
Tommy Victor
Paige Hamilton
Sheryl Crow
Flea
Richard D James
Mickey Hart
DJ Shadow
David Lee Roth
Brenda Lee
Neal Schon
Mark Knopfler
Jeff Lind
Justin Haywood
Robert Cray
Danny Carey
Harold Winley
Terry Johnston
Jimmy Merchant
Charlie Gracie
Ant Adams
Wanda Jackson
Janis Martin
Larry Collins
Freddy Cannon
Gary U.S. Bonds
Martha Reeves
Darlene Love
Steve Jones
Captain Sensible
Mike Watt
Chad Smith
Earl Hudson
Peter Noone
H.R. from Bad Brains
Jimmy Cliff
Mick Jones of the Clash
Gene Simmons of KISS
Jeff Lynne of ELO
Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night
Mike Score from A Flock of Seagulls (his hair alone should be bolded)
Tommy James
Greg Graffin
Jackson Brown
Peabo Bryson
Bruno Mars
Rick Astley
Chad Kroeger
 

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Robbie Robertson should get some mention. The Band is considered one of the greatest RR groups ever and he was the one writing most of the music.

I'd also move Knopfler off the bottom list. The man can play a mean guitar with a voice like smooth bourbon.

Good list and great topic.
 
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I believe 60 number 1’s
 

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New Update: Berry Gordy added to living legends. Dave Grohl upgraded to Ultra Premium:

Ultra Premium Living Legends
Bob Dylan
Celine Dion
Dave Grohl
Dolly Parton
Dr Dre
Elton John
George Clinton
Iggy Pop
John Williams
Patti Smith
Paul McCartney
Paul Simon
Stevie Wonder
Yo-yo Ma
Living Legends
Berry Gordy
Billy Joel
Bruce Springsteen
Buddy Guy
Carlos Santana
Cher
Chubby Checker
Connie Francis
David Byrne
David Gilmore
Del McCoury
Diana Ross
Don Henley
Eric Clapton
Garth Brooks
George Strait
Gladys Knight
Hank Williams Jr
Herbie Hancock
Jeff Beck
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jimmy Page
Linda Ronstad
Lou Reed
Madonna
Mick Jagger
Neil Young
Ozzy Osbourne
Pete Townsend
Peter Gabriel
Phil Collins
Phillip Glass
Placido Domingo
Randy Newman
Robert Plant
Roger Walters
Smokey Robinson
Steve Winwood
Sting
Tom Jones
Tony Bennett
Trent Reznor
Weird Al Yankovic
Willie Nelson
Hon Mention Bob Mould
Next Level, not in - would consider
Tina Turner
Bono
Henry Rollins
Quincy Jones Jr
Phil Lesh
Berry Gordy
Michael Stipe
Mariah Carey
Emmylou Harris
Kris Kristofferson
John Fogerty
Rod Stewart
Rick Rubin
Billy Gibbons
Thom Yorke
Skrillex
Peter Frampton
Alice Cooper
Jimmy Buffet
Frankie Valli
Steven Tyler
Ian MacKaye
Dave Clark
Snoop Dogg
Jay-Z
James Taylor
John Mellencamp
Jello Biafra
Stevie Nicks
Better Midler
Dion DiMucci
Ringo
Lin Manuel Miranda
Stewart Copeland
Connie Francies
James Burton
Geddy Lee
Eminem
Excluded
Bob Seger
Bob Weir
Deadmau5
Deborah Harry
Neal Sedaka
Tony Iommi
Todd Rundgren
Bonnie Rait
Carole King
P Diddy/Puff Daddy/Sean Combs
Dave Mustaine
Tommy Shaw
Rober Smith
Ted Nugent
Kein Kronin
Billy Duffy
Lyle Beaver
Donald Fagan
Ian Anderson
Yngwie Malmsteen
Rita Coolidge
Tommy Victor
Paige Hamilton
Sheryl Crow
Flea
Richard D James
Mickey Hart
DJ Shadow
David Lee Roth
Brenda Lee
Neal Schon
Mark Knopfler
Jeff Lind
Justin Haywood
Robert Cray
Danny Carey
Harold Winley
Terry Johnston
Jimmy Merchant
Charlie Gracie
Ant Adams
Wanda Jackson
Janis Martin
Larry Collins
Freddy Cannon
Gary U.S. Bonds
Martha Reeves
Darlene Love
Steve Jones
Captain Sensible
Mike Watt
Chad Smith
Earl Hudson
Peter Noone
H.R. from Bad Brains
Jimmy Cliff
Mick Jones of the Clash
Gene Simmons of KISS
Jeff Lynne of ELO
Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night
Mike Score from A Flock of Seagulls (his hair alone should be bolded)
Tommy James
Greg Graffin
Jackson Brown
Peabo Bryson
Bruno Mars
Rick Astley
Chad Kroeger
 

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New Update: Berry Gordy added to living legends. Dave Grohl upgraded to Ultra Premium:

Ultra Premium Living Legends
Bob Dylan
Celine Dion
Dave Grohl
Dolly Parton
Dr Dre
Elton John
George Clinton
Iggy Pop
John Williams
Patti Smith
Paul McCartney
Paul Simon
Stevie Wonder
Yo-yo Ma
Living Legends
Berry Gordy
Billy Joel
Bruce Springsteen
Buddy Guy
Carlos Santana
Cher
Chubby Checker
Connie Francis
David Byrne
David Gilmore
Del McCoury
Diana Ross
Don Henley
Eric Clapton
Garth Brooks
George Strait
Gladys Knight
Hank Williams Jr
Herbie Hancock
Jeff Beck
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jimmy Page
Linda Ronstad
Lou Reed
Madonna
Mick Jagger
Neil Young
Ozzy Osbourne
Pete Townsend
Peter Gabriel
Phil Collins
Phillip Glass
Placido Domingo
Randy Newman
Robert Plant
Roger Walters
Smokey Robinson
Steve Winwood
Sting
Tom Jones
Tony Bennett
Trent Reznor
Weird Al Yankovic
Willie Nelson
Hon Mention Bob Mould
Next Level, not in - would consider
Tina Turner
Bono
Henry Rollins
Quincy Jones Jr
Phil Lesh
Berry Gordy
Michael Stipe
Mariah Carey
Emmylou Harris
Kris Kristofferson
John Fogerty
Rod Stewart
Rick Rubin
Billy Gibbons
Thom Yorke
Skrillex
Peter Frampton
Alice Cooper
Jimmy Buffet
Frankie Valli
Steven Tyler
Ian MacKaye
Dave Clark
Snoop Dogg
Jay-Z
James Taylor
John Mellencamp
Jello Biafra
Stevie Nicks
Better Midler
Dion DiMucci
Ringo
Lin Manuel Miranda
Stewart Copeland
Connie Francies
James Burton
Geddy Lee
Eminem
Excluded
Bob Seger
Bob Weir
Deadmau5
Deborah Harry
Neal Sedaka
Tony Iommi
Todd Rundgren
Bonnie Rait
Carole King
P Diddy/Puff Daddy/Sean Combs
Dave Mustaine
Tommy Shaw
Rober Smith
Ted Nugent
Kein Kronin
Billy Duffy
Lyle Beaver
Donald Fagan
Ian Anderson
Yngwie Malmsteen
Rita Coolidge
Tommy Victor
Paige Hamilton
Sheryl Crow
Flea
Richard D James
Mickey Hart
DJ Shadow
David Lee Roth
Brenda Lee
Neal Schon
Mark Knopfler
Jeff Lind
Justin Haywood
Robert Cray
Danny Carey
Harold Winley
Terry Johnston
Jimmy Merchant
Charlie Gracie
Ant Adams
Wanda Jackson
Janis Martin
Larry Collins
Freddy Cannon
Gary U.S. Bonds
Martha Reeves
Darlene Love
Steve Jones
Captain Sensible
Mike Watt
Chad Smith
Earl Hudson
Peter Noone
H.R. from Bad Brains
Jimmy Cliff
Mick Jones of the Clash
Gene Simmons of KISS
Jeff Lynne of ELO
Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night
Mike Score from A Flock of Seagulls (his hair alone should be bolded)
Tommy James
Greg Graffin
Jackson Brown
Peabo Bryson
Bruno Mars
Rick Astley
Chad Kroeger
I realize the list is a summation of posters’ ‘votes’…personal opinion on music preference. That said, the list is not rank representative of talent and contribution.
 
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While I'm not sure I'd place him with some of the others, Mike Post is, at a minimum, worthy of consideration. He's composed the theme songs for an abundance of popular TV shows through the years, including Rockford Files, Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, LA Law, the Law & Order group, A Team, Greatest American Hero.....
Hell, he's so well-known for them that Pete Townshend wrote a song about him.
 

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I realize the list is a summation of posters’ ‘votes’…personal opinion on music preference. That said, the list is not rank representative of talent and contribution.
Throw some ideas out there for changes. Whatcha got?
 

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Not sure how Ozzy could not be Ultra Premium.

Angus Young
Nikki Sixx
Joe Elliot

Each of those four have sold at least 3 times the amount of albums as Dave Grohl

...and before you saw it was a different generation where people bought albums. Black Ice was just another album for AC/DC in 2008. It also sold two or three times as many copies more than anything The Foo Fighers put out.
 
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Johnny Rotten is DEFINITELY a “Living Legend”. Steve Jones is next tier, and in. Best fuggin’ rock act of all time. If their comeback concert to US TV from the Phoenix Festival doesn’t get your blood pumping, you’re basically a stiff…


 

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I'm not really a big country music fan, but Strait should certainly be in the Ultra Premium category. Of the 126 songs he's released as singles, 112 of them made it into the top 10 on the country charts, with sixty of them making it to #1. He had one stretch of 21 consecutive years with at least one #1 song (most of those years he had multiple #1 hits).

Also, I don't see Keith Richards listed anywhere. He pretty much has to be included at the same level as Mick.
 

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Not sure how Ozzy could not be Ultra Premium.

Angus Young
Nikki Sixx
Joe Elliot

Each of those four have sold at least 3 times the amount of albums as Dave Grohl

...and before you saw it was a different generation where people bought albums. Black Ice was just another album for AC/DC in 2008. It also sold two or three times as many copies more than anything The Foo Fighers put out.
People still buy ‘albums’, the media has been the change…primarily due to lower production cost, ease of distribution and use…
 

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People still buy ‘albums’ the media has been the change…primarily due to lower production cost and ease of distribution and use…

Thats why I threw in the Black Ice sales - which came when the the Foo FIghters were at their peak
 

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Throw some ideas out there for changes. Whatcha got?
Many…if you have the lists in an Excel spreadsheet, send me a copy. I’ll add my color coded edits.

The current lists look like a radio station list or magazine columnist’s article.

Each person who enjoys music undoubtedly will compile a list driven by their own likes/dislikes, therefore each list is inherently good.
 

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Thats why I threw in the Black Ice sales - which came when the the Foo FIghters were at their peak
A musician friend who’s been in the business over 50 years advised me his band wants their next release on vinyl , but pressing plants are running 12+ months behind. So, CD it is, 60 day lead time.
 

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Your list is completely invalidated by having Robert Smith relegated to not even making the cut list . He defeated Mecha Streisand AND developed an entire genre of music.


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Your list is completely invalidated by having Robert Smith relegated to not even making the cut list . He defeated Mecha Streisand AND developed an entire genre of music.


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This is a very valid point. I will definitely consider it in the next version.
 
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