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Favourite bands / Artists in history

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by himtoo, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    this is a place for people to tell us who their all time fav's are musically
    being a typical obsessive with my D makes my list have a similar theme -- LOL

    my list is as follows to get this topic started -- favourite band / artist for each decade since pop charts have been going ( the 1950's)
    so here goes

    50's---- Elvis Presley
    60's --- The Beatles
    70's --- Queen
    80's---- R.E.M.
    90's----- NOFX
    00's---- Death By Stereo
    10's--- undecided yet as only 2015 but an early contender is Digital Summer
     
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  2. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is this who you liked best at the time (sorry I don't know how old you are!) or who you like best from each decade now?
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    There is only one William 'Smokey' Robinson!
    For all the above decades!
    Produced, wrote, recorded and involved on more than 4000 songs.
    The poet of the late 20th century according to Bob Dylan.
    No one comes close to his 'record'
    In his eighties still touring, writing, recording!
    The Tracks Of My Tears, my favourite!
     
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  4. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    it is a combination as i am not old enough to know anything about the 50's ( born 1958)
    but from the 60's onwards it is a partly what i liked at the time and the ability to look back and choose between a number of bands i liked at the time.

    generally speaking i love almost all music but thought this topic would show just how wide our tastes can be :)
     
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    Fallgal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    60s Beatles
    70s-present Elton John

    (plus a host of others, but those two are my favs, always)
     
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  6. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    70's = theme from thunderbirds lol (probably)
    80's = HipHop
    90's = Acid House
    00's = Jimi Hendrix/Pink Floyd
    10's = Coldplay

    not sure if the jimi hendrix was allowed but thats when i got into him and who could deny him anyway? lol


    edit: thinking about it, they kinda cross over the decades so my list isn't very accurate.....must have been the acid
     
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  7. noblehead

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    Bands and artists that have spanned the decades which include The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Guns 'n' Roses, Rod Stewart and in more recent times Coldplay, Keane and Adele
     
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  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Some good ones there
     
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  9. Sancho panza

    Sancho panza Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Far too varied to classify or especially tie a date or decade too but and in no particular order

    The dammed
    The stranglers
    Motörhead
    Deep purple
    The Rolling Stones
    The cure
    The flaming lips
    Etta james
    Nina Simone
    Joe bonemassa
    Beth heart

    And many many more

    As an aside if you haven't already go to the opera even if only once brilliant
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Some good ones there
     
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  11. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    I can't put mine into decades either. Sorry.

    Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Foreigner, Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Bastille
     
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  12. sanguine

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    Well I was born in 1954, and my memory of who I liked best in the decades concerned at the time is probably

    1950s too young
    1960s Beach Boys
    1970s King Crimson
    1980s New Order
    1990s Radiohead
    2000s Goldfrapp
    2010s Imogen Heap

    From the perspective of the present, I would go for Billie Holliday in the 50s, The Doors in the 60s, not sure about the 80s but not New Order especially, too many to choose from.

    But I prefer modern jazz anyway, so that list would be something like

    1950s John Coltrane
    1960s Miles Davis
    1970s John McLaughlin
    1980s Terje Rypdal
    1990s John Scofield
    2000s Dave Holland
    2010s Phronesis
     
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  13. IanD

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    My interest is classical & folk but I do like singers with a message

    Sting;
    Maddy Prior;
    Ewan McColl
    Leon Rosselson
     
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  14. billybadger

    billybadger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Some of my favourites:

    Bob Marley
    Madness
    The Beatles
    Janis Joplin
    Queen
    James Brown
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good taste BB, especially 1st and last :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Motown ( too many to mention)
    Simon and Garfunkle
    Stranglers
    The Clash
    Simply Red
    Fleetwood Mac
    UB40
    Bob Marley
    Frankie goes to Hollywood
    Dee C Lee
    and Ravels beautiful Bolero, just stunning
     
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  17. eddie1968

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    Like the majority of your tastes RRB, how coincidental....must be team Pisces at work lol :joyful:
     
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  18. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    loving the response keep it coming :):):):):)

    i also love the mighty Zepp , the Bowie , ELO , SABBATH , scorpions, Bad religion , misfits, fabulous disaster , steely dan and countless other too numerous to mention

    and i love "the nutcracker " tchaikovsky too


    i digress...................................... going to see Queen & Adam lambert tomorrow night
     
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  19. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    Leonard Cohen - tick, Bob Dylan - tick, Jimi Hendrix -tick, Pink Yawn sorry Floyd, aaaahrrrrrr, Coldplay aaaaahrrrrr.
    Dire Straits - some Bastille I will have to look up on you tube. :)
     
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  20. cold ethyl

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    Born in 66
    First band I ever got into in a big way in the seventies was The Moody Blues
    Then got into Tubeway Army, Bowie then rock music and Neil Young
    Eighties at uni would be The Waterboys and U2
    Nineties REM
    2000s British Sea Power and I like trains

    Also like Cohen, Houndmouth and heaps of other stuff with a keen interest in really cheesy rubbish tunes according to my mates. Anyone for David Cassidy?
     
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