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Which of these rock groups were the most influential?
Which of the listed artists do you believe had the most influence on rock music?

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Rank36 FansAvg (1st)
1.Beatles6.6 (8)
2.Elvis Presley5.3 (7)
3.Led Zeppelin3.3 (2)
4.Chuck Berry3.2 (3)
5.Jimi Hendrix3.1 (1)
6.Buddy Holly3.1 (3)
7.Rolling Stones3.0 (1)
8.Aerosmith2.0 (3)
9.Beach Boys, The1.9 (1)
10.Black Sabbath1.9
Also receiving votes:Doors, The1.7 (1)
Bob Dylan1.5
Creedence Clearwater Revival1.4 (2)
Queen1.4
Pink Floyd1.2 (1)
Eric Clapton1.2
Who, The1.2
Eagles, The1.1
David Bowie0.8 (1)
Simon & Garfunkel0.8
Bruce Springsteen0.7
Nirvana0.7
Grateful Dead0.7
Van Halen0.7
U20.6
________0.6
Elton John0.6
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers0.6
Kinks, The0.5
________0.4
Janis Joplin0.4
John Lennon (solo)0.4
________0.4 (1)
Fleetwood Mac0.4
Clash, The0.3
Police, The0.3
R.E.M.0.3
Van Morrison0.3 (1)
Sex Pistols0.2
Neil Young0.2
Joni Mitchell0.1

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#8 | 1081 days ago
John_Daly (+)

The only people who know what rock bands were most influential, are the musicians who were influnaced by them.  
  
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#1 | 1081 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
are all of those rock groups?

definitely not elvis and the beatles, the rest of my list will be speculation.

one of my other is RATM, mainly because they got me to listen to them and like it.
1. David Bowie  2. Jimi Hendrix  3. Led Zeppelin  4. Aerosmith  5. Nirvana  6. Buddy Holly  7. ________  8. Elton John  9. Janis Joplin  10. ________  
#2 | 1081 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
are all of those rock groups?

definitely not elvis and the beatles, the rest of my list will be speculation.

one of my other is RATM, mainly because they got me to listen to them and like it.
or solo artists. I got the list off VH1
1. Led Zeppelin  2. Beatles  3. Jimi Hendrix  4. Rolling Stones  5. Who, The  6. Doors, The  7. Chuck Berry  8. Creedence Clearwater Revival  9. Clash, The  10. Nirvana  
#3 | 1081 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
are all of those rock groups?

definitely not elvis and the beatles, the rest of my list will be speculation.

one of my other is RATM, mainly because they got me to listen to them and like it.
Not Elvis? Seriously? Stick to the movie polls.
1. Elvis Presley  2. Jimi Hendrix  3. Aerosmith  4. Beatles  5. Creedence Clearwater Revival  6. Led Zeppelin  7. Nirvana  8. Eric Clapton  9. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  10. Bruce Springsteen  
#4 | 1081 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
Tiger_Pride2 wrote:
Not Elvis? Seriously? Stick to the movie polls.
No, Elvis is overrated. Nevermind. The fact that you have him #1 is hilarious and I'll just leave it at that.

Nevermind my nevermind. What is it that makes you think Elvis is the most influential to rock music over everyone else on that list? I mean I said not the Beatles simply because I don't like them but they were more influential than Elvis. Other rock groups/artists do actually mention them as a musical influence. I had to listen to Elvis growing up, and that was okay but most of his music wasn't his. I do believe he actually claimed to have written songs that he did not. Was anything he did musically his own? The songs weren't. The moves weren't. His voice was his and it was nice. He was handsome and gyrating and in movies, so maybe he brought attention to the genre? Is that your reasoning? Even if, I actually feel like he did more for R&B than rock and roll.
1. David Bowie  2. Jimi Hendrix  3. Led Zeppelin  4. Aerosmith  5. Nirvana  6. Buddy Holly  7. ________  8. Elton John  9. Janis Joplin  10. ________  
#5 | 1081 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

(Edited by cubsgirl2)
 As far as my generation goes, I believe Pink Floyd was the group that changed us.   Queen to me is the greatest band ever, Freddie Mercury was such a musical genius. But  those 3 canadians guys changed an entire way of thinking. 






Good poll Kenne. 
1. Pink Floyd  2. Queen  3. Rolling Stones  4. Simon & Garfunkel  5. Police, The  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  7. U2  8. Van Halen  9. Eagles, The  10. Beach Boys, The  
#6 | 1081 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

(Edited by cubsgirl2)
Tiger_Pride2 wrote:
Not Elvis? Seriously? Stick to the movie polls.
 Elvis was of course the face of change with music. And he was so diverse, with his rock, country, r&b, and even gospel. There was nothing the man could not sing and sing great. I choose Pink Floyd because they were the defining group of me generation. And I'm sure you could argue that without Elvis, there would have been no Pink Floyd. 
1. Pink Floyd  2. Queen  3. Rolling Stones  4. Simon & Garfunkel  5. Police, The  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  7. U2  8. Van Halen  9. Eagles, The  10. Beach Boys, The  
#7 | 1081 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

kobe_lova wrote:
No, Elvis is overrated. Nevermind. The fact that you have him #1 is hilarious and I'll just leave it at that.

Nevermind my nevermind. What is it that makes you think Elvis is the most influential to rock music over everyone else on that list? I mean I said not the Beatles simply because I don't like them but they were more influential than Elvis. Other rock groups/artists do actually mention them as a musical influence. I had to listen to Elvis growing up, and that was okay but most of his music wasn't his. I do believe he actually claimed to have written songs that he did not. Was anything he did musically his own? The songs weren't. The moves weren't. His voice was his and it was nice. He was handsome and gyrating and in movies, so maybe he brought attention to the genre? Is that your reasoning? Even if, I actually feel like he did more for R&B than rock and roll.
 Elvis crossed all kinds of boundaries first.  He had a voice that white people thought sounded to black, he moved in ways that people thought he was a sexual deviant.   There was no one kind of music that he stuck to. He was a white southern kid, that changed rock and roll. 
1. Pink Floyd  2. Queen  3. Rolling Stones  4. Simon & Garfunkel  5. Police, The  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  7. U2  8. Van Halen  9. Eagles, The  10. Beach Boys, The  
#8 | 1081 days ago
John_Daly (+)

The only people who know what rock bands were most influential, are the musicians who were influnaced by them.  
#9 | 1081 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

John_Daly wrote:
The only people who know what rock bands were most influential, are the musicians who were influnaced by them.  
 Wow, nicely said.  And I never thought of it like that.   
1. Pink Floyd  2. Queen  3. Rolling Stones  4. Simon & Garfunkel  5. Police, The  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  7. U2  8. Van Halen  9. Eagles, The  10. Beach Boys, The  
#10 | 1081 days ago
John_Daly (+)

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 Wow, nicely said.  And I never thought of it like that.   
Thank you, Captain Cub.
#11 | 1081 days ago

I put Buddy Holly first if he would have lived, Elvis wouldn't have been The King of Drugs and Rock and Roll
1. Buddy Holly  2. Beatles  3. Black Sabbath  4. Creedence Clearwater Revival  5. Eagles, The  6. Elton John  7. Grateful Dead  8. Led Zeppelin  9. Aerosmith  10. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  
#12 | 1081 days ago

Ashlie...you are too young to know this, but without Elvis, rock and roll may have never grabbed a foothold in American society. The world was a lot different in the 1950s. I don't think I need to say any more about that.

Elvis never claimed to write his songs. He stated that he only knew three chords on the guitar. He loved to play the piano, and sing gospel music.

The Beatles said that Elvis was one of their biggest influences. John Lennon said that he was inspired to form a band when he heard "Hound Dog" on the radio.
1. Elvis Presley  2. Buddy Holly  3. Chuck Berry  4. Beatles  5. Beach Boys, The  6. Neil Young  7. Rolling Stones  8. Bob Dylan  9. Eric Clapton  10. Grateful Dead  
#13 | 1081 days ago
ChristiSunshine (+)

After Elvis and The Beatles, the rest of my list is in no particular order.
1. Elvis Presley  2. Beatles  3. Grateful Dead  4. Doors, The  5. Eric Clapton  6. Bruce Springsteen  7. Eagles, The  8. Fleetwood Mac  9. Jimi Hendrix  10. Led Zeppelin  
#14 | 1081 days ago

 I like most of the choices available (so my choices could easily be different tomorrow) and can add a couple others (Rage Against the Machine----both Muse and Rise Against say they were influenced by them and then there is Michael Jackson). 
1. Beatles  2. Elvis Presley  3. Queen  4. Rolling Stones  5. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  6. Bob Dylan  7. Buddy Holly  8. Pink Floyd  9. ________  10. ________  
#15 | 1081 days ago

Nobody Give Sabbath any credit before them there was no heavy sound like that ozzys craziness and stage persona changed music forever opened doors for bands like metallica and acually all of metal so sabbath deserves some credit i think but also elvis and holly paved the way for all of rock and berry for that matter but there was a band not on the list which should be there AC/DC they changed the way people partied Back In Black Is Second On All Time Record Sales Lists .
1. Elvis Presley  2. Chuck Berry  3. Buddy Holly  4. Beatles  5. Black Sabbath  6. Led Zeppelin  7. Jimi Hendrix  8. Kinks, The  9. Rolling Stones  10. Who, The  
#16 | 1081 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 As far as my generation goes, I believe Pink Floyd was the group that changed us.   Queen to me is the greatest band ever, Freddie Mercury was such a musical genius. But  those 3 canadians guys changed an entire way of thinking. 






Good poll Kenne. 
I so much , because is exactly what I think
1. Beach Boys, The  2. Beatles  3. Black Sabbath  4. Doors, The  5. Led Zeppelin  6. Queen  7. Pink Floyd  8. Rolling Stones  9. Sex Pistols  10. Who, The  
#17 | 1081 days ago

I'm not a declared fan of some of the bands I listed, but the question was which were the most influential and that's what I think, because after them a lot of bands tried to sound like them. Of course I'm happy because my tops are there
Another great poll, Ken

1. Beach Boys, The  2. Beatles  3. Black Sabbath  4. Doors, The  5. Led Zeppelin  6. Queen  7. Pink Floyd  8. Rolling Stones  9. Sex Pistols  10. Who, The  
#18 | 1081 days ago

 it all kind of builds on each other. Rock was influenced by the delta blues (Robert Johnson, Elmore James, etc.) and really old, old school country music. Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Elvis and the like seem to get things going. The Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys, Kinks, Dylan, and so on took it to another level. Hendrix's style of playing guitar sent it all into a whole new dimension. I like Petty a ton, but they all were/are great. Frigging hard choices---->
1. Chuck Berry  2. Buddy Holly  3. Elvis Presley  4. Beatles  5. Rolling Stones  6. Jimi Hendrix  7. Beach Boys, The  8. Kinks, The  9. Black Sabbath  10. Doors, The  
#19 | 1081 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
MIKELIN8 wrote:
Ashlie...you are too young to know this, but without Elvis, rock and roll may have never grabbed a foothold in American society. The world was a lot different in the 1950s. I don't think I need to say any more about that.

Elvis never claimed to write his songs. He stated that he only knew three chords on the guitar. He loved to play the piano, and sing gospel music.

The Beatles said that Elvis was one of their biggest influences. John Lennon said that he was inspired to form a band when he heard "Hound Dog" on the radio.
I'm not too young to know. Information has been readily available to me my entire life. I just disagree. But, thank you.
1. David Bowie  2. Jimi Hendrix  3. Led Zeppelin  4. Aerosmith  5. Nirvana  6. Buddy Holly  7. ________  8. Elton John  9. Janis Joplin  10. ________  
#20 | 1081 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 Elvis crossed all kinds of boundaries first.  He had a voice that white people thought sounded to black, he moved in ways that people thought he was a sexual deviant.   There was no one kind of music that he stuck to. He was a white southern kid, that changed rock and roll. 

He changed popular music.

1. David Bowie  2. Jimi Hendrix  3. Led Zeppelin  4. Aerosmith  5. Nirvana  6. Buddy Holly  7. ________  8. Elton John  9. Janis Joplin  10. ________  
#21 | 1080 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

(Edited by cubsgirl2)
kobe_lova wrote:

He changed popular music.

 No Ashlie,  he changed music. 
1. Pink Floyd  2. Queen  3. Rolling Stones  4. Simon & Garfunkel  5. Police, The  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  7. U2  8. Van Halen  9. Eagles, The  10. Beach Boys, The  
#22 | 1080 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 No Ashlie,  he changed music. 
By singing music that already existed? He made it mainstream, I agree, but my point is he didnt create it.

Either way, it's fine. Millions of people love him. I understand.
1. David Bowie  2. Jimi Hendrix  3. Led Zeppelin  4. Aerosmith  5. Nirvana  6. Buddy Holly  7. ________  8. Elton John  9. Janis Joplin  10. ________  
#23 | 1080 days ago

John_Daly wrote:
The only people who know what rock bands were most influential, are the musicians who were influnaced by them.  
gee and all this time i thought it was based on record sales
1. Buddy Holly  2. Elvis Presley  3. Beatles  4. Jimi Hendrix  5. Janis Joplin  6. Rolling Stones  7. Aerosmith  8. Black Sabbath  9. Fleetwood Mac  10. Doors, The  
#24 | 1080 days ago
Nick__ (+)

(Edited by Nick__)
It's very easy to just pick YOUR favorite 10 bands out of the list, but, if you are a true music lover or historian, you would pick the 10 that you felt made an impact to the industry and not to your life, as the question of this poll asked.

So, my answers are based on who I thought made an impact to the industry and DO NOT reflect my personal choices for impacts on my life, and these are not in any particular order.
1. Beatles  2. Doors, The  3. Elvis Presley  4. Grateful Dead  5. Jimi Hendrix  6. Led Zeppelin  7. Nirvana  8. Van Halen  9. Chuck Berry  10. Clash, The  
#25 | 1080 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

kobe_lova wrote:
By singing music that already existed? He made it mainstream, I agree, but my point is he didnt create it.

Either way, it's fine. Millions of people love him. I understand.
 No, he made it a way of life. He changed the way people thought what music was supposed to be. He desegregated music.  He really did.
1. Pink Floyd  2. Queen  3. Rolling Stones  4. Simon & Garfunkel  5. Police, The  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  7. U2  8. Van Halen  9. Eagles, The  10. Beach Boys, The  
#26 | 1080 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 No, he made it a way of life. He changed the way people thought what music was supposed to be. He desegregated music.  He really did.
ok
1. David Bowie  2. Jimi Hendrix  3. Led Zeppelin  4. Aerosmith  5. Nirvana  6. Buddy Holly  7. ________  8. Elton John  9. Janis Joplin  10. ________  
#27 | 1080 days ago

This. (The heavy metal / Led Zeppelin stuff around the1:48 minute on mark is pretty cool and extremely well presented. There are two other video docs in the series that are also well worth a look.) After watching these I'm not sure if any one band / artist is any more influential than any other and their influences.
#28 | 1080 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

kobe_lova wrote:
ok
 lmao.  Well thank you for agreeing to disagree so politely. 
1. Pink Floyd  2. Queen  3. Rolling Stones  4. Simon & Garfunkel  5. Police, The  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  7. U2  8. Van Halen  9. Eagles, The  10. Beach Boys, The  
#29 | 1080 days ago

John_Daly wrote:
The only people who know what rock bands were most influential, are the musicians who were influnaced by them.  
Then that would be Chuck Berry becouse so many great bands were influienced by him.  I also think he was the first one to actually play rock and roll either him or Jerry lee Lewis (the killer)  Elvis was not the first one to play rock and roll.
#30 | 1080 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I'm not too young to know. Information has been readily available to me my entire life. I just disagree. But, thank you.
It seems obvious that you do not like Elvis. But you can't honestly dispute how much he influenced everything that came after him.  The poll was not about favorite artists, or least disliked artist, but most influential.  

I also listed Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly as most influential. Those artists were very important in the formation of rock music. I know that one poster praised Buddy Holly while taking a shot at Elvis, but Elvis also influenced Buddy Holly to record music. All of the things he went through in his early career (criticism, music being banned, being embarassed by Steve Allen on TV)  made it easier for those who followed.     
1. Elvis Presley  2. Buddy Holly  3. Chuck Berry  4. Beatles  5. Beach Boys, The  6. Neil Young  7. Rolling Stones  8. Bob Dylan  9. Eric Clapton  10. Grateful Dead  
#31 | 1080 days ago
BDV4U (+)

kobe_lova wrote:
By singing music that already existed? He made it mainstream, I agree, but my point is he didnt create it.

Either way, it's fine. Millions of people love him. I understand.
1000% AGREE! How can you influence anyone if you didn't write a note or the lyrics? You just walk into a recording studio or walk onto a stage and make money - what is influential about that?

That's like coming on here and not using spell-check
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival  2. Chuck Berry  3. Queen  4. Aerosmith  5. Simon & Garfunkel  6. Black Sabbath  7. Who, The  8. Led Zeppelin  9. Bruce Springsteen  10. Eagles, The  
#32 | 1080 days ago

MIKELIN8 wrote:
It seems obvious that you do not like Elvis. But you can't honestly dispute how much he influenced everything that came after him.  The poll was not about favorite artists, or least disliked artist, but most influential.  

I also listed Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly as most influential. Those artists were very important in the formation of rock music. I know that one poster praised Buddy Holly while taking a shot at Elvis, but Elvis also influenced Buddy Holly to record music. All of the things he went through in his early career (criticism, music being banned, being embarassed by Steve Allen on TV)  made it easier for those who followed.     
I do like Elvis, actually.
1. David Bowie  2. Jimi Hendrix  3. Led Zeppelin  4. Aerosmith  5. Nirvana  6. Buddy Holly  7. ________  8. Elton John  9. Janis Joplin  10. ________  
#33 | 1080 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
No, Elvis is overrated. Nevermind. The fact that you have him #1 is hilarious and I'll just leave it at that.

Nevermind my nevermind. What is it that makes you think Elvis is the most influential to rock music over everyone else on that list? I mean I said not the Beatles simply because I don't like them but they were more influential than Elvis. Other rock groups/artists do actually mention them as a musical influence. I had to listen to Elvis growing up, and that was okay but most of his music wasn't his. I do believe he actually claimed to have written songs that he did not. Was anything he did musically his own? The songs weren't. The moves weren't. His voice was his and it was nice. He was handsome and gyrating and in movies, so maybe he brought attention to the genre? Is that your reasoning? Even if, I actually feel like he did more for R&B than rock and roll.
I don't think you have to originate something to be the one remembered for it. There are more singers who don't write their own songs than those who do. Elvis took what was already there and did it better. There are certain performers who demand attention, and without question Elvis was one of those.

Why do I think Elvis was more influential than everyone else on the list? Maybe I should answer your question with a question: Why is Elvis not on your list at all? Rock music has changed since the days when Elvis performed. Today a lot of his music wouldn't be considered rock, but back then there was no hard rock or heavy metal, and without Elvis crossing genres then there might not have ever been.

To be #1 on this list the artist had to make a difference in some way. The fact that Elvis is referred to as the King of Rock and Roll, (Which is different IMO than just plain rock) says something about what he did. He revolutionized the music scene. At one point Elvis was only shown from the waist up, because parents didn't want their children seeing him move the way he did. The man had over 30 number one hits, which is still probably among the most by a single performer. Whether he wrote the songs or not, he managed to turn them into hits. Without looking it up, who sang the songs before Elvis. Those moves he did on stage were his, and nobody did that kind of thing before he did.

I love Willie Nelson, but Elvis sang "Your always on my mind" much better than Willie. In this poll Elvis is currently at #2 behind The Beatles, which were also very influential also, but even their songs aren't what rock music is today, however they're the reason it became what it is today. To be atop of this list the artist had to make a difference in music history. There was nobody who crossed genres before Elvis did it. There really hasn't been anyone effective in doing it since. Maybe you could say Garth Brooks helped rock and country merge together, but other than that nobody has changed what was.

Nirvana should probably be higher on my list, because they created the punk or alternative scene. Before them it was just rock or heavy metal. Before Tupac came on the scene rap music was stuff like DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince and The Beastie Boys. He changed the genre in the same way Elvis did. You cannot be #1 on this list without having made a change in the industry. Elvis changed things in the 50's, and opened the door for a new type of sound in the 60's and 70's. If there had been no Elvis, then music would not be where it is today, and that's not just rock music.


So you tell me - How is Elvis not anywhere on your list?
1. Elvis Presley  2. Jimi Hendrix  3. Aerosmith  4. Beatles  5. Creedence Clearwater Revival  6. Led Zeppelin  7. Nirvana  8. Eric Clapton  9. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  10. Bruce Springsteen  
#34 | 1080 days ago
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All i know is ,  i can listen to Jimi  but i can't hear Jimi !  


Probably a white thing (racist , not even) its Wesley , and sadly i can't name a song for half the bands/artist on this list.
1. Beatles  2. Elvis Presley  3. Chuck Berry  4. Eagles, The  5. Creedence Clearwater Revival  6. Buddy Holly  7. Beach Boys, The  8. Rolling Stones  9. Jimi Hendrix  10. Aerosmith  
#35 | 1080 days ago
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kobe_lova wrote:
I do like Elvis, actually.


hater !   
1. Beatles  2. Elvis Presley  3. Chuck Berry  4. Eagles, The  5. Creedence Clearwater Revival  6. Buddy Holly  7. Beach Boys, The  8. Rolling Stones  9. Jimi Hendrix  10. Aerosmith  
#36 | 1080 days ago

 Elvis Presley made music history of course.
#37 | 1080 days ago

Sharp Square wrote:


hater !   

Of course! The minute you don't agree with something, you're a hater. Whatever.


(I'm only a hater when it comes to Boston which of course, I know you love)

1. David Bowie  2. Jimi Hendrix  3. Led Zeppelin  4. Aerosmith  5. Nirvana  6. Buddy Holly  7. ________  8. Elton John  9. Janis Joplin  10. ________  
#38 | 1080 days ago

I was there i know, there was no rock and roll until Elvis.  There was the Charleston but it wasn't called rock and roll.
1. Elvis Presley  2. Buddy Holly  3. Chuck Berry  4. Beatles  5. Beach Boys, The  6. Led Zeppelin  7. Eric Clapton  8. Bob Dylan  9. Bruce Springsteen  10. Rolling Stones  
#39 | 1080 days ago
BDV4U (+)

(Edited by BDV4U)
Sharp Square wrote:


All i know is ,  i can listen to Jimi  but i can't hear Jimi !  


Probably a white thing (racist , not even) its Wesley , and sadly i can't name a song for half the bands/artist on this list.
I would have listed Hendrix, but Chuck Berry was the premier guitarist in the dawn of rock-n-roll. Without Chuck, there would be no Jimi!

My reasoning for listing Elvis, I already stated - although he was a pop sensation, he wasn't an INFLUENCE on the music, itself. I probably should have added the Beatles, but personally, I am not a Beatles fan. But THEY influenced a generation of British Rock. CCR was the face of the San Francisco sound that was more Creole. The Eagles was the California sound that was more Country. Aeorsmith & Boston was that New England Rock. Queen was the Rock Symphony of the 70s, Sabbath was Heavy Metal British Punk. The Who & Zeppelin was the British Invasion. Springsteen was a mix of all genres of Rock, writing 2 of my favorite songs for Manfred Mann (Blinded By The Light & I Came For You).
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival  2. Chuck Berry  3. Queen  4. Aerosmith  5. Simon & Garfunkel  6. Black Sabbath  7. Who, The  8. Led Zeppelin  9. Bruce Springsteen  10. Eagles, The  
#40 | 1080 days ago

Sh*t got heated.  

Elvis is on my list.  I'm not arguing it either way, though.  It's MY list.  If you don't like it, you can suck it.  

(PS - my list is in no particular order, because that's how I roll with these polls.)
1. Aerosmith  2. Bob Dylan  3. Beatles  4. Doors, The  5. Elvis Presley  6. Janis Joplin  7. Jimi Hendrix  8. Queen  9. Rolling Stones  10. Fleetwood Mac  
#41 | 1080 days ago

I'm sure if you asked most of these earlier singers, they'd point to Blues music and Jazz. Some would say, a mix of everything they heard as a kid, whether its Country or Sinatra. Elvis was the first popular singer in R&R, but, you can't leave out ppl like Les Paul, who basically invented the Electric guitar. Chuck Berry was great. Who knows what Holly would have done. Roy Orbison, the Beatles, Stones and the Beach Boys changed things to the next level. The Levels kept changing. Which made it more interesting. I left off some ppl, because its tough picking 10 bands and singing artists.
1. Beatles  2. Elvis Presley  3. Beach Boys, The  4. John Lennon (solo)  5. Led Zeppelin  6. Kinks, The  7. Jimi Hendrix  8. Rolling Stones  9. Nirvana  10. Aerosmith  
#42 | 1080 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I do like Elvis, actually.
Who should be getting the credit then? the song writers get credit on the records and CDs. He was singing other ppls songs like "Hound Dog" a old blues song. People back then know he didn't write that, he just made it more radio friendly. His interpretation of others songs. I know he wrote some songs, I can't remember which ones tho. His voice and looks brought him even more fame. Then Sun Records, RCA, the producers. He had help, but, its what did with it. Plus the "Yes ma'ams" "no Ma'ams", "Thank ya very much".... he was down to earth.
Then he gets on stage and screams? it didn't add up. But, happened anyway.
1. Beatles  2. Elvis Presley  3. Beach Boys, The  4. John Lennon (solo)  5. Led Zeppelin  6. Kinks, The  7. Jimi Hendrix  8. Rolling Stones  9. Nirvana  10. Aerosmith  
#43 | 1079 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

janet011685 wrote:
Sh*t got heated.  

Elvis is on my list.  I'm not arguing it either way, though.  It's MY list.  If you don't like it, you can suck it.  

(PS - my list is in no particular order, because that's how I roll with these polls.)
 Yeah it did.    




 I Had no idea that Elvis had that much power still. But I guess he does. 
1. Pink Floyd  2. Queen  3. Rolling Stones  4. Simon & Garfunkel  5. Police, The  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  7. U2  8. Van Halen  9. Eagles, The  10. Beach Boys, The  
#44 | 1079 days ago

I put The Beatles before Elvis, I was going to put Elvis first, but, because I think they influenced more ppl, because they did it more world wide, mainly because they were from another Country. Colonel Parker couldn't leave this Country, The U.S. without being stopped from coming back in the U.S. if he didn't go, Elvis didn't go. The Beatles changed the rules. Yet, they loved Orbison, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, and early Elvis. They thought he changed after the Army. I thought he was still great, but, they heard something different in his sound.
1. Beatles  2. Elvis Presley  3. Beach Boys, The  4. John Lennon (solo)  5. Led Zeppelin  6. Kinks, The  7. Jimi Hendrix  8. Rolling Stones  9. Nirvana  10. Aerosmith  
#45 | 1079 days ago
BDV4U (+)

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 Yeah it did.    




 I Had no idea that Elvis had that much power still. But I guess he does. 
Well he ain't never caught no rabbit 'n' he ain't no friend of mine!
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival  2. Chuck Berry  3. Queen  4. Aerosmith  5. Simon & Garfunkel  6. Black Sabbath  7. Who, The  8. Led Zeppelin  9. Bruce Springsteen  10. Eagles, The  
#46 | 1078 days ago

Drummer99 wrote:
Who should be getting the credit then? the song writers get credit on the records and CDs. He was singing other ppls songs like "Hound Dog" a old blues song. People back then know he didn't write that, he just made it more radio friendly. His interpretation of others songs. I know he wrote some songs, I can't remember which ones tho. His voice and looks brought him even more fame. Then Sun Records, RCA, the producers. He had help, but, its what did with it. Plus the "Yes ma'ams" "no Ma'ams", "Thank ya very much".... he was down to earth.
Then he gets on stage and screams? it didn't add up. But, happened anyway.
So, I guess Frank Sinatra didn't influence pop music? After all, he didn't write his own songs, either.
1. Elvis Presley  2. Buddy Holly  3. Chuck Berry  4. Beatles  5. Beach Boys, The  6. Neil Young  7. Rolling Stones  8. Bob Dylan  9. Eric Clapton  10. Grateful Dead  
#47 | 1078 days ago
BDV4U (+)

MIKELIN8 wrote:
So, I guess Frank Sinatra didn't influence pop music? After all, he didn't write his own songs, either.
But he made them offers, they couldn't refuse! LOL

He did help the concrete shoe sales industry
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival  2. Chuck Berry  3. Queen  4. Aerosmith  5. Simon & Garfunkel  6. Black Sabbath  7. Who, The  8. Led Zeppelin  9. Bruce Springsteen  10. Eagles, The  
#48 | 1078 days ago

I think the Rolling Stones are the most influential band. They added edge and darkness to it which is prevalent in rock music today.
Mick Jagger's name is referred to in many songs today by a diverse variety of artists like Black Eyed Peas Keisha,Maroon5...
Mick is still influential collaborating with a group of super artists from all different parts of thew world and different genres of music to create a great super band Superheavy
1. Rolling Stones  2. Beatles  3. David Bowie  4. Elvis Presley  5. Doors, The  6. Clash, The  7. U2  8. Sex Pistols  9. Neil Young  10. Nirvana  
#49 | 1078 days ago

MIKELIN8 wrote:
So, I guess Frank Sinatra didn't influence pop music? After all, he didn't write his own songs, either.
I'm sure you're not saying I don't think Sinatra influenced any singers. Of course he did. Singers writing their own songs weren't really the big thing until maybe, 1958-62?.....  Before that, it was mostly, the writer and then the singer. Sinatra influenced Elvis,... not in singing per se, but, style and coolness. Elvis wanted to dress like James Dean... and you can see the influence. I'm amazed so far, I'm the only one thats mentioned Les Paul. Rock music would have showed up much later without him.
1. Beatles  2. Elvis Presley  3. Beach Boys, The  4. John Lennon (solo)  5. Led Zeppelin  6. Kinks, The  7. Jimi Hendrix  8. Rolling Stones  9. Nirvana  10. Aerosmith  
#50 | 1078 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

BDV4U wrote:
Well he ain't never caught no rabbit 'n' he ain't no friend of mine!
I can believe that, you ain't got any friends.
1. Pink Floyd  2. Queen  3. Rolling Stones  4. Simon & Garfunkel  5. Police, The  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  7. U2  8. Van Halen  9. Eagles, The  10. Beach Boys, The  
#51 | 1078 days ago
BDV4U (+)

cubsgirl2 wrote:
I can believe that, you ain't got any friends.
Glenda has LEFT the building!
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival  2. Chuck Berry  3. Queen  4. Aerosmith  5. Simon & Garfunkel  6. Black Sabbath  7. Who, The  8. Led Zeppelin  9. Bruce Springsteen  10. Eagles, The  
#52 | 1077 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

BDV4U wrote:
Glenda has LEFT the building!
 Glenda was never in your building.  
1. Pink Floyd  2. Queen  3. Rolling Stones  4. Simon & Garfunkel  5. Police, The  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  7. U2  8. Van Halen  9. Eagles, The  10. Beach Boys, The  
#53 | 1076 days ago
BDV4U (+)

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 Glenda was never in your building.  
Means that restraining order is working!
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival  2. Chuck Berry  3. Queen  4. Aerosmith  5. Simon & Garfunkel  6. Black Sabbath  7. Who, The  8. Led Zeppelin  9. Bruce Springsteen  10. Eagles, The  
#54 | 1076 days ago

  I can't "do" a list on my Playbook, bit I believe the Beatles and Elvis truly influenced the music that came after them.  Without them, many of the others nist would not be.  However, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Ja is, Kurt Cobain also influenced music so that what fol,owed after them was forever changed.  Micbael Jackson was another buge influence, altbough perhaps not with rock n roll, just music.  What would music be without any of them involved? To me, that's how to find an answer to the question (forgive the typing) 
#55 | 1075 days ago

I have too many "Others" to try to stereo-type your list.
I like Motown! lol and agree with other....beaneaters :D
1. Jimi Hendrix  2. Bob Dylan  3. David Bowie  4. John Lennon (solo)  5. Rolling Stones  6. Led Zeppelin  7. Van Halen  8. Janis Joplin  9. Chuck Berry  10. Eagles, The  
#56 | 1022 days ago

My blanks were James Brown and Public Enemy. More for their social influence than to rock in general...
#57 | 1021 days ago

 the Beatles began what is now music videos and many other things....they also changed the face of popular rock in their time....as did Elvis, The Boss.....and a few select others
1. Beatles  2. Elvis Presley  3. Bob Dylan  4. Doors, The  5. Jimi Hendrix  6. Bruce Springsteen  7. Eric Clapton  8. Buddy Holly  9. Eagles, The  10. Rolling Stones  
#58 | 1010 days ago

I just clicked 10 with my eyes closed..
1. ________  2. ________  3. ________  4. U2  5. R.E.M.  6. Aerosmith  7. Beach Boys, The  8. Queen  9. Eric Clapton  10. David Bowie  
#59 | 1010 days ago

Elvis and the Beatles were Pop.

For Rock/Metal: It would likely be Hendricks, Zepplin or my vote .... Tony Iommi

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