Some Notable Musicians
|There is no doubt that Elvis really was the 'King'. He brought music into a whole new age and inspired millions to create music with an attitude, as well as the potential to seduce.|
Musicians Who Have Transformed Our World
Johann Sebastian Bach
Who could create a list of influential musicians without mentioning Bach? He revolutionized music theory and composition!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
This child genius redefined the world of music, and amazed the world with his prodigious skill and innate melodic sense.
His compositions covered everything from classical to pop music... his most famous compositions like "I Got Rhythm" are still universally recognized today, even though he died in 1937.
This band branched out into all kinds of music, from jazz to rock, defined the 60s' and paved the way for future musicians to innovate the world of music. Their compositions include such memorable hits such as "Eleanor Rigby" and "Love Me Do".
An acclaimed performer ever since 1982, Madonna brought pop music to the level it is at today and proved an inspiration to many modern artists including Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Elvis was the father of Rock and Roll. He pioneered the popularity of a whole new genre of music. He was also the first performer to pioneer mixing a "black" sound with a "white" sound... as in mixing the growling vocal undertones of the black race with that of the white population.
He also brought music's role in the world to a whole new level... influencing countless musicians from Little Richard to the Everly Brothers. He was also the first to 'sexualize' the music industry... bringing tonnes of screaming female fans to their knees with his swinging pelvis (his trademark 'move') and his charming stage manner.
He was one of the leading voices of the century and even the great John Lennon stated that "before Elvis, there was nothing."
Rock - A Subversive Genre?
|Many people consider rock too wild and weird. But could it be just another genre of music that people only enjoy?|
Who is the biggest influence in music?
To gather more opinions and views on which musician/composer/band has revolutionized the world of music and increased the role of music in people's lives.
In your response, please state the name of the person, some famous works of him/her and also the way in which they have influenced music's role.
My Mom is the best, she sang nursery rhymes to me!
May. 04, 2009
In contrary to Tracy, I think that Miley Cyrus needs to get her things straight. She sings all those "disney" songs which encourage kids and yet she turns around and her scandalous photos are released.
Her biggest fans, the smaller kids will be badly influenced by her scandals because they look up to her so much.
For me, TANK (taiwanese) opened up the door and started my obsession for all things taiwanese
May. 04, 2009
Definitely MILEY CYRUS. Nearly ALL of her songs have hit Number 1. Her songs are also so meaningful...
May. 04, 2009