This thread is a tribute to music acts that are no longer around but that I believe have left a great legacy on music that should always be remembered. This thread will include information about these music acts as well as a list of their greatest songs as determined by me.
For the first posting I think it is only fitting to honour one of the biggest names in the history of music that changed pop culture and the landscape of music forever. Their influence is probably second to no other, thier popularity which included the "Beatlemania" is unmatched and it is the reason why John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison have been known for roughly half a century as household names. I am of course, talking about....
***THE BEATLES*** (1960-1970)
1. Penny Lane 2. Let It Be 3. Eleanor Rigby 4. The Long And Winding Road 5. Lady Madonna 6. Love Me Do 7. Hello Goodbye 8. Yesterday 9. Something 10. Ticket To Ride
For the second posting, I will honour a band in recent memory of performer Robin Gibb who is survived by Barry Gibb. The Gibb brothers performed for nearly half a century with thier high-pitched vocals that were defining of the late seventies disco scene. One of the best-selling groups of all time that came to a sudden end in 2003 following the passing of Maurice Gibb.
1. Tragedy 2. How Deep Is Your Love 3. Alone 4. More Than A Woman 5. Staying Alive Last edited:
How can a band be considered the "flagship band" of Generation X and have their lead singer referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation" if they were only active for roughly eight years (and only in the mainstream spotlight for about half that time)? Look no further than one of the leaders of the grunge explosion of the 1990s, who released what has been regarded by many critics as the defining album of nineties pop culture. More than eighteen years following the death of Kurt Cobain people see the band as the one that "broke down the doors forever" for alternative music which is why very few bands have left a legacy quite like...
1. Come As You Are 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit 3. Breed 4. Serve The Servants 5. Lithium Last edited:
Now for a band that I think has been one of the biggest pioneers in the history of the heavier side of music. They released what has been described as "the first true death metal record" (interesting how the genre is apparently named after this group) and have influenced many bands. Their music sounds good today as it did years ago.
1. Destiny 2. Pull The Plug 3. Trapped In A Corner 4. Zero Tolerance 5. Suicide Machine
Many New Zealand names have a great tale of their own to tell, but few if any have a legend quite like one particular band that could easily be considered the country's defining music act of the 2nd half of the 20th century. Big names such as Crowded House have been spun-off from this group who have had no less than nine reunions since calling it a day over twenty-seven years ago. It is of course...
1. Stuff And Nonsense 2. I Got You 3. I See Red 4. Six Months In A Leaky Boat 5. Message To My Girl
Multiple Guinness World Records; 13 Grammy Awards (as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award); 26 American Music Awards (including the "Artist of the Century"); 13 number-one singles in the United States in his solo career and the estimated sale of over 750 million records worldwide, there is no doubting that the most-awarded recording artist in the history of popular music should've left a great legacy and indeed he did. And this is before even mentioning the contribution towards the popularity of the moonwalk, music videos as a marketing tool and other projects such as Heal The World Foundation. A true icon in the books of many, the one and the only...
***MICHAEL JACKSON*** (1964-2009)
1. Beat It 2. Thriller 3. Black Or White 4. Remember The Time 5. Bad