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30th Mar '17 5:42:18 PM wyattte
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** He established the rockabilly sound as the early template of rock & roll, which carried the movement through much of its first decade. Not even content with that, he incorporated numerous styles into his music and demonstrated that rock & roll had significant range to it. When asked what kind of music he played, Elvis famously replied ''"I play all kinds of music."''
** With his penchant for putting an emotionally and sexually charged energy into his performances, Elvis set in stone the presentation of a rock star, not to mention shook up a lot of parents, and wooed a ''ton'' of teenage girls, in essence becoming the first true sex symbol in music for better or for worse. Essentially, when people call Elvis "[[RedBaron the king of rock & roll]]," they're ''not'' messing around.
* Music/BuddyHolly: In a mere [[ShortLivedBigImpact 18 months]] as a professional musician, he pioneered numerous new techniques in recording and in songcraft, changed the entire concept of what a rock star was supposed to look like, set the stage for rock music's redefinition in the 1960s, and, of course, rocked and rolled like nobody's business. Sadly he's also part of one of popular music's most infamous tragedies, when his life (as well as that of novelty singer The Big Bopper and Latino rock singer Richie Valens) was claimed in a plane crash. AKA The Day The Music Died.

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** He established the rockabilly sound as the early template of rock & roll, which carried the movement through much of its first decade. few years, spawning multiple imitators and a boundless influence. Not even content with that, he incorporated [[GenreRoulette numerous styles styles]] into his music and demonstrated that rock & roll had significant range to it. When asked what kind of music he played, Elvis famously replied ''"I play all kinds of music."''
** With his penchant for putting an emotionally and sexually charged energy into his performances, Elvis set in stone the presentation of a rock star, being TheRockStar, not to mention shook up a lot of parents, parents and wooed MoralGuardians, and [[MrFanservice wooed]] a ''ton'' of teenage girls, in essence becoming the first true sex symbol in music music, for better or for worse. Essentially, when people call Elvis "[[RedBaron the king of rock & roll]]," they're ''not'' messing around.there's some pretty solid reasoning for that.
* Music/BuddyHolly: In a mere [[ShortLivedBigImpact 18 months]] as a professional musician, he pioneered numerous new techniques in recording and in songcraft, songcraft (such as double-tracking vocals, and bringing in non-standard rock instrumentation including ''an orchestra''), changed the entire concept of what a rock star was supposed to look like, helped make it the standard for rock musicians to write their own material, crystalized the rock & roll group format (two guitars, bass & drums) with help from his band The Crickets, set the stage for rock music's the genre's redefinition in the 1960s, 1960s and beyond, and, of course, rocked and rolled like nobody's business. Sadly he's also part of one of popular music's most infamous tragedies, when his life (as well as that of novelty singer The Big Bopper and Latino rock singer Richie Valens) was claimed in a plane crash. AKA The Day The Music Died.



* Music/RoyOrbison was another guy who didn't fit an archetype: he didn't have the charisma or dynamic stage presence of some of those other rock & rollers, but he instead ''created his own'' archetype of the hopelessly romantic loser in his songwriting, and put it over with mournful, operatic vocals that inspired generations afterward.

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* Music/RoyOrbison was another guy who didn't fit an archetype: he didn't have the charisma or dynamic stage presence of some of those other rock & rollers, but he instead ''created his own'' archetype of the hopelessly helpless romantic loser and/or the "loser" in his songwriting, and put it over with mournful, operatic vocals that inspired generations afterward.



* Music/TheBeachBoys: the Sixties' masters of memorable melody. ''Music/PetSounds'', arguably the band's finest album, is a masterpiece of songwriting and production by Music/BrianWilson; they'd still be going strong today if Wilson hadn't suffered a massive CreatorBreakdown while working on ''[[Music/{{Smile}} SMiLE]]''... and if manager Murry Wilson (father of the three Wilson brothers) hadn't created a massive tangle of royalty- and copyright-related red tape that took the judicial system twenty years to resolve.

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* Music/TheBeachBoys: the Sixties' masters of memorable melody.melody, and the band that brought the surf style to the pop audience[[note]]along with their contemporaries, and running buddies, Jan & Dean[[/note]]. ''Music/PetSounds'', arguably the band's finest album, is a masterpiece of songwriting and production by Music/BrianWilson; they'd still be going strong today if Wilson hadn't suffered a massive CreatorBreakdown while working on ''[[Music/{{Smile}} SMiLE]]''... and if manager Murry Wilson (father of the three Wilson brothers) hadn't created a massive tangle of royalty- and copyright-related red tape that took the judicial system twenty years to resolve.
19th Mar '17 2:52:22 PM nombretomado
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* Bad Boy Entertainment: label founded by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, a.k.a. P. Diddy; home to Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace, a.k.a. TheNotoriousBIG.

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* Bad Boy Entertainment: label founded by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, a.k.a. P. Diddy; home to Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace, a.k.a. TheNotoriousBIG.Music/TheNotoriousBIG.
22nd Feb '17 9:59:32 PM gewunomox
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* Music/DustySpringfield, maybe the most beloved white soul singer in history. Her contralto voice was as strong as any other in the genre, but she could handle all sorts of pop songs, with a distinctive passion to her vocal. From Dusty's body of work, you can see the nucleus for the music of Music/LindaRonstadt, [[Music/{{Eurythmics}} Annie Lennox]]], Music/LisaStansfield, Music/AmyWinehouse and Music/{{Adele}}, amongst others.

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* Music/DustySpringfield, maybe the most beloved white soul singer in history. Her contralto voice was as strong as any other in the genre, but she could handle all sorts of pop songs, with a distinctive passion to her vocal. From Dusty's body of work, you can see the nucleus for the music of Music/LindaRonstadt, [[Music/{{Eurythmics}} Annie Lennox]]], Lennox]], Music/LisaStansfield, Music/AmyWinehouse and Music/{{Adele}}, amongst others.
22nd Feb '17 9:59:04 PM gewunomox
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* Music/DustySpringfield, maybe the most beloved white soul singer in history. Her contralto voice was as strong as any other in the genre, but she could handle all sorts of pop songs, with a distinctive passion to her vocal. From Dusty's body of work, you can see the nucleus for the music of Music/LindaRonstadt, Music/AnnieLennox, Music/LisaStansfield, Music/AmyWinehouse and Music/{{Adele}}, amongst others.

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* Music/DustySpringfield, maybe the most beloved white soul singer in history. Her contralto voice was as strong as any other in the genre, but she could handle all sorts of pop songs, with a distinctive passion to her vocal. From Dusty's body of work, you can see the nucleus for the music of Music/LindaRonstadt, Music/AnnieLennox, [[Music/{{Eurythmics}} Annie Lennox]]], Music/LisaStansfield, Music/AmyWinehouse and Music/{{Adele}}, amongst others.
18th Jan '17 8:57:50 AM wyattte
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* Music/GaryNuman. This eerie, ghostly figure became an icon at the end of the 70s and dawn of the 80s, as not just a big name in new wave, but helping to establish SynthPop, plus an early influence for {{Industrial}} music as we know it today. Musicians all over the popular music spectrum credit Numan as an influence.

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* Music/GaryNuman. This eerie, ghostly figure was formerly the lead singer of Tubeway Army, but as a solo artist, when he started running his synthesizers through guitar pedals to make strange, hooky songs (many now classics), he became an icon at the end of the 70s and dawn of the 80s, as not just a big name 80s. He's one of the biggest names in new wave, but helping to establish he's also another TropeCodifier for SynthPop, plus an early influence for {{Industrial}} music as we know it today. Musicians all over the popular music spectrum credit Numan as an influence.


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* Music/GeorgeMichael, former vocalist from Wham!, went on to a successful solo career where he became one of the finest contemporary pop artists the UK had to offer; teeming with ambition, blessed with a soft, smooth voice, and up there with Michael Jackson as one of the few teen pop idols to become even more successful as an adult.
17th Jan '17 11:19:50 PM wyattte
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* Music/GaryNuman. This eerie, ghostly figure became an icon at the end of the 70s and dawn of the 80s, as not just a big name in new wave, but helping to establish SynthPop, plus an early influence for {{Industrial}} music as we know it today. Musicians all over the popular music spectrum credit Numan as an influence.
16th Dec '16 9:55:02 PM wyattte
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* Music/{{Shakira}}, the most popular Colombian musician to ever live, and the only South American singer to ever successfully cross over to the North American market, with her first English album ''Laundry Service'' selling 13 million copies. Her song "Hips Don't Lie" is the world's best-selling single of the 21st century. Shakira has a distinct approach to pop, drawing influence from dance music all over the world. Also, she's a hell of a belly dancer, and music videos as well as live performances are often [[MsFanservice a masterclass in fanservice.]]

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* Music/{{Shakira}}, the most popular Colombian musician to ever live, and the one of (if not the) only South American singer pop singers to ever successfully cross over to the North American market, with her first English album ''Laundry Service'' selling 13 million copies. Her song "Hips Don't Lie" is the world's best-selling single of the 21st century. Shakira has a distinct approach to pop, drawing influence from dance music all over the world. Also, she's a hell of a belly dancer, and music videos as well as live performances are often [[MsFanservice a masterclass in fanservice.]]


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* Music/TinaTurner, one of popular music's greatest survivors, sometimes called The Queen Of Rock & Roll. She and ex-husband Ike Turner were a huge force in the genre in the late 60s and early 70s, with strong, gospel-influenced music, and amazing performances from Tina, a first-rate dancer and singer. But when their relationship [[DomesticAbuse deteriorated beyond repair]], Tina struck out on her own, and her massive success in the 80s vindicated her as an icon unto herself. Even into her 70s she could still keep up with dancers half her age.


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* Music/{{Usher}}. For a time in the late 90s he was ''the'' young loverboy of hip-hop soul, with those puppydog eyes and an irresistible, yearning vocal. A top-notch dancer, he also showed some notable artistic growth in the 2000s. He also discovered Music/JustinBieber.
15th Dec '16 12:27:25 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* Music/{{Slipknot}}, nine lunatics in masks and prison jumpsuits who took the psychosis of Korn to its most brutal depths, then added some HipHop overtones, doubled the tempo, and won one of metal's most loyal followings (the [[FanCommunityNickname Maggots]]).
* Music/{{Skyclad}}: Although only moderately successful in themselves, their first album, ''The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth'', was the earliest attempt to combine folk music and heavy metal, laying the foundations for the now-popular genre of folk metal.

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* Music/{{Slipknot}}, nine lunatics in masks and prison jumpsuits who took the psychosis of Korn Music/{{Korn}} to its most brutal depths, then added some HipHop overtones, doubled the tempo, and won one of metal's most loyal followings (the [[FanCommunityNickname Maggots]]).
* Music/{{Skyclad}}: Although only moderately successful in themselves, their first album, ''The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth'', was the earliest attempt to combine folk music and heavy metal, laying the foundations for the now-popular genre of folk metal.FolkMetal.



* The "Holy Trinity" of MelodicDeathMetal, comprise of Music/InFlames, AtTheGates and DarkTranquillity, are responsible for consolidating and popularising the genre, blending the harsh sound of death metal with the more melodic sound of the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal. The later output of grindcore/death metal band Carcass is generally recognised as the UrExample of this style, and, depending on where you draw the line, may be seen as the TropeMaker to the trinity's TropeCodifier.

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* The "Holy Trinity" of MelodicDeathMetal, comprise of Music/InFlames, AtTheGates Music/AtTheGates and DarkTranquillity, Nusic/DarkTranquillity, are responsible for consolidating and popularising popularizing the genre, blending the harsh sound of death metal with the more melodic sound of the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal. The later output of grindcore/death metal band Carcass is generally recognised as the UrExample of this style, and, depending on where you draw the line, may be seen as the TropeMaker to the trinity's TropeCodifier.



* WithinTemptation: Started at the same time as Nightwish (though they were oblivious to each other at the time) and is the other "biggest band" in the symphonic metal style, influencing many others, though they went less with the operatic style than Nightwish.

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* WithinTemptation: Music/WithinTemptation: Started at the same time as Nightwish (though they were oblivious to each other at the time) and is the other "biggest band" in the symphonic metal style, influencing many others, though they went less with the operatic style than Nightwish.
10th Dec '16 9:10:36 AM wyattte
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* Music/Neu helped establish the whole Krautrock movement in a very striking way; their style strips rock & roll music of any pretense of structure, preferring to forge ahead with an extremely minimalist sound fueled by what's now called the "motorik" beat (or the "Apache beat"). That is, when they aren't doing dark electronic experiments - infamously, they filled up side two of their second album with songs from side one again, played at different speeds. Punk rock bands, synth-pop bands and any rock outfit that leans on that motorik beat are heavily indebted to Neu!

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* Music/Neu Music/{{Neu}} helped establish the whole Krautrock movement in a very striking way; their style strips rock & roll music of any pretense of structure, preferring to forge ahead with an extremely minimalist sound fueled by what's now called the "motorik" beat (or the "Apache beat"). That is, when they aren't doing dark electronic experiments - infamously, they filled up side two of their second album with songs from side one again, played at different speeds. Punk rock bands, synth-pop bands and any rock outfit that leans on that motorik beat are heavily indebted to Neu!
10th Dec '16 9:10:12 AM wyattte
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* Music/Neu helped establish the whole Krautrock movement in a very striking way; their style strips rock & roll music of any pretense of structure, preferring to forge ahead with an extremely minimalist sound fueled by what's now called the "motorik" beat (or the "Apache beat"). That is, when they aren't doing dark electronic experiments - infamously, they filled up side two of their second album with songs from side one again, played at different speeds. Punk rock bands, synth-pop bands and any rock outfit that leans on that motorik beat are heavily indebted to Neu!
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