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27th May '16 9:56:41 PM wyattte
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* If any big band/swing-era musician belongs here it's Music/GlennMiller. He's more or less the definitive big band leader, and his Glenn Miller Orchestra put out essentially the most popular music on Earth for the first half of the 40s.
* Music/SpikeJones, bandleader of the City Slickers, and one of the most beloved novelty musicians not named [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Yankovic.]] Spike Jones and his band are famous for utterly destroying the pop compositions of the day not with parody lyrics, but with big, goofy sounds - banjos, car horns, kitchen utensils, even gargling. It should be noted that despite all the silliness, the musicians were all excellent players (you'd '''have''' to be to make sense of Spike Jones' songs).
22nd May '16 7:33:28 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Music/TheFourFreshmen, inspired by groups such as Music/GlennMiller's Modernaires and Mel Tormé's Mel-Tones, came up with their own style of open vocal harmony that influenced several artists that followed them, most notably Music/BrianWilson of Music/TheBeachBoys.
21st May '16 9:58:11 PM wyattte
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* Music/{{Helmet}} is considered by some to be the nucleus of AlternativeMetal. Helmet's patented sound trimmed the fat down to chugging stop-start riffs on downtuned guitars, noisy solos and just a brutal, non-stop attack. Although they don't always get the proper credit, an enormous amount of hard rock and metal bands of the 90s used Helmet's sound as a starting point (including many in this very section).
20th May '16 5:44:03 PM wyattte
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** Also one of the leaders of the stoner rock subgenre was Music/MonsterMagnet, who were heavily influenced by 1970s proto-metal, psychedelia and space rock, and chock full of WordSaladLyrics and weird imagery. They wound up becoming somewhat VindicatedByHistory, selling poorly while {{Grunge}} was in fashion, and scoring their biggest hit, "Space Lord," after that wave was over.
18th May '16 5:03:39 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.]]
11th May '16 4:32:26 PM wyattte
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* Music/CelineDion. One of the few singers to successfully cross over from French pop music to English, Celine and her massive, five-octave range became an unstoppable force in adult contemporary music. She eventually reached an apex with her song for the film ''Film/{{Titanic}},'' "My Heart Will Go On," one of the best selling singles ever made. Officially the most popular Canadian singer of all time.



* Music/TheStrokes used a tight, pulsing, old school rock sound and a dual-guitar attack to set the tone for AlternativeRock and Indie Rock in the 2000s, as well as bringing on the brief "garage rock revival," made up of bands like The Hives, The Vines and Music/TheWhiteStripes.
** Actually, the White Stripes, with their obsessively minimalist approach to rock and blues and general mystique, became pretty notable in their own right, as they became one of the surprise success stories of the 2000s.

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* Music/TheStrokes used a tight, pulsing, old school rock sound and a dual-guitar attack to set the tone for AlternativeRock and Indie Rock in the 2000s, as well as bringing on the brief "garage rock revival," made up of bands like Music/TheHives, The Hives, The Vines Vines, Music/TheDarkness, and.....
* Music/TheWhiteStripes, made up of "brother
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** Actually, the White Stripes, with their
sister"[[note]]actually [[AmicablyDivorced ex-spouses]][[/note]] Jack and Meg White. Their obsessively minimalist approach to rock and blues (Jack's guitar riffs over Meg's undauntedly simple style of playing) and general mystique, became pretty notable in their own right, as they became mystique turned them into one of the surprise success stories of the 2000s.2000s, inspiring tons of BluesRock and GarageRock outfits, and spawning one of the biggest rock anthems of the decade, "Seven Nation Army."
* Music/TheKillers. Viewed as a SpiritualSuccessor to the likes of U2, their music was an indie pop-rock style that was very catchy and popular. 2004 album ''Hot Fuss,'' in retrospect, was the beginning of the 2000s' fixation on 80s loving, danceable pop-rock (or, to detractors, rock for people who don't like rock). The album ''swiftly'' turned them into one of the most popular bands of the mid-00's. Other rock bands like Music/ThirtySecondsToMars, Music/KingsOfLeon, and Music/ImagineDragons would be influenced by this approach, and dominate afterwards.



* Music/TheKillers. Viewed as a SpiritualSuccessor to the likes of U2, their music was an indie pop-rock style that was very catchy and popular. 2004 album ''Hot Fuss,'' in retrospect, was the beginning of the 2000s' fixation on 80s loving, danceable pop-rock (or, to detractors, rock for people who don't like rock). The album ''swiftly'' turned them into one of the most popular bands of the mid-00's. Other rock bands like Music/ThirtySecondsToMars, Music/KingsOfLeon, and Music/ImagineDragons would be influenced by this approach, and dominate afterwards.
7th May '16 12:43:29 PM wyattte
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* Music/BarbraStreisand is one of the best selling singers of all time, and became a vocal pop legend long after rock and roll made its impact.

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* Music/BarbraStreisand Music/BarbraStreisand, Queen Of The Divas, is one of the best selling singers of all time, in American history, and became a vocal pop legend long after rock and roll made its impact. impact.
* Nana Mouskouri has a distinctive soprano born out of having only one vocal cord. [[DisabilitySuperpower Despite this]], she has sold over 300 million records all over the world, one of the biggest selling women in ''all'' of music, and at the very least, the best selling Greek musician ever. She's sung in a ton of styles ranging from vocal jazz, folk, lounge music, opera, pop, and much more over a [[ArchivePanic ridiculously prolific]] career.



* The heavily jam-oriented [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Allman Brothers Band]], the {{Trope Maker}}s of SouthernRock. They grew out of the blues-rock of the late 1960s, adding some old country flavor and the jam flavor of the psychedelic era and ProgressiveRock bands. A major hand in setting the scene for the sound of 1970s rock.

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* The heavily jam-oriented [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Allman Brothers Band]], the {{Trope Maker}}s of SouthernRock. They grew out of the blues-rock of the late 1960s, adding some old country flavor and the jam flavor sensibilities of the psychedelic era and ProgressiveRock bands. A major hand in setting the scene for the sound of 1970s rock.



* Original lead singer of Black Sabbath, Music/OzzyOsbourne, left the band at the dawn of the 80s for a solo career. You wanna talk successful solo turns: his trademark wail is the driving force behind a few of metal's greatest anthems, and he became the archetype for shock rock. Now he's a household name, and commonly referred to by fans as The Prince Of Darkness.



* Music/MerleHaggard, one of country's finest songwriters and, alongside Cash, one of the genre's biggest working-class heroes.



* ''Music/WillieNelson.''

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* ''Music/WillieNelson.'''' Leader of the outlaw country movement, a wealthy songwriter and a certified icon.



* Music/GarthBrooks, period.

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* Music/GarthBrooks, period.Music/GarthBrooks is the man who brought {{Spectacle}} to country music. Period.
6th May '16 10:58:23 PM wyattte
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* ''Music/{{Eagles}}''. Originally the backup band of Music/LindaRonstadt (who's quite notable in her own right), they struck out on their own to enormous success, simply because for many, the entire motif of ClassicRock is summed up by the Eagles. In truth, their good-time Southern Rock influences and crowd-pleasing, polished songwriting firmly established the 1970s template for ArenaRock (and, for their harshest critics, corporate rock). Want an example of how crowd-pleasing the Eagles are? ''Their Greatest Hits (19711975)'' is one of the highest selling albums in the history of mankind, surpassing forty million copies.

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* ''Music/{{Eagles}}''. Originally the backup band of Music/LindaRonstadt (who's quite notable in her own right), they struck out on their own to enormous success, simply because for many, the entire motif of ClassicRock Classic Rock is summed up by the Eagles. In truth, their good-time Southern Rock influences and crowd-pleasing, polished songwriting firmly established the 1970s template for ArenaRock (and, for their harshest critics, corporate rock). Want an example of how crowd-pleasing the Eagles are? ''Their Greatest Hits (19711975)'' is one of the highest selling albums in the history of mankind, surpassing forty million copies.



* The heavily jam-oriented [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Allman Brothers Band]], the {{Trope Maker}}s of SouthernRock. They grew out of the blues-rock of the late 1960s, adding some old country flavor and the jam flavor of the psychedelic era and ProgressiveRock bands. A major hand in setting the scene for the sound of 1970s rock.
* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd: Quintessential Southern rock, and the {{Trope Codifier}}s of the style in general. Where the Allman Brothers had an improvisational, expansive approach, Skynyrd were blue-collar rednecks who were more of a song-oriented rock & roll band. The original incarnation ended in tragedy, but a version of the band still tours today.



* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd: Quintessential Southern rock, along with more jam-oriented contemporaries Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand.
1st May '16 5:23:54 AM aye_amber
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* Music/TheloniousMonk: Best known not for his beard, his odd onstage antics, or his collection of unusual hats, but for his idiosyncratic style of playing -- you have to be a really good musician to play that haphazardly and still make it come out ''exactly right''. Check out ''Music/BrilliantCorners''.

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* Music/TheloniousMonk: ''Thelonious Monk:'' Best known not for his beard, his odd onstage antics, or his collection of unusual hats, but for his idiosyncratic style of playing -- you have to be a really good musician to play that haphazardly and still make it come out ''exactly right''. Check out ''Music/BrilliantCorners''.
29th Apr '16 11:06:47 AM UltimateLazer
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* Music/{{Issues}} is noted for being among the first bands to combine HeavyMetal with [[{{Pop}} Top 40 music]]. They're also responsible for popularizing the [[NuMetal nu]]-{{metalcore}} trend that's gained a fair bit of popularity in the '10s. In fact, they're seen as one of the contributing bands for the supposed 2010s [[GenreRelaunch revival]] of the former.


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* Music/{{Issues}} is noted for being among the first bands to combine HeavyMetal with [[{{Pop}} Top 40 music]]. They're also responsible for popularizing the [[NuMetal nu]]-{{metalcore}} trend that's gained a fair bit of popularity in the '10s. In fact, they're seen as one of the contributing bands for the supposed 2010s [[GenreRelaunch revival]] of the former.
* Music/{{Skrillex}} didn't create {{Dubstep}}, but [[GenrePopularizer popularized]] and [[TropeCodifier codified]] it so much that the [[PublicMediumIgnorance general public thinks he did]]. The genre he popularized would become a defining genre for the start of the 2010s, and even after dubstep fell off the map, he still remained one of the most iconic figures in EDM.
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