The King of what? In my book Chuck Berry was the true and only king of Rock n Roll. Unlike Elvis, he wrote and played his own songs. A guy who doesn't write his songs doesn't deserve the title of "king" IMO, other than maybe "king of the interpreters". Only because people underestimate so much the art of songwriting -which is the art of creating music, no less- Elvis could be nicknamed "king".
Helmut83, I understand your point about singer-songwriters, but Elvis is not up against Chuck Berry here, and Elvis also just happens to be one of the biggest cultural icons of the 20th century, because of his talent and his impact on society during his time and beyond! I see where you're coming from, but I respectfully disagree.
This is just a game, so no biggie!
However it turns out, it will be interesting to see who the contenders will be for the big title at the end!
In spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. --MLK, Jr.
Yep, there are a few ways to decide who to vote for - if you don't particularly like either it can be the influence they had on later bands or who you'd prefer to see live if given the choice, for instance. I've used both of those in past polls.
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BSJ has asked a few days ago on the shoutbox and still no one came in and voted. There are hundreds of members but a huge majority of them are interested only in ELO and Jeff Lynne. The ones who are willing to comment (or in this case vote) on other things are very few and it's always the same bunch.
Hopefully someone will break the tie tomorrow in spite of this. Otherwise we should organize a penalty kicks shootout.
and Elvis also just happens to be one of the biggest cultural icons of the 20th century
Salvador Dali is also one of the biggest cultural icons of the 20th Century, isn't he? That doesn't mean he should be up against songwriters. I mean, you could do it -in the same way people discuss if Michael Jordan was bigger than Tiger Woods or viceversa-, but how would you compare? Different arts.
Think about it this way: imagine a paintor who never came up with something new but instead limited himself to reproducing paintings that other painters have created. Even if his imitations ended up being better than the originals, would he be held as a hero, an icon or even a genius? I don't think so. More like people would say "what's the point of reproducing what other guys have created?". Well, I don't see why it should be different in music. The songwriter creates, the interpreter reproduces.
So I respectfully disagree with your opinions as well, eloneen , but OK, I've made my point and we probably won't agree so I'll just leave it here.
Since it's a tie that nobody seems to wanna break, both artists are put back into the running. Next round....
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elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
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elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
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Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
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BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
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Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
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orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
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