5 Aug 2008

The 20 Most Influential Artists of the Rock Era

Starting tomorrow, I’ll begin a four-part series to introduce my list of the 20 most influential artists during the past 50 years. Most music is derivative, having evolved from earlier genres. Artists love to quote their influences
6 Aug 2008

The 5 Most Influential Artists of the 1960s

The 1960s were more than just “Yeah Yeah Yeah.” Rock began to evolve out of its walking bass line and three-chord songs, incorporating more instruments, singer-songwriters and innovative arrangements. Influential artists? You bet. Here are the 5
7 Aug 2008

The 5 Most Influential Artists of the 1970s

Influential artists of the 1970s? Are you kidding? This one was tough, I’ll admit. But after whittling away prog rock, disco and Three Dog Night, it got a little easier: Stevie Wonder – “I Just Called To