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Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« on: October 12, 2014, 06:15:37 PM »
Continuing the theme.  Name a musician who you think has had more influence on other musicians in your humble opinion.
 
For me it is Frank Zappa.  Musicians use to seek him out just to play with him.  Bands would ask him to produce their albums or songs.  He even did the art on album covers. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa

So without further ado, I give you Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 06:44:03 PM »
Lonnie Donnegan influenced a whole generation of British musicians with his hit recording of Leadbelly's Rock Island Line -and these musicians returned in turn to Lonnie's sources, the America blues musicians such as Leadbelly himself, Robert Johnson, Howling Wolf, BB King etc.

The Beatles, and, of course, Bob Dylan are enormously influential figures in the course of popular music.

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 07:06:59 PM »
Louis Armstrong

Charlie Parker

Miles Davis

Jimmie Rodgers

Hank Williams

Bob Dylan

T Bone Walker

Les Paul

Townes Van Zandt

Chuck Berry

Bo Diddley

Muddy Waters

Robert Johnson

Lonnie Johnson


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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 07:07:37 PM »
Dr Feelgood-Paul Weller, Sex Pistols

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 07:10:33 PM »
Some would disagree but I think Darrell Hall.

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 07:14:29 PM »
Along the lines of the sex pistols I would say Luo Reed.


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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2014, 08:38:45 PM »
Some would disagree but I think Darrell Hall.

You are absolutely correct, sir! I definitely disagree.


About the thread in general, there isn't a successful musician anywhere who hasn't been hugely influenced by tons of musicians.

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 06:19:20 AM »
Bert Weedon

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 08:22:35 AM »
Robert Johnson
Chuck Berry
Lonnie Donegan
Dr Feelgood

They've all been suggested already, so this is just a long-winded and selective "+1"


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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 08:58:48 AM »
Bert Weedon

Bizzarely he's very probably the most influential of all as every British guitarist of the 60s learned from his book.

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2014, 09:42:15 AM »
Mozart. The daddy of them all. And JS Bach.

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2014, 10:58:31 AM »
Frank Black (or Black Francis as he is now known)

The Clash

The Beach Boys







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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2014, 12:56:19 PM »
David Bowie is cited as biggest influence by more bands than any other.

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2014, 12:57:20 PM »
Bert Weedon

Yay! My namesake... Even though he can't spell Burt...  :dft011:


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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2014, 12:57:38 PM »
Prince.


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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2014, 11:40:07 AM »
Bert Weedon

Bizzarely he's very probably the most influential of all as every British guitarist of the 60s learned from his book.

The Beatles freely admit this

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2014, 02:02:17 PM »
Tom Waits

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2014, 08:35:06 PM »
On a micro/personal level, it would be my first guitar teacher, who had a minor hit with a tune called "Canadian Sunset Twist".   My grandfather (who died before I had any memory of him) led a combo/mini-orchestra that played regularly at the Book Cadillac Building in downtown Detroit.  He wrote a song recorded by Bing Crosby called "Corn Belt Symphony" that I heard was small hit in its day.  I've got the published sheet music somewhere...  I, too, think Zappa was influential.  I had about 4 of his albums.  He was a very skilled guitarist.  Once you got past all of the goofing around and concept themes captured on vinyl, he was actually taking jazz in a new direction.  I think for pianists, Thelonius Monk, a far better one-note practitioner than Bill Evans, influenced a generation.  My dad grew up playing boogie woogie piano and listening to a wide range of jazz artists.  Art Tatum ("who's the other guy playing with him, dad?"  "No one."), Teddy Wilson (very influential), the Canadian musical genius Oscar Peterson (best ever).  Today, Joe Sample carries the torch(modern piano jazz), though I think he just died.  My father thought Nat King Cole was an influential pianist.  Few today know he was far more than a singer.  When jazz piano fell out favor, as did jazz in general, New Age pianists like George Winston filled the void to appeal to changing tastes.  But for rock/pop, you'd have to put Chuck Berry near the top of the list, yes?  I think the Eagles influenced a generation of folk rock acts.   Neil Young was a seminal influence.  For bluegrass, and that High Lonesome sound, you gotta go with Monroe.  Mark Isham likely inspired a generation of jazz trumpeters. 

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2014, 10:12:53 PM »
Depends on who exactly was "influenced" & by whom
Ry Cooder
Jackson Browne
John Fogerty
Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Mark Knopfler
James Taylor
Eric Clapton
& on & on..............

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Re: Musicians who have influenced other musicians
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2014, 10:45:32 PM »
I sometimes think that there is nothing new in music, only the further stretching of boundaries. There is very little music that I don't like and that that I don't is probably due to me not understanding it. Indian sitars come to mind. It is all good and it is all a gift to us mortals.