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Old 11-20-2016, 06:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

Okay, here's my list, in approximate order:

Pink Floyd
Neil Young
Led Zeppelin
Dire Straits
Bob Dylan
Fleetwood Mac
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Deep Purple
Mark Knopfler
Wishbone Ash

Where I have a strong preference for era:

Fleetwood Mac - The 1970s albums with Lindsey and Stevie
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Ronnie era (up to 1977)
Deep Purple - Mk2 line up with Ian Gillan, although I like Mk3 as well
Wishbone Ash - The 'Argus' line up (1970-73)

I'm sure you're all deeply shocked at my #1 choice. Not. I found it relatively easy for numbers 1-8 on my list. It's difficult to explain, it just seems right to me. The trickiest choice for me was who to put fifth. My head said Bob (as I love more of his music), my heart said Fleetwood Mac (Rumours was my first musical love)! I considered putting Knopfler's solo works in with Dire Straits as I feel they are the same musical journey, but I think there's enough I love from his solo albums to get him in the top ten as a solo artist, for now at least.

Tenth place was the hardest one to decide - I ultimately went for Wishbone Ash, but I also considered Rush and Genesis.. These are my honourable mentions, if you like. Both Wishbone Ash and Genesis have one album I really love (Argus and Selling England By The Pound), but I have to be in the right mood to really enjoy most of the other Genesis albums, even from my preferred era (up to Steve Hackett's departure), whereas I can enjoy Wishbone Ash most of the time. Rush have two albums I really like, but I haven't listened to anything else by them, whereas with Wishbone Ash I know their early era well. It's weird because there are other artists whose catalogues I know better than some of these, but I don't like them enough to put them in my top ten.
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Old 11-20-2016, 06:41 PM   #12
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Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

These are some of the groups and singers that I listen to a fair bit, but I have left out a good few others as they are not as widely known.

Snow Patrol
Coldplay
Fleetwood Mac
Billy Joel
Bruce Springsteen
The Killers
Tom Petty and the heartbreakers
Queen
U2
CCR

ETA: Forgot to add the honourable mentions to Jackson Browne and John Mellancamp
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Old 11-20-2016, 07:15 PM   #13
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Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Rush
Pierce the Veil
ACDC
Wings
Black Sabbath
Aerosmith
Foo Fighters
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Old 11-20-2016, 09:47 PM   #14
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In no particular order of preference:

1. The Clash
2. Matchbox Twenty
3. Beastie Boys
4. Buddy Holly
5. John Williams
6. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
7. Eric Clapton
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Lindsey Buckingham
10. Elvis Costello
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Old 11-20-2016, 11:26 PM   #15
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Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

No Order intended, just who popped in my head at this moment, as someone said: tomorrow it may change.

Rod Stewart
Creedence Clearwater Revival
George Strait
Linda Ronstadt
Reba McIntire
Bob Seger
Little Big Town
Chris Young
Neil Diamond
Dolly Parton
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:39 AM   #16
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Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

In no particular order...

1. George Strait
2. Kenny Chesney
3. Clint Black
4. Rosanne Cash
5. Patty Loveless
6. Fleetwood Mac
7. Dixie Chicks
8. Van Halen (up to OU812)
9. Duran Duran
10. Dwight Yoakam

I left off other artists I love, like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keith Urban, Heart, Journey and others. Like others have indicated, this list is fluid and subject to change, except for King George.

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Old 11-21-2016, 04:57 AM   #17
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Deep Purple - Mk2 line up with Ian Gillan, although I like Mk3 as well
Have you heard Glenn Hughes' new solo album "Resonate"? It sounds as if it could be a Mark 3 album, though with only Glenn's vocals of course. IMHO, it makes a better Purple album than recent Deep Purple albums.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:52 AM   #18
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In no particular order:

1. Peter Gabriel
2. Kate Bush
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Rodney Crowell
5. Vince Gill
6. Gerry Rafferty
7. Clearance Clearwater Revival
8. Cathy Davey (Irish singer)
9. George Jones
10. David Bowie
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:45 AM   #19
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This is very hard for me to do since I listen to almost every genre and music from the 40s through today but I'll try.

1. The Beatles (and members solo)
2. Fleetwood Mac (and members solo)
3. U2
4. Tom Petty
5. George Strait
6. Coldplay
7. Sarah McLachlan
8. Genesis/Phil Collins
9. Bruce Springsteen
10. Dean Martin
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:34 PM   #20
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Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

I like so many, so it's hard to narrow it down, but I'll try! And, 70's music is my most favorite as long as it's not disco! These are what I listen to the most.

1. CSNY
2. Bob Seger
3. Jackson Browne
4. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
5. CCR
6. Aerosmith
7. John Mellencamp
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd
10.Rolling Stones
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