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Here are the music artists that both me and *this* website (which, by the way, I am part of the voting body of) AGREE should be in the top 100 music artists list.... BUT I rank each of these at least 25 places better than the other list:


Diff in Rank My Rank Artist
67 14 The Sex Pistols
58 30 Van Morrison
57 15 T. Rex
53 24 Joni Mitchell
48 22 Elvis Costello
45 40 Pixies
38 5 John Lennon
33 53 Al Green
30 21 Run-DMC
29 9 Ramones
29 45 Eddie Cochran
29 68 Grateful Dead
27 3 The Doors
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A further update of the 2010 list (with big movers noted, all others have moved 2 spots or less from 2010):



51 Michael Jackson
52 Talking Heads (up 3 places)
53 Al Green (up 3 places)
54 Paul Simon (down 3 places)
55 Devo (down 3 places)
56 David Bowie (up 4 places)
57 Blondie (down 3 places)
58 The Muffs
59 James Taylor
60 Moby (up 3 places)
61 Marvin Gaye
62 Prince
63 Beck
64 The Jam
65 Curtis Mayfield
66 Stevie Wonder
67 The Temptations
68 Grateful Dead
69 Squeeze
70 Steve Miller Band
71 Alice Cooper (up 3 places)
72 Cat Stevens
73 Radiohead
74 Green Day
75 NWA
76 The Mamas & the Papas (up 3 places)
77 Neil Diamond (up 3 places)
78 Jimmy Cliff (down 3 places)
79 Arctic Monkeys
80 The Hives
81 Isley Brothers
82 Rod Stewart
83 The Band
84 Buddy Holly
85 Keith West
86 Everly Brothers
87 Cheap Trick
88 Otis Redding
89 The Damned
90 Madness
91 Alanis Morissette (up 6 places)
92 Shonen Knife
93 Sweet
94 Eric Clapton
95 Dead Milkmen
96 Manic Street Preachers
97 Canned Heat (new entry into the top 100)
98 Paper Lace (new entry into the top 100)
99 The Waterboys
100 Adam Ant

(Barry White and Norman Greenbaum have fallen out of my top 100 list)

Personal Favorite Rock Artists List

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A website I look at asked people to compile their lists, so I spent some time this morning arranging it thusly  (as well as a short early influence list at the bottom):

ranking of my 100 favorite "rock" artists (Oct 26, 2010)

1 The Beatles
2 Bob Dylan
3 The Doors
4 John Lennon
5 Ramones
6 The Beach Boys
7 Leonard Cohen
8 The Kinks
9 The Clash
10 Johnny Cash
11 Neil Young
12 George Harrison
13 T.Rex
14 Donovan
15 Chuck Berry
16 The Sex Pistols
17 Run-DMC
18 Nirvana
19 Frank Black
20 Weezer
21 Brian Wilson
22 Joni Mitchell
23 Elvis Costello
24 Pink Floyd
25 Bruce Springsteen
26 Big Audio Dynamite
27 Gang of Four
28 Public Enemy
29 Van Morrison
30 The Rolling Stones
31 The Who
32 Elvis Presley
33 The B-52's
34 Sly & the Family Stone
35 ABBA
36 Creedence Clearwater Revival
37 Derek and the Dominoes
38 Jerry Lee Lewis
39 Eddie Cochran
40 Jackson 5
41 Paul McCartney
42 Led Zeppelin
43 James Brown
44 REM
45 Byrds
46 Pixies
47 Ike and Tina Turner
48 Janis Joplin
49 Richard and Linda Thompson
50 Michael Jackson
51 Paul Simon
52 Devo
53 Jimi Hendrix
54 Blondie
55 Talking Heads
56 Al Green
57 The Muffs
58 James Taylor
59 Marvin Gaye
60 David Bowie
61 Prince
62 Beck
63 Moby
64 The Jam
65 Curtis Mayfield
66 Stevie Wonder
67 Temptations
68 Grateful Dead
69 Squeeze
70 Steve Miller Band
71 Cat Stevens
72 Radiohead
73 NWA
74 Alice Cooper
75 Jimmy Cliff
76 Green Day
77 Arctic Monkeys
78 The Hives
79 The Mamas & the Papas
80 Neil Diamond
81 Isley Brothers
82 Rod Stewart
83 Keith West
84 The Band
85 Everly Brothers
86 Buddy Holly
87 Cheap Trick
88 Otis Redding
89 The Damned
90 Madness
91 Manic Street Preachers
92 Barry White
93 Shonen Knife
94 Sweet
95 Eric Clapton
96 Dead Milkmen
97 Alanis Morissette
98 The Waterboys
99 Adam Ant
100 Norman Greenbaum



early influence:
1 Hank Williams
2 Carter Family
3 Woody Guthrie
4 Nat King Cole
5 Frank Sinatra
6 Dean Martin
7 Richard Wagner
8 Bill Monroe
9 Robert Johnson
10 Bing Crosby
11 Flatt & Scruggs
12 Billie Holiday
13 Huddie William "Lead Belly" Ledbetter
14 Al Jolson
15 Slim Whitman

 

 


Grateful Dead

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For induction into my Recording Artist Hall of Fame.... The Grateful Dead

I'm not much of a Dead head, really, but I like a lot of their music... especially the Workingman's Dead album and American Beauty.... songs like Ripple, Terrapin Station, Uncle John's Band... Don't much like their early psychelic kinda stuff, altho I haven't heard too much of it. I prefer folkie stuff from the early '70's.

I never went to a Dead concert, but my ex-wife had been to a couple, and friends of mine had. I quite like the whole art world that goes along with the Dead... the dancing bears, skeletons with American flag top hats, roses... I guess that goes with the whole drug culture that surrounded the group... psychedilic art, which I like.

So, yeah, I liked the Grateful Dead, but not overly so. It was in my life enough that they belong in my Recording Artist HoF.

June 1993

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15 years ago in the chronicle of my life.  Wooooo...

 - F and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary at the Chase House in Salem.  "I got her diamond earrings to put on her dainty Wilma-like ears."

 - I reorganised my old stamp collection by re-homing the stamps in some photo albums.  There were 4021 stamps from 112 countries in the collection.  "I'm into organisation."

 - F flew to Chicago to visit former newspaper colleague Scott Hersey and they go to a Grateful Dead concert at Soldiers Field.

 - I visited Kevin in New Hampshire.  "It was the big motorcycle weekend up in Laconia so we drove around a little in the jeep and looked at all the Hell's Angels..."

DRAHoF List

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Darrin's Recording Artist Hall of Fame (DRAHoF) - Inductee List
 
Each recording artist making it into the Hall of Fame has gone thru a rigorous selection process in which they are chosen as more worthy than at least 16 other candidates in a semi-random way.  Worthiness is a measure not only of sonic excellence but also of how much the artist has been a part of my life over the years, or perhaps has some special significance to me.
 
DRAHoF inductee list so far:
 
ABBA
B-52's
Beach Boys
Beatles
Beck
Chuck Berry
Big Audio Dynamite
Frank Black
David Bowie
James Brown
Byrds
Carter Family
Johnny Cash
Cheap Trick
The Clash
Eddie Cochran
Leonard Cohen
Nat King Cole
Elvis Costello
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bing Crosby
Derek and the Dominos
Devo
Neil Diamond
Donovan
The Doors
Bob Dylan
Everly Brothers
Gang of Four
Marvin Gaye
Grateful Dead
Al Green
Woody Guthrie
George Harrison
Debbie Harry
Jimi Hendrix
Billie Holiday
Buddy Holly
Isley Brothers
Jackson 5
Michael Jackson
The Jam
Robert Johnson
Al Jolson
Janis Joplin
Kinks
Leadbelly
Led Zeppelin
John Lennon
Jerry Lee Lewis
Madness
Dean Martin
Paul McCartney
Steve Miller
Joni Mitchell
Moby
Bill Monroe
Van Morrison
Nirvana
Pink Floyd
Pixies
Elvis Presley
Prince
Public Enemy
Ramones
Otis Redding
R.E.M.
Rolling Stones
Run-D.M.C.
Sex Pistols
Paul Simon
Frank Sinatra
Sly and the Family Stone
Bruce Springsteen
Squeeze
Rod Stewart
Talking Heads
James Taylor
Temptations
Richard and Linda Thompson
T. Rex
Ike and Tina Turner
Richard Wagner
Weezer
The Who
Hank Williams
Brian Wilson
Stevie Wonder
Neil Young
 

DRAHoF List

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As you know...

Each recording artist making it into Darrin's Recording Artist Hall of Fame (DRAHoF) has gone thru a rigorous selection process in which they are chosen as more worthy than at least 16 other candidates in a semi-random way.  Worthiness is a measure not only of sonic excellence but also of how much the artist has been a part of my life over the years, or perhaps has some special significance to me.

Well...

Just for fun, I've made a list of all the recording artists in my own little Darrin's Recording Artist Hall of Fame (DRAHoF), and I've divided them up semi-chronologically into groups with similar styles... which is sort of difficult because many of them have a whole range of styles... but here's what I came up with:


Opera

  Richard Wagner

 
Folk and Blues 

  Woody Guthrie
  Robert Johnson 
  Huddie William "Lead Belly" Ledbetter


 Country 

  Carter Family
  Johnny Cash
  Bill Monroe
  Hank Williams


 Vocal Artists 

  Nat King Cole
  Bing Crosby
  Billie Holiday
  Al Jolson
  Dean Martin
  Frank Sinatra

  
 50's Rock and Rollers 

  Chuck Berry
  Eddie Cochran
  Everly Brothers
  Buddy Holly
  Jerry Lee Lewis
  Elvis Presley


Early R & B
  
  James Brown
  Isley Brothers
  Temptations
  Ike and Tina Turner


California Pop

  Beach Boys
  Byrds
  Brian Wilson
 

 British Invasion

  Beatles
  Kinks
  Rolling Stones
  The Who
  

Psychedelic

  The Doors
  Jimi Hendrix
  Sly & the Family Stone
 

 Soul

  Marvin Gaye
  Al Green
  Jackson 5
  Van Morrison
  Otis Redding
  Stevie Wonder

 
Folkie Singer / Songwriters

  Leonard Cohen
  Donovan
  Bob Dylan
  Joni Mitchell
  Paul Simon
  James Taylor
  Richard and Linda Thompson
  Neil Young

  
Country Rock
 
  Creedence Clearwater Revival
  Grateful Dead


 Blues-Rock
 
  Derek and the Dominoes
  Janis Joplin
  Led Zeppelin
  Steve Miller
 
 
 Album Rock 

  David Bowie
  George Harrison
  John Lennon 
  Pink Floyd
  Bruce Springsteen
  T. Rex
  
  
 Soft Rock /  Pop
 
  ABBA
  Neil Diamond
  Paul McCartney
  Rod Stewart


Punk 

  The Clash
  The Jam
  Ramones
  Sex Pistols
  

 New Wave
 
  B-52's
  Cheap Trick
  Elvis Costello
  Devo
  Debbie Harry
  Gang of Four
  Madness
  Squeeze
  Talking Heads


 Rap 

  Public Enemy
  Run-DMC
    

Club / Dance

  Michael Jackson
  Moby 
  Prince


Alternative 

  Big Audio Dynamite
  Frank Black
  Beck
  Nirvana
  Pixies
  REM
  Weezer

  

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