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Name an artist or band that has remained consistently in your top 5 (the longest) throughout your life


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Posted on Jan 15, 2011 2:08:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2011 2:18:40 PM PST
Ray Charles , my favorite singer , the others... Al Green, PJ Harvey, Hank Williams, Black Sabbath, Sly Stone, and James Brown. Five is hard.

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 3:11:13 PM PST
i listen today still to Frank Zappa,Jethro Tull, Alice Cooper, David Bowie,The Tubes,King Crimson,The Turtles[Flo and Eddie]

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 3:15:10 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 15, 2011 3:32:36 PM PST
Naked Eye says:
The Who

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 3:39:07 PM PST
Don says:
In the late 60s my musical appreciation turned almost exclusively to the Blues, so Magic Sam, Freddie King, Howlin' Wolf, Luther Allison and Fleetwood Mac (the Peter Green version, obviously) have been right up there ever since I became familiar with them.

But when I wax nostalgic and revisit rock it would most often be the Who or the Beatles.

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 3:51:14 PM PST
Music Luver says:
Well this is easy:

1. Beatles - together and solo
2. Rolling Stones
3. Eric Clapton - from Mayall to the present
4. Yes
5. Fleetwood Mac - from 1970 on.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2011 4:03:11 PM PST
B. Singer says:
jeez "1" is a tall order, as I could see from the other response...but I will attempt a one answer, good for just this moment, as ask me later and it will change, though, as the others, there are several/many in the top five/ten/twenty...most of my listening remains in the '70's also:

Neil Young

wait, Cat Stevens, Joan Baez, Dylan, Leonard Cohen (maybe he's numero uno?), Melanie, Janis Ian, old country (Johnny, Willy, Waylon, Merle, George, Dolly, Tammy, Patsy), the big '70's band, some Bruce, Ramones-Patti Smith (the fun clubbing days of my well-spent youth), omg I am worse than the others...OK, I am finished...
oh wait...nevermind, too difficult, suffice to say, so little new today worthwhile...

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 4:16:50 PM PST
dana p says:
Rolling Stones !!!

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 5:05:17 PM PST
I'm suprised that I I'm the only one here, but mine would be hands down, no question -
Elvis Costello.
Followed closely by the
The Clash,
Beck
& the Beastie Boys.

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 5:08:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2011 5:09:08 PM PST
Butterfly says:
1. Smokey Robinson with and without The Miracles

2. Minnie Riperton

3. The Four Tops

4. The Friends Of Distinction

5. Swing Out Sister

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 5:24:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2011 5:27:41 PM PST
Micaloneus says:
Going way back, some bands/artists have fallen away...
except for the Beatles, Beethoven, Deep Purple, Yes, and the Moody Blues.

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 5:36:22 PM PST
Here's three that I can blame my parents for:

Kenny Rogers
Barry Manilow
Air Supply

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 6:18:02 PM PST
MACLEAR says:
The Beatles
Steely Dan
Rolling Stones

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 7:23:48 PM PST
bozokarl says:
Black Sabbath
Metallica
Grateful Dead

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 9:08:44 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 20, 2011 9:24:34 AM PST
The Wizard says:
The original Mahavishnu Orchestra. Saw them in Boulder, Colorado in the early seventies. Although they exploded apart after a year of touring and only released 3 albums, no one had ever heard music like that, before...or since. All were virtuosos of their instrument. John McLaughlin-Guitar, Billy Cobham-Drums, Jan Hammer-Keyboards, Jerry Goodman-Violin, Rick Laird-Bass. Albums on Columbia - Inner Mounting Flame, Birds Of Fire, Between Nothingness And Eternity. The Greatest Band That Ever Was.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 9:29:45 AM PST
Bishop says:
Steely Dan
Frank Zappa
Level 42
Monte Montgomery
Pink Floyd

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 9:35:11 AM PST
Amy Grant and Vince Gill...Loved each singer long before they were a couple. Amazing voices and musical talent.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 12:50:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 20, 2011 1:06:48 PM PST
Snoo says:
Kansas
without a doubt

Styx
Journey
REO Speedwagon
yeah I know, some of you are puking or laughing, however, all 3 bring back fond memories of high school parties out in the middle of the desert and many house parties with the volume way up. And unbelievable live shows!

Steve Morse/Dregs
Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Jeff Sipe
these guys will always be in the running. They kick my you know what every time I listen to them!

Porcupine Tree
although relatively new (2 years) to me , these guys have blown me away. I cant see them ever dropping off of my list.

oops, thats 7, sorry.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 1:12:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 20, 2011 1:15:35 PM PST
Simon & Garfunkel for me have to be the choice.

Even though with their limited number of albums, and their "long time ago" status, song after song, album for album, they are never tiring, always comforting, and continue to move me with their (what I call) "reflective insight". There are many great artists and songwriters that I treasure and hold dear to my heart from my 63 years, but these two guys have never faded or diminished from being the dearest minstrels to my heart where musical expression is concerned. It would be just wonderful if they would get back together one more time for a few years and give us a couple of mature albums of their work before they are either too old to do so, or one of them passes away.

You're treasured and missed, guys, but certainly not forgotten!
~operabruin

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Posted on Jan 20, 2011 1:17:42 PM PST
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vivazappa says:
"Frank Zapper and the Mothers" as Mr Gillan would say (since 72)...he went from #1 to #2 after I saw a Dead show (1980)...he's still #2...and the Dead remain #1...The Who are #3 and were always in a top 5 since Quad in 73...

Good question!

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 1:28:46 PM PST
radray3000 says:
Obviously Pink Floyd, The Mothers of Invention, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles and Duke Ellington

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 1:30:18 PM PST
I guess I only have 4 really
U2, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Skillet.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 2:26:02 PM PST
Simple Minds. I realize that few on here know or care about them. I loved the song from the Breakfast Club and the rest is history.
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