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  1. felixkugz profile image37
    felixkugzposted 10 years ago

    Hey everyone! This question is to all those who can't live without their music. Who is the greatest artist that has ever lived?

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      RookerySpoonerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It is impossible to name the greatest artist of all time, becasue there are many different styles of music, everything from opera to rap music..And each artist has their own interpretation, style and voice quality..

    2. Dave Mathews profile image59
      Dave Mathewsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Since there are so many different genres and artists within each from classical symphony to todays music, it is difficult to select any one era or music or composer or performer.

    3. Shinkicker profile image92
      Shinkickerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I would say John Lennon and Paul McCartney. You can't separate them and their influence is still with us today. They took Rock n' Roll and launched it somewhere into another dimension. There's never been anything quite as astonishing than the effect The Beatles had on popular music.

    4. stayingalivemoma profile image83
      stayingalivemomaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm...Michael Jackson or Jill Scott or Kem or Anita Baker or Teena Marie or Luther Vandross or........

  2. felixkugz profile image37
    felixkugzposted 10 years ago

    Let me rephrase my question. Who is your favourite artist considering your taste in music?

  3. WriteAngled profile image78
    WriteAngledposted 10 years ago

    Depending on my mood, I like listening to world music, traditional folk, baroque, classical, modern classical or mediaeval/renaissance music.

    I have preferred composers as well as preferred performers.

    It is impossible for me to name a single favourite even within each of these categories separately, let alone a single overriding favourite.

  4. WriteAngled profile image78
    WriteAngledposted 10 years ago

    I also despise this pressure to define "best", "top", "hot" and give ranks and scores to everyone and everything.

  5. qsera profile image38
    qseraposted 10 years ago

    Bryan Adams! I simply love his songs smile

  6. felixkugz profile image37
    felixkugzposted 10 years ago

    Excellent choice qsera!

  7. felixkugz profile image37
    felixkugzposted 10 years ago

    Writeangled helo!
    Theres no artist that comes to your mind when the question is poped to you? All things considered nobody can fit this criteria?
    Even so on a scale of one to ten award points to
    1. The 'hotest' artist...the one who had their moments but also had their lows.
    2. 'Top' to mean they constantly put out songs that dominated charts worldwide
    3. 'Best' to mean an artist that you couldn't live without
    Remember on a scale of 1-10. And if you have an absolute best go ahead and name them just like qsera has done.

    1. WriteAngled profile image78
      WriteAngledposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I can live without anything if necessary.

      I have no idea who has what place in what chart. Charts do not interest me and I do not follow them.

      Well contenders for some of my personal tops might be:

      The sacred music of Monteverdi, particularly when performed by Rene Jacobs and his group.
      Beethoven for his Missa Solemnis, especially the moment when flute and soprano interweave on the "et incarnatus est" in the Credo
      Dvorak for his Stabat Mater
      Fritz Kreisler playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto
      Verdi for his Requiem
      Emma Kirkby singing Monteverdi
      Heather Harper singing Mahler
      Leonard Bernstein conducting just about anything, and also his composition: Chichester Psalms
      Michael Tippet for his Midsummer Marriage opera
      Mozart for his Requiem and Magic Flute

      and in a lighter mood:
      Jacques Loussier and the Play Bach Trio
      Stephane Grappelli
      Sabina Yannatou
      Ruth Jaakov
      Nana Mouskouri
      Itzakh Perlman playing klezmer
      Jamie Smith's Mabon
      Mose Fan Fan
      Steeleye Span with Maddy Prior
      Bob Marley

      This is today. Tomorrow, the list could well change at least in part.

  8. AEvans profile image75
    AEvansposted 10 years ago

    It depends on the Genre' of music. I like all types of music and can listen to anything and everything, so that question would be a little complicated for me.

  9. sidds123450 profile image60
    sidds123450posted 10 years ago

    I love A. R. Rahman, music composer..!!!

  10. iamjo5h profile image64
    iamjo5hposted 10 years ago

    Lady Gaga !

  11. classicalgeek profile image88
    classicalgeekposted 10 years ago

    I'm a professional musician, and people are always asking me this question. The problem is, when someone asks, my brain turns into an auditorium of a thousand third-graders, all waving their hands in the air and shouting, "Pick me! Pick me!" So I don't answer that question, because if I tried I would get paralyzed and fall over.

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image58
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I feel the same way. My parents are retired professional musicians. I listen to most genres. But somehow, when I hear "greatest musician," I do feel that you have to  talk about classical music-whichever specific artist you might choose-because they have been dead for hundreds of years and people still perform them and influence other composers-something that can't be known about our own lifetimes. For me then, the so-called contest would have to be between people like Wagner, Beethoven, the Strauss family , Brahms etc.

      1. classicalgeek profile image88
        classicalgeekposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I'm more of the early music type, so I'd be hard-pressed to pick among Dufay, Dunstaple, Binchois, Ockeghem, Obrecht, Frescobaldi, Palestrina, De Machaut, Janequin, Allegri, and hundreds of others, and I've barely scratched the surface. I will point out that CMM picked Dufay for Volume 1.

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    Emile Rposted 10 years ago

    I guess that would be a toss up between Antonín Dvořák and Steve Perry.

  13. DSPickett profile image73
    DSPickettposted 10 years ago

    My faves (and influences) include Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus, Mike Oldfield, Kurt Weill, Alan Parsons (alongside Eric Woolfson), a lot of classic rock, progressive, punk and late 70s proto-New Wave. (Television, Gary Numan) - too many, once I get started. In the classical world, the relatively small oeuvre of Samuel Barber has had a tight clutch on my musical brain for many years now. I'm also very keen on Bach, Bernstein, and only fairly recently, Vivaldi. Well, best stop now, as I'm leaving out sp many ...

  14. felixkugz profile image37
    felixkugzposted 10 years ago

    All am seeing are mostly classical music lovers. Are there no hiphop lovers on hubpages? Jay-z? Anyone?:-)

    1. AEvans profile image75
      AEvansposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oh goodness I like hip-hop too. R&B etc. Music is song for our souls. smile

      1. felixkugz profile image37
        felixkugzposted 10 years agoin reply to this have no idea how much i love my hiphop music. Trance is also catching up. What song are you feeling now?

  15. Alecia Murphy profile image76
    Alecia Murphyposted 10 years ago

    I like all kinds of music. I do hubs on pop music felixhugz, if you're interested.

  16. Billy Donahue profile image72
    Billy Donahueposted 10 years ago

    If i had to choose one, i would have to say Paul McCartney.

  17. parveenicai profile image60
    parveenicaiposted 10 years ago


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    RookerySpoonerposted 10 years ago
  19. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
    schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years ago

    The greatest artist that ever lived? Well I'll have to derive from my classic rock as I'm most familiar with this genre.

    I don't know.
    My favorites are (some)...well ACTUALLy maybe Billy Joel. His lyrics are so clever especially the Stranger.

  20. felixkugz profile image37
    felixkugzposted 10 years ago

    I see we all have different tastes... Keep those nominations coming in and if a name pops up often enough, they will be considered the musical kings of HP. Speak now or forever hold your peace!

  21. mjfarns profile image60
    mjfarnsposted 10 years ago

    The answer is easy: Tom Waits! He's America's greatest living songwriter. (And yes, I realize Bob Dylan is still alive!)

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    Jakeliesposted 10 years ago

    Music is a way to get peace of mind.It is wonderful passion to learn.Moreover, i have learn play the Guitar.Thank you for this useful information.

  23. trecords0 profile image61
    trecords0posted 10 years ago

    From our time I would have to say that Frank Zappa was the most prolific and diversified composers of the 20th century.  Yellow Shark is an orchestral masterpiece.

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    TTC12posted 10 years ago

    Hard to say who was the best who ever lived. There are too many who changed the face of music, each withing their won generation.

    My favorite would always be the Allman Brothers Band, because it was their music that set me on my path of learning to play guitar and appreciated music.

  25. how'd i get here? profile image61
    how'd i get here?posted 10 years ago

    Every artist is great in their own way. To some, what they create might not even sound like music.

    My personal favourite? For tonight, I'd say Paramore, but that's just me.

    1. stayingalivemoma profile image83
      stayingalivemomaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I love Paramore! I especially like the song she did on the Twilight movie soundtrack!

  26. mtkomori profile image87
    mtkomoriposted 10 years ago

    Hmmm...difficult question. I guess you can pick a few artists for each genre. In rock, it must be either Elvis Presley or The Beatles. In pop, Michael Jackson and for classical music maybe Yo Yo Ma (the cellist).

  27. nicnac profile image60
    nicnacposted 10 years ago

    Bruce Springsteen... here's hoping I get tickets for his Irish tour in the morning!! Unbelievable man!

  28. Reality Bytes profile image81
    Reality Bytesposted 10 years ago

    Any of the artists signed to Psychopathic records.

    Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope Whoop Whoop!!

  29. jdsutherland profile image60
    jdsutherlandposted 10 years ago

    That's a tough one but for me... at the moment... i would say Celine Dion

  30. kirstenblog profile image81
    kirstenblogposted 10 years ago

    Tori Amos! But that's down to the effect her music had on my life during some very dark days dealing with severe depression. I consider her music 'survivor music' and her music could help me feel stronger in myself back in those dark days. I don't think any other musician could be said to have saved my life with their music but Tori would start playing in my head sometimes when I needed it most, thus changing my emotional state from ready and walking to the bridge to jump to simply wanting to be home and warm with some of her music.

    That said, these days Florence and the Machine is keeping me going while doing some very boring and tedious work! lol

  31. weestro profile image82
    weestroposted 10 years ago

    Artist?  Ray Charles Singer? Sam Cooke Song Writer? Bob Dylan

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    icountthetimesposted 10 years ago

    Most will disagree but I just love the music of Morrissey and The Smiths!

  33. jtyler profile image59
    jtylerposted 10 years ago

    I would have to say it was Miles Davis or Dizzy Gillespie.


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