quote:Originally posted by Liam OSM
quote:Originally posted by stevew628
Oh--and if anyone was considered, AT THE TIME, the "Beatles of the 70's", it was Elton John. Not that I ever agreed with that, mind you. There were no "Beatles of the 70's". The closest thing in my book, of course, was Macca himself.
In that respect, you're right. The Beatles spent the longest time on the charts in the 60s, and Elton did the same in the 70s. To follow this to its logical conclusion would be to call Shakin' Stevens the "Beatles of the 80s" as he spent the most time on the charts in that decade. As for the 90s, the charts became so liquid, as they still are, that any "longest" span would be meaningless . . .
Wasn't talking about charts and Elton. He was considered groundbreaking in the 1972-1974 period. SOME people considered Taupin-John to be the next Lennon-McCartney. WRONG!
As for musical achievement, he was also considered groundbreaking---I also disagreed. Still do---