After Lucy Jones’ blog about which artists we’ll remember in 100 years, we asked for your suggestions. Richard Citroen said: “Most classic rock stations have been playing Doors records for nearly 50 years – and they’ll be playing for 50 more.”
Writing on Facebook, Andrew Lockmiller reminded us that “in this day and age” 100 years is a “crazy timescale” but still proffered his own choice, too: Aphex Twin. “Maybe if all his unreleased material becomes released,” he said, hinting at the vaults of tunes presumably still hidden in the DJ’s vaults.
Detroit duo The White Stripes are James Webster’s choice for a never-ending legacy. “The White Stripes will be remembered in a 100 years and beyond as the most important and influential band of their time,” he said on Facebook. “Everything they did was amazing and beautiful. Every album was different from the last, but at the same time familiar as it still had that unique sound.”
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Commenting on NME.COM, Pele Hearne made the case for the Queen Of Pop. “Madonna changed the game whether you love her or hate her. She’s the most successful woman in music with a 3 decade-spanning career and was leader of the pack for quite some time. She’s earned her place in history and she’s not over yet.”
Nathan also said it would be a folly to overlook the Fab Four, too. “The Beatles are the biggest and greatest (in my eyes) band in the history of music,” he said. “Let’s also not forget John Lennon’s death would also contribute to their memory due to its sensitive nature and the collective grief of such a sad event in history.”
I would like to say Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers, but the common person in my age demographic (18-25) does not know them,” laments Nathan. “But Elvis they all know – even if only a few songs – and the fact he was The King Of Rock’n’Roll cements his name in music culture forever.”