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Old 12-22-2009, 08:22 PM   #16
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Probably Taylor.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:23 PM   #17
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And also this.

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Old 12-22-2009, 08:24 PM   #18
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Not to mention the timeless classic...

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There are many, many, many more from whence these came. Many more.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:27 PM   #19
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Iconic band logo there.
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how else will they know about the punk movement?
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My answer: virtually none, and that is no comment on the enjoyability of much of our era. But that isn't how posterity works.

Or to come at it another way, which musicians from 500 years ago are remembered today?

Not really something you want to ponder too hard. Most art lives or dies first in its own time. Posterity is a freebie, but not worth shooting for, cause you'll never get there deliberately.
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oh I'm sorry, I see I was taking the topic seriously.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:32 AM   #23
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IF there'll be any musicians remembered, I'd say it would be the Beatles. There's hardly a soul that has never heard of even their name, let alone at least one of their songs.


Though, 500 years is quite quite far away.
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My answer: virtually none, and that is no comment on the enjoyability of much of our era. But that isn't how posterity works.

Or to come at it another way, which musicians from 500 years ago are remembered today?

Not really something you want to ponder too hard. Most art lives or dies first in its own time. Posterity is a freebie, but not worth shooting for, cause you'll never get there deliberately.
The thing is though, there was no recorded music to live on, for future generations. According to wikipedia:

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The earliest existence of printed music dates from about 1465, and then only liturgical chants were printed.
Far be it from me to minimize the appeal of liturgical chants, but it's sort of understandable that we have little access to music from 500 years ago.

Anyway, there's a far greater chance that music from our current era will live on in the future than there was for 15th century music to be available to us now.

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oh I'm sorry, I see I was taking the topic seriously.
Ha, I know the feeling. Imagine the chagrin caused by my earnest reply earlier in the thread, before I realized this was a joke thread. :ashamed:
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Back the fuck off my liturgical chants.
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Isn't it less likely for classical composers like Mozart or Beethoven to outlast our current favorites, simply because we have no photographs, no video, no recordings of them actually PLAYING anything? I think the 20th century stuff actually has a better chance because we can preserve them completely.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:34 AM   #27
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some artists popularity don't last 500 days.
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my only hope is that the human race has been erradicated 500 years from now.
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my only hope is that the human race has been erradicated 500 years from now.
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