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The 25 Most Influential Artists

In national security, social network analysis is used to identify potential terrorists. In marketing, it can uncover the Instagram influencers who are best positioned to sell a company’s product.

But social network theory—the study of how different people or things interact with one another, often revealing the most influential and well-connected people among a certain population—can also, unexpectedly, explain the entire history of popular music.

Quartz recently highlighted the musicians who affect our lives the most by looking at the artists whose work has influenced the most number of other artists, using information supplied by online music database AllMusic. Here are the top 25:

More here – Quartzy

RIP Malcolm Young


 

Old School Cool

Since returning from London where LB and I caught Motown the Musical I have been giving my Motown collection a bit of a going over.

RIP Tom Petty


 

RIP Walter Becker – Steely Dan

Odd Thing of The Day – Alice Cooper Talks About Glen Campbell

 


 

Most Cover Versions Are Shit……This One Is Not

Best played loud
 


 

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