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I'm a huge fan of Frank Sinatra!
Thank You! A person with rare taste and breeding. :D

Oh yeah, favorite bands? Groups? Bet most here have never heard of the first four, maybe five: :eek:lddude:

Artie Shaw's Grammercy Five
Stan Kenton's Big Band
Woody Herman's Thundering Herd
Chase
Buddy Rich Big Band
Chicago
Blood Sweat & Tears
 

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Bet most here have never heard of the first four, maybe five: :eek:lddude:

Artie Shaw's Grammercy Five
Stan Kenton's Big Band
Woody Herman's Thundering Herd
Chase
Buddy Rich Big Band
Chicago
Blood Sweat & Tears
You make those choices and leave out Maynard Ferguson???
 

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You make those choices and leave out Maynard Ferguson???
Yeah, I left out many of my favorites. You made me remember! Me and my usual jazz pals saw Maynard at Birdland in New York, back in the fifties. We drove up from DC after work and drove home the next morning. Life was good!

How about:

Gerry Mulligan
Modern Jazz Quartet
Sonny Rollins
Max Roach
Shelly Mann
Dave Brubeck
Stan Getz
Count Basie
Charlie Byrd (my uncle and friend, Bill Reichenbach, played drums with Charlie for ten years)

And there it is. The more I think about it, the more I remember. How can you include all of the greats? I truly miss those days! :sad:
 

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Selecting my favorite five is an impossible chore. How could I possibly exclude the Beatles (where they were getting) Return to Forever or Dire Straits or Dixie Dregs or Renaissance (Haslam could raise those little bumps) or...? The list of names that must be in the top five is orders of magnitude greater. An impossible chore this is, but I'll commit the following as a quick yank of the bandage (and sticking to the genre that commands my greatest (slightly so) attention).

In no particular order:
Pink Floyd (I think the post Waters material is great too, and Waters is more interesting on his own)
Emerson Lake and Palmer (until Love Beach)
Jethro Tull (though there was a period during which Ian lost me)
Genesis (until Hackett's departure – as with Waters, I think Gabriel is more interesting on his own)

It's here that I meet the most exclusionary selection of all, the final one in the list. :scratch:

Porcupine Tree (because I regard Wilson as a prodigy currently at the peak of his game)

I offer my sincerest apologies to the numerous groups/bands whose names were squeezed off this list by Sonnie's vicious restriction of only listing five. Though I cheated five more into the post, that hardly put a dent in the names on the tip of my tongue. :hissyfit: (okay, some may fairly judge me :coocoo:)
 

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Hmm.. My all time favorite has got to be the Pixies. They were the soundtrack of my teen years, and can remember many good times accompanied by their sounds. Here's my top 5:

1. the PIXIES
2. Nofx
3. Massive Attack
4. Throwing Muses / Kristen Hersh
5. Beach House( A recent addition - they're THAT good )

Edit: Ok top 6, I forgot about Metric
 

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My favorite band of all time is..

DEPECHE MODE!!!

They have been making music for over 30 years now and even their oldest stuff still sounds better then any new music out there!!...I have only seen them 5 times live, but each show was simply amazing!!!

The other 4 would be..
The Cure
Erasure
Pink Floyd
Mazzy Star
 

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That's like trying to pick your favorite food.
It really depends on mood.

Beatles
Pink Floyd
Jack White
Marvin Gay
Saul Williams
NoFx
Amy Winehouse
Nirvana... The list just keeps going on.
 

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I love a lot of artists and have a pretty eclectic taste when it comes to music. The funny thing at this point is the one band I would be forced to call my all-time favorite is one that I can no longer stand... KISS. Why is a whole other topic, but with over 30 years as a rabid fan, I have to say they're my favorite from an "all-time" standpoint. That said, they wouldn't currently make my top 30. Maybe not even my top 50.

Anyway, for me to pick just one would be an effort in futility. So here's a list of my absolute favorites over the years...

Pearl Jam
Garbage
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
U2
Billy Joel
Blue Man Group
Talking Heads
Joe Jackson
Jimi Hendrix
Pink Floyd
White Stripes
Chris Botti
Bob Marley
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Sonny Rollins
Johnny Cash
Scatman John Larkin
Tony Bennett
Fleetwood Mac
Snoop Dogg
Guns-N-Roses
Sixx: A.M.
The Police
Robert Cray
Rodrigo y Gabriela
She and Him
Amy Winehouse
Men at Work
Led Zeppelin
Pretenders
Eric Clapton
Hugh Laurie
George Frideric Handel
Ella Fitzgerald
BB King
Dream Theater
REO Speedwagon
 

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As a fan for over 30 years, KISS would be my "all-time" favorite band, but in all honesty I can't stand what they became after the so-called farewell. They're not even top 30 at this point. Anyway, picking just one is impossible, especially considering my somewhat eclectic taste. I like everything from rock to jazz to tribal drum music, so I could easily rattle off over 100 artists that I listen to regularly. That said, I'll try to keep my favorites to a minimum that I listen to the most frequently (KISS excluded)...

Pearl Jam
Garbage
Billy Joel
Blue Man Group
Talking Heads
The White Stripes
Jimi Hendrix
Pink Floyd
Frank Sinatra
The Police
U2
C.C.R.
Hugh Laurie
Scatman John Larkin
Allen Toussaint
Joe Jackson
Bob Marley
Chris Botti
Men at Work
Sixx: A.M.
Guns-N-Roses

I could really go on & on & on...
 

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1. Pink Floyd
2. Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
3. Moody Blues
4. Eagles
5. Led Zeppelin
6. Fiona Apple
7. The Who
8. The Clash (they're just fun!)
9. The Beatles
10.Rush
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1. Illayaraja
2. AR Rahman
3. MSV
4. Maragathamani
5. Michael Jackson
 

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What's your top 5 favorite all time group/band? If you could only choose 5, which would you choose?



1. Pink Floyd

2. Eagles

3. Led Zeppelin

4. Lynyrd Skynyrd

5. Fleetwood Mac



What can I say... I'm a classic rock man!


I love all this bands but still look forward to the 80th


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1. Madonna
Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer

2. Michael Jackson
Thriller, Bad

3. Queen
A Night at the Opera, Queen
4. Prince

5. David Bowie

This guys rock


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