Brothers Ira and Charlie Louvin wrote some major country music hits in the ‘50s. The 2018 release of their “lost demos” shows just how influential these two truly were.
Marty Balin was a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and later, Jefferson Starship. Grace Slick get all the press, but Balin’s contributions to the San Francisco sound were major.
The late engineer’s input on many Beatle classics is legendary. But Geoff Emerick also lent his exceptional talents to the Zombies and prog-rock’s Robin Trower.
Predictably, David Bowie’s constantly-changing style inspired other artists to push the limits. From Germany (XYNN) to New Zealand (Alastair Riddell), see how these artists had their own takes on being a Thin White Duke.
If the Queen of Soul had stuck with either jazz or gospel, she could easily have become a sovereign of those music genres too.