Top 5 songwriters of our generation...

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Your top 5 song writers...

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  1. PapaRaptor

    PapaRaptor The Central Scrutinizer
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    I thought Bruce Johnson wrote that!
     
  2. JPsuff

    JPsuff Satisfaction is complacency

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    Bob Dylan
    Joni Mitchell
    Elton John
    Carole King
    Van Morrison
     
  3. Mickey Duane

    Mickey Duane Used To Be A Rock Star

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    what!!!~

    how about Jagger/Richards

    Peace
     
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  4. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Dan Fogelberg out to get a mention and Cat Stevens
     
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  5. brent

    brent Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    1. Ani Difranco
    2. Eddie Vedder
    3. John Prine
    4. Billy Joel
    5. Keller Williams

    All the others listed above are great, too. There's not really any way to narrow this down to just 5. I just tried to add a couple of names that hadn't already been mentioned and of course couldn't resist adding a couple that just have to be up there.
     
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  6. Silicon Valley Tom

    Silicon Valley Tom It makes me happpy to play The Blues!

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    I have met so many millennial's, that think a generation is one week. If it did not happen this week, it is too old to be thought of. :eek: :(

    Tom
     
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  7. ChrisGSP

    ChrisGSP Blues Journeyman

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    that's interesting in the context of the original question. What IS "Our generation"? That implies a "we"; so who are we? Obviously BGU members, but how do you define "our" generation"? Say a generation is approximately 20 years, and WWII is a starting point. Those born 1940-1959; 1960-79; 80-99; 2000-now. That's four generations and I bet there are BGU members in each, and they WANT to vote because we've seen songwriters from each(?) of those generations.

    So maybe it should be top 5 songwriters of our period, or lifetimes. All of mine started out in the 1960's.
     
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  8. ChrisGSP

    ChrisGSP Blues Journeyman

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    Talkin' about my generation....

    PETE TOWNSHEND
     
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  9. MikeS

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    I've met them too, but when I'm out gigging, I'm often also pleasantly surprised when a 20-something comes up and requests one of my oldies or when they come up and tell me how much they love this song or that song. I cry when I listen to "their" music, but I think there is still hope.
     
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  10. brent

    brent Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Gen-Xer here.
     
  11. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    I'm a boomer!
     
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  12. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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  13. Cowboy Bob

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    Ok I’ll add 5;

    Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
    Johnny Cash
    Huddie Ledbetter
    Tom T. Hall
    Randy Owen.
     
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  14. Silicon Valley Tom

    Silicon Valley Tom It makes me happpy to play The Blues!

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    I am not sure of the limitation of what “our generation” may or may not include.

    At any rate, here are 5 songwriters that I heard music from since I was born.

    Hank Williams

    Willie Nelson

    Woody Guthrie

    Burt Bacharach

    Dolly Parton

    How I feel at any particular moment may reflect a different list of names! :cry::ROFLMAO::eek:

    Tom
     
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