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Fountain79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 11:41 PM
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Is it just me...or does the boomer generation contain the greatest amount
of musical talent than their previous or following generations? Hendrix, Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Chuck Berry, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, etc...or I am mistaken?
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:00 AM
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1. to be fair, there's more of them
hence the 'boom'

I think every generation gets their share of talent.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:03 AM
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2. No, they just played decent stuff on the radio then so people heard them.
Now unless you play radio-friendly commercial pap, you really have to struggle to find your portion of a much smaller audience. It doesn't mean there are any fewer talented musicians in today's crop of young people, only that they're much harder to hear.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:20 AM
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3. It only seems that way...
I doubt any generation will ever equal the musical talent in the black community alone during and immediately after WW II, not all of whom received the respect they deserved.

Ella Fitzgerald
Duke Ellington
Louis Armstrong
Cab Calloway
Charlie Parker
Dizzy Gillespie
Count Basie
Charles Mingus
Johnny Hodges
Billie Holiday
T-Bone Walker

are as good or better than the people you've listed (who are quite impressive in their own right) and that's without any thought.
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