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Old 10-23-2006, 10:45 PM   #220 (permalink)
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Maybe not directly, but if you trace their influences I'm sure the ones that aren't Stravinsky or Coltrane were probably influenced somewhere along the lines by first wave rock n' roll.

A lot of prog bands, for instance, would claim The Beatles or Zappa as influences, and I'm sure both of them were influenced by Chuck Berry.
Good point.

Didn't think about The Beatles, but Yes, KC, Genesis and many others have listed them as influences so they count I suppose.

But I dunno, everyone influenced by Chuck Berry probably shouldn't qualify as Rock, because I believe there are Reggae and Country musicians who are influenced by him, and by similar logic, if being influenced by John Coltrane makes you Jazz, The Doors would be Jazz.
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