What "icons" of your generation do you think are over-hyped?

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04 Aug 2019, 10:21 am

In my case (born early 50s) these 2 stick out:

1.) US President John F. Kennedy (not my generation, but I am old enough to recall when he was elected and assassinated).
2.) Woodstock (mainstream media here in the US are "celebrating" this ad nauseam which inspired this post).


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04 Aug 2019, 10:28 am

MaxE wrote:
What "icons" of your generation do you think are over-hyped?
I’ll add to the list:

Elvis Presley
Chuck Berry
Jerry Lee Lewis
Frank Sinatra
The Rolling Stones
The Beatles
Led Zepplin
The Who

There was a lot of third-tier talent that was still worth listening to. Some were only “One-Hit Wonders”, but that one hit (IMHO) expressed a talent that surpassed any “Top-40” Rock & Roll band. If only the major music labels had coddled and encouraged the “One-Hit Wonders” as much as they did the so-called ‘legends’ of Rock & Roll.


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04 Aug 2019, 5:00 pm

Bon Jovi
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04 Aug 2019, 5:06 pm

Nuclear weapons... Things like that. What's an icon anyway? Am I am icon?


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05 Aug 2019, 1:01 am

Fleetwood Mac


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05 Aug 2019, 2:22 am

Spice Girls
Hanson
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Princess Diana
NOW albums


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