Jeff K wrote:toomanyhatz wrote:Jeff K wrote:As for who 'owned' the 70's I'd rank them in this order...
Commercially? Critically? Some combination thereof? 'Cause if you're talking commercially, certainly Elton tops them all. And (as much as we'd prefer to think otherwise) you'd have to put Steve Miller in there too. And critically there's Patti Smith, Lou, Cale, etc. And I'd add in Kevin Ayers if personal taste enters into it.
Combination of popularity and critical praise. Yes, I neglected to include Stevie Wonder and he should be on my list too.
And Todd Rundgren, of course.