Rock and Roll Royalty. Who fits?
Let’s state some obvious ones: Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Led Zeppelin, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters, Buddy Holly, Metallica, Johnny Cash, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd, John Lee Hooker, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Who, The Cream.
Personal opinion at play? Certainly.
Who else? Why? And why did I pick my “obvious” list? Is it because all of those truly and fully contributed creativity that changed musical history, or history in general, or has culture told me those are some of the cornerstones?
Does the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s nominating committee decide?
Fact is – it is all opinion. Nothing proves royalty in Rock and Roll. Yes, there are certain acts I will go to my grave defending as such, but who cares?
Let the pundits do their thing. All that really matters is who matters to you.