Re: Is Mick Jagger the most famous R&R/ pop entertainer alive???
Date: January 30, 2006 19:48
Leonard Keringer Wrote:
> ok Rutger, you say Jackson is way more famous than
> Mick......maybe so, but nowadays it's because he
> is such a mentally-ill freak-azoid, nothing to do
> with music...he's in the current media because of
> his problems, not music....
doesnt matter. the question was who's the most famous, not whose music is the most famous. Besides, Jagger also gets more press because of his private life than he does for his music. His music hasnt been culturally important for well over 30 years and he's nowhere near being the biggest selling act in the world, so its still quite an accomplishment that his face is universally known.
Any artist, no matter how many records they sell, is always only going to appeal to only a small percentage of the public. "Thriller" may have sold 45 million or so copies, but out of a worldwide population of 6 billion, thats a tiny percentage. The reason these people have worldwide recognition isnt just because of the success of their careers but because their private lives, other interests or lifestyle puts them on the front pages as well as the entertainment magazines.
Artists like Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Madonna and Bono - to name but four - are universally recognizable to people who couldnt name you any of their songs.
as for kids, most of
> whom cannot identify with someone old enough to be
> their grandfather, you're right, they dont know or
> care...this doesn't mean that people 30-65 (they
> exitst too) don't know about Mick...in fact they
> probably do...but i'll repeat myself, kids only
> make up a percentage of the population and to
> quote a well-worn cliche....youth is wasted on the
The ignorance of a generation doesnt escape the bare fact that a considerable percentage of people under 30-35 are only vaguely aware of Mick Jagger (if they are aware at all) and not because of his music...
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2006-01-30 19:50 by Gazza.