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  1. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind

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    Obviously Dylan comes to mind, as well as Lennon and McCartney, but my favorites are another group:

    John Hiatt
    Mark Knopler
    JJ Cale
     
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    newplayeroldguy in the wind

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    and Al Stewart- how did I forget him?
     
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    In addition to others already mentioned:
    Cole Porter.
    The Gershwin Bros.
    Rodgers & Hart.
    Rodgers & Hammerstein.
    Irving Berlin.
    Duke Ellington.
    Jackson Browne.
    Townes Van Zandt.
    Randy Newman.
    Paul Simon.
    Alex North.
    Leiber and Stoller.
    Neil Diamond.
    Carole King.
    Robert Earl Keen.
    Carl Perkins.
    George Harrison.
    Russ Ballard.
    Graham Gouldman.
    Ray Davies.
    .......
    There isn't enough internet for all of them. :)
     
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    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Frank Zappa
     
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    Trying to list them makes my head hurt.
     
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    Tom Petty.
    J.D. Souther.
    Laura Nyro.
    Billy Joe Shaver.
    Nick Drake.
    Burt Bacharach.
    .....
     
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    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

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    Elton John
    Tim Rice
    Bernie Taupin
    Andrew Lloyd Weber

    ...come to mind to add to the list...
     
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    fezz parka The Return of the Red Helmet Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Robbie Robertson ( with help from Levon).
    Jimmy Van Heusen.
    Jimmy Webb.
    Warren Zevon.
    ....
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sandy Stewart
     
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    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

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    Richard Page
    Steve George
    John Lang
    David Paich
    Steve Porcaro
    Rick Davies
    Rodger Hodgson

    ....the 80's did happen
     
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    crawdaddy Senior Stratmaster

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    probably the most underrated writer of the last 50 years....if people took the time to listen to his stories, they would be amazed....



    Another great story teller IMO is Gordon Lightfoot....
     
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    Joni Mitchell.
    Leonard Cohen.
    Buddy Holly.
    Crewe and Gaudio.
    John Fogerty.
    Bobbie Gentry.
    Tony Joe White.
    Holland-Dozier-Holland.
    Whitfield-Strong.

    ....
     
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    montemerrick you can't stay the fool Strat-Talk Supporter

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    jagger/richards
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    frank black
    nina simone
    mark mothersbaugh
     
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    I gave you a like for the Jagger/Richards and Willie Dixon.
    Id add Robert Johnson.

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    Tyler/Perry
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    Tom Waits.
    Prince.
    Rod Temperton.
    Gamble and Huff.
    The Bomb Squad.
     
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    Abel Meeropol
    Laura Duncan
    Jessie Mae Robinson
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    ...
     
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    Enough...my head really hurts...
     
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    My head hurts too.

    Danny Elfman.
    Henley and Frey.
    Leon Russell.
     
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