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December 16, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Sound Different

Today the Dutch TV show De Wereld Draait Door has done yet another version of Apple’s Think Different commercial. This time under the heading ‘klink anders’ (Sound Different): what are the real innovators in popular music. After two weeks of regular updates by various music professionals and journalists, this is the final list:
Kraftwerk, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Ramones, David Bowie, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Prince, Little Richard, The Beatles

Here is the final commercial (not yet on YouTube, so I cannot embed).

Let’s see how many of these we can find in Europeana:
[Michael Jackson, 30 ans de carrière]
Elvis Presley
Nouveau Bowie
Bob Marley - Rasta- Locken, drealocks
[Jimi Hendrix]
Ray Charles à Juan-les-Pins

The Early Years
Led Zeppelin: The Classic Interview - Robert Plant
Musique : biographie des Rolling Stones
Tutti Frutti

Very interesting stuff, expecially all of those wondeful videos from INA. Through the video archives, Europeana still has a lot of material covering 20th century popular culture.
Only two I could not find (yet) anything for the Ramones and for Prince – he may be in there, but of course he has a very generic name 🙂


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  1. steel band / Jan 16 2012 20:47

    One name is missing from that list of innovators, Jeff Lynne from ELO. This band is easily overlooked, but they were a fantastic influence.

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