Hands Down? I'd like to point out songs like the above "Sweet Jane" and "Heroine", which are much better than the pop hit of "Walk on the Wild Side"
He knew he wasnt as musically talented as some of his counterparts of the era, but people will always remember him.
I am a male in my mid 30`s and to be honest, it was a blow to hear that he died. Mostly because I know that if he didn`t exist, most of the music I listen to today wouldn`t either. You have to take the hole of the artist, not just parts.
He was an amazing artist and will be missed by many, imho.
Monday, October 28, 2013 10:55:01 AM
@RobSwindol: I think that's the whole point! He wasn`t brimming with "God Given Talent" he WORKED HARD! He made 40+ records and appeared in 10 movies over a 40+ YEAR CAREER.
He gets amazing points for longevity!
He made other artists better through his influence, FEW celebrities can claim that.