During the month of March we’ve been taking your votes in our March Music Madness Tournament, to find who YOU feel is the Greatest Artist of all Time. We began with the 64 greatest artists of all time, based on your nominations and now we’re down to the final two. Time to pick a Champion!
First though, here are yesterday’s results. Though not very unexpected to see the way the voting turned out, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was closer than I had originally expected.
Before the competition started, I’d already predicted that it would be Elvis Presley vs The Beatles in the finals. But, I’d never imagined that Frank Sinatra would make it to the final four. Kudos to “Ole Blue Eyes”.
Elvis Presley 60% vs Frank Sinatra 40%. I didn’t think the final would be the “King of Rock & Roll” vs the “King of Pop” because I KNEW that The Beatles would beat Michael Jackson. However, it would have been a “cool” finals that way! Can you imagine, “And NOW Ladies and Gentlemen…For the undisputed Heavyweight (more for Elvis than Michael) Championship – The King of All Music!” Blah, blah, blah…it didn’t happen.
…and in the other bracket to set up the finals…
The Beatles 60% vs Michael Jackson 40%. The Fab Four also win by the same margin as Elvis. It was never REALLY gonna happen…I mean, even though MJ was the “King of Pop”…he was up against – IMPOSSIBLE ODDS in having to go up against (arguably) the greatest rock band of all time. The Beatles move on to the FINALS…We’re gonna call it the “Timeless Two”…and now it’s up to YOU to pick…
The Greatest Artist of All Time!
Before you cast your vote…Here are some interesting facts on both Elvis and The Beatles that may help you decide!
ONLY 7 ARTISTS HAVE REPUTED RECORD SALES OF OVER 300 MILLION THEY ARE: MADONNA, MICHAEL JACKSON, ELTON JOHN, LED ZEPPELIN, QUEEN, ELVIS AND THE BEATLES.
HE’S THE BEST SELLING SOLO ARTIST IN MUSIC HISTORY – WITH OVER 1 BILLION SOLD WORLDWIDE
186,300,000 SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES.
5.8 MILLION SOLD IN ENGLAND
THE KING WAS NOMINATED FOR 14 GRAMMYS, AND WON 3
HE RECEIVED THE GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT AGE 36
HE DID 31 MOVIES & 2 FULL LENGTH CONCERT FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILMS
ELVIS HAD 18 #1 RECORDS ON THE CHARTS
THEY’VE SOLD MORE RECORDS IN THE U.S. THAN ANY OTHER ARTIST IN HISTORY
ARE THE BEST SELLING ARTIST IN MUSIC HISTORY – OVER 1 BILLION WORLDWIDE
THEY SOLD 207,600,000 IN THE UNITED STATES.
THE FAB FOUR SOLD 7 MILLION IN ENGLAND
THEY HAVE 20 #1 RECORDS
THEY’VE WON 7 GRAMMY AWARDS
THEY APPEARED IN 5 MOVIES & 5 DOCUMENTARIES
A Hard Day’s Night, Help, Yellow Submarine, Let It Be and Magical Mystery Tour. There were also a number of documentary films made: The Beatles at Shea Stadium, The Complete Beatles, The Beatles: The First U.S Visit, The Beatles Anthology and All Together Now.
…NOW you can vote!