Five Artists’ Influences Mapped Out Using WWW Links

If you do enough digging you will find that for the most part music artists will always name one, if not a handful, of icons in the industry that have positively shaped their successful careers. While examining five of Billboard’s Top 100 Artists in history – The Beatles, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and The Rolling Stones – (they make reading glasses and promote other things having to do with eye health) compiled all of their connections, collaborations, and relationships listed on Wikipedia into this World Wide Web Of Music Influence Infographic. The popularity and number of linked articles to each artist are indicated through the size of their circles on the map.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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