Who's the Biggest Musical Icon of the Past Century?

With the passing of musical legend Michael Jackson, the game of comparative history can begin: who do you think is the biggest musical icon of the past century - Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, or Frank Sinatra?

Asylum blog has the low down comparing The King, The King of Pop, and the Chairman: Link


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Elvis was simply far more popular than any other solo singer,look at his record sales / films made / fan base over the world/ most impersonated singer/ thousands still visit Gracelands today, even the beatles paid homage to the king when they arrived in america - no other singer in the world had the same pulling power as presley, as for jackson he sure was weird, man!! never heard many people speaking about him when he was alive the same way they spoke about presley or sinatra yea man most young guys sure as hell wanted to look like elvis when they were young. 1st presley 2nd sinatra 3rd crosby jackson is a way down the list, if the parker guy had let elvis tour the world man his concerts would have been massive
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MJ...I dont really hear ppl say the were inspired by elvis...even ppl in like the 80's and 70's the were either inspired by MJ or the beatles...I dont see the point in this...
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EVERY ONE KNOW THE ANSWER IS MICHAEL JACKSON.EVERY MUSIC ARTIST OF TODAY LOOK UP TO MICHAEL AS THEIR INSPIRATION.iT' VERY STUPID THAT MANY PEOPLE WOULD CALL ELVIS THE KING WHEN HE DID NOT WRITE HIS OWN MUSIC AND FRANK SINATRA DID NOT SELL OVER 600 MILLION ALBUMS.uNLIKE ELVIS AND FRANK SINATRA, MICHAEL WROTE HIS MUSIC AND SOLD OVER 600 MILLION ALBUMS. MICHAEL JACKSON IS NOT JUST THE KING OF POP BUT KING OF MUSIC.
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Why is John Lennon or The Beatles not on this list? I mean jesus... Elvis had a brilliant voice and is an icon in his own right but for someone who was jealous of the popularity of the The Beatles in America and someone who didnt even write is own matieral how can he be classed above The Beatles??

Michael Jackson suddenly went from a hasbeen to the biggest god in musical history, He became alot more popular with people when He died, Dont forget this man was the centre of a paedophilia scandal! Great entertainer back in the day but from 1996 onwards he was abit of a fruitcake and an hasbeen!

Sinatra would be My pick of these three but when it comes to musical icons of the 20th century theres no-one bigger than The Beatles!
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"This is it" MJ all the way hands down the 50 sell out shows was just the beginning, he would of sold out the whole world in few minutes.

Number 1 stage king the ultimate in entertainment

Love MJ
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