The Bands And Performers That Inspired These Amazing Musicians

Idolator Staff | December 1, 2017 1:05 pm

When we listen to our favorite bands, it’s easy to forget that they are a product of their own favorite bands and inspirations. People pick and choose what they like from others, throw in a little bit of their own originality, and soon enough they are someone else’s favorite artist. So next time you’re listening to your favorite band, do some research to see who their favorite bands and inspirations are. It will give you deeper insight into their music and lead you to new discoveries. We’ll help you get started. Here’s a list of some amazing musicians and their favorite bands that inspired them.

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Jim Morrison – Elvis Presley


Jim Morrison was the talented powerhouse behind the psychedelic rock and roll band The Doors. His wild nature and on-stage antics made him one of the most iconic and influential frontmen of all time. Although he has been an influence to other musicians since he first stepped on stage, he too had his own favorites and inspirations and one of the biggest was Elvis Presley.

This comes to no surprise considering Elvis’ own notorious performances and actions that had many households banning his music. On Presley, Morrison noted that “[He] was a strong influence and they just seemed to open up a whole new world to me. They were very exciting and presented a strong intense landscape that I had only vaguely glimpsed before.”