Some time ago I was debating on buying the new digitized Beatles collection, some of my CD's are a bit old but the sound is still good, and actually the only one I was missing was the White album. while doing some "research" I stumbled upon the Rolling Stone magazine web site, and in their most influential 100 list, no surprise I found the Beatles in the No. 1 position. What was surprising was to read the outrage of some readers, who accused the magazine of racism for placing Michael Jackson in the 35th spot (although there are a number of black artist between the Beatles and the child molester in the list), citing several reasons as to why he should be placed in the first position. I must confese I was never a fan of the pedophile, mostly due to the fact that his music sounds like Disco to me, but even from my biased position I cannot understand why would somebody consider Jackson as an influence in music. I would give his some credit for "Billy Jean" but even that song cannot be compared to "starway to heaven", "instant karma", "knocking on heavens door" or one of my favorites "american pie" Have the minions of satan taken over popular culture or is still too soon after Jackson's death and people's judgement is clouded... or Im just old school. Your thoughts ?