Who Influenced You?



Welcome to "Who Influenced You?" a global online community, website and social media platform for the topic of INFLUENCE! Explore a genealogy of influences and inspiration from one generation to the next. Be a part of our Global Community of WIY? Influencers. Join our site, watch our show, find out Who Influenced Who? and share Who Influenced You? IT'S FREE TO JOIN!

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About WIY?

THE INFLUENCES

“Who Influenced You?” explores and connects past, present and future influences in music, film, television, social media, sports, comedy, fashion, business, science, community, culture and more.

THE QUESTION

The question “Who Influenced You?” sparks conversations and stories related to the influences in an individual’s personal life and career. It also creates a genealogy and inspirational lineage between individuals and provides people with the opportunity to apply the question to their own lives and the lives of others

THE GOAL

The goal of “Who Influenced You?” is to expose younger and older generations to people, professionals and content they may not be aware of, where by connecting different generations with each other..



THE CREATOR

The Creator of “Who Influenced You?” is Lorelei McBroom. Ms. McBroom is a singer, songwriter and producer who has worked with some of the best known artists in the record industry including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, super producer Nile Rodgers and Rod Stewart. 

QUOTE FROM LORELEI MCBROOM

”During the summer of 2010 I was on “The Soul Book” tour, backing the legendary Rod Stewart. Rod told his audiences about the significant influence Sam Cooke had on him as a young vocalist. I went to YouTube to hear Sam sing "Having A Party" from Rod's set. I was blown away. That is what inspired me to think if younger artists could hear what inspired the people they like, it could spark new innovations in styles and sounds. Many young people I know are raiding their parent’s record collections looking for great voices, melodies and musicianship and when young music artists are exposed like I was to the influences of the artists who endure from decade to decade; a new generation of greats flourishes. African American Artist’s coming out of Memphis, Detroit, and Chicago had a major influence on the British invasion back in the ‘60’s. Just like Hip Hop has influenced the popular music and culture of today. Many of us find current recordings are not as artist driven as the recordings of the past. Technology often over shadows raw artistry, but real talent exists, persists and can be nourished.

LORELEI ON TOUR WITH ROD STEWART SINGING "HAVING A PARTY"

SAM COOKE "HAVING A PARTY"

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAM COOKE

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WIY? Featured Content

WHO INFLUENCED YOU in a positive way? We want to know! Join our WIY? Community!

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WIY? Family & Friends

MILES J. LITTERAL & LORELEI MCBROOM

Miles is one of the reasons why Lorelei started Who Influenced You?
A mother and son who have had a positive influence on each other's lives.

LORELEI WITH MILES DISCUSSING THE INFLUENCE TRAVELING TO DIFFERENT
COUNTRIES & MEETING PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES HAS HAD ON HER

MISTER ROGERS ASKING CONGRESS TO SUPPORT HIS TV SHOW ON PBS
THAT POSITIVELY INFLUENCED MILLIONS OF CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS

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WIY? Millennials

Mark Zuckerberg INFLUENCING MILLENNIALS with Harvard Commencement Speech
inspiring his generation to LIVE WITH PURPOSE and encourage others to do the same!

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WIY? Music

HOW DOES MUSIC INFLUENCE YOUR LIFE?

ED SHEERAN and others talk about INFLUENCES and the importance of MUSIC!

NICK MASON of PINK FLOYD talking about CHUCK BERRY'S INFLUENCE ON MUSIC!!

The Influence of MOTOWN on MUSIC, POP CULTURE & CIVIL RIGHTS!

B.B. KING SHARES & DEMONSTRATES HIS MUSICAL INFLUENCES

BILLY JOEL talking about how CLASSICAL MUSIC & THE BEATLES INFLUENCED HIM!

REGGAE ARCHIVIST ROGER "RAS ROJAS" STEFFENS ON
MEETING BOB MARLEY AND WHY HE INFLUENCED SO MANY

GRANDMASTER FLASH ON THE HISTORY OF HIP HOP & INFLUENCE OF 70's MUSIC!

LENNY KRAVITZ WAS INFLUENCED BY PRINCE!

SINGERS & MUSICIANS INFLUENCED BY WHITNEY HOUSTON!

"NOBODY EVER PLAYS LIKE THEIR HEROES BUT THEY CAN BE INFLUENCED BY IT."
- STEVE LUKATHER - LEGENDARY STUDIO MUSICIAN AND GUITAR PLAYER FOR TOTO

ALOE BLACC

ADELE

BRUNO MARS

PHARRELL WILLIAMS

JACOB COLLIER



KENDRICK LAMAR

TAYLOR SWIFT

SNARKY PUPPY

CORY HENRY

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WIY? Film/TV/Theater

Denzel Washington INFLUENCING YOUNG ACTORS with Motivational Speech!

WIY? Sports



STEPH CURRY

WIY? Teachers & Coaches

SAL KHAN

KHAN ACADEMY

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WIY? Fashion & Style

SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE ON FASHION

WIY? Blog

Coach John Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success” is a masterpiece!
I encourage everyone to click the link below and check it out!

http://www.coachwooden.com/pyramid-of-success

I received a copy of Coach Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success” at his basketball camp when I was 13 years old. In my opinion it is one of the greatest life empowerment tools ever created! Some consider Coach Wooden to be the greatest basketball coach of all time and I would have to agree with that. However, he was a “Teacher” first and foremost and an amazing Life Coach & Mentor for all of his players and everyone else he crossed paths with. He lived to…

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ARIF MARDIN

Music Producer Arif Mardin had a big influence on my music career as a songwriter.

Chaka Khan's brother Mark Stevens and I visited Arif in his hotel room one night while he was working on arrangements for Chaka's upcoming album. I was in my early 20's and told Arif I had aspirations of becoming successful in the music industry like he was and if he had any words of advice for me.

He gave me 4 valuable words of wisdom that influenced me and that I try to pass on to anyone interested in pursuing a music career.

  1. Believe in yourself!

  2. Be prepared by having your craft and talent in order.

  3. Stay away from the negative temptations such as drugs,…
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WIY? Comedy

ELLEN DEGENERES

WIY? Dance

THE LOCKERS

WIY? Business & Career

WARREN BUFFET & BILL GATES

We Want To Know Who Influenced You?



WIY? Gratitude & Appreciation

My mother Anne Bryant and father
Ardie Bryant had a huge influence
on me becoming the person I am today.
I am blessed and grateful for their love,
support and encouragement. I would
also like to thank my high school
music teacher Jerry Grant, music
producer Arif Mardin, Stevie Wonder,
Earth, Wind & Fire and John Wooden.
All 5 have had a positive influence
on my life!

DAVID BRYANT
MR. SUPPORT FRIEND
WIY? FOUNDING INFLUENCER

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Marsie is now a member of Who Influenced You?
Mar 23
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Cristine Espinosa and Sorna Taghizadeh
Mar 2
Kindell is now friends with David Bryant and Lorelei McBroom
Dec 24, 2017
Lorelei McBroom commented on Lorelei McBroom's video
"I love seeing this generational connection!"
Dec 21, 2017
Lorelei McBroom shared their video on Facebook
Dec 21, 2017
Kindell updated their profile
Dec 21, 2017
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Dec 21, 2017
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Toto guitarist Steve Lukather presents an in-depth video guitar lesson on the subject of advanced blues soloing skills.
At 3:27 he says "Nobody ever plays like their heroes, but they can be influenced by it."
Oct 8, 2017
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Taking in mind, that Sam Cooke is one of Steve Perry's biggest influences, & I personally love both singers equally. My question is.. From their looks, to th...
Aug 29, 2017
David Bryant updated their profile
Aug 24, 2017
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Aug 19, 2017
Whitney "Wonder Whit" Wilson and Allie Machacek are now friends
Aug 18, 2017
Allie Machacek and David Bryant are now friends
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