Orpheus was the first ever rock star. He may not have an electric guitar, but you would not believe the things this guy can do on a lyre. Orpheus plays so beautifully that he can charm the pants off of anybody—mortals, gods, animals, trees, rocks—you name it. And not only is Orpheus a fabulous musician, but he's a hero to boot. He went with Jason and the Argonauts on the Quest for the Golden Fleece, where he drowned out the Sirens with his amazing music. He also makes it on the very short list of heroes who managed to go down to the Underworld and make it out again (when he tried to rescue his wife, Eurydice). On top of all that, Orpheus is said to be the founder of the Orphic religious cult, which promised its followers a blessed afterlife. Rock star, hero, prophet—pretty much, Orpheus was the man.
King of Charm, Music Man
Mt. Parnassus Musical Conservatory
None. My one true love died much too early for children.
Dionysus (we're kind of frienemies, really)
Married to Eurydice (death can't come between us)
"Music is love in search of a word."
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. (Sonnet 43)" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It's not about individual songs for me. It's about the musician and who has the power to move me (and maybe animals and rocks) with their music.