Many of the modern artists, who are part of today's rock scene, clearly got their creative influences from others who laid the ground work before them. Music tends to be a bit cyclical that way.
If you close your eyes and just listen to this tune, you might start to think you are listening to Roy Orbison:
This next one isn't quite as obvious unless you can dig deep and go way back in your minds.
The singer, Scott Weiland, does not sound a bit like Allan Clarke or Graham Nash. But the musical composition and the melodic harmonies are what make me think of the Hollies when I listen to it.
See what you think: