To me, music is very important. I'm sure you've heard of how music can change the world and such. Gladys may have not of changed the world but she must have made a difference in someone's life. Lots of people have listened to her music and at least on of the people must have been touched or made a choice based on one of her songs. I know that music has had an impact on my life even if its not her music. Every piece of music came from somewhere. it's like artists with their paintings. How the painting means something. They painted their feelings. That's a lot what its like for musicians too. They write music along with their feelings and that's the impact that she has placed. Not every influence is a big one. Maybe it only changes the mind of one person but that is still an impact.