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Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:35 am
by Charlie
Back in 1986, a group of music industry people headed by Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic, Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone Magazine, Seymour Stein of Sire Records, and Jon Landau, manager of Bruce Springsteen, formed a committee to launch an award for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame

The intention was to honour the inventors/creators of rock 'n' roll and to salute those who kept the flag flying

http://www.rockhall.com/inductees/inductee-list/

The celebrated artist must have first made an impact at least 25 years ago.

The latest candidates have just been announced

Jeff Beck
Chic
Wanda Jackson
Little Anthony & the Imperials
Metallica
RUN DMC
The Stooges
War
Bobby Womack

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:47 am
by Rob Hall
If I had a vote, mine would be for the Stooges. The induction of Larry Moe and Curly to the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame can only serve to enhance further the reputation of this fine institution.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:56 pm
by Adam Blake
The Stooges were my all-time favourite American Rock band - but I like to think that Iggy would expose himself at the inauguration, that Scotty would punch out one of the judges whilst Ron merely shook his head and stared at the floor...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:35 pm
by John Leeson
Adam Blake wrote:The Stooges were my all-time favourite American Rock band - but I like to think that Iggy ...


Now I'm confused. I'd thought we were discussing the other Stooges..

They may not have been as well known musically as Adam's Stooges, but they helped shape my world view when was about 8 years old. (And I've been trying to recover ever since).

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:36 pm
by Adam Blake
John, I feel 100% sure that Iggy Pop would agree that the Stooges you're talking about are far more deserving of a place than the delinquent reprobates from Detroit that I was referring to.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:07 pm
by Dayna
It's kind of amazing some of those people aren't already in there. Like Jeff Beck?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:24 pm
by Papa M
Dayna wrote:It's kind of amazing some of those people aren't already in there. Like Jeff Beck?


I think you are forgetting "Hi Ho Silver Lining" which probably warrants him being banished from any Hall of Fame for life.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:41 pm
by Nigel w
you are forgetting "Hi Ho Silver Lining" which probably warrants him being banished from any Hall of Fame for life.


You're everywhere and nowhere, baby - and if you think that, Papa M, then you are clearly nowhere!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:08 am
by Papa M
Nigel w wrote:You're everywhere and nowhere, baby ...


How many times have we all cringed at that sound towards the end of a dreadful evening at a disco or wedding?

Perhaps we can forgive him for "Heart Full Of Soul" and the rest of his excellent Yardbirds work?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:23 am
by Dayna
All these Rock stars are in Cleveland this weekend. Sounds so exciting. They just now showed Bobby Womack signing autographs & they said he got his start in Cleveland. They say Rock & Roll was born in Cleveland.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:48 am
by John Leeson
Dayna wrote:They say Rock & Roll was born in Cleveland.


As far as I know, the Cleveland connection was just because Alan Freed was a disc jockey there when he started using the term to describe the music he was playing.

But I found one thing odd about this year's inductees. I was really happy to see Wanda Jackson finally get in (I'd written the committee once supporting the campaign to get her in), but I cannot figure out why she got in as an "Early Influence". Everyone else who fell into that category was pre-Rock & Roll, and all blues, country, gospel, jazz performers.

Wanda was pure rockabilly. I thought putting her in that category was a bit patronizing, as if her music wasn't really rock & roll.

She was a rocker -- she still is -- and a lovely, gracious woman too. I hope she enjoys the weekend.

Nice 7 minute documentary on her here.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:27 am
by Dayna
On our talk radio station today, I heard something that was a nice break from their usual politics & it was educational for me. Two of the nomines this year are L. L. Cool Jay & Iggy Pop. They were talking about the new nominies for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One asked why L.L. Cool Jay would be considered in the Rock Hall, but the other guys said, well there's artists in there from Country music, like Johny Cash, Chett Adkins. I heard some really geat guitar music by Chett Adkins I've never heard before when they were playing little pieces of their songs, to show how they crossed over into Rock.
It was an interesting converstation to listen to. Elvis is in the Country music Hall of Fame, as well as the Rock Hall and just by listening to these little short pieces of music, I noticed even more how all the genres of music actually overlap each other; like how Country music can almost sound like Blues in some ways, Rock can be country, & Rap actually has rock in it too. Of course, they all asked why certain artists were already inducted in there, & others weren't that should be in there. One of the guys said, "It must be based on how many tickets they can sell." I wonder if that must be true. It doesn't seem consistant.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:51 am
by felonious munk
Of course, they all asked why certain artists were already inducted in there, & others weren't that should be in there. One of the guys said, "It must be based on how many tickets they can sell." I wonder if that must be true. It doesn't seem consistent.

They're elected in by a committee.