Most shocking Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubs (according to CNN.com)

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Clearly making it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has very little to do with popularity.

At tonight's ceremony, ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, The Hollies and the Stooges will each receive their well deserved induction. This honor is given out annually to inductees selected by a voting committee from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible to be inducted 25 years after their first recording is released.

But what's more interesting is the growing list of artists and groups who get passed over each year, despite record sales, reputation in the industry and lobbying from fans around the world.

Some of the higher profile musicians who have yet to make the cut include:

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Public Enemy 20
T-Rex 16
The Cure 11
Rush 11
Alice Cooper 10
Cheap Trick 8
Hall and Oates 7
Heart 7
Bon Jovi 6
KISS 6
Chicago 5
Depeche Mode 4
Red Hot Chili Peppers 4
E.L.O. 3
Peter Frampton 2
Moody Blues 1
Foreigner 1
Bad Company 0
Journey 0


I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:06 (nine years ago) link

Who is the biggest miss on this list? Who else should the Hall of Fame be considering for next year? Discuss!

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:06 (nine years ago) link

rhcp obv

funky house septics, let me drain you of this (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:09 (nine years ago) link

Rush or The Cure, but more so Rush since they've been eligible a lot longer. Fuck RHCP. They've long since tainted whatever legacy they might have once had, but then again that should make them perfect for the Hall.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:12 (nine years ago) link

public enemy

zingzing, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:18 (nine years ago) link

I guess the non-inductions of Frampton, Kiss, Heart, and Alice Cooper are the most surprising/shocking because they've been eligible for so long (and their type of music is the RnRHoF's bread and butter).

RHCP and Bon Jovi have to be locks to be elected in ... what, 3-5 years max? PE will probably have to wait longer, but they'll get in.

I really have no idea if the Cure or Depeche Mode will ever get elected, right now I can't see it happening though. Until the HoF gets the 60's and 70's out of its system, 80's bands don't stand a chance unlike they're on the Bon Jovi-type level of big.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:19 (nine years ago) link

What will be depressing is when we get to the 90s and see shit like Stone Temple Pilots get in before some of these cats.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:20 (nine years ago) link

as much as i hate Kiss, i'm voting for them because it's a hall of FAME and they definitely seem like the most famous of these bands that's been around for well over 25 years and must've been snubbed repeatedly

some dude, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:21 (nine years ago) link

Until the HoF gets the 60's and 70's out of its system
this is not likely to ever happen, is it? Maybe when Wenner dies.

tylerw, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:21 (nine years ago) link

I want Public Enemy to get in just because I haven't read any hilarious comments on how rap isn't rock music lately.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:24 (nine years ago) link

"it's the ROCK N ROLL Hall of Fame, man! Like, with real instruments!"

tylerw, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:25 (nine years ago) link

The funny thing is, it seems like the more "traditional" (for lack of a better word right now) rock fans I know really think the Hall of Fame is a joke too. I mean my uncle who only listens to like 70s mainstream hard rock thinks its a joke for not having KISS and Rush in. So, I guess my question is, are there people anywhere that take it seriously? Besides Wenner?

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:29 (nine years ago) link

cnn.com

Mr. Que, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:29 (nine years ago) link

ilxor

Mr. Que, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:29 (nine years ago) link

the city of cleveland

tylerw, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:32 (nine years ago) link

alice cooper is better than the beatles so he should probably be in

Deuce Bigalow: Male Juggalo (M@tt He1ges0n), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:35 (nine years ago) link

also it would be rad if PE was in there but i feel like there are a lot more deserving hip hop people than PE that aren't in

Deuce Bigalow: Male Juggalo (M@tt He1ges0n), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:36 (nine years ago) link

cnn.com

― Mr. Que, Monday, March 15, 2010 5:29 PM (4 minutes ago)

ilxor

― Mr. Que, Monday, March 15, 2010 5:29 PM (4 minutes ago)

???

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:36 (nine years ago) link

if Seger isn't in he gets my vote, otherwise i'm too much of a Jeff Lynne worshipper to pass him by

If you can believe your eyes and ears (outdoor_miner), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:37 (nine years ago) link

So, I guess my question is, are there people anywhere that take it seriously? Besides Wenner?

was answering this question

Mr. Que, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:38 (nine years ago) link

you know, the question asked in the posts right above my posts?

Mr. Que, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:39 (nine years ago) link

Public Enemy's first single was such a non-starter and obscurity that I wouldn't be suprised if the Rock Hall was just considering Yo! Bum Rush The Show their recorded debut and are waiting until 2012

hacksaw jim suggban (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:40 (nine years ago) link

so i'm not exactly "shocked"

hacksaw jim suggban (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:41 (nine years ago) link

shocked at kiss not being in tbh. growing up they were little more than some scary dudes on lunchboxes but..they were on a lot of lunchboxes iirc.

f. huey gray (tremendoid), Monday, 15 March 2010 22:50 (nine years ago) link

most shocked @ kiss & coop, for sure.

ian, Monday, 15 March 2010 22:58 (nine years ago) link

i wouldn't be too shocked by kiss and alice cooper not getting in, weren't they the enemy of the whole jann wenner-ben fong torres rs mafia?

iago g., Monday, 15 March 2010 23:02 (nine years ago) link

They've set the bar so abysmally low, these are the kinds of names that get elevated to the category of "snubs." The one inclusion that clearly belongs--and I'm not even much of a fan--would be Public Enemy. I'm a huge fan of early Cheap Trick, but objectively, forget it. I guess you could make a case for Kiss and/or Alice Cooper...though I wouldn't make it myself. And if it were a British HOF, T. Rex for sure. Everything else on there, laughable.

clemenza, Monday, 15 March 2010 23:28 (nine years ago) link

isn't roxy music not in? they should be in over t-rex, although they both should be

iago g., Monday, 15 March 2010 23:31 (nine years ago) link

i bet roxy gets in before t-rex cuz of eno

Deuce Bigalow: Male Juggalo (M@tt He1ges0n), Monday, 15 March 2010 23:35 (nine years ago) link

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 15 March 2010 23:41 (nine years ago) link

The Big Bopper, wtf?

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 15 March 2010 23:45 (nine years ago) link

Rush is the correct answer. The fact that they aren't already in the Hall of Fame is a complete travesty.

Moodles, Monday, 15 March 2010 23:54 (nine years ago) link

Have you read the comments on there? Half of them are people saying Chicago should be in the HoF. Are Chicago really popular or have they all just been linked to the article from a Chicago message board?

Dick from California March 15th, 2010 7:15 pm ET

The Hall of Fame should be just that...for those with established FAME. Obscure bands/artists have no place in a Hall of Fame. Bseides, most of these obscure bands got their "brilliant/genius" tag from a single work, and had no lasting impact on the music industry. It would be like putting a football player in because he had one great game. I mean, seriously. I'll admit I'm not a hardcore music afficianado, but when I haven't even heard of a band/artist, how famous can they be? The FAME needs to be put back into the Hall of Fame.

Kevvinn B Jagielka March 15th, 2010 7:20 pm ET

Who are the stooges? Only popular bands that have sold millions of albums should be in it. Hall Of Fame should mean that acts who are FAMOUS and everyone has heard of them. Obscure trendy acts shouldn't be near the Hall Of Fame. The great American Public should decide. The problem is that Rolling Stone still wants to be all counter culture and be trendy. . Chicago should be in there! And Kiss! And Van Halen! Down with trendy liberal magazines like Rolling Stone telling good ole americans what should be in a hall of fame. Make it a public vote!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 15 March 2010 23:55 (nine years ago) link

Did alex write this?

J. March 15th, 2010 7:30 pm ET

They should induct Slayer and force Joni Mitchell to do the induction speech. "Ladies and Gentlemen, the next honor of induction goes to a band that wrote lovelorn ditties that explored the condition of the human heart. Songs such as "Angel Of Death", "Necrophobic", and a song I feel would have felt right at home in my album, Court and Spark...."Mandatory Suicide", have lifted the spirit of a whole generation. "
"Ladies and Gentlemen.....SLAYER.
*terrified silence*

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 15 March 2010 23:55 (nine years ago) link

The Moody Blues! Their first single ("Go Now") is from '65, so they've obviously been eligible for years. And they're great!

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:27 (nine years ago) link

well, the moody's first single is a classic, no doubt. after that... doddddggggyyyyy.

zingzing, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:34 (nine years ago) link

I luvs 'em. Days of Future Passed... To Our Children's Children's Children... Hilarious poety, too! Even "Your Wildest Dreams" was decent.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:37 (nine years ago) link

i'm voting for them because it's a hall of FAME

This is silly even when ppl arent talkin bout baseball

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:38 (nine years ago) link

Chicago should be in there! And Kiss! And Van Halen! Down with trendy liberal magazines like Rolling Stone telling good ole americans what should be in a hall of fame. Make it a public vote!

Do people really think like that?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:40 (nine years ago) link

the city of cleveland

― tylerw, Monday, March 15, 2010 6:32 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

We really don't take it all that seriously tbh except for the tourist $$$. Speaking for the whole city.

El Poopo Loco (Pancakes Hackman), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:47 (nine years ago) link

ALICE COOPER

First and Last and Safeways ™ (jjjusten), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:50 (nine years ago) link

They should induct Slayer and force Joni Mitchell to do the induction speech. "Ladies and Gentlemen, the next honor of induction goes to a band that wrote lovelorn ditties that explored the condition of the human heart. Songs such as "Angel Of Death", "Necrophobic", and a song I feel would have felt right at home in my album, Court and Spark...."Mandatory Suicide", have lifted the spirit of a whole generation. "

Seriously: I would send a donation to the HOF if Joni did this.

The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:58 (nine years ago) link

Do people really think like that?
― pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, March 15, 2010 5:40 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

Yeah, it's funny reading Rolling Stone being referred to as a trendy magazine. When your publisher stopped listening to music back in 1974, I believe you cease being trendy.

musicfanatic, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 01:56 (nine years ago) link

Who has say in HOF voting other than Wenner? I thought I remember reading Ahmet Ertegun was a voter too, but ya, probably not anymore.

musicfanatic, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 01:58 (nine years ago) link

Dick from California March 15th, 2010 7:15 pm ET

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 02:05 (nine years ago) link

Which Dick from California wrote it?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 02:07 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, it's funny reading Rolling Stone being referred to as a trendy magazine. When your publisher stopped listening to music back in 1974, I believe you cease being trendy.

I suppose if you stopped listening to music in 1969 you might think Rolling Stone Magazine was trendy

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 02:09 (nine years ago) link

Mick March 15th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Chicago – horn crap
Hall and Oates – fudge packers
Moody Blues – overrated trash
Peter Frampton-only relevant in Humble Pie
Bon Jovi -blow dryers
Public Enemy- escaped slaves
Delaney and Bonnie and Friends- doobie burnouts
Flying Burrito Brothers – ass gas
Badfinger -lets all commit suicide!
Stephen Stills- huh? wheres my coke spoon?
Harry Nilsson -dead lame depressing slug
Herman's Hermits-Peter Noone-infomercial guru with bad English teeth man.
Bread-the biggest pussies on planet Earth
The Marshal Tucker Band – they're cowboys dumb-ass
Boston- one note wonders
Karen Carpenter-eat a sandwich will ya?
The Cowsills-inbred goobers
ABBA-euro trash in jump suits
Kansas/Journey/Foreigner/Styx/ REO Speedwagon – all the same band right?
Neil Diamond- grandma music
Cat Stevens-terrorist
Gary Glitter -homosexual pedophile (see Michael Jackson)
New York Dolls-one great album cover and nuthin else
Doctor Hook & The Medicine Show-Wenner bought it.
Andy Gibb /Maurice Gibb – 2 down 2 to go.
How come no one has mentioned Rush?
Leon Redbone -Zappas alter-ego without the talent
Joan Jett -slut
Doobie Brothers- pick a genre!
Toto – karaoke rubbish
Three Dog Night-great vocals ,crappy songs
Meatloaf- wishes he picked a cooler name. Fat.
Sammy Hagar -Drive 55 off a freakin cliff lame-o
Jimmy Buffet -hello?? Rock & Roll
Boz Scaggs – once a good bluesman-sold out to the disco scene.
The Guess Who -guess what? They stink. aka Rare Earth-interchangeable crap.
Poco-LameO
Little Feat-less talent
Tori Amos -somebody shoot that guy who wrote that.

^ could be a poll

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 02:11 (nine years ago) link

Out of the list at the top, I'd say the two that should get in first are Alice Cooper and T-Rex for their music and the music they influenced. Kiss makes sense for a Hall of Fame, but Alice pretty much did it first you know. Marc Bolan also didn't get a second shot, as he died as he was just coming around for him to maybe have another shot, but the guy was gold.

earlnash, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 02:48 (nine years ago) link

suddenly i feel very young.

meisenfek, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 03:11 (nine years ago) link

clemenza is actually Alice Cooper

― smoking cigarette shades? it doesn't even make any sense. (HI DERE), Wednesday, March 17, 2010 11:56 AM (2 days ago) Bookmark

And he's outgrown himself. Larvae style.

dad a, Friday, 19 March 2010 14:55 (nine years ago) link

clemenza is either rick moody or gorge?

snorgfaced germans (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 19 March 2010 16:16 (nine years ago) link

As much fun as it is being the center of speculation, don't waste your curiosity--finding out who I am would elicit a resounding "Who?" It's between the brothers, Kay--xhuxk and I go way back, and we were just sparring a little.

clemenza, Friday, 19 March 2010 16:20 (nine years ago) link

I've figured it out - or at least I've found a writer mentioned on this thread who likes baseball and Neil Young.

o. nate, Friday, 19 March 2010 16:22 (nine years ago) link

loved the ice storm btw : )

snorgfaced germans (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 19 March 2010 16:22 (nine years ago) link

Come over here, kid, learn something. You never know, you might have to explain why you don't like Alice Cooper to 20 guys someday.

Pete Scholtes, Friday, 19 March 2010 17:19 (nine years ago) link

did you ever listen to rush pete????

snorgfaced germans (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 19 March 2010 17:20 (nine years ago) link

Pete: :)!

clemenza, Friday, 19 March 2010 17:23 (nine years ago) link

You can't hurry Rush.

Pete Scholtes, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:12 (nine years ago) link

Kraftwerk

peepee, Saturday, 20 March 2010 04:23 (nine years ago) link

hmmmm voted Heart here altho Moody Blues is pretty shocking as well

sleeve, Saturday, 20 March 2010 04:30 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 21 March 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 22 March 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

PE fans really fulla shit if they really voted for "most shocking" here

iggy figgy pudding pop (some dude), Monday, 22 March 2010 00:35 (nine years ago) link

I find it strange that 20 people would vote PE when it was already established that they're not eligible yet, so it's the least shocking exclusion by default.

Im pretty sure they will get in eventually.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 22 March 2010 00:44 (nine years ago) link

Just so I can endear myself to a whole new group of people, let me say that if it ever comes down to a choice between Alice Cooper or the Cure, give me Alice Cooper a thousand times over.

clemenza, Monday, 22 March 2010 00:47 (nine years ago) link

Bill will be along to high five you shortly

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 22 March 2010 00:54 (nine years ago) link

Moody Blues 1

Hello me.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 22 March 2010 02:19 (nine years ago) link

I find it strange that 20 people would vote PE when it was already established that they're not eligible yet, so it's the least shocking exclusion by default.

Im pretty sure they will get in eventually.

― pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 22 March 2010 00:44 (8 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

When I voted, I did not know that.

OK, switch to "the Zombies" then,.

Mark G, Monday, 22 March 2010 09:41 (nine years ago) link

I find it strange that 20 people would vote PE when it was already established that they're not eligible yet, so it's the least shocking exclusion by default.

Maybe they thought it read "Most Shocklee" exclusion.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 23 March 2010 11:22 (nine years ago) link

who knew Chicago were so popular round here

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:53 (nine years ago) link


Bon Jovi 6
KISS 6

Wait til Alex In NYC sees that.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:53 (nine years ago) link

xpost - popularity 'round here is a non-issue! I can take or leave Chicago, but I'm surprised that 120 million records sold wasn't enough to get 'em inducted. And presumably the other four voters felt the same.

Half lies and gorilla dust (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 17:45 (nine years ago) link

I didnt vote for them, but I kind of like early Chicago.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 23 March 2010 17:58 (nine years ago) link

i have only the faintest idea of what Chicago even sound like ... are the early records secretly good?

tylerw, Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:00 (nine years ago) link

The early records are a lot more interesting than their 80s ballads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soLIZ4W0rZw&feature=related

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:02 (nine years ago) link

the 80s ballads are all I know. or rather, one 80s ballad -- "look away, baaaaaby, look away!" love that. that is Chicago, isn't it?

tylerw, Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:04 (nine years ago) link

I remember them having a hit of some sorts with a ballad here in the UK in the early 80s because they had a song on Hits 3 or 4 or something. I cant remember what song it was. But I'd be surprised if they sold many records here.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:05 (nine years ago) link

This was their big comeback single (lolling so hard at Rutger Hauer Peter Cetera here, plz let Alex in NYC see this)

actually everything about this video is hilarious and pretty much encapsulates the 80s

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:09 (nine years ago) link

Dubious distinction of Chicago being the first band I ever saw live. St Paul Civic Center 1983. I didn't even like them then-- think i was just excited about the idea of seeing a big rock show.

A comedian was the opener (what a grand tradition that was...)

Deez Teatz (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:21 (nine years ago) link

ahh dan, i think that's the song i was trying to remember the name of! Prob their only song that gets played on oldies radio here. Usually played before or after you win again by the bee gees.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:27 (nine years ago) link

oh lol I had the chronology all backwards, this was actually the comeback single:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh9cNYlmXEY

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:30 (nine years ago) link

Don't know that one at all. I expect it may have been a minor hit here and missed my 9 year old ears

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:36 (nine years ago) link

UK #4 in 1982 according to Wikipedia

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:38 (nine years ago) link

i was too busy listening to madness

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:41 (nine years ago) link

speaking of minor hits, lol I had forgotten this song existed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyZ4w_OyZx4

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:41 (nine years ago) link

P. Cetera lost a certain edge to his voice once he finally had that bowel movement...

Deez Teatz (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 19:25 (nine years ago) link

This was their big comeback single (lolling so hard at Rutger Hauer Peter Cetera here, plz let Alex in NYC see this)

Yes, the Bauhaus t-shirt has been well documented and outraged over already.

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 20:53 (nine years ago) link

aw

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 20:56 (nine years ago) link

I find it strange that 20 people would vote PE when it was already established that they're not eligible yet, so it's the least shocking exclusion by default.

Maybe they thought it read "Most Shocklee" exclusion.

― President Keyes, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:22 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

actual lols

what's pooping ahn (some dude), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 20:57 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

Mea culpa. Halfway through the school year, I started playing music over the P.A. system during morning entry. Our staff has a typical age range of late-20s through to early-50s (I'm close to one end of that spectrum), so I'd mix things up, from the new Cypress Hill single to the Spice Girls to Andy Williams' "Can't Get Used to Losing You." (Loud guitars generally no, although I did play "Good Times Bad Times" one morning.) Anyway, yesterday I got to satisfy a lifelong dream: as the kids filed in, "School's Out" blared. So I'm here to say that Alice Cooper needs to go into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame immediately.

clemenza, Thursday, 1 July 2010 13:03 (nine years ago) link

haha! what was the reaction from the kids?

NI, Thursday, 1 July 2010 19:50 (nine years ago) link

Oddly enough, all 500 of them started chanting "Hall-of-Fame! Hall-of-Fame!" in unison...I spotted at least a couple who obviously knew the song already, which was nice.

clemenza, Thursday, 1 July 2010 20:38 (nine years ago) link

four years pass...

http://www.cleveland.com/music/index.ssf/2014/08/rock_and_roll_hall_of_fame_to_2.html

Get him out of there. You need the room for the Police and Rush and Britney Spears.

clemenza, Sunday, 3 August 2014 02:53 (five years ago) link

the rock and roll hall of fame

write 500 words of song (sleepingbag), Sunday, 3 August 2014 04:50 (five years ago) link

Pathetically pleased that all four of my inductions predicted upthread came to pass. (I also correctly predicted the top six Oscars in both '83 and '84)

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Sunday, 3 August 2014 05:08 (five years ago) link

lol alan freed

jaymc, Sunday, 3 August 2014 06:12 (five years ago) link

like he is definitely a huge part of the rock n roll hall of fame for anyone who cares more than an iota about the rock n roll hall of fame. but that group of people really isn't that big. and i say that as someone who cares more than iota!

jaymc, Sunday, 3 August 2014 06:13 (five years ago) link

I've always had a soft spot for Freed, based on American Hot Wax and on a couple of LPs I bought years ago, where he provides intros to a bunch of great doo-wop songs. (They were put out by Roulette, I think towards the end when he was having a hard time.)

http://www.shugarecords.com/images/products/thumb/1b4ce305-51bd-432f-9538-e57b314dbf17-0.jpg

He strikes me a really heroic figure, brought down by the IRS, but really because he played black artists at a time when no one would. I should read a biography, though--I'm sure the story isn't quite that simple.

clemenza, Sunday, 3 August 2014 14:15 (five years ago) link


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