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Why is this man not already in?
Posted by Joe on Saturday, 12.9.06 @ 12:40pm
Wasn't "Caroline, No" released as a Brian Wilson song and not as a Beach Boys song? That was released in 1966, so shouldn't he be eligible for solo induction already?
Posted by Mike on Friday, 12.15.06 @ 02:22am
"I'd like to thank Phil Spector for BOOM-BOOM-BOOM POW! BOOM-BOOM-BOOM POW! BOOM-BOOM-BOOM POW! BOOM-BOOM-BOOM POW!"
Posted by FlemishBlemish on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 17:08pm
yes he should been in before fab four paul for sure
Posted by magicman1969 on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 20:45pm
No Brian Wilson he shouldnt of been in before paul mccartney because paul had more hits and was a better singer/songwriter.
Posted by Moose on Sunday, 07.22.07 @ 19:23pm
Brian Wilson, as a creative force, should be in--except that his creative force was almost entirely as a member of the Beach Boys. Even if "Caroline, No" was recorded as a soloist, it and his other solo work are hardly worthy of entry as a performer. At least not until Ringo Starr gets in as a soloist.
Posted by Joe on Monday, 12.31.07 @ 13:00pm
Posted by Joe on Monday, 12.31.07 @ 17:50pm
Talk about innovation! Wilson should get in on his own. His accomplishments dwarf some of the others who are in more than once (cough, Paul Simon, cough).
Posted by c.w. on Wednesday, 01.30.08 @ 08:10am
What's your beef with Paul Simon, c.w.?
Posted by Blue on Thursday, 01.31.08 @ 00:16am
"God Only Knows" why Brian Wilson is not in the RNR Hall of Fame. Why is he only eligible starting in 2013?
Posted by Prof D on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 14:33pm
Gee Brian is a great writter..One of the best in the 60 and 70's... YES to BRIAN
Posted by mrxwz on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 21:25pm
Gee Brian is not in... and Spector and Bono are ...????
Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 09.11.08 @ 12:54pm
Brian Wilson is just as much 'in' as Bono, xyz, both as members of their band. When they inducted the Beach Boys in '88, they also inducted Brian for his work for that group. That same year, he released his first solo album (it's not very likely they will consider that one song he released back in '66 ast the start of his solo career). When they want to celebrate the influence, innovation and impact of his solo work, they will do that 25 or more years after the year his solo career started. So it will take at least five years before Brian Wilson will be inducted again.
Posted by The_Claw on Thursday, 09.11.08 @ 14:52pm
As much as I love The Beach Boys and would consider them in my Top 5 of all time, I'm going to vote 'No'. Brian Wilson solo? unremarkable. SMiLE and 'Caroline, No' are all fine and everything, but everything truly honorable was done with The BBs. I love how he rereleased 'Good Vibrations' half a dozen times though.
Posted by Paul Kagebein on Thursday, 02.5.09 @ 11:24am
He should be in
Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 08.17.09 @ 20:39pm
I find it funny strange that on this Forum Dale is the King of surf and Coven or Steve Perry to name a few have x 10's as many votes..lol
Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 09.3.09 @ 23:44pm
In as a member of the Beach Boys... and really all he should have. Not as a solo artist. The recordings of his solo career simply don't merit it.
Posted by Philip on Friday, 09.4.09 @ 22:27pm
n as a member of the Beach Boys... and really all he should have. Not as a solo artist. The recordings of his solo career simply don't merit it.
Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.6.09 @ 01:39am
A lot of musicians produce their own stuff and for other artists. If you start inducting musicians separately for their success as producers or as Side-Men for the times they appeared on other artists' records, you're just gonna end up inducting the same people year after year, just in different categories, which is part of the problem with trying to get Carole King in as a Performer, who imo, deserves that honor more than Brian Wilson, since her Brill Building days and her days as a recording star are very separate, distinct careers, "It Might As Well Rain Until September" notwithstanding.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 09.6.09 @ 02:15am
Special congratualtions go out to Brian Wilson, who has the awesome task of somehow getting into the mind of Geogre Gershwin and doing the man justice. I read Wilson is being allowed to work on two unfinished Gershwin numbers, which will be released later on (probably 2010, I assume). Wilson is one of the few people out there who should have a crack at this. This is one of the rare cases where it can only end on an up-note.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 18:04pm
Cheesie...Saturday night in Denver;
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 19:09pm
We have 4 seasons here...June, July, August,...and WINTER!!!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 19:17pm
No problem, Gitar - We've played in plenty of cold weather ourselves. Admittedly, it is not always in baseball season, but these gents know about how cold a Philly winter can be as well.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 19:21pm
Question - just now I went to post. Your own posting ended at 19:09 pm.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 19:27pm
The Arizona series in mid-September was rainy and chillier that usual for that early.
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 19:31pm
Dionne Warwick has 84 teeth!!!!!?????
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 19:36pm
He should get it with an apology for being several years late. No Brian, no Pet Sounds, Sgt Pepper, even summers might have been less sunny.
Posted by steve on Saturday, 12.26.09 @ 15:11pm
Posted by Tim on Saturday, 01.16.10 @ 01:15am
Are you kidding? He is the composer/producer of the 20th century. No one can touch Brian Wilson at his best. THe RR Hall of Fame is an insulting joke.
Posted by Wayne HUNT on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 07:12am
Dionne Warwick has 84 teeth!!!!!?????
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 10.10.11 @ 12:38pm
Come to think of it, I doubt "vampire teeth" is the politically correct term.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 10.10.11 @ 12:39pm
Speaking of surf music...Brian is the one that really put it on the map.He took it to a new level...
Posted by Happy on Thursday, 05.3.12 @ 18:24pm
Posted by benthebeach on Monday, 05.28.12 @ 21:33pm
Watching a show of him and other artists and wonder why this genius isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame already.
Posted by RandyM on Tuesday, 04.14.15 @ 19:26pm
Brian Wilson should be inducted separately from the Beach Boys either as a producer or some other category. Pet Sounds is essentially a solo album and he should get credit for that achievement.
Posted by William Tell on Tuesday, 02.23.16 @ 10:03am
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