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About Chicago, Roy wrote:
  First, a Chicago politician named Barack Obama is elected the first black President of the United States of America in 2008. Then, in 2010, the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks win their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history, but their first Stanley Cup since 1961, the year of Barack Obama's birth. Dustin Byfuglien becomes the first African-American hockey player in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup (Note: Black goaltenders Grant Fuhr and Eldon Reddick won the Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers, but they were Canadians). Then in 2013 the Chicago Blackhawks win their fifth Stanley Cup in franchise history and their second during the Barack Obama presidency. Three more black hockey players win the Stanley Cup: Ray Emery, Jamal Mayers, and Johnny Oduya. Obama and Oduya both have five letters and they both begin with the letter O and end with the letter a. Obama and Oduya both have Kenyan ancestry. Then in 2015 the Chicago Blackhawks win their sixth Stanley Cup in franchise history and their third during the Barack Obama presidency. Johnny Oduya becomes the second black hockey player in NHL history behind Grant Fuhr to win more than one Stanley Cup championship. Then, what do you know, Chicago, the band, is finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, during the Barack Obama presidency. Also, "Chicago" had seven letters and seven members until a game of rumored Russian Roulette. Then there were six, just like the six letters in "Barack", who is an "ally" of Russia. Keeping one's nuclear rivals close can be seen as a six-lettered gamble itself, and gambling was born of the Chicago mob scene. Seven Blackhawks on the ice would have been too many. Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago in 1947, the same year that Chicago's trombone player James Pankow was born. Hillary Clinton is married to Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States of America. Bill Clinton's favorite band is Chicago, and Bill Clinton is a saxophone player like Chicago's Walter Parazaider. Bernie Sanders graduated from the University of Chicago in 1964. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both ran for president of the United States of America in 2016. The Chicago Cubs won Major League Baseball's World Series in 2016, during the Barack Obama presidency. It was their third championship in franchise history, but their first since 1908.
Friday, 02.23.18 @ 10:44am
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About The Crystals, Roy wrote:
  RIP Barbara Alston
Friday, 02.23.18 @ 10:05am
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About the 2018 Inductees, Ben wrote:
  Nicky Joe,

I also see you have Whitney Houston. I am NOT a fan but again a worthy act based on Fame and influence. I am personally into other R&b acts much more. I think Tina Turner could b picked next year instead of Whitney. Tina is a legend that goes back further and has worked with soo many known musicians. But Whitney H could be nominated by 2021 easily.

The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are all likely for sure. Now how did they miss on Soundgarden last year. They weren't even nominated. I am not a 90s expert but Chris Cornell died last year. And they were still ignored.
Friday, 02.23.18 @ 10:00am
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About the 2018 Inductees, Ben wrote:
  Nicky Joe,

Your list is pretty good and accurate. Janet Jackson and the Spinners are 2 of my African American choices for 2019. This is in contrast to someone else that has had a bunch of posts. The poor Spinners have been snubbed several timesm Although I am. a fan of a lot of Classic Rock it is important to include R&b acts as well. I dig a bunch of R&b. The Pixies and Sonic Youth are worthy choices. I will consider them for my more final list. I dont know Sonic Youth much at all. But in the same way that Crosby, Stills and Nash and Traffic were key influences in their time so too I suppose Sonic Youth are influences in their time. I have several friends who like them.
Friday, 02.23.18 @ 07:36am
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About Rock Hall Projected, Darren wrote:
  Anthrax - Undeniably one of the biggest metal snubs in the project. With Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer already inducted, it seems like it should only be a matter of time before we complete the Mt. Rushmore of 80's speed metal.

Korn - The best nu-metal band of all-time with a run of great songs and albums that should earn them strong consideration.

White Zombie / Rob Zombie - Critical acclaim plus brilliant, distinct metal styles. A worthy heir to the legacy of Alice Cooper.

Bad Religion - Punk pioneers with great staying power, but a lack of cross-over hits.

Social Distortion - Same deal as Bad Religion, but a little bit better and with more airplay success.

Gang Of Four - One of the more prominent punk / new wave bands that have yet to be inducted.

Richard Hell And The Voidoids - "Blank Generation" ranks among the best punk song of all-time. Hell was a tremendous influence on the early days of punk.

Metal:

Deftones - One of the greatest metal bands of the 21st century, a time that's been rather bleak for the genre.

Marilyn Manson - A permanently controversial figure, but an artist that was capable of absolute brilliance (Particularly on "Mechanical Animals" and "The Pale Emperor", as well as several tracks on "Antichrist Superstar" and a series of brilliant covers). It's unlikely that he'll ever be able to overcome his highly-polarizing persona.

Mastodon - One of the few consistently great metal artists of the past 15 years.

Queensryche - Straddling the line between prog, classic rock and metal, Queensryche is one of the most accomplished metal bands of the modern era.

The Cult - Not sure why they weren't included on this list, but an excellent cross-over band that fits in well with New Wave and metal genres alike. Worth considering for "She Sells Sanctuary", "Fire Woman" and "Rain" alone.

Ministry - A band that's very much evolved over it's history, from the early goth sound through various metal styles in the last 20 years.


Punk:

Against Me! - Maybe my favorite punk band of the past 15 years, singing agit-prop anarchist songs with catchy hooks.

At The Drive-In - An alternative rock tragedy if ever there was one, ATDI broke up just as they broke through, missing their chance to fill the void left by Rage Against The Machine.

Dead Boys - Highly influential artist from the early days of punk.

Minor Threat - A great candidate on their own (would have been better with Fugazi), one of the most influential bands from the 80's punk scene.

Minutemen - Another great 80's punk band that deserves consideration.

Rancid - Second only to Green Day in the pop-punk scene in the 90s. Very underappreciated.

Rise Against / The Thermals - Two more of my favorite contemporary punk bands. Rise Against for their political anthems and The Thermals for their vicious, straight-forward style that hides in their pop hooks and sing-along choruses.

Suicidal Tendencies - Another influential 80's punk band, most known for their big hit, "Institutionalized".

Wire - Hugely influential band, but little cross-over success.
Friday, 02.23.18 @ 02:35am
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About Rock Hall Projected, Darren wrote:
  Classic Rock:

Billy Idol - Of all the artists eligible this year, Billy Idol will probably be my top campaigning priority. Given the extensive work that we've done inducting New Wave and early Punk artists, it seems shocking that we haven't inducted one of the genre's most significant and successful artists (I maintain that his music is inaccurately slotted under Classic Rock).

From the earliest days of the British punk scene with Generation X through his run as one of the biggest MTV stars of the 80s, Idol has created a catalog that rivals any of his peers and (imo) exceeds that of several Punk / New Wave artists that have already been inducted into this project.

Key tracks include:

"Ready Steady Go"
"Dancing With Myself"
"Mony Mony"
"Hot In The City"
"White Wedding"
"Rebel Yell"
"Eyes Without A Face"
"Flesh For Fantasy"
"Cradle Of Love"


Iggy Pop - I would place Iggy's solo work a slight notch below his work with the Stooges, but I would also place the Stooges among the highest ranks of punk rock history. As a solo artist, Iggy produced "Lust For Life", "The Passenger", his cover of "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" and his original version of "China Girl" produced while collaborating with David Bowie during his Berlin period. Recently retired, Iggy Pop spent more than 40 years releasing great music after the Stooges broke up and should be honored as a solo artist.



I would also (eventually) support:

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - A decent # of hits, but lacking a distinct style / sound.

Blue Oyster Cult - A distinct style / sound and a huge influence on contemporary metal artists.

Boston - A hugely influential studio band great mainly for their production perfectionism (this cuts both ways, imo, creating a pristine, but inorganic sound) and catchy songs. No sustainability, unfortunately, as their greatest hits CD should consist of their debut album and, if I'm being generous, three songs from the rest of their career.

Dio - Should be listed under Metal... If a joint nomination with Rainbow were possible, Dio's induction would be much more likely, but as it stands, he's more of a huge influence than a huge artist in his own right.

Don Henley / Phil Collins / Stevie Nicks / Sting - Successful artists with lengthy solo careers after leaving successful bands.

Foreigner - A lot of great songs and one of the more significant stadium rock bands of the late 70s / 80s. We could do worse.

Grand Funk / Grand Funk Railroad - See also, Bachman-Turner Overdrive

The J. Geils Band - A more distinct band than others than I've mentioned, J. Geils enjoyed success as a touring band in the 70s and as an MTV staple in the 80s, releasing a string of hits along the way.

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - If we had included joint nominations in the past, Joan Jett's career as a solo artist and with the Blackhearts would have fit in perfectly with the Runaways. Individually, I'm not sure any of the three are accomplished enough to be worthy.

Joe Cocker - The rare cover artist who finds ways to improve on the original artist's work, Cocker's career is worthy of consideration.

Poison - We haven't shied away from inducting hair metal artists in the past, as Poison certainly has the hits and track record to merit consideration.

Supertramp - Supertramp had one of the most distinct sounds and styles of the classic rock artists under consideration, making them stand out in a crowded pack.

Sweet / Slade - Glam rock is under-represented in the actual hall of fame, if not so much in our hall of fame, and Sweet and Slade stand out as worthy selections should we choose to honor the sub-genre.
Friday, 02.23.18 @ 02:04am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2KHr1tsPR0

*****The DRAMATICS*****

*****HITS MEDLEY*****
Thursday, 02.22.18 @ 04:16am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2KHr1tsPR0

*****The DRAMATICS*****

*****HITS MEDLEY*****
Thursday, 02.22.18 @ 04:16am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RioGZZPRNXA

*******THE DRAMATICS*******

****"IN THE RAIN"****

A Million-plus Selling Top Ten smash !!!
Thursday, 02.22.18 @ 04:12am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8krq5V1C03I

****The Dynamic DRAMATICS****

"Whatcha See is Whatcha Get "

A 1972 MILLION-SELLING TOP 10 HIT
Thursday, 02.22.18 @ 04:07am
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About the 2018 Inductees, Nicky Joe wrote:
  richie

A: Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Outkast, The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, The Doobie Brothers, Bad Company, Jethro Tull, Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson, Pixies, The Spinners, Sonic Youth, Patsy Cline, Kraftwerk and Soundgarden

B: Judas Priest

C: Probably Judas Priest, maybe Radiohead

D: Judas Priest, Bad Company, Def Leppard and Jethro Tull

E: Judas Priest, Bad Company, Def Leppard, Jethro Tull and Radiohead (Janet Jackson if six). Yeah I think it's going to be a very white male year next time.

F: I tell you what, I'll do a list of 24 artists I think stand solid chances of induction .
Bad Company
Carole King
Def Leppard
Depeche Mode
Eminem
Janet Jackson
Jay-Z
Jethro Tull
Judas Priest
LL Cool J
The Marvelettes
MC5
Motörhead
Nine Inch Nails
The Notorious B.I.G.
Outkast
Patsy Cline
Pixies
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Sonic Youth
Soundgarden
Whitney Houston
Thursday, 02.22.18 @ 04:05am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTsPPb2PGHw

*********The DRAMATICS*********

"GET UP AND GET DOWN"

Thursday, 02.22.18 @ 04:02am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQU-F_9Z8lY

********THE DRAMATICS**********

On the TV One series ''UNSUNG"
Thursday, 02.22.18 @ 03:55am
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About The Dramatics, Bill G. wrote:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQU-F_9Z8lY

********THE DRAMATICS**********

On the TV One series ''UNSUNG"
Thursday, 02.22.18 @ 03:55am
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About the 2018 Inductees, richie wrote:
  Nicky Joe,

I'm going to ask you some questions:

a)I know it's really early but who do you see getting nominated and thus being the nominees for the 2019 class?

b)after Rush, Kiss, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Chicago, Journey, and Bon Jovi who do you think will be the next fan vote winner for 2019?

c)out of the nominees who didn't get in this year who do you think have the best chances at induction next year?

d)with Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Yes, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, and The Moody Blues all going in the last 3 years which populist Classic Rock acts/bands do you think will be nominated next year?

e)I know it's really early but who do you see being next year's induction class?

f)which acts do you see being inducted in the next five years (2019 2020 2021 2022 and 2023)?
Thursday, 02.22.18 @ 00:31am
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About the 2018 Inductees, Philip wrote:
  Zuzu:

1. The DC5 scandal centered around votes that were either postmarked or simply arrived a day or two after the deadline that would have put them ahead, supposedly by six votes. While it was about transparency, it wasn't about acts not being deserving.

2. If you haven't seen African-Americans complaining, you just haven't been paying attention. Bill G. doesn't come around as often as he used to, and I've never actually asked him, but I believe he's hinted that he's African-American, and he's VERY adamant and outraged at the omission of African-American acts.


Shrek,

Zuzu isn't outraged about REO Speedwagon not being in the Hall; she's outraged that the Hall isn't Chicago-centric. To her, all roads lead to Chicago. Now, in all fairness, she also wants more deserving women in the Hall, and wants to see the country side of the equation get a little more fair representation. And those are valid points, imo. But by and large, it's Chicago that matters. If you weren't big in Chicago, during the 60's and 70's, you don't matter.


DarinRG,

I know, right? Not just "really out of touch," but effing detached from reality.
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 23:58pm
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About Neil Sedaka, Drrock wrote:
  Past Due....
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 22:36pm
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About Carole King, Drrock wrote:
  Way Past Due! If anyone is deserving . She is the one..No explanation needed.
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 22:31pm
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About The Fixx, Scotty Mac wrote:
  They are one of my favorite '80s bands, mainly on the strength of "Saved By Zero" and "One Thing Leads To Another" Very underrated songwriters. But I'm 56, so I'll probably be dead when they finally get around to nominating them.
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 22:16pm
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About The Doobie Brothers, Scotty Mac wrote:
  With the current 'classic rock' wave the Hall is following right now, they'll probably make it in the next couple of years. They're on a par with Journey or Steve Miller Band.
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 22:07pm
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About Jethro Tull, Scotty Mac wrote:
  Do I even need to say anything? Get em in!
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 22:05pm
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About Todd Rundgren, Scotty Mac wrote:
  With the Moody Blues and Yes finally in , Todd and Jethro Tull remain the most glaring snubs. Rundgren is versatile, has an expressive voice, proficient at many instruments, and has absolute command of the studio. But he's always done whatever he wanted, didn't care that much about either 'hits' or critical acclaim, but when he wanted to make hits he could. He knocked off "I Saw The Light" in about five minutes and described in the liner notes of "Something/Anything" as his attempt at writing a three minute radio hit. Not to mention his sound was somewhat responsible for that of Hall & Oates, who are in the Hall.
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 21:44pm
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About The Carpenters, Scotty Mac wrote:
  I was originally in that category of "I like the Carpenters but they're not rock" category until I heard their first album "Offering". It was not quite the same as their later style. Richard and lyricist John Bettis wrote all but a couple songs, and two of the covers were of The Beatles and Neil Young. They didn't really focus exclusively on Karen's voice and were more of a harmony group. The sound was a combination of overdubbed Mamas and Papas style harmonies and jazzy, almost prog rock arrangements. And Karen actually played drums on every track, so this album had a lot more of rock's DIY ethos than later releases. And, from the hit portion of their career, the songs "Good-Bye To Love" and "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft" qualify as rock songs even if nothing else does. No, they're not really rock, but they're not traditional pop either. They're somewhere in between, the same in between as acts who have been inducted into the hall, such as James Taylor, Neil Diamond, The Bee Gees, Madonna, etc. And if the Hall is going to continue to use such an expanded definition of Rock 'N' Roll, why not?
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 21:28pm
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About the 2018 Inductees, DarinRG wrote:
  "I really would like to know what the people complaining about the low numbers of African Americans think is a fair percentage. African Americans are 15% of the population and this is what I see happening now. That would be 3 years with one African American inductee with every 4th year skipped." -Zuzu

This reads kind of like you sat down at the keyboard and asked yourself, "How can I take the absurd idea behind my silly ass population based argument against British acts and make it really out of touch and repugnant?"
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 21:04pm
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About the 2018 Inductees, Paul in KY wrote:
  All of society's ills can be traced to Janet Jackson.

The truth is out there, sheeple!!!
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 15:37pm
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About the 2018 Inductees, Shrek wrote:
  Zuzu

If you aren't seeing the criticism about classes dominated exclusively by "white guys playing guitars" it is because you have chosen to avoid or ignore such articles. They are numerous.

And while 15% of America is African-American, the impact of black culture (and other minority cultures for that matter) on American music of all genres far surpasses that representative sample.

And yes, I pay close attention to criticisms and analysis of the HOF, both from people that actually have a vote as well as the wider array of people who do not have a vote, but care about the results; especially if such commentators seem to have done the necessary homework to have formed actual informed opinions (and it helps as well if they have internal consistency and integrity in their complaints - rather than the many I see who complain about the biases of the nominating committee and then show that they simply want to replace those biases with their own biases). I think all of us on this community board do tend to pay this sort of attention; which is what leads to these discussions. We use that info, as well as paying close attention to the actual trends of the nominating committee and the patterns of the main voters in response to those nominations. The two groups at this point are certainly in very different mind sets about the direction of the HOF.

Your biggest most vocal gripe obviously is with the fact that REO Speedwagon is not in the HOF; so you come here and attack all of us for that snub. But, honestly it would violate my attempt at impartial analysis for me to predict that REO will be inducted in to the Hall Of Fame. Because, I pay attention to the trends of the nominating committee. And nothing I have seen in any way indicates that that group as currently constructed is likely to nominate REO Speedwagon in any near future year. And if they don't get nominated, they can't get inducted.

You can rage at us if you want; but it's not going to do you much good. You would be much better off studying the approach of the fans of Yes or The Moody Blues, or your apparent hated enemy Janet Jackson; those are groups that have succeeded in making a big public spectacle (in a positive way) in support of their favorite artists. It has helped those artists in getting placement on the snub lists of major music websites; and in some cases (such as Yes) it seems to have done the job of finally getting that act nominated and inducted.

Right now, other than yourself, I don't see the big fan groundswell of support for REO. Where is your promotional website for inducting REO? Where is your Facebook site?

Let's put it this way, I would put REO Speedwagon's chances at getting inducted in the the HOF much higher than I would the chances of Dennis Wilson; and yet, right now the fans of Dennis Wilson has a far superior marketing campaign in support of their candidate than you do for yours.

If you want to see REO make it in; go out and do the work to make ite happen.

Or you can keep tilting at windmills on this discussion list; attacking the people that have no vote in either part of the process; but find it interesting to try to track and make predictions about - and occasionally voice a bit of support for our own particular favorite artists or genres.
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 14:07pm
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About the 2018 Inductees, Nicky Joe wrote:
  Zuzu

Stop posting comments, you're making yourself look even worse! Yes only 15% of the American population is Black BUT America is a country that has oppressed them violently ever since they were dragged over to America and even TODAY they suffer constant discrimination.

The problem with not having a more equal number of blacks inducted is that it reinforces the oppression they suffer and creates this black-unfriendly atmospheric.

You might this is just political correctness gone mad, I say otherwise. Now run along!
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 12:13pm
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About the 2018 Inductees, Zuzu wrote:
  With the mass public criticism the Hall has taken for classes that had no women members, or limited black inductees; the nominating committee seems to have figured out that they can up the likelihood that the class will be more diverse by using this "slot" on the nominations for more diverse choices.

Shrek,

Have you looked at what members of the voting block have been saying? They have complained about the lack of women,the lack of transparency and the nom com pushing ahead. They are also complaining about undeserving people being inducted, which is why they are calling for transparency. Remember the DC5 scandal?

I do not see much complaining about African Americans in general. I have seen some complaints about rap and hip hop - both for and against.

I really would like to know what the people complaining about the low numbers of African Americans think is a fair percentage. African Americans are 15% of the population and this is what I see happening now. That would be 3 years with one African American inductee with every 4th year skipped.
Wednesday, 02.21.18 @ 08:52am
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About Nina Simone, Roy wrote:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_(actress)

Lisa Celeste Stroud / Lisa Simone Waymon Stroud

Nina Simone's daughter will most likely be at the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony to collect her mother's trophy and give a speech.
Tuesday, 02.20.18 @ 20:11pm
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About Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Roy wrote:
  Does Sister Rosetta Tharpe have any nieces, nephews, or second cousins who will be collecting her trophy at the induction ceremony, or will this just be a plain induction like Little Walter's?
Tuesday, 02.20.18 @ 20:05pm
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About the 2018 Inductees, Ben wrote:
  Shrek,

Thats a very good point. richie wanted a Nominee list so I thought of one fast. Gordon Lightfoot came to mind. I forgot about Richie havens. There is a pretty good chance of him as a nominee. Joan Armitrading and Carole King are other possibilities. I was going to hold off on Carole King. I picked her 2 years in a row and she was snubbed as a nominee. I wont make a more final list until the Summer.
Tuesday, 02.20.18 @ 16:14pm
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About The First Edition, Zuzu wrote:
  Drummer. Mickey Jones passed away February 7.
Tuesday, 02.20.18 @ 15:27pm
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About the 2018 Inductees, Shrek wrote:
  On the singer/songwriter/folk artist front - I've noticed that in recent years, it seems like it is the subgenre in which the nominating committee tends to have the highest success rate with (as far as the nominees getting quickly in to the HOF).

The fact that they have recently leaned towards nominating women and people of color (or both in the case of Nina Simone) in that subgenre, I think is not an accidental trend.

With the mass public criticism the Hall has taken for classes that had no women members, or limited black inductees; the nominating committee seems to have figured out that they can up the likelihood that the class will be more diverse by using this "slot" on the nominations for more diverse choices.

So, that's why I've leaned away from predicting some obvious HOF worthy choices like Graham Parsons, or John Prine. Gordon Lightfoot is a consideration in that realm as well, but I think a rung or two down. He was pretty influential in his time, but seems to have largely fallen out of the consciousness of the wider popular culture.

Until the main voting block shows that it is more open to the funk, R&B, and rap candidates; I think we will continue to see the singer-songwriter category dominated by women and by singers of color. Which is why I was predicting Gil Scott-Heron this year. Others in this line of thought could include: Joan Armatrading, Richie Havens, the long awaited nomination for Carole King as a performer. Heck, even Tracy Chapman - she's been eligible for about 5 years.
Tuesday, 02.20.18 @ 15:15pm
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About Blood Sweat and Tears, Roy wrote:
  Blood, Sweat & Tears (1967-1981): 14 Years; 12 Studio Albums; 45 Band Members
Tuesday, 02.20.18 @ 15:12pm
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About the 2018 Inductees, Ben wrote:
  richie,

So you understand that I used to study the Previously considered list but after Joan Baez and Nina Simone have even been inducted I see that my theory of that is wrong. They were not previously considered. I believe that it has happened with others like Hall & Oates. I dont fully remember.

So in an effort to catch up on Folk and Jazz acts Gordon Lightfoot makes sense as the next in line. 2 years in a row I predicted Carole King and was wrong. As far as Gordon Lightfoot some key tunes are Don Quixote and Sundown. I know those well. He is certainly not a populist act but can feasibly be nominated for 2019. Enig likes to predict Carly Simon. I dont agree but it is feasible also even though she is NOT previously considered.

As far as other predictions there is the Monkees
Tuesday, 02.20.18 @ 06:39am
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About the 2018 Inductees, KXB wrote:
  Zusu-

Most people on this board agree that REO Stinkwagon has NO chance, or business making the R&RHoF. You many notice they're NOWHERE to be found in their Rock Hall Projection or Rankings projects. As for me, I'm well aware that they've existed long before Hi Infidelity (the most mediocre 10+ million-selling rock album ever, BTW), and while they've admittedly had their moments back then, their overall body of work does not hold up nearly well enough to consider them all-time greats, or to receive any accolades indicating this...


Finally, the idea that UNWORTHY 70's 'artists' are entitled to get selected before WORTHIER 80's/90's artists (not to mention 50's/60's artists) is moronic and bullheaded (aka typical Baby Boomer 'thinking'), akin to the way our a$$hat 'president' got 'elected'...
Monday, 02.19.18 @ 18:11pm
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About Deftones, andrew wrote:
  deftones deserves to be in on their music along with their influence on Linkin Park (R.I.P Chester) and Avenged Sevenfold.
Monday, 02.19.18 @ 17:47pm
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About Judas Priest, andrew wrote:
  it's abhorrent that Judas Priest wasn't even nominated until this year
Monday, 02.19.18 @ 17:26pm
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About The Dead Kennedys, andrew wrote:
  where is nazi punks f*ck off? Just saying as it's an essential song of theirs.
Monday, 02.19.18 @ 17:11pm
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About Judy Collins, Drrock wrote:
  With Leonard Cohen and Joan Baez in
I see no reason for her not to be included
Monday, 02.19.18 @ 15:25pm
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