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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for their "Class of 2018" induction. Here's the official list:

-Bon Jovi (2nd nomination)
-Kate Bush (1st nomination)
-The Cars (3rd nomination)
-Depeche Mode (2nd nomination)
-Dire Straits (1st nomination)
-Eurythmics (1st nomination)
-The J. Geils Band (5th nomination)
-Judas Priest (1st nomination)
-LL Cool J (4th nomination)
-MC5 (3rd nomination)
-The Meters (4th nomination)
-The Moody Blues (1st nomination)
-Radiohead (1st nomination)
-Rage Against the Machine (1st nomination)
-Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (2nd nomination)
-Nina Simone (1st nomination)
-Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1st nomination)
-Link Wray (2nd nomination)
-The Zombies (3rd nomination)

Who would you nominate? Cast your vote at the following link:

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I've got three: The Cars, Dire Straits, and The Moody Blues. After that, it's some tough choices. grin

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

I can't BELIEVE Link Wray isn't in there. Should have happened years ago:

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https://youtu.be/BuAD_sQUgpw

https://youtu.be/7nttuP6_OBE

https://youtu.be/8qcQ5yx9O_A

https://youtu.be/m1oSAYNOh2w

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

Darn!
You beat me to it!
Link Wray of course.

I had a girlfriend who would always put on Nights in White Satin. To get me in the mood. Like I needed it. evil grin

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 7:46 a.m. PST

Well, this is very good news for the simple fact that Glenn Hughes and the rest of Deep Purple, along with other rock groups have made it very clear…now that they are part of the voting membership they are going to support ROCK groups instead of the likes of James Taylor et al and it seems to be panning out!

As most of you know, I had been screaming for years for DP to be inducted, NOW it is time to get the Moody Blues in there…they are on the top of my list, followed by Dire Straits and then the Cars!

Personal logo Cyrus the Great Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 7:54 a.m. PST

Kate Bush
Depeche Mode
Eurythmics
Moody Blues
The Zombies (way overdue)

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

1. Moody Blues
2. Dire Straits
3. Link Wray
4. The Zombies

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

I went ahead and voted on the fan page and then looked at totals as of today.

1. Bon Jove
2. Dire Straits
3. Moody Blues
last place Link Wray, this is probably due to most of the voters never having heard of him or his music.

So we need to pump-up the vote for Link to improve his chances.

Dave
wargamingminiatures.com

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

I went ahead and voted on the fan page and then looked at totals as of today.

1. Bon Jove
2. Dire Straits
3. Moody Blues
last place Link Wray, this is probably due to most of the voters never having heard of him or his music.

So we need to pump-up the vote for Link to improve his chances.

Dave
wargamingminiatures.com

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

Forgot "Commanche":

https://youtu.be/MBKFv_6CGD4

Link Wray was 3/4 Shawnee,so:

https://youtu.be/cdAccGl7nkE

He also did a cool cover of the Shadows' "Apache":

https://youtu.be/zjBSXqQoe5o

And speaking of covers:

https://youtu.be/OYCjSmYPjkQ

Yeah. He went there.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

Jimmy Page listening to Link Wray.
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genew49 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 1:57 p.m. PST

I'm with the Link Wray for HOF crowd.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 3:25 p.m. PST

Kate Bush isn't in the rock and roll hall of fame already ?

That's just crazy

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chuck05 Fezian06 Oct 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

Id nominate Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and Ronnie James Dio

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

Some on the list are quite a way from rock, or roll for that matter.

Sister Rosetta ? yeah – great performer, big influence on the folk scene, great blues singer, but rock ? By what definition rock?

Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

Why, by Donna Summer's definition… inducted in 2013.

If the Queen of Disco can get voted in before all these others, she must of course be, "more influential to Rock."

It is apparent ANYONE can get in, "Rock," or not.

Old Wolfman11 Oct 2017 6:48 a.m. PST

All the way with Link Wray.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2017 6:15 a.m. PST

It is apparent ANYONE can get in, "Rock," or not.

Clearly true.

What makes it worse is that it's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now, we can quibble about who was the last great in Rock and Roll (it's Buddy Holly, obviously), but – as a genre – Rock and Roll ceased to be really vital around 1964 when The Beatles stopped covering Little Richard and went for albums of all their own stuff.

Ok – there are later revivalists like Sha Na Na – but Rock and Roll is so over.

Rock continues, sporadically vibrant and relevant.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 5:47 p.m. PST

Rock continues, sporadically vibrant and relevant.

Yep, and real Rock doesn't give a rat's ass about any Hall of Fame!

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