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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:36 am 
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The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 are in, and the list includes

Radiohead,
Rage Against The Machine,
Bon Jovi,
Depeche Mode,
Judas Priest,
Kate Bush,
the Cars,
Dire Straits,
Eurythmics,
J. Geils Band,
LL Cool J,
MC5,
the Meters,
the Moody Blues,
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan,
Nina Simone,
Sister Rosetta Tharpe,
Link Wray
the Zombies.

The top vote-getters will be announced in December and inducted on April 14th at a ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. HBO will broadcast the ceremony later in the year.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rock-hall-of-fame-radiohead-rage-bon-jovi-lead-nominees-w507052

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1. Who decides who the nominations are?
2. And who votes?
3. Who the heck is Sister Rosetta Tharpe
4. How can this be a legitimate R&R HoF if the Moody Blues is still not in but the Beastie Boys are? Did they bet on the Grammies or something?

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BackInTex wrote:
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3. Who the heck is Sister Rosetta Tharpe

From Wikipedia: "...an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. A pioneer of mid-20th-century music, she attained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic accompaniment that was a precursor of rock and roll. She was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as 'the original soul sister' and 'the godmother of rock and roll.'"

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4. How can this be a legitimate R&R HoF if the Moody Blues is still not in but the Beastie Boys are? Did they bet on the Grammies or something?

They've been nominated before, perhaps this time they'll get in.

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Oh for..........

RUFUS??? RUFUS??????
LLCool J?
Bon Jovi?


Still no Tull. Doobies. Todd Rundgren. Guess Who. And so on. Oh, why bother? I list the same snubs every year. I DEFY anyone....ANYONE.....To make a convincing case that Rufus deserves to get in before the above mentioned artists (and about 500 more) They had ONE FREAKING HIT and it was written by Stevie Wonder. It was a good record, but hardly groundbreaking. If they get in, there should be a special wing for them, Percy Sledge, and a few other dubious inductees called the WTF? wing.

All I can think of is that it's a response to criticism that there aren't enough women in the Hall. If so, I can think of a number of women who could more appropriately fit that bill. We'll start with Carly Simon and work from there.

At least the Moodys got nominated. But at this slooooooooooooow rate, the glaring omissions list won't be rectified until 3017.

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Here are some interesting opinions listing some acts (most of which I agree) that are being screwed over:

http://www.culturesonar.com/rock-hall-snubs/

http://www.culturesonar.com/female-snub ... l-of-fame/

http://www.culturesonar.com/fans-top-te ... ame-snubs/

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T_Bone0806 wrote:
Oh for..........

LLCool J?


Along with the Kennedy Center Award...

There sure are a lot of NCIS LA fans out there.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:39 am 
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BackInTex wrote:
Questions

1. Who decides who the nominations are?
2. And who votes?
3. Who the heck is Sister Rosetta Tharpe
4. How can this be a legitimate R&R HoF if the Moody Blues is still not in but the Beastie Boys are? Did they bet on the Grammies or something?


3. Sister Rosetta. Our parish, St. Malachy's, is up the street from the 11th and Master referenced in the story. We see Sister Rosetta's plaque quite often.

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainm ... 71005.html

4. Why aren't the Moody Blues in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a topic of discussion around our house several times a year.


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