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September 19th, 2004

R&R Hall Of Fame @ 04:31 am

manic_artist:
I'm currently feelin: tired tired

U2 is officially on the nominees' list.
(Sorry if this is redundant).

The Nominees

~*Laura*~



EDIT: The Induction Process

Leaders in the music industry joined together in 1983 to establish the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. One of the Foundation’s many functions is to recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of rock and roll by inducting them into the Hall of Fame.

Performers -</b> Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artist’s contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll.

The Foundation’s nominating committee, composed of rock and roll historians, selects nominees each year in the Performer category. Ballots are then sent to an international voting body of about 1,000 rock experts. Those performers who receive the highest number of votes, and more than 50 percent of the vote, are inducted. The Foundation generally inducts five to seven performers each year.

Non-Performers - Songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, record executives, journalists and other industry professionals who have had a major influence on the development of rock and roll.

Early Influences - Artists whose music predated rock and roll but had an impact on the evolution of rock and roll and inspired rock’s leading artists. (The special selection committee elects the inductees in the Non-performer and Early Influences categories).

Side Men -This category was introduced in 2000. It honors those musicians who have spent their career out of the spotlight, performing as backup musicians for major artists on recording sessions and in concert. Though they often play a key role in the creation of memorable music, the public rarely knows them by name. A separate committee, composed primarily of producers, selects the inductees in this category.

This all can be found on the R&R Hall Of Fame Site.
 
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From:axver
Date:September 19th, 2004 02:14 am (UTC)
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Well, considering the competition, I think U2 will make it in easily.

And uh, what's the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame doing nominating a rap artist?
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From:hew_
Date:September 19th, 2004 07:38 am (UTC)
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O_o That's depressing....

But I think U2 will kick his arse :P
From:manic_artist
Date:September 19th, 2004 09:48 am (UTC)
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It probably has something to do with the influence of rock and roll on hip hop and rap; I think the genres are intertwined but I can't remember where they hold a common ground (I recall learning about this in my Survey of the Arts class back in high school).

~*Laura*~
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From:axver
Date:September 19th, 2004 11:19 pm (UTC)
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Hmm ... maybe they do have common ground, but personally, I don't see how rock and roll and rap are even remotely related. For a start, rock and roll is music; rap is not.
From:loopaygirl
Date:September 20th, 2004 02:27 am (UTC)
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umm... wow...
From:loopaygirl
Date:September 19th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
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umm in that case why would they nominate r&b and motown acts...


geez... :|
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From:axver
Date:September 19th, 2004 11:20 pm (UTC)
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What does this all say about the quality of rock and roll? That's what I want to know.
From:loopaygirl
Date:September 20th, 2004 02:27 am (UTC)
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*shakes head*
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From:_serendipity
Date:September 19th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
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doesn't more than one person/group get inducted each year?
I kind of expected more people to be on the ballot....

anyone know the specifics of how these things work?


...not that i'm concerned. clearly our boys are a shoe-in ;-)
From:manic_artist
Date:September 19th, 2004 09:51 am (UTC)
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I posted them for you :)

Other nominees: Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Randy Newman, the O’Jays, Buddy Guy, Wanda Jackson, The Pretenders, Percy Sledge, the J. Geils Band, Conway Twitty.


~*Laura*~
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From:_serendipity
Date:September 19th, 2004 10:13 am (UTC)
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thanks - i just thought since a bunch seem to be inducted each year, there would be even more nominees -- thanks for the added info about the process
:)
From:loopaygirl
Date:September 19th, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
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YAY! If Randy Newman gets in and U2 don't I would barf all over that place. :O** But I don't think anyone would be THAT stupid. :|

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