Friday, January 05, 2007

Rock and Roll Never Forgets

The 2007 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year is a good cross section of music over the last forty years. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, R.E.M., The Ronettes, Patti Smith and Van Halen are all wonderful choices. The artists who wound up getting left off the list this year were Chic, Dave Clark Five, The Stooges and Joe Tex. Maybe next year for one, if not all of them.

Looking at this list makes me wonder if bands like KISS or artists like Dionne Warwick will ever wind up inductees at some point. I have a dumb, but simple idea: Why not a Pop Music Hall of Fame, with singers, bands and songwriters of the Billboard 40 era all given a chance to get honored. So finally, The Monkees would be able to stand on the same level as The Beatles.

It's a thought...

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