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RIP: Ginger Baker

The world of Rock and Roll suffered a huge loss today as the legendary drummer, Ginger Baker, passed away at the age of 80.  He had been battling heart issues for years. Considered by many to be one of rock music’s early star drummers, Baker was born in South London, and while much of his skills were self-taught, he did practice under British Jazz star, Phil Seamen.  He would get his first taste of fame when he was a member of the Graham Bond Organisation, a British Jazz/R&B group.  It was there where he would first collaborate with Jack Bruce, the bass player…
Now we get into the second group of bands eligible for the Rock Hall, artists that have a sliver of a shot of getting in. Remember, this list is not how much I like these bands (or Supergrass would be much higher) but rather how likely I think they are to get in the Hall.And as always, if I ranked your favorite band too low, it is entirely personal. You know what you did. Paul Oakenfold Hometown:Mile End, London, EnglandDate started:1980Eligible Based on:Debut Recording The Goa Mix (1994)Top Selling Record:Bunkka (2002)Top Hits:Faster Kill Pussycat (#4 Dance Charts, 2006) Underrated Track: Ready, Steady, Go…
The International Boxing Hall of Fame has announced their ballot for the Class of 2020.  It is a particularly loaded ballot, as the Hall has reduced their wait time to three years. The full ballot of the Modern Candidates was not released, but they did announce the 12 new eligible former boxers who have been named to the ballot: They are: Jorge Arce:  64-8-2-1 49 KO, Mexico.  Former WBO-NABO, WBO, WBC, Lineal Light Flyweight, WBC, WBO Super Flyweight and WBO Bantamweight Champion. Timothy Bradley Jr.:  33-2-1-1 13 KO, U.S.A.  Former WBC, WBO Light Welterweight and WBO Welterweight Champion. Vuyani Bungu:  39-5, 19 KO, South Africa.  Former IBF…
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s incoming chairman, John Sykes, has stated that he intends to see the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony live on HBO. This came from an interview that Sykes did with the L.A. Times.  In the piece, he also said that he was looking for the Rock Hall to have more a presence in Los Angeles, and he also promised to connect more with young people. Sykes was a former executive at MTV and VH1 and he will officially take over on January 1 from Jann Wenner.  We hope that this comes to…
Milestones are a huge part of what people talk about in terms of athletic Halls of Fame.  As such, it is major news that yesterday Frank Gore, went over 15,000 career rushing yards, in the Buffalo Bills loss to the New England Patriots. This makes Gore the fourth player behind Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders to hit that mark.   Gore has been discussed as a Pro Football Hall of Fame possibility for years but that is a buzz that continues to rise as he defies the odds by continuing to produce at one of the most physically demanding positions…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive. As such, it is news to us that the Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they will be creating their own franchise Hall of Fame in 2020. It was also announced their Steve Blass will be part of the Pirates’ inaugural Hall of Fame Class. Blass played ten seasons for Pittsburgh where the Pitcher posted a record of 103-76…
As part of the celebration of the National Football League’s 100thAnniversary, 20 members will be named to the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class. In addition to the five Modern-Era Inductees, a special “Blue Ribbon Panel” will name 10 Seniors, 3 Contributors and 2 Coaches for the Centennial Class. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has now announced the 25 people who comprise the Blue Ribbon Panel.  This is a collection of people who are regular followers of Canton are familiar with. They are: As of this time, we do not know when the panel will meet or when they…
The 2019-20 NBA Season will tip off next month and unlike in years past, there is no consensus pick to win the Championship.   Star upon star has switched team leading to an unprecedented amount of uncertainty on the top of the NBA’s food chain.  As you can imagine, this has led to wide speculation as to who could possibly emerge as the 2020 NBA Champions and pundits like us here at Notinhalloffame.com and Sports Booking sites like Sports Interaction. But before you take the step and join this operator, you have to remember that you always need to read reviews.…
After being dormant since 2012, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame has announced their newest Class.  They will be officially inducted on November 1, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The new class consists of: 1998 Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team:  This was the first time that Women’s Hockey was featured in the Olympics and the U.S. defeated the favored Canadian team in the Gold Medal Game. Candace Cable (Paralympics): Cable would become the first person to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.  She has won 12 medals, eight of which were Gold. Lisa Leslie (Women’s Basketball): Leslie is arguably the best women’s basketball player…
So begins my annual sojourn through all of the bands first eligible for the Rock Hall for the coming year. Usually, this is a list of 30, sometimes 40 at the outside. But 1994, the year that all of these bands had their first major release was a banner year for music. As a result there were nearly 90 bands that I considered before making this countdown. Ultimately, I thought 50 was the appropriate number for this year (and hopefully this year only). To show you how hard the cuts were, here is a partial list of some of the bands…