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Bonita Friml

Bette Midler may have been a great singer, but her co-workers considered a great pain in the ass on the set of “Jinxed”. She played a lounge singer which did allow her to show her singing skills, though it was a film that was largely ignored; much like most lounge singers are.
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Boyz 12

When Steve Smith and his friends (Snot, Barry & Toshi) formed a Boy Band named Boy Jam they were signed and merged with Boy Bomb and Boyz with Mouthz to form Boyz 12. Their sexual entendre song, Girl, You Need a Shot of B12 did sound like something that would have been produced by a Boy Band producer in the real world. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: American Dad (2012) Actors: Scott Grimes (Steve Smith) Curtis Armstrong (Snot) The Fictitious Band: Steve Snot Barry Toshi Georgie T.J. Parker Victor Abraham Boris Abraham H. Constantine Songs you might remember: Girl,…
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Boyz Unlimited

We wish that they showed this in North America rather than make us work to find it, but Boyz Unlimited, the six episode comedy from England, was spectacular satire of the music industry and worth a look. Funny, as we are doing this nomination process, we can’t help but be amazed at the high amount of Boy Bands on this ballot, but if you feel the need to vote for one, this is not a bad choice. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: Boyz Unlimited (1999) Actors: James Corden (Gareth Jones) Adam Sinclair (Jason Jordan) Lee Williams (Scott Le Tissier)…
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Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman

From Malibu’s Most Wanted, we have a comedy about a wannabe white rapper (Jamie Kennedy) whose obsession with African American culture causes him to be an embarrassment for his politician father. So what do you do when you in this situation? You try to scare him “white” of course! We did get to watch the aspiring rapper stink up in a Rap battle; in a performance that we have to think only Kennedy could give.   We aren’t sure what that really means here. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003) Actor: Jamie Kennedy Songs you might remember: We…
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Breaking Glass

An underappreciated British film, Breaking Glass depicts the rise and fall of Kate, an aggressive Singer/Songwriter who is determined to do whatever it takes to make it to the top. Although the film, had a decent run in England, it failed to gain any traction in North America, though we will say that this entry probably deserves a look more than half of the others on this ballot. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Breaking Glass (1980) Actors: Hazel O’Connor (Kate) Mark Wingett (Tony) Gary Tibbs (Dave) Jonathan Pryce (Dave) Peter Hugo Daily (Ken) Songs you might remember: Big Brother Why…
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Brian Griffin

We have seen Brian Griffin, the contrarian alcoholic dog sing a few times on Family Guy, but on a specific episode of Family Guy he tried to take it to a new level by pairing up with Frank Sinatra Jr. (and of course with some help from Stewie) and he formed a new Rat Pack of sorts. This was not the funniest of Family Guy episodes, though it taught us that Brian Griffin: Las Vegas Lounge Singer makes perfect sense, especially when we heard him sing a few other times in the series. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: Family…
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Brian Slade

Somewhat based on David Bowie (though he apparently hated the movie) we had the story of Glam Rock star, Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) from the movie, Velvet Goldmine. Slade is struggling with the trappings of fame, and snaps to the point where he fakes his own death on stage. Unfortunately for Slade, the faux suicide was viewed as a publicity stunt gone wrong. Musically, the film is very good, and it is a great snapshot of the Glam period, though without a mass audience, we just don’t see this entry going very far. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Velvet Goldmine…
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Brutha Fez

From the strange yet effective David Cronenberg film, Cosmopolis, the funeral of the lead character’s favorite rapper, Brutha Fez set everything in motion. Played by the innovative Somalian-Canadian Rap Star, K’Naan, we did not hear as much of him as we would have liked, but the way this film was constructed, we do understand why; though there far more other things in this film we didn’t understand. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Cosmopolis (2012) Actor: K’Naan Songs you might remember: Mecca Why you should vote for him: Musically, what was seen was decent. Why you should not vote for him:…
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Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers

A film that crossed multiple genres, Buckaroo Banzai (as it is commonly known) featured a hero who was the ultimate Renaissance man. Of his many skills, “Rock Star” was one, and his multi-talented associates were his backup band. Music was part of the film, but that was not necessarily what was remembered the most in this quirky cult film. The Bullet Points: Movies Appeared: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) Actors: Peter Weller (Buckaroo Banzai) Clancy Brown (Rawhide) Pepe Serna (Reno Nevada) Lewis Smith (Perfect Tommy) Jeff Goldblum (Dr. Sidney Zweibel) Billy Vera (Pinky Carruthers) Songs…
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Bud Eagle

Seriously, this was drive in camp at its best. In “Wild Guitar” we had Bud Eagle who arrived in Hollywood with his pompadour, a guitar and attitude, looking for a break in the music industry. With illogical plots and cheesy dialogue, that is what happens, but sometimes a film is so corny you can’t help but watch, and that is what we have here. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Wild Guitar (1962) Actor: Arch Hall Jr. Songs you might remember: Vickie Why you should vote for him: This is B-Movie best. Why you should not vote for him: B-Movie best…
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Burned Beyond Recognition

Another entry we admit we had no real business putting on the ballot, Burned Beyond Recognition was never seen, nor heard but were the focus of a Married With Children episode where the two sibling Bud and Kelly waited in line to purchase tickets for. We know this about the group; that they were a Heavy Metal band who urinate on their audience members. As true with this show, the Bundy children fail to get a ticket (the person in front of them got the last one) and their parents (Al & Peg) go to the concert after winning them…
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C. C. Bloom

From the sapfest 1988 film, Beaches, we have Bette Midler as C.C. Bloom, an aspiring actress and singer who eventually made it big. The film spans decades, so we do see her rise, but realistically, this film is about her relationship with her best friend (played by Barbara Hershey), and Midler’s singing career is far secondary to that. Still, this generated one of the biggest hits ever in “Wind Beneath My Wings”, and that alone could propel this to a possible induction. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Beaches (1988) Actor: Bette Midler Songs you might remember: Wind Beneath My Wings…
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Caesare

A forgotten 1980 film, The Idolmaker follows a busboy’s rise to stardom (Pater Gallagher) under the guidance of a man who wrote the songs, taught him the moves and controlled every facet of his life. It was not exactly a great film, but Gallagher showed how he played the “perfect male” years before anyone really knew who he was. Admittedly, it is a bit of nostalgia that put him on this ballot.   The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: The Idolmaker (1980) Actor: Peter Gallagher Songs you might remember: None Why you should vote for him: Beyond being a Peter Gallagher fan,…
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Caitlin Davies

For our money, one of the most underrated hotties of the 1980’s was Sheena Easton. She looked innocent, but could appear slutty, had a sexy Scottish accent and had an amazing singing voice. On Miami Vice, Easton married Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and rather than go into the nonsensical plot, we will state that we loved her role as Caitlin Davies, the successful Pop Singer with a tragic ending. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: Miami Vice (1987-88) Actor: Sheena Easton Songs you might remember: None Why you should vote for her: We maintain that we made our case for…
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Caleb Bryant

Whether or not the world forgets about Chris Brown and his attack on Rihanna (and they won’t), the Law & Order universe cashed in with “Caleb Bryant” whose alliteration to the R&B superstar was not an accident. The difference in this NBC show is that Rihanna knockoff was beaten to death, but SVU was never known to do anything half assed. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2013) Actor: Eugene Jones III Songs you might remember: None Why you should vote for him: Only if you think Chris Brown was right. Why you should…
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California Dreams

We are a little shaky with the details on this one. We admittedly watched Saved by the Bell, but we never watched an entire episode of its musically inspired doppelganger, California Dreams. We do know that is lasted five years showing that somebody watched but as far as we can tell it did not generate any significant music that anyone seems to remember. We bet the Zack Attack gets more votes than this!   The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: California Dreams (1992-96) Actors: Brent Gore (Matt Garrison, Guitar) Kelly Packard (Tiffani Smith, Bass) William James Jones (Tony Wicks, Drummer) Heidi…
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Cancer Boy

A controversial character from the Kids in the Hall film, Brain Candy, Cancer Boy was just what he sounded like: a young boy with Cancer. Played by Bruce McCullough, the character straddled the line between parody and poor taste and apparently caused Paramount (who was distributing the film) to not get behind the film. Cancer Boy may have been memorable, but was it for the right reason? The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Brain Candy (1996) Actor: Bruce McCullough Songs you might remember: Whistle When You’re Low Why you should vote for him: Chances are you never forgot the character. Why…
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Candy Slice and the Slicers

Her inability to find the right movie role and her premature death rendered Gilda Radner one of the most underrated talents of her day. On Saturday Night Live, Radner gave us a Patti Smith parody, where she played Candy Slice. It was as brilliant as anything else she had ever done, and she took the character to her own live comedy album in 1979. Much like Smith herself, this is almost a cult character among early SNL fans. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: Saturday Night Live (1978-79) Actor: Gilda Radner Songs you might remember: If You Look Close Gimme…
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Captain Bart and the Tequila Mockingbirds

In a fun look at a possible future for the Simpsons children, we see Lisa as the President of the United States, with older brother Bart as the lead of a Jimmy Buffett cover band; though they never actually directly covered Buffet to avoid paying the Margaritaville legend any royalties, so they played “Wastin’ Once More Again in Daiquiritaville”. They didn’t go far, which is surprising considering the immortal Ralph Wiggum was on tambourine.
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Captain Cloud and the Rainbow Telegraph

From the early 80’s cult film, “Get Crazy” we have a series of bands who played at the fictitious Saturn Theatre (modeled after the famous Filmore East) for their 15th New Year’s Eve Show. The first act to appear in the movie was Captain Cloud, played by Howard Kaylan of the Turtles. As you might have guessed from his name, the good Captain was still immersed in the late 60’s hippie culture, but as he was a personal favorite of the Saturn’s promoter, Max Wolfe, he was a part of the show and was allowed to ring in the New…
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Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters

This is about as meta as it gets. From “That Thing You Do!” we have a fictional band (The Wonders) that played a fictional band in an early 1960’s surf movie. It fits our bill twofold, but shouldn’t the Wonders get in first? The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: That Thing You Do (1996) Actors:Tom Everett Scott (Guy “Shades” Patterson, Drums)Johnathon Schaech (James “Jimmy” Mattingly II, Guitar and Lead Vocals)Steve Zahn (Leonard “Lenny” Haise, Guitar and Backing Vocals)Ethan Embry (T.B. Player, Bass and Backing Vocals)Larry Antonino (Scott “Wolfman” Pell, Guitar) Songs you might remember:None Why you should vote for them:This might…
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Casey Lynch

A goddess of rock in the world of Guitar Hero, hard rocking female star, Casey Lynch is as tough as she is sexy. If Guitar Hero generates a possible inductee could it be her? The Bullet Points: Video Game Appeared: Guitar Hero Actor:N/A Songs you might remember:None Why you should vote for her:This character was “played” more than most of the fictional rock stars have been watched on screen. Why you should not vote for him:Have we reached the stage where we want to induct video game characters?
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Cassandra Eldrich

Before Demi Moore’s career explodes, she was the female lead in the John Cusack vehicle where she was granted a couple of songs in the flick. Although Moore’s character is a Rock singer here, this was only a secondary part of the film and not exactly relevant to the plot line. Still, with her speaking voice (which we know, wasn’t her singing voice), how can we not include her? Damn, she has one sexy voice! The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: One Crazy Summer (1986) Actor: Demi Moore Songs you might remember: Don’t Look Back Why you should vote for her:…
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CB4

Chris Rock may never be able to carry a film, but many remember his first foray as the lead in CB4, where he led a rap group with a made up Gangsta past. The film may not have been a huge hit, but it is still remembered in the Hip Hop community and as Rock’s profile rises, this film is getting a better look. It would not surprise us to see this group receive a lot of support for the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: CB4 (1994)   Actors: Chris Rock (M.C. Gusto) Allen…
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Celeste

A Britney Spears knock off with a four episode arc in the HBO show, Six Feet Under, Celeste’s most memorable moments did not come from her singing, but from her seduction of her gay bodyguard, who she fired for sleeping with her. We wonder if that happened with the real Britney Spears? The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: Six Feet Under (2004) Actor: Michelle Trachtenberg Songs you might remember: U Could Be (So Good For Me) Why you should vote for her: This is the only chance (should this be worth it) to vote for anything from a really solid…
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