2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

8 years 7 months ago #520 by Committee Chairman
Damn! Perfect for what will be called "The Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

Another one, voted only by the people here. I think it will help drive some traffic here too. From what i can tell, it hasn't been done yet.

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8 years 7 months ago #525 by Dr Clayton Forrester
My sister would kill me if I didn't mention Jem and the Holograms.

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8 years 6 months ago #550 by Darryl Tahirali

Fun Fact: My father-in-law worked on the Blues Brothers. He was one of the guys driving the trains back and forth outside the window of their apartment.


Interesting. He had an "elevated" position, huh?

The Blues Brothers helped me to learn the address for Wrigley Field. When, in Elwood's apartment, Jake asks Elwood how they can get the band back together after the police have his address, Elwood replies that he lied on the license renewal and listed his address as "1060 West Addison." Jake frowns for a moment, then replies, "1060 West Addison? That's Wrigley Field."

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8 years 6 months ago #551 by Committee Chairman
I would say that 5 percent of my personal philosophy i learned from Jake and Elwood,

The other 95 being the teachings of Obi-Wan and Yoda.

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8 years 6 months ago #556 by Dr Clayton Forrester
Not to get too far off topic but by mentioning Obi-Wan and Yoda, their themes popped into my mind. Then I thought of John Williams. Then I thought, it's too bad there isn't a Hall of Fame for him. Or at least not a notable one. If there's a genre of music I know, it's film scores.

I also just remembered he doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Maybe this site should do a "Not on the Hollywood Walk of Fame" list. :p

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8 years 6 months ago #557 by Committee Chairman
I looked at that once, and i found that one of the rwquirements is that you actually have to pay for it:

There are other hoops to go through, and that might explain why some very large stars don't have one, where some minor ones do......

I found this link that might be interesting for it.

newsfeed.time.com/2013/07/16/how-to-get-...lywood-walk-of-fame/

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8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #559 by Dr Clayton Forrester
I actually knew about the $30,000 but didn't realize the star had to write a letter saying they really really wanted it. Guess it makes sense though.

That said, Humphrey Bogart has a star and he died before the creation of the Walk of Fame. So I guess they make exceptions for dead people. Unless his family wrote the letter. :p


But Steve Spielberg has a star. He should be a bit more pro-active for Williams. hehe

Though no George Lucas. Hmm

Wiki List of Walk of Famers



EDIT: I made a thread in the suggestions area for further discussion.



Back on topic, I might amend my picks to include the Zombies. Based on the British factor.

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8 years 6 months ago #564 by Darryl Tahirali
My understanding is that anyone can nominate a candidate, but that candidate has to confirm agreement with the nomination. Also, the $30,000 can be paid by anyone willing to spring for it and not necessarily by the candidate. This would explain how Chuck Berry got his star--I can't see him sticking a crowbar in his wallet for 30 grand for a star in the ground.

Keeping with rock and roll, to my knowledge, the Kinks are the only artists ever to write a song about the Hollywood Walk of Fame: "Celluloid Heroes."

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8 years 6 months ago #569 by Committee Chairman
Maybe we should work on getting a star for ourselves!

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8 years 5 months ago #617 by Dr Clayton Forrester
So the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees should be announced this week.

Just for future reference, this is what the current online poll from their website looks like.


The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 1.75% (23,467 votes)

Chic 1.33% (17,856 votes)

Deep Purple 11.91% (159,413 votes)

Peter Gabriel 7.97% (106,610 votes)

Hall and Oates 8.12% (108,628 votes)

KISS 17% (227,487 votes)

LL Cool J 1.94% (25,938 votes)

The Meters 1.24% (16,658 votes)

Nirvana 15.88% (212,586 votes)

N.W.A. 2.99% (40,038 votes)

The Replacements 2.29% (30,690 votes)

Linda Ronstadt 6.11% (81,742 votes)

Cat Stevens 5.38% (71,954 votes)

Link Wray 1.33% (17,747 votes)

YES 10.83% (144,910 votes)

The Zombies 4% (52,737 votes)

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