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Rock and Roll Hall inductees

September 24, 2009 - Steve Murch
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 12 nominees for the class of 2010 and just like every year, the list is pretty diverse. Every year when I see the list I wonder how some of the die-hards what would be categorized at classic rock think. The reason for that is the people who are the most hardcore don't even realize that the term rock 'n roll was coined for most modern music at that time.

This year's nominess are ABBA, Darlene Love, Donna Summer, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, KISS, Laura Nyro, LL Cool J, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chantels, The Hollies, and The Stooges. Five of the 12 will get in. You can already hear the die-hards complaining about ABBA, Donna Summer and LL Cool J, and not knowing who Laura Nyro was.

The Hall inductions are not only about record sales, but influencing music. Just for being influential, I would say The Stooges should be in, but they're music wasn't the most accessible. The rest are in for record sales and longevity, and making the call as to who makes it will could be a crap-shoot. If I'm a betting man, I say ABBA and KISS are the best bets, with LL Coll J, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, The Hollies and Darlene Love and The Stooges chasing the last three spots. Laura Nyro is a dark horse because of how many other acts recorded and charted with her music.

The inductees will be announced in January with the ceremony in March. The one thing I find odd is that the Hall of Fame is in Cleveland but the ceremony is always held in New York. I don't care what the excuse is, the ceremony should be in Cleveland as well. It would be nice to see the performers with their display at the Hall, similar to how the sports Halls do it. Besides, it's not like Cleveland is some remote Australian outpost. I'm sure all of them have played in Cleveland in the past.

If I had a vote to cast mine would be The Stooges, KISS, ABBA, Jimmy Cliff and The Hollies.

The single best song recorded by the nominees is "I Can See Clearly Now" by Jimmy Cliff:

I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright) sunshiny day. It's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright) sunshiny day.

Oh, yes I can make it now the pain is gone. All of the bad feelings have disappeared. Here is that rainbow I've been praying for. It's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright) sunshiny day.

(ooh...) Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies. Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies.

I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Here is that rainbow I've been praying for. It's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright) sunshiny day. It's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright) sunshiny day. It's going to be a bright (bright) bright (bright) sunshiny day. Yeah, hey, it's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright) sunshiny day.

 
 

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