Skip to comments.Neil Diamond Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Posted on 12/15/2010 7:30:08 AM PST by MissTed
He's coming to America ... today!
(Because that's where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is.)
Yes Neil Diamond, who had been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for several years but never got a nomination, is in.
"I thought about it occasionally, but I kind of figured they'd get around to me at some point," he said in a phone interview.
That point came on Tuesday, as the 2011 class for the Cleveland hall was revealed. Diamond, whose hits include "Sweet Caroline," made the list, along with the Alice Cooper Band, New Orleans musician Dr. John, Darlene Love and singer-songwriter Tom Waits.
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Piano man Leon Russell was honored with a musical excellence award, previously the sideman category. Executives Jac Holzman and Art Rupe were given the Ahmet Ertegun Awards.
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Neil Diamond?????? R U Kidding? Where is KISS or Judas Priest? Neil Diamond is NOT rock & roll, EZ listening yes, rock NO!!!
Its about time he was inducted into the Rock and roll hall of fame.
What took them so long?
I love me some Neil Diamond too. One of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.
As for Doctor John, Amen!
Is Van the man (morrisson) in?
STOP! (You’re killin’ me!)
Rip! Snort! Guffaw! Chickle! ..... HaHaHaHaHa!!!!!
What? heh-heh What? - you’re serious? hem ...heh-heh
Neil Diamond before he became a parody of himself, was an excellent songwriter in the 60s, he should be in.
I like music, all kinds of music, especially R&R but I would avoid the rock&roll hall of fame like the plague.
Oh my me too!! I remember my mother putting on the album Hot August Night and I was hooked. My favorite though is Sweet Caroline.
Van has been for about ten years or so. He did not perform, at his induction, I think it was Green Day that performed in his place as Van was a big influence on their lead singer.
It’s actually a pretty cool place.
alice cooper was way overdue to be inducted....
Niel Diamond + Rock & Roll???
What’s next, Run DMC into the country music hall of fame?
Whenevr the awful reality of todays conditions hits me hard, I pull out my “Last Waltz” CD and chill with wine and a good meal. Every time I watch it I still cannot figure what Neil Diamond is doing there?
I personally am a big fan of Tom Waits, who writes some great songs (Ol '55, Downtown Train, San Diego Serenade, Heart of Saturday Night and my favorite: Cold, Cold, Ground) But I still have a hard time thinking of him in the Pop-Rock-HOF.
Is there a list of people who should be in the HOF but are not? I believe there are a lot of big names who just haven't made it.
That one and “Holly Holy”. His older music is great!
And once more, the Ten Fingers of Doom, TruNorth BloodBrother #1, the Motor City Madman, TED HUGENT....was skipped over.
To blazes with the RRHOF. Bastards.
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