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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011 inductees include Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper: who else ?
ew ^ | Dec 15 | Margaret Lyons

Posted on 12/15/2010 10:14:36 AM PST by JoeProBono

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will induct Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Dr. John, and Darlene Love, according to the New York Times. Jac Holzman, who founded Elektra, and Art Rupe, who founded Specialty Records, will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award, which is given to music-industry executives. Pianist Leon Russell will receive the Award for Musical Excellence. The ceremony will be held in March


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Tom Waits


1 posted on 12/15/2010 10:14:40 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Waits? Didn’t he play Renfield in Coppola’s “Dracula” back in `92?

Once again, Rush, KISS and Journey get stiffed.

Jann Wenner is a complete jerk.


2 posted on 12/15/2010 10:17:51 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: JoeProBono

What concert venue is he performing at?


3 posted on 12/15/2010 10:17:53 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response / "...and that's why the color yellow makes me sad, I think.")
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To: JoeProBono

Where’s Matilda?


4 posted on 12/15/2010 10:18:46 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: JoeProBono

Dr. Leo Marvin: Are you married?
Bob Wiley: I’m divorced.
Dr. Leo Marvin: Would you like to talk about that?
Bob Wiley: There are two types of people in this world: Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don’t. My ex-wife loves him.
Dr. Leo Marvin: [pause] I see. So, what you’re saying is that even though you are an almost-paralyzed, multiphobic personality who is in a constant state of panic, your wife did not leave you, you left her because she... liked Neil Diamond?

(What About Bob)


5 posted on 12/15/2010 10:22:49 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Tom Waits To Reissue His First Four Albums
6 posted on 12/15/2010 10:23:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Neil Diamond??? Seriously??? Have they run out of real Rock acts already?


7 posted on 12/15/2010 10:24:10 AM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: JoeProBono

Leon Russell — so much more than a pianist.


8 posted on 12/15/2010 10:24:21 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: JoeProBono
I guess Dr John was finally in the right place, at the right time.


9 posted on 12/15/2010 10:24:21 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I guess Dr John was finally in the right place, at the right time.

Well played.

10 posted on 12/15/2010 10:25:08 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: Salamander

Alice Cooper Ping.


11 posted on 12/15/2010 10:25:19 AM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: relee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrkThaBWa5c&feature=related


12 posted on 12/15/2010 10:27:08 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m so very very outraged that Barry didn’t get it. After all, you don’t need talent/experience to get recognized these days, right?


13 posted on 12/15/2010 10:28:03 AM PST by kromike
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To: McLynnan

14 posted on 12/15/2010 10:29:42 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: humblegunner

15 posted on 12/15/2010 10:32:06 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Tom Waits is in close competition with Elvis Costello for the title of "Most Overrated Musical Act in the History of Musical Acts".

I'm probably going to have to cast my vote for Waits, who I don't believe has even a single album that has cracked the top-20, maybe even the top-50.

16 posted on 12/15/2010 10:33:42 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: JoeProBono

He’s awesome. His career goes back to Woodstock days. I will date myself when I tell you I have some of his old LPs stashed away. He moves flawlessly from rock to R&B to country to pop. A big mover and shaker behind the scenes in addition to being a great performer.


17 posted on 12/15/2010 10:36:54 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: OldDeckHand
Tom Waits is in close competition with Elvis Costello for the title of "Most Overrated Musical Act in the History of Musical Acts".

At least Elvis can sing.

18 posted on 12/15/2010 10:38:36 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: McLynnan

Any reviews of his current release with Elton? I haven’t heard any but just that combo itches me to go get it.


19 posted on 12/15/2010 10:40:42 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Lazlo in PA

A good friend and fan of Shel Siverstein, too.


20 posted on 12/15/2010 10:41:23 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: OldDeckHand

“Tom Waits is in close competition with Elvis Costello for the title of “Most Overrated Musical Act in the History of Musical Acts”.”

I’m going to have to trump you on that one with Lou Reed. Never understood the fascination with him. Especially his song about homosexual encounters with cross-dressers (usually pimped as his “greatest hit”).


21 posted on 12/15/2010 10:43:19 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: JoeProBono

Well deserved for Alice Cooper. Neil Diamond also.


22 posted on 12/15/2010 10:43:19 AM PST by Steelers6
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To: JoeProBono

It was the Alice Cooper Band that was inducted and long overdue. They were the Cross Country Team at Cortez High School.


23 posted on 12/15/2010 10:45:07 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: JoeProBono

A shrine devoted, in the most part, to dead drug addicts and people who died choking on ham sandwiches, and, what’s worse, it’s in a city (Cleveland) that the entire industry will snub.


24 posted on 12/15/2010 10:45:45 AM PST by laweeks
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To: JoeProBono
Rush Pictures, Images and Photos

Those Rush costumes in the 70's were unforgivable. But Neil Diamond? Seriously? As in you tune in an Album Rock format radio station to crank up...Neil Diamond?

25 posted on 12/15/2010 10:46:18 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
"Especially his song about homosexual encounters..."

At least you know a Lou Reed song. Can you think of any Tom Waits songs? Just one?

26 posted on 12/15/2010 10:48:10 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: JoeProBono

Waits is one of those guys who writes great songs that are much better when sung by someone else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujgWbKSZswQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZySsSC5-BQ


27 posted on 12/15/2010 10:49:16 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: JoeProBono

Nighthawks at the Diner is on of my all-time favorite albums...


28 posted on 12/15/2010 10:49:49 AM PST by JohnLongIsland (time to get out of ny)
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To: Tallguy
Neil Diamond??? Seriously??? Have they run out of real Rock acts already?

Are you serious about dissin' Neil Diamond?

This guy's riffs, style, and ditties have been a major influence in Rock since the mid-60s, influencing the next 20 years. It's not even arguable.

It's a joke that's he's not already in the Rock HoF.

Why do some of you people hate folk-rock?

29 posted on 12/15/2010 10:55:11 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: 6SJ7

30 posted on 12/15/2010 10:55:41 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Ha ha. That was a good one. My wife and I took my son to see him a few months ago. He doesn’t look too great, but man, he sounded as good as ever.


31 posted on 12/15/2010 10:59:31 AM PST by hoppity
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To: JoeProBono; Mr. Mojo
Dr. John?? Pleeease. Tom Waits?? Darlene Love?? Naaah.

Alice Cooper, def. And btw - how does KISS deserve to get in before Alice Cooper??

It's criminal that Neil Diamond isn't in this bogus PC club.

FWIW, ZERO Rap ought to inducted - it's NOT "Rock" by any definition.

32 posted on 12/15/2010 11:01:31 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: JoeProBono
AC bump

I don't want to see you go,
I don't even want to be there.
I will cover up my eyes
And pray it goes away.
You've only lived a minute of your life
I must be dreaming,
Please stop screaming.

33 posted on 12/15/2010 11:02:28 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Lazlo in PA; http://www.freerepublic.com/pe
I guess Dr John was finally in the right place, at the right time.

LOL...well played indeed.

You just know some version of that line will be etched in his tombstone.

34 posted on 12/15/2010 11:03:59 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: dfwgator

#34 was supposed to be a ping to you as well. Dunno what the heck happened.


35 posted on 12/15/2010 11:05:15 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: Snickering Hound
But Neil Diamond? Seriously? As in you tune in an Album Rock format radio station to crank up...Neil Diamond?

Uhh, chyeah. Know much about the 60s and Diamond's influence?

Now tell me you're cranking up Dr. John.

36 posted on 12/15/2010 11:07:51 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: kromike

37 posted on 12/15/2010 11:08:29 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: OldDeckHand

I can think of about a million. Granted, Tom Waits isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but as a writer he’s an undisputed genius. I had the opportunity to see him live in a small venue several years ago - incredible performer.


38 posted on 12/15/2010 11:09:26 AM PST by stormer
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To: Conservative Tsunami; Snickering Hound
From Wikipedia:

Diamond spent his early career as a songwriter in the Brill Building. His first success as a songwriter came in November, 1965 with the song "Sunday and Me," performed by Jay and the Americans, which was a top 20 hit on the Billboard Charts. Greater early success as a writer followed with "I'm a Believer", "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You", "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)," and "Love to Love," recorded and released by the Monkees.

There is a popular misconception that Diamond wrote and composed these songs specifically for the made-for-TV quartet. In reality, Diamond had written and recorded these songs to release himself, but the cover versions were released before his own.[6] The unintended, but happy, consequence of this was that Diamond began to gain fame not only as a singer and performer, but also as a songwriter. "I'm a Believer" was the Popular Music Song of the Year in 1966.

Other notable artists who recorded early Neil Diamond songs were Elvis Presley, who interpreted “Sweet Caroline” as well as “And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind,” Mark Lindsay, former lead singer for Paul Revere & the Raiders, also covered "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind," the English hard rock band Deep Purple which interpreted “Kentucky Woman,” Lulu, who covered “The Boat That I Row,” and Cliff Richard, who released versions of “I’ll Come Running,” “Solitary Man,” "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon", “I Got The Feelin’ (Oh No No),” and “Just Another Guy.”

39 posted on 12/15/2010 11:11:45 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: Conservative Tsunami
Robert Goulet Pictures, Images and Photos

Expect Robert Goulet in 2012.

40 posted on 12/15/2010 11:11:48 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Steelers6
Well deserved for Alice Cooper. Neil Diamond also.

Absolutely. Frankly I'm shocked neither one hadn't already been in the HoF.

Bonnie Raitt?? The Ramones?? The Talking Heads?? Elvis Costello?? The O'Jays?? The Sex Pistols?? Run-DMC?? The Stooges?? Abba??

Oy.

41 posted on 12/15/2010 11:14:34 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: Snickering Hound
Expect Robert Goulet in 2012.

*howling laughter*

42 posted on 12/15/2010 11:16:01 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: JoeProBono

I think the fact that Vanilla Fudge isn’t in there is a crime.


43 posted on 12/15/2010 11:18:11 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Conservative Tsunami
Are you serious about dissin' Neil Diamond?

The line between Pop music and Rock music can be a bit fuzzy, but Neil Diamond is not on the Rock side of that line. Does he have 'influence'? I guess... but there are a lot of acts that I'd personally put in before him.

44 posted on 12/15/2010 11:21:52 AM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: JoeProBono

I think that suit was made from some furniture my mom had back in the early 70s. :)


45 posted on 12/15/2010 11:22:26 AM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: OldDeckHand

“Downtown Train” - but Rod Steward had more commercial success with it (earning songwriter royalties for Waits).

It’s a far sight better than anything Lou Reed ever vomited from his cranial recesses.


46 posted on 12/15/2010 11:22:46 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: OldDeckHand

“Downtown Train” - but Rod Stewart had more commercial success with it (earning songwriter royalties for Waits).

It’s a far sight better than anything Lou Reed ever vomited from his cranial recesses.


47 posted on 12/15/2010 11:22:59 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: Conservative Tsunami

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7JiMJUNWwg

And it’s criminal that Frank Bennett isn’t in it.


48 posted on 12/15/2010 11:23:08 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: dfwgator
Thanks for posting some of Diamond's resume.

The guy was an all-around music machine and major force.

What annoys me about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is its overrated criteria and points given for "edginess" and avant garde crap.

Even John Cougar-Mellencamp (ROCK in the USA) and Paul Simon (Me & Julio Down By The School Yard) copied Diamond's signature riffs.

49 posted on 12/15/2010 11:23:32 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: Conservative Tsunami

50 posted on 12/15/2010 11:26:18 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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