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Alice Cooper, Darlene Love, Neil Diamond in (Rock and Roll) Hall (of Fame)
Yahoo Music ^ | 12/15/10 | n/a

Posted on 12/15/2010 6:11:51 PM PST by DemforBush

Neil Diamond had been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for several years but never got a nomination to join music's prestigious club. But he was never really worried about it....

(Excerpt) Read more at new.music.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: music; rockandroll
Posted this as a bit of an expanded/follow-up to a previously posted article about the inductees (found here).

What I found interesting was the list of artists nominated but not inducted this year: Bon Jovi (1st time nomination), LL Cool J, the J. Geils Band, the Beastie Boys, Donna Summer and more.

Aside from the acts that have absolutely nothing to do with rock (LL Cool J? LOL!), the one that really stands out to me is the J. Geils Band. I know a lot of people only remember them for their MTV swan song days (Centerfold, Freeze Frame, etc.), but in their 70's heyday they were, IMHO one of the best blues-rock bands of all time. Magic Dick Salwitz's performance on "Whammer Jammer" alone oughta get them a nod!

1 posted on 12/15/2010 6:11:57 PM PST by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

BTW, for those who’ve never had the pleasure, here’s Magic Dick live in ‘79.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WwB4bLwbWE


2 posted on 12/15/2010 6:13:00 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: DemforBush
Way to go, Vince 'Alice Cooper' Furnier! The guy is a Republican, born-again Christian, and restaurateur. Good for him.

Props to cripplecreek for the graphics!

3 posted on 12/15/2010 6:21:30 PM PST by Viking2002 (2012 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: Viking2002

Ditto what you said about Alice Cooper! He’s also a great guy that will not hesitate to talk to anyone he meets.


4 posted on 12/15/2010 6:33:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Saw him 41/2 years ago at a 188 year old theater. My wife was 8 months pregnant and not a big fan before the show but she was after! He’s a gearhead, too!


5 posted on 12/15/2010 6:38:51 PM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: kickonly88

100 year old theater.


6 posted on 12/15/2010 6:39:37 PM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
And if the guy has one recreational addiction, it's...........golf!

Props to cripplecreek for the graphics!

7 posted on 12/15/2010 6:41:32 PM PST by Viking2002 (2012 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: Viking2002

LOL! Yup! He’s proud of his community (Phoenix) too! Does a lot down there! I’m glad to see him get this honor.


8 posted on 12/15/2010 6:46:16 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: kickonly88

He’s one of us.


9 posted on 12/15/2010 6:48:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Viking2002

lol....


10 posted on 12/15/2010 6:48:19 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: DemforBush

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame means nothing to me until
the Moody Blues get their just due.


11 posted on 12/15/2010 6:51:06 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Viking2002
and the best rock and roll show on radio five nights a week!
12 posted on 12/15/2010 6:54:20 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Yeah! I forgot about that! Thanks!

Props to cripplecreek for the graphics!

13 posted on 12/15/2010 7:10:07 PM PST by Viking2002 (2012 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: Salamander

Oh Salamander...

;-)


14 posted on 12/15/2010 7:13:16 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: NewRomeTacitus; cripplecreek; creeping death; JeffreyH; RandallFlagg; cschroe; rollo tomasi; ...

Metal Ping!


15 posted on 12/15/2010 7:15:17 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: GlockThe Vote; notatard?; Rainbow Rising; garandgal; KoRn; mitch5501; Betis70; bigheadfred; ...

Metal Ping!


16 posted on 12/15/2010 7:15:19 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Viking2002
i'm listening right now...
17 posted on 12/15/2010 7:24:52 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DemforBush
saw the JGB in 74... fantastic
18 posted on 12/15/2010 7:28:00 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Grizzled Bear

The Rock and Roll HOF is a joke of epic proportions. In: Madonna, Michael Jackson. Not in: KISS, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motorhead


19 posted on 12/15/2010 7:51:40 PM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: nonliberal

I agree; however, It’s great to see Alice Cooper get his due. Do you realize how many great Heavy Metal performers list Alice among their top influences?


20 posted on 12/15/2010 7:55:20 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: DemforBush

What is shameful that groups like Deep Purple and Rush are not in ! But yet, the freak Michael Jackson and Madonna are in and their music really sucks !


21 posted on 12/15/2010 8:16:43 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: DemforBush

I love Neil Diamond songs. I was under 10 when he was popular, but the tunes are still singable. Also, back in the day, he wrote songs that made women feel desired and valued, and sang them with a man’s voice. Who does that today?


22 posted on 12/15/2010 8:36:33 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

Saw Alice Cooper play in Pittsburgh circa 1972, the guy filled Three Rivers Stadium and the place rocked.


23 posted on 12/15/2010 8:51:56 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Grizzled Bear

I know...isn’t it great?

[and LONG overdue]


24 posted on 12/15/2010 11:38:39 PM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

All of them?

Slash credits Alice for his start as does Rob Zombie, just to name a couple.

During a KISS bio show, the narrator mentioned Alice and said something to the effect “If one guy in weird makeup is good, *four* should be even better.”.

Alice refers to them all as his “disobedient children”.

;]

I am a die-hard, nearly 4 decade fan.

[I also have two framed “forehead/armpit sweat wiped “Alice bucks” hanging on my living room wall...boy, did I ever have to fight for them]...LOL

Kudos to the man who drove a stake through the heart of the “love generation”.


25 posted on 12/15/2010 11:48:22 PM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Ciexyz

The first time I saw BOC was at the [former] Cap Center in Largo MD.
The second time was a WV roadhouse where I got to sit on Buck’s Marshall stack for the whole show.

I never saw Alice during his arena days.

As with BOC, I much prefer being up right against the stage in smaller venues.

He gets really “personal” with his fans, these days....LOL


26 posted on 12/15/2010 11:53:00 PM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Viking2002

That’s all true about Alice, but he’s also genuine, and, outside his stage persona, surprisingly NORMAL.


27 posted on 12/16/2010 6:29:09 AM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: Grizzled Bear; Perdogg

ALICE COOPER!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 12/16/2010 6:37:49 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: DemforBush

Alice is in?

YESSSSSSSS!!!!


29 posted on 12/16/2010 2:29:27 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Viking2002

Ate at his Phoenix restaurant Sunday night. It was really good and really fun!


30 posted on 03/15/2011 1:18:57 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy
Whoa - cool!

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

31 posted on 03/15/2011 4:53:06 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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