Deadsplinter Up! All Night: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

On this date back in 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of fame inducted it’s first class – Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly, Little Richard and the Everly Brothers. That was quite the lineup.

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    • One of my music pals just informed me that the Grass Roots were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

      So currently my main objection to the Hall is that they still have not inducted the New York Dolls or MC5 or King Crimson, but put Barry Manilow in.

  1. The first year was a great lineup, they were all so influential .
    But how is Duran Duran in but the New York Dolls have been nominated twice and not made the cut? Maybe this will be the year.

    New York Dolls – Personality Crisis


  2. I’m not a big Steve Miller fan….

    …but I have more respect for him after reading this:

    At one point, a Rock Hall publicist attempted to interrupt Miller and tell him to wrap it up. “No, we’re not going to wrap this up—I’m going to wrap you up,” he responded. “You go sit down over there and learn something.” He also held two fingers very close together and said, “This is how close this whole show came to not happening because of the way the artists are being treated.”

  3. From the class of 2018–

    The ‘Jovi;

    And Ms Simone;

    The same title, but both fabulous & different😉

    And from this year;

    Although, if I’m honest, the way the Zac Brown Band did the intro on this, it sounds a bit more like Garth’s The Thunder Rolls (skip ahead on the Garth link to about 1:12), than Dolly’s original arrangement😉



    • And I didn’t realize, that somehow, this has STILL not been rectified!🤯🤯🤯

      Cher’s not in there once yet, let alone the *two* times, that I’d  honestly thought she was!


      I’m not quite sure which article I read it in, or if it’s been updated (iirc the article i caught was from 2017 or so), but that other story on Cher’s omission mentioned Stevie being the only woman to be in the hall 2×–once for her solo career, and the other for Fleetwood Mac.


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