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2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees to Include Abba, Genesis


Abba, The Hollies, Genesis, The Stooges, and Jimmy Cliff are to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March next year, according to a statement on the Hall of Fame Foundation's Web site.

Producer David Geffen, along with songwriters Mort Shuman, Jesse Stone, Elle Greenwich, Otis Blackwell, Jeff Barry, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil, are also to be inducted. The ceremony will be broadcast live by Fuse.

"We are very happy to present this year's inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as they represent a great cross-section of artists that define the broad spectrum and history of rock and roll," said CEO and foundation president Joel Peresman.

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  The Hollies  
Finally the Hollies get into the hall of fame
  by: wanderer1953   12/16/2009 12:19 PM     
  I wonder  
If Chicago will ever make it in there.
  by: caution2     12/16/2009 01:38 PM     
  Oh finally,  
when I think of all the sleep I´ve lost - tossing and turning every night, wondering when Abba would make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame... wait, what? Abba? My mistake, I was thinking of anybody else.

Now, the Stooges - that´s more like it. They actually influenced _countless_ bands not just in the US, but most importantly TONS of punk and post-punk bands in the UK during the late seventies and early eighties. When you listen to their first self-titled album it´s hard to believe it´s from 1969, the Summer of Love. Way ahead of their time. Saw a priceless early clip of them on youtube once... Iggy´s eyes about to burst out of his head, clearly peaking on acid or some combination of illicit substances, then smearing peanut butter all over his chest and diving out into the crowd. If that´s not rock n´ roll by golly then I don´t know what is.
  by: spiggy   12/16/2009 04:34 PM     
  The HOF has no credibility with me...  
...until Rush makes it. 30+ years together with the same lineup, still selling out large venues, and fourth behind only The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.

Yes yes, I know it´s not about sales or popularity, but they are also consistently acknowledged to be among the most proficient instrumentalists, they write complex music with thought-provoking lyrics, and they are frequently named as inspirations by some of today´s top musicians.

Ah well. Enough ranting. It doesn´t seem to bother them, I guess it shouldn´t bother me either (but it still does).

On a positive note, I was glad to see Genesis get in. And although I don´t know anyone that would call ABBA "rock", I always thought their music was terrific. What can I say, I´m a sucker for sweet vocal harmonies.
  by: TygrHawk   12/16/2009 06:43 PM     
  @TygrHawk, @spiggy  
@Spiggy - Yes, The Stooges were a good call. Not one that I would have thought of. There´s a great book full of short, first hand accounts of the NY punk scene by the artists of the time - Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, New York Dolls, Jim Carroll, the Ramones etc called "Please Kill Me." Really interesting read.

I´m not even a fan of Rush but they deserve to be in the HOF. One of the best bass players in the world and he plays the keyboard with his feet at the same time... I mean, come on!
  by: barryman9001   12/16/2009 07:02 PM     
  I would so love...  
to be there.
  by: captainJane     12/17/2009 07:03 AM     
Abba and Jimmy Cliff are considered rock and roll?
IMO Abba= Pop and Jimmy Cliff is one of my favorite reggae artist, but I wouldn´t call either of them Rock....I don´t think I´d classify Genesis as rock n roll either.

It´s like having a Country Music Hall of Fame and inducting Kiss.

Are the Misfits in the hall of fame yet?
  by: shaohu     12/17/2009 11:18 AM     
  Yea boooo  
to Genesis and Phil Collins
  by: juggalotoka   12/25/2009 03:44 AM     
I have seen RUSH 5 times in concert and they are the bomb!! They sound great live, better than the CD. I can´t believe that they have been passed up so many times. I believe it is because of the lack of radio play. They have on of the best drummers in the World. The have hits from the 80´s that still jams today.. Subdivisions is one of them..

  by: thedrewman   12/25/2009 07:45 PM     
  Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame  
Abba shouldn´t be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the same reason they shouldn´t be in the Hockey Hall Of Fame.
  by: DJDennyRay   04/06/2010 01:14 PM     
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