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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You Are Getting Slleeeeeeeeeeeepppppyyyy…

2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced today (January 14th). I know, I know you can barely contain your excitement but allow me to report.The five artists who will be inducted in the "Performer" category are:

Jeff Beck
Little Anthony and the Imperials
Bobby Womack

Wanda Jackson is being inducted in the "Early Influence" category, even though she was nominated as a performer.

Inducted into the "Sideman" category this year:

Spooner Oldham
Bill Black
D.J. Fontana

Perhaps more important are the artists who didn’t make the cut this year. They were War, The Stooges and Chic. The Stooges have now been denied induction by the Voting Committee seven times and Chic has lost five times. (Must have been their total lack of influence they had on the music community.) This was however, War’s first nomination.

So a couple bright notes there. The other, Run-DMC will perform for the first time since Jam Master Jay's 2002 murder.


Allison said...

The Stooges have been denied 7 times by the voting committee? What?

Sean Wraight said...

Allison - I share your chagrin on this one. If ever there was a more deserving outfit to be a part of Hall it would be the Stooges. They epitomize rock n' roll.

Tis a shame.