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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
30 December 2009
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I just got this awesome Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live dvd collection! Has anyone else picked it up? It's a three disc collection featuring performances, induction speeches, and other cool special features.

One of my favorite scenes is the performance of the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There" performed by George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and John Fogerty.

There's tons of coolness in here though, and I haven't even made it to the end of disk 1 yet!

There's a little more info and a trailer for the collection over at Amazon if anyone's interested.

31 December 2009
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Doesn't this contain McCartney's speech inducting Lennon into the HoF? I've not seen it, but there's a transcription here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....induction/

It's a very moving speech. The HoF is a slightly odd thing IMO - over here it's seen as a very American thing, rather like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where media coverage is way heavier in the US than anywhere else. I don't think we Brits really see why it's such a big thing (or perhaps that's just me).

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1 January 2010
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As far as I can speak for America, I would say that for most, the Hall of Fame is just sort of there, unless someone you like is being inducted. If you're in town, you might visit. I wouldn't put it on the top 25 places in America to see. Most of the time it is just another example of celebrities giving each other awards.

That being said, the Beatles part sounds very cool. Any chance to see them together is great.

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14 December 2010
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Isn't George the only person to get in there three times- with the Beatles, the Traveling Wilburys and as a solo artist?

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14 December 2010
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The Wilburys aren't in
Clapton is the only one in 3 times

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14 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

The Wilburys aren't in

Clapton is the only one in 3 times


I had thought it odd that they would be when I typed it. I remember where I got that from now- someone on YouTube said they should have been, which would have made Harrison a triple-inductee. Thanks.apple02

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14 December 2010
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Yeah, I'd say the HoF is pretty much a joke to rock fans in general, aside from Jann Wenner and folks like that, no matter how many talented people are enshrined there.

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14 December 2010
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Von Bontee said:

Yeah, I'd say the HoF is pretty much a joke to rock fans in general, aside from Jann Wenner and folks like that, no matter how many talented people are enshrined there.


Yeah, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is pretty much a joke.  Yes, they have hit the major points, but they are missing a lot of artists who really should be in their.  Primarily KISS, and Deep Purple are two names that stand out.   I am not really a fan of KISS, but there is no denying that they are a huge name in Rock and Roll.  Deep Purple created arguably the most famous guitar riffs of all time (smoke on the water).  While on the other hand...What exactly did The Beastie Boys do again?
14 December 2010
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Hmm, I had a much different experience at the Hall of Fame, which is only about an hour and a half from where I live. Some of the stuff wasn't that great, but I spent hours around the Beatles section. I went maybe four or five years ago, so my memory is a bit hazy, but I remember seeing possessions of John's that really astounded me, like they had one of his report card's in a display that I remember reading. They just had a ton of stuff of his, which made it quite interesting for me, but a bit boring for my friends who are admittedly less interested in small, silly stuff like that. I remember they had this big display for The Wall, which I've never been overly crazy about, and they had this weird room dedicated to the Doors and I think the Clash who both were inducted that year. Overall, I'd definitely go back just to see some of that stuff, but it is a much shorter drive for me than probably anyone else here.a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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14 December 2010
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GniknuS said:

Hmm, I had a much different experience at the Hall of Fame, which is only about an hour and a half from where I live. Some of the stuff wasn't that great, but I spent hours around the Beatles section. I went maybe four or five years ago, so my memory is a bit hazy, but I remember seeing possessions of John's that really astounded me, like they had one of his report card's in a display that I remember reading. They just had a ton of stuff of his, which made it quite interesting for me, but a bit boring for my friends who are admittedly less interested in small, silly stuff like that. I remember they had this big display for The Wall, which I've never been overly crazy about, and they had this weird room dedicated to the Doors and I think the Clash who both were inducted that year. Overall, I'd definitely go back just to see some of that stuff, but it is a much shorter drive for me than probably anyone else here.a-hard-days-night-paul-11


I plan on going someday.  I am about 7 hours away. (SE Wisconsin)  The museum seems amazing, they are just missing a few key artists.
14 December 2010
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OK, now, gniknuS's description makes it sound really cool! I've never thought of the Hall as an actual physical place, with historic memorabilia and whatnot. It's more just the idea of the institution that I'm disdaining. Like, I'd be more interested to see one of James Brown's actual worn-onstage capes than to concern myself whether or not he was inducted as an actual member (which he obviously deserved to be, duh, and almost certainly was, I assume.)

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14 December 2010
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Didn't The Sex Pistols boycott the ceremony when they were inducted?

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14 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Didn't The Sex Pistols boycott the ceremony when they were inducted?


Yep- here is the text from the letter – I just copied and pasted – don't blame me for the spelling.

 

Next to the SEX-PISTOLS rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Your museum. Urine in wine. Were not coming. Were not your monkey and so what? Fame at $25,000 if we paid for a table, or $15000 to squeak up in the gallery, goes to a non-profit organisation selling us a load of old famous. Congradulations. If you voted for us, hope you noted your reasons. Your anonymous as judges, but your still music industry people. Were not coming. Your not paying attention. Outside the shit-stem is a real SEX PISTOL

 

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