The announcement has been made, the inductees are ready to be inducted.
I predicted Rush, P.E. and Donna Summer, with a maybe for Heart and Albert King. I thought Joan Jett would probably get in, but am not shocked or devastated that she didn’t. Not bad for me.
I said it could be a good year for women, and 2 female-led acts are the most since 2007 when Patti Smith and The Ronettes both made it. Still, women are remarkably under-represented in the HoF.
I said it could be a good year for African-American acts, and it was. Half of the acts, 4 of 8, making it the most colorful year in the HoF since 2000, when 8 of 14 acts were black (Last year had 4 acts that were nearly all black musicians, but ratio-wise it was 4 out of 17).
The ceremony will be on April 18th in Los Angeles, the first time since 1993 it will be in CA (tickets go on sale January 25th, if anyone is thinking of getting me a gift).
No mention I could find of the fan voting that contributed so little to the overall decision. It would be interesting to see what the results of that poll were.
And the Tap is once again overlooked. ‘Sigh’
Today the RnRHoF announced its nominees for the 2012 induction. They’re listed below. I have a couple of thoughts. First of all, I really need to pick up the pace of my blogging. I’m just a little past the halfway point of the first round. At this rate, I’ll get this tournament done in time for the 2012 induction ceremony (or maybe the 2012 apocalypse).
Secondly, I’m kinda mixed on the nominations. Good on you for the Beastie Boys, RHCP, The Cure, Freddie King, G’n’R, & Eric B & Rakim. Not at all surprised by The (Small) Faces — although they’re more famous for what some of their members did afterwards, and Donovan — kinda surprised he wasn’t in already. (more…)