Silver Supporting Member
- Aug 7, 2005
- Reaction score
- Jeannette, Pa.
that is important there ^^Admittance to the HOF is not about sales, hits or chart performance. Otherwise Chuck Berry, Robert Johnson, Yardbirds & many others would not be members. Only Chuck Berry of those 3 had one Billboard #1 in 1972. It's mainly about the influence (Ramones, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan) on music itself & the development (Hank Williams, Ink Spots, Miles Davis) or sustainability (Beatles, Beach Boys, Talking Heads, Madonna) of rock & roll as a music type over their career.
That's been the biggest criticism of the HOF is that its not about hits. But if it was more about hits some of the most influential bands & performers like The stooges, Bill Haley, The Ventures, Sex Pistols, Isaac Hayes, Jimi Hendrix, Gene Vincent, Frank Zappa, would never make it.
When I had my technology company I used to be in Cleveland often & hung out a lot at the rock & roll HOF. Only thing open late on Wednesday nights. Even the displays are not about hits but musical influence.
ABBA may have influenced something
probably on a Social level.
(not kidding necessarily)
legalizing prostitution or something