The list is out! The list of candidates for the 2010 induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are:
- The Chantels
- Jimmy Cliff
- The Hollies
- LL Cool J
- Darlene Love
- Laura Nyro
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- The Stooges
- Donna Summer
Controversy always surrounds the candidates – were they rockers, do they truly belong in the hallowed Hall? Why has (insert name here) never been nominated? Only 5 will be selected, only a select 500 get to vote. You can have your say at the Plain Dealer’s poll, vote here. Don’t like any of them, write in your own choice. Note that this is just for fun, your vote doesn’t count in the actual selection.
I vote based on who has provided me with entertainment and enjoyment over the years and/or who was a ground breaker. This year my choices are:
- ABBA – I just love this group. You can laugh, cry and singalong to their songs
- Genesis – The longevity of this band is amazing, and I like Phil Collins
- Donna Summer – Queen of Disco, still a classic
- The Hollies – “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress,” “Long Dark Road,” “Magic Woman Touch,” “The Air That I Breathe” need I say more?
- KISS – because they are KISS, they are unique and deserve a spot in the hall.
No matter who you would like to see in the Hall, there are some amazing people who have already been inducted. I highly recommend a visit to the Hall. We have been there several times, usually we visit to see special exhibits. Dana is a Doors fan so we went to see Break on Through: The Lasting Legacy of The Doors and we saw Tommy: The Amazing Journey. The permanent collection contains items from the roots of rock to the present. I love the costumes on display, the workmanship is amazing. The building itself is a wonder from the outside and the inside.
Its location on the lake is stunning, even in the winter when the winds off the lake can take your breath away!
They also have concerts – a couple of years ago Andy and I went to see the Blues Brothers with Jim Belushi and Dan Akroyd. Andy even got an autographed CD and got to shake their hands, it was so cool and he still talks about it!
Note: Photography is not allowed inside the Rock Hall. We were allowed to take photos in the lobby only for this concert.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(East Ninth Street at Lake Erie) 216.781.ROCK