I was writing my letter to Rolling Stone about last week's Raspberries R&R HOF VIP concert and had the following question:
Who are the major artists that have pointed to the Raspberries as a major influence on their career? I know there are a bunch and it's been mentioned on here before - just want to make sure and get the biggest names. There's The Boss and Axl Rose. Who else? I've heard that Kurt Cobain is one but I don't know for sure.
Thank you for your help!
BTW, here's some info that may be useful if you are writing a letter: From the R&R HOF's web site, here's what the Nominating Committee is looking for when evaluating potential nominees:
1. There's the 25 year rule of course: "Artists first become eligible 25 years after the release of their first record".
2. "Criteria include the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."
Looking good on both counts. There's no specific mention of record sales thresholds or charting (music charts, Billboard etc...) - although it might come into play (deciding factors for some strictly pop-oriented artists, I am sure).
Trying to build a strong case. Thanks again.