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Among others, this year's nominees to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame:

Dave Clark 5

The Ventures

John Mellencamp

Madonna

John Mellencamp will be appearing in Rockford on Nov. 14. Has anyone ever seen him in concert. i like his music...so post your opinion.

I had no idea the DC5 has 17 albums in the Billboard Top 40. They were one helluva band.

Phil

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I think that's 17 hit singles, not albums, which seems too high.....They put out an amazing # of albums in their heyday (in the US - 2 in '64, 5 in '65 alone, 4 in '66, including Greatest Hits #1 & 2, another 2 in '67 and 1 in '68), but I believe that's it as far as the DC5. Subsequent LPs were released as "Dave Clark & Friends", and I doubt that any compilations later released sold enough to hit the Billboard charts.

Will look it up.....

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Per Wikipedia, they had 17 Top 40 hits on Billboard (all between '64 and '67), and another 10 singles that charted below the Top 40. They list 16 US-released albums, but don't show the Billboard rankings for them. On a DC5 web site, it claims they had "30 hit albums".....which obviously includes tons of compilations.

Personally, aside from the Greatest Hits and the fairly recent History of the DC5 double disk set, only their firat 12 albums are worth owning....which were available a couple of years ago via Hungarian-made bootlegged CDs...

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The DC5 Were a great singles band and I love them and believe they deserve to be in the R&R HOF...esp considering who else is in there. As far as albums go they were okay but quite a bit below the quality of Hollies long players which just make the snubbing of that band all the more frustrating.

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Among others, this year's nominees to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame:

Dave Clark 5

The Ventures

John Mellencamp

Madonna

John Mellencamp will be appearing in Rockford on Nov. 14. Has anyone ever seen him in concert. i like his music...so post your opinion.

Phil

The DC5 are long overdue for this honour.

The Ventures? I don't know. I'd vote NO. Influential but not all THAT successful really.

Mellencamp? O.K. Sure.

Madonna? Not a flippin' chance. She has yet to record her FIRST Rock 'n' Roll song.

Every year there'll be a debate. There was here last year. And RIGHTLY so. The list of those yet to be inducted is way too long while questionable and 'fluff' artists make it like the whole process is meaningless.

Wait. It is. [meaningless that is. the thing is way to watered down to hold much in the way of validity anymore.]

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Here is what I posted on 9/27 in the "Madonna, Mellancamp & Raspberries" thread:

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OMG...it's that time of the year already??

We (pop/rock) music fans are getting dangerously close to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame turning into anything BUT Rock & Roll.

Madonna - pioneer in her field of club dance music, sold multi-millions of units, invented the trashy-slut for the 80's (after being one herself), is now a children's book author, and a mother who won't let her own child watch TV because of the 'garbage' she ironically helped create. YES...but I WANT to say NO.

Beastie Boys - again, pioneers for their genre - metal guitars mixed with jap-rap. A couple of hits...one that will live forever. But is it ROCK & ROLL? BARELY a YES.

Chic - oh for God's sake. Nile and Bernie should get awards for their production. Their JAZZ/FUNK group with a couple of hits is NOT rock & roll. NO

Leonard Cohen - I don't want to come off as ignorant, but I have no idea what he ever did as a songwriter. He may have touched a bunch of people in the folk industry, but he didn't touch me. NO

Dave Clark Five - this is a POLITICAL move because of the controversy from last year's voting scandal. Based on the amount of hits and units sold, and especially their sound, I say... YES!

John Melonhead - I was never a fan, but I recognize his library of radio staples in several cross formats, his staying power and his musical style...which is R-O-C-K in the (mid-western) U-S-A. YES

The Ventures - tough call. Definitely the best at instrumental ROCK, which has pretty much left terrestrial radio. Almost THREE dozen chart hits - but only "Hawaii Five O" and "Walk, Don't Run" stand out. They're still playing together into their 70's on cruise ships. For that... YES!

Donna Summer - DISCO IS NOT ROCK, no matter how hot & sexy one appears to be. NO.

And the "Patti Smith Award Goes To": Afri-wha? Bombasticah? Battlestah Gallacticah? WTF? Again, I did not grow up in a major market, but I have NEVER heard of this person after living in a medium sized city for 20+ years and only a 5 hour drive from NYC.

Rap is NOT Rock & Roll, damn it. Is it a skill & talent to mix with turntables? Sure. But does he deserve in on his FIRST year of eligibility? For the love of God...vote in The Hollies or Raspberries or Badinger or KISS before this guy. NO NO NO!!!!

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I keep saying that there shouldn't be a rock n' roll hall of fame at all. There are still going to be alot of acts that aren't going to get in though they should be. Someone that comes to mind is right off the bat is Marc Bolan. He pretty much started the glam rock movement in the U.K. Yet he most likely won't be inducted.

It's become a farce over the years.

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