I don't understand why everything these days has to be politicized. Even the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
You know that old saying, "It's not what you know; it's who you know"? Well, I guess here, "it's not what you do; it's who you ....." Well, you get my drift. Are you listening, Jann Wenner?
While everyone is bowing at the feet of Madonna, just for "fun", let's take a look at the artists who are not in the hall of fame, shall we?
NEIL DIAMOND - MEDLEY (HITS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION)
CHICAGO - SATURDAY IN THE PARK
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS - BLACK WATER
HALL & OATES - OUT OF TOUCH
THE MOODY BLUES - NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
DEEP PURPLE - SMOKE ON THE WATER
BEN E. KING - STAND BY ME
LINDA RONSTADT - BLUE BAYOU
KISS - ROCK & ROLL ALL NIGHT
ALICE COOPER - SCHOOL'S OUT
LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS - HIT MEDLEY
NEIL SEDAKA - BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
LESLEY GORE - IT'S MY PARTY
SONNY & CHER - I GOT YOU BABE
These are just the ones I could come up with tonight. I'm sure there are many more. Let me know who I've missed.
So, Madonna should get in before these others? Why, may I ask? And is she even "rock"?
Why the politicizing? And what does Jann Wenner have against Neil Diamond? Because that one is so obvious, I don't know how it could be innocently overlooked.
Remind me never to buy Rolling Stone magazine ever again.