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If you were to open your own 'Musicians Hall of Fame' who would be your first inductees?

Asked by GAMBIT (3837 points ) January 22nd, 2009
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poofandmook's avatar

is it living or dead?

forestGeek's avatar

Neil Young
Pink Floyd
The Beatles
Cat Stevens
Nirvana
Radiohead
Slayer
Dead Kennedys

GAMBIT's avatar

@poofandmook – It is your hall. You may decide.

archaeopteryx's avatar

Michael Heart
Cat Stevens(Yusuf Islam)

Porcupine Tree
Staind
Delerium
In Flames
A Fine Frenzy

tinyfaery's avatar

Damn. Long list, but I’ll only give you 5, and my choices will focus on the artists that might not make it otherwise, i.e. not Beatles, The Stones, Dylan, etc.

1. The Smiths
2. The Velvet Underground
3. DMB
4. Radiohead
5. Ani DiFranco

steelmarket's avatar

L.V. Beethoven
W. A. Mozart
Franz Liszt
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Claude Debussy
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Dave Brubeck
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Eric Clapton
Joni Mitchell
Neil Young
Phil Keaggy
Larry Carlton
Jerry Garcia
Mark Knopfler
Stanley Clark
Billy Gibbons & Dusty Hill
Bono
Dave Matthews
Renee Fleming
Justin & Jeremy Furstenfeld
Chris Martin
Pete Mitchell
John Mayer
and…..

forestGeek's avatar

I’d also add…

The Cure
Public Enemy

archaeopteryx's avatar

Oh Yeah, I 4got to mention:

Creed
Scott Stapp >> How can I forget him? His voice is so damn irresistible..!

Staalesen's avatar

Hmmm….
Wagner
AC/DC
Iron Maiden
Tori Amos
Suzanne Vega

c_gunningham's avatar

Frank Zappa.

Bri_L's avatar

Beethoven
Mozart
Liszt
beatles
stones
zeplen
u2
sting
clapton
prince
foo fighters

AstroChuck's avatar

John, James, George, and Richard.

tennesseejac's avatar

Duane Allman
Jimi Hendrix
Miles Davis
Jerry Garcia
Phil Lesh
Bob Weir
Mickey Hart
Bill Kruetzman
Pigpen
Janis Joplin
Trey Anastasio
Mike Gordon
Paige McConnell
Jon Fishman
John Bonham
Robert Plant
John Paul Jones
Jimmy Page
Robert Plant
Rick Wright
Nick Mason
David Gilmour
Roger Waters
Keith Moon
Pete Townsend
Brian May
Freddie Mercury
David Bowie
Ross Beach

tiffyandthewall's avatar

conor oberst, elliott smith, nick drake, the used, my chemical romance, peachcake, ben gibbard, chris walla, bob dylan, the beatles, the misfits, nirvana, be your own pet, peachcake, sublime, p.o.s., bob marley, jenny lewis, dean martin, straylight run, ben kweller, frank sinatra, adam green, kimya dawson, (/the moldy peaches), britney spears, rancid, cat power, tim armstrong, the libertines, the doors, billy joel, britney spears, norah jones, of montreal, the ramones, pixies, patrick wolf, she & him, panic at the disco, the spice girls, steve miller band, the velvet underground, the yeah yeah yeahs, queen, the dresden dolls, murs

i made such an effort to not include my entire music library.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’ll put on different people, because a lot of you listed people I’d put in already:

Scott Joplin
Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton
Bessie Smith
Gertrude “Ma” Rainey
Bix Beiderbecke
Duke Ellington
Django Reinhardt
Jaco Pastorius
Art Tatum
Gene Krupa
Billie Holiday
Ella Fitzgerald
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Louis Armstrong
Dizzy Gillespie
Aretha Franklin
Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers

GAMBIT's avatar

Thank you for your wonderful lists everyone.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Jimmy Hendrix
Roy Orbison
Jim Morrison
Janis Joplin
Stevie Ray Vaugh
Jim Croce
Freddy Mercury
Joni Mitchell
James Taylor
David Clayton Thomas
Boz Scaggs
Eddie Money
Robert Palmer
Paul McCartney
Bruce Springsteen
Jackson Browne
Don Henley
Donald Fagan
John Fogerty
Kenny Loggins
Tom Petty
Bruce Hornsby
Rod Stewart
Carlos Santana
Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb
Carole King
Elvis Presley

aprilsimnel's avatar

OMG, we forgot Stevie Wonder.

steelmarket's avatar

and Les Paul

Bri_L's avatar

@steelmarket – OOOooo Good call. Add him to mine to. In fact, name mine the Les Paul Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That guy is the most humble son of a gun ever.

Bri_L's avatar

Oh, and Bob Dylan. The man can write songs.

jjd2006's avatar

@ archaeopteryx, i would personally burn down any hall of fame that had creed in it.
oh
my
goodness.

tennesseejac's avatar

@jjd2006 i will light the match

archaeopteryx's avatar

@jjd2006

Why? Is it because Ceed it broke up?
I is it because you hate it?

Bri_L's avatar

Bruce Springsteen

tennesseejac's avatar

@archaeopteryx I would guess its because Creed sucks! And the main reason they suck is because Scott Stapp sucks!!

I really hope you are joking about his voice being irresistable…

archaeopteryx's avatar

@tennesseejac

Actually, no, I’m not. :)
I really like his voice, and I think it’s incredible.

tennesseejac's avatar

@archaeopteryx Well, better you than me. I guess someone out there has to like it. I just don’t understand how they sold 29 million albums and won a grammy, but I do agree with Guitar World Magazine who voted them the worst band of the year in 2004. I guess the mainstream music listener will eat up whatever is fed to them

archaeopteryx's avatar

@tennesseejac

Well, actually, to be honest with you, I don’t really like all their songs, I just like a one Album(Human Clay), and a couple songs from another album (‘Who’s Got my back?’ and ‘Weathered’). That’s all. :)

But, come on. I mean I used to be a big fan of Linkin Park, but after they released their latest album (Minutes to Midnight (Minutes to Mediocrity)), I hated them to the core!

jjd2006's avatar

@tennesseejac, I am with you all the way. On every point.
I’m sure you have a thing or two to say about Linkin Park as well. ;)

tennesseejac's avatar

@archaeopteryx so you just like one album and you want them in your Hall of Fame ? And, its got to tell you something if you go from being a “big fan” to hating a band to the core.

You can put a big record company behind almost any band and sell a million albums, but that doesnt mean they’re good, it just means they were well promoted/ marketed. If a musician/ band makes it to MTV or RollingStone it doesnt matter if they are talented, they will still make tons of money because the majority of music listeners are mindless and they buy something because its the “cool” thing… luckily, when the dust settles that musician/ band is long forgotten

archaeopteryx's avatar

@tennesseejac

True, but as for me, I almost never watch any concerts or video clips, and I don’t buy my music anymore either.. thanks to torrents and Limewire. :)

And, it doesn’t really matter for me who the band is or how famous, good or bad they are, as long as the song itself is inspiring me or describes how I feel.. etc.

For example, according to my own method of measurement, The Beatles are crap, because I just don’t enjoy their music at all. However, I can’t deny the fact that they are a very famous band with millions of fans around the world, but ya know..

tennesseejac's avatar

@archaeopteryxthe Beatles are crap ? that is all you have to say (well, I guess I should have realized your type when you wanted to put Creed into your Hall of Fame).

There is no hope for you. Please continue to steal shitty music from Limewire and get your inspiration from douchebags

archaeopteryx's avatar

Thanks for your advice. :-)

forestGeek's avatar

Why did this get so lame all of a sudden? Oh wait, something here might explain it!

archaeopteryx's avatar

@forestGeek

Actually, I do not really agree with the question you mentioned, but I’m not gonna talk about it right now, since that’s off-topic.

But, with all due respect, it’s too much to blame people for what kind of music they listen to, what books they read, or what cars they prefer.. etc. It just doesn’t make sense, ya know. (Again, with all due respect)

tennesseejac's avatar

I really get offended when crappy musicians win Grammys. And, I feel bad for those who listen to music such as CREED, just like I feel bad for those who drive Hummers with 22 inch rims.

Nimis's avatar

Someone nominated Creed?
Then someone else GA’d that suggestion?
You do realize they meant Hall of Fame and not Hall of Shame, right?

archaeopteryx's avatar

@Nimis and @tennesseejac

I’m not gonna talk about it anymore. :)

Anatelostaxus's avatar

whew..hard one.. Opeth, Pink Floyd, Hildegard von Bingen, Prokofiev, Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Sainkho, Draconian, De Andrè, too many at first place. I am able to make a list, I’ll post it later…

Anatelostaxus's avatar

…Despres, Syd, Elisa, James Horner, Hanz Zimmer, Palestrina…..nah still can’t make it.

Anatelostaxus's avatar

do you know Patrizia Laquidara.. discover her voice..

Yetanotheruser's avatar

My Haul of Fame would contain people not yet in any other fluther-listed hall of fame
Cyndi Lauper
Klaus Voorman
Ravi Shankar
Stovall Sisters (sang backup for Norman Greenbaum on Spirit in the Sky

there are so many others that I will probably add to this list.

Zen's avatar

Mark Knopfler
Jimi Hendrix
God (you know who)
Slash
Paul Simon (he’s really good!)

reijinni's avatar

Mallacan
Lou Dalfin
Lou Seriol
Joe Crocker
La Talvera
Grup Yorum
Strawbs

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