I finally got around to watching the broadcast from last week’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010 inductions. The ceremony — honoring inductees ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies and Iggy Pop & Stooges — was, well, rather tame. Even Iggy Pop, in fine Stooges form, struggled to get a reaction from the crowd.
Now, I’ve always been a bit skeptical of these type of honors. For every deserving artist recognized, there always seem to be several who are repeatedly overlooked. I’ve got my short list, which I’ll share with you next week, but first:
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I couldn’t find a clip of my favorite 2010 performance (Jimmy Cliff singing “Many Rivers to Cross”) but here are a few for your viewing pleasure.
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