Latest from America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame…..thanks Terry

Elvis? Sinatra? Beatles? Oh my!

The Pop Music Hall of Fame nominating committee met for the first time Wednesday to consider the initial nominations for the national hall of fame. If it seemed to be a slam dunk, it wasn’t. Attempting to limit the nominations to 25 pop stars from the ’40s through the ’70s was a daunting task indeed.

Elvis, the Beatles and Frank Sinatra were certain nominees, but then what? The Monkees or Bing Crosby? Paul Anka or the Beach Boys? Are the Rolling Stones pop or rock? What about Bob Dylan? If “Sugar Sugar” is an iconic pop song, do the Archies (a studio group) qualify?

As enlightening as it was enraging, the debate will continue through September 14, when the 25 nominees will be announced at the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest. Ballots will then be sent to music industry folks across the country, with an announcement of the inductees early next year.

Stay tuned….to the radio.

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  1. john eland

    What a mammoth undertaking you have given yourselves. Before seeing the various lists voting seems easy but then WOW wanted to vote for all of them. Really makes you think when you can onl pick 5. Well i was fun and all the very best of luck with you endevour was surprided thar CONWAY TWITTY was not in the singer section in the late 50′s early 60′s he was an AWESOME RnR singer I liked Elvis BUT I LOVED Conway that growl in his voice was completely unique
    Look forward to seeing the final choices is there a way for me to notified when the results come out???
    Thanks

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