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Results Almost In

Posted on: April 26, 2008 1:13 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2008 9:13 pm
The preliminary results are in and I have figured who all the solo acts are. However the last 2 spots can not be determined in the bands category as of now. So please choose 2 from the groups below. Please voice your opinion even if you did not submit any choices in the initial poll.

I will keep the voting open for these spots till 11:00 pm est Monday night.

Beach Boys
Black Sabbath
The Doors
Grateful Dead

Please note several performers/acts received votes in both categories, 2 of whom had enough to make it into both brackets. After some discussion with a few of the voters here I have elected to place them in the solo category despite the fact they rarely ever performed alone.Two other performers who I always thought belonged in the band grouping received votes as a solo act and enough to make the final 16. When the bracket is posted you will see right away who I meant.

I will say I was very surprised by the lack of votes for quite a few.

Here are a few of the solo's that didn't make the cut:

Jackson Browne
Van Morrison
Janis Joplin
John Fogerty
Joe Walsh
Frank Zappa
Ted Nugent
Steve Winwood
Peter Gabriel
Category: General

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 28, 2008 11:26 pm

Results Almost In

Well the votes are all counted and the brackets are now posted. So if you are reading this it is time for you to cast your votes.

Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2008 10:13 pm

Results Almost In

Looks like Nirvana has no chance, so I will vote for Queen and The Doors.

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: April 28, 2008 9:55 am

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I've got to go with the Grateful Dead (my second favorite band of all time) and Queen (not in my top ten, but my second favorite amont your short list).  As you said, a number of surprises in terms of solo artists that didn't make the cut.  I can't wait so see who did...


Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2008 1:25 am

Results Almost In

Beach Boys


Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2008 12:08 am

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So here are my two cents and the two bands from the list I'm choosing.  I'm going to try to give brief explanations as to why I'm not voting for certain bands as well.

First for the two I'm voting for:

The Grateful Dead:  OK.  I'm a little biased here, but I can justify it.  Of all the bands remaining on the list, the Dead were by far the band with the greatest longevity and the only one where there was a great deal of collaboration in the songwriting and performing.  The core of the band stayed pretty stable for close to 30 years.  They were the most successful touring band of all time.  They had a commercial success and they influenced more bands than I can think of. 

Queen:  I must admit that I'm not a huge fan, but I have a lot of respect for this band.  All of the musicians are great players, they could all sing, and they had one of the greatest front-men in the history of rock and roll.  They were also a very versatile band.  They could rock, drop the soft ballad on you, be more progressive, funky, operatic, and several other genres.

Now why I'm not voting for some bands that I actually like more:

The Beach Boys:  I love the beach boys, but I don't consider them a band.  Brian Wilson was the primary songwriter and no one in the band was in my opinion a virtuoso on their respective instruments.  I love their songs, their harmonies, and the impact they had on rock and roll, but I can't vote for them.

Metallica:  A great band, great musicians and pioneers in the Metal genre.  They are a true band that has stood the test of time, but I think their scope is a little too narrow (IMO).

Nirvana:  Just too small a body of work.  Also,  Kurt Cobain was the primary songwriter.  I don't know how much collaboration was going on.  By the way,their influence can not be overstated.  If not for Nirvana, there wouldn't be Foo Fighters, an absolutely killer band.

Sabbath:  I admit I don't know enough about Black Sabbath to offer much of an explanation, so I won't try.

The Doors:  If Jim Morrison had lived...Not a long enough body of work, although they were prolific when they were together. 

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2008 10:46 pm

Results Almost In

Yankee good comments here on this blog, I did not get a chance to see what was removed by CBS Admin.

We can always make the Greatest Solo Acts another POLL for Another DAY,  you did say up front that this was about the BANDS.

Based on the clientel (fans) here it is no surprise to see Rock bands leading the way.

  Keep on jammin'!

Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2008 6:04 pm

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Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2008 10:49 am

Results Almost In

this list is hilarious. frank zappa doesnt make the solo cut? cmon.

anyways heres your 2 bands:

Grateful Dead


Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2008 10:25 am

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Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2008 8:42 am
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