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Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Posted on: April 28, 2008 11:24 pm
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Well folks the brackets are now set.

I was surprised by the lack of votes for quite a few bands. I knew not all of my favorites would make it the list of 16 but I did think some of them would get more support. About 90 Bands were mentioned as well about 60 solo acts among all the postings.

4 of the 16 in the solo category could have been in the Bands category but I followed the way the votes were
cast. Tom Petty for some reason received 90% of his votes as a solo act and Carlos Santana got 75% of his that way.

Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen had enough votes to make the brackets and be seeded in the top half of both categories. I used my editorial powers to decide to put them in the solo category only.

Here are the first round match ups for both categories. The seeds are in parenthesis. Please just list your choice in each of the match ups. The voting for the first round will close on Sunday at 11:00 pm est. I will be posting the next round as soon as I can afterwards.

Thanks to all of for your participation as well as your comments.

The Beatles (1) vs. The Doors (16)
The Rolling Stones (2) vs. The Grateful Dead (15)
The Who (3) vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd (14)
The Eagles (4) vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival (13)
Led Zeppilin (5) vs. Aerosmith (12)
Pink Floyd (6) vs. Rush (11)
AC/DC (7) vs. The Allman Brothers Band (10)
U 2 (8) vs. Cream (9)


Eric Clapton (1) vs. Ozzy Osbourne (16)
Bruce Springsteen (2) vs. Chuck Berry (15)
Jimi Hendrix (3) vs. John Lennon (14)
Elvis Presley (4) vs. Johnny Cash (13)
Bob Dylan (5) vs. Tom Petty (12)
Neil Young (6) vs. Roy Orbison (11)
Billy Joel (7) vs. Carlos Santana (10)
Elton John (8) vs. Stevie Ray Vaughn (9)

I can't wait to see the results.
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Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2008 12:57 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Based on your brackets YANK here goes !

Beatles

Stones

The Who

The Eagles

Led Zeppilin

Pink Floydd

The Allman Bros

Cream

Next Bracket:

Eric Clapton

Bruce Springsteen

Jimi Hendrix

Elvis

Dylan

Neil Young

Billy Joel

Elton



lennon_lives
Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2008 11:53 pm
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Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2008 11:42 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

-Great job, Yank!  I hope that you're having as much fun putting this thing together as we all are participating!!  See ya next round!


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Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2008 11:16 pm
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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2008 11:03 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Well the voting is now closed and the results and the next round match ups will be posted in a few minutes



Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2008 10:18 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

The Beatles (1) 
The Grateful Dead (15)
Lynyrd Skynyrd (14)
The Eagles (4)

Led Zeppilin (5)

Pink Floyd (6)

The Allman Brothers Band (10)
Cream (9)


Eric Clapton (1) 
Chuck Berry (15)
Jimi Hendrix (3)
Elvis Presley (4)
Bob Dylan (5)
Neil Young (6)
Carlos Santana (10) 
Stevie Ray Vaughn (9)




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2008 8:02 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Well Crimson 2 Heavy Metal groups just missed making it in. The last 2 spots were a run off. Black Sabbath and Metalica were in it .Sabbath finished  one vote out of the final 16. Though I don't think they would have done too well against  The Beatles.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2008 7:41 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Thanks for the hard work Yank. Are you going to do one with heavy metal groups next?

The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Lynyrd Skynryd
The Eagles
Led Zepplin
Pink Floyd
The Allman Brothers Band
U2
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Eric Clapton
Bruce Springsteen
Jimi Hendrix
Elvis Presley
Tom Petty
Neil Young
Carlos Santana
Elton John



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2008 7:32 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Here are my choices for what its worth

The Beatles

The Rolling Stones

The Who

The Eagles

Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd

AC/DC

Cream

Eric Clapton

Chuck Berry

John Lennon

Elvis Presley

Bob Dylan

Roy Orbison

Carlos Santana

Elton John




Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2008 6:25 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Time to cast my votes:

Beatles

Rolling Stones

The Who

CCR

Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd

AC/DC

Cream

 

Clapton

Springsteen

Johnny Cash

Bob Dylan

Neil Young

Carlos Santana

SRV

Most of the choices were pretty cut and dry for me, that is until I came to Dylan vs. Petty.  What a cruel twist of fate to have them head to head.  My loyalties will always remain with Dylan, but Tom Petty is such a great artist it pains me to vote against him.  Such is life...



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