Blog Entry

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Posted on: April 28, 2008 11:24 pm
 
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.
Category: General
Comments

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 11:55 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Best Band

Beatles, Stones, Who, CCR, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Cream

Solo, Clapton, BS, Jimi H, Elvis, TP, Neil Young, Billy J, Stevie Ray.




Since: Nov 8, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 11:31 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

the allman bros band wins this thing . it is all about personal favorites and they would be mine . i can put memories to music and the allman bros just seemed to be in the middle of it ......LMFAO.........you had to be there ,but i am sure everyone has there own memories to music whether your personal favorites win or not ..



Since: Nov 8, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 11:14 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

okay yank here we go ..some tough choices here .and thank you for putting this together .

group

the doors

the stones

lynrd skynrd

eagles

led zeppelin

pink Floyd

allman bros

cream

solo acts

Clapton

the boss

Hendrix

Elvis

tom petty

Neil young

Carlos Santana

Stevie ray Vaughn




Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 9:52 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Beatles

Stones

The Who, but Skynyrd is great

Eagles in a walk

Aerosmith, very tough one

Rush, another tough one

U2 creams Cream

Clapton, but I don't see him as a number one seed

The Boss

Hendrix, but Lennon got a tough matchup

The King, but Cash is also King...think about it

Petty

Neil Young

Bily Joel, but who really cares?

SRV!

 

 

 




Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 9:35 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Yank i love them all, hard choice but here goes

band

  1. Beatles
  2. Rolling stones
  3. Lynyrd Skynyrd
  4. Eagles
  5. Aerosmith
  6. Pink Floyd
  7. Allman Brothers
  8. U2

solo

  1. Eric Clapton
  2. Chuck Berry
  3. John Lennon
  4. Johnny Cash
  5. Bob Dylan
  6. Neil Young
  7. Billy Joel
  8. Stevie Ray



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 6:04 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Well you had the chance to vote for Aerosmith in this round and you didn't. Kiss Nirvana and Metallica all made the run off vote for the ;ast 2 spots into the bracket and missed.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 5:40 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Doors

Stones

The Who

CCR

Led Zep

Floyd

AC/DC

U/2

Ozz

Bruce

Jimi

Cash

Petty

Orbison

Joel

Vaughn

Lets talk Nirvana, Areosmith, Korn, Metallica, Van Halen, Kiss I mean how in the world did you forget "KISS"!!! They created live entertainment as the concert tour now knows it.




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 5:25 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

HolyDiver

I just compile the votes and these were those we received the 16 most votes in each category.



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2008 4:50 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

No Ronnie James Dio? The guy has been in three great bands, has been in the business for 40+ years, and has one of the most powerful brilliant voices ever!




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 4:04 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

My votes are:

Groups:

The Beatles

The Rolling Stones

The Who

The Eagles

Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd

The Allman Brothers Band

U2

Solos:

Eric Clapton

Chuck Berry

Jimi Hendrix

Elvis Presley

Tom Petty

Neil Young

Carlos Santana

Elton John

 

What happened to Yes?  They are without a doubt my favorite group...



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com