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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.
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Comments

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 2:11 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Wow this will be tough all of these guys are in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and have contributed a lot to music, so here I go.

Bands:

The Beatles, The Dead, The Who, The Eagles, Led Zeppilin, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, U2.

 

Solo:

Clapton, Chuck Berry, Hendrix, Cash, Dylan, Young, Santana, Stevie.

 

Like I said they are all great those are just my personal prefrances.




Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 12:33 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Sorry, I forgot one. 

rolling stones




Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2008 12:14 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

The Beatles

Stones

The Who-a close one for me, but The Who wins on the basis of Tommy

The Eagles-after they added Joe Walsh

Led Zepplin

Pink Floyd-Rush had some awesome songs, however, Pink Floyd had more awesome albums

The Allman Brothers Band

Cream-when Eric Clapton could really play guitar

Solo:

Ozzy Osbourne-just because Clapton ,as a solo artist, went too commercial for my liking

Chuck  Berry-one of the Fathers of rock

Hendrix-too much Yoko in Lennon's solo career

Elvis-coin flip

Bob Dylan-more inspirational

Neil Young- Harvest Moon

 Billy Joel-coin flip

Elton John-Larger boby of work 




Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 11:44 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

the beatles  
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Eagles  
Aerosmith
Pink Floyd 
AC/DC 
Cream 


Ozzy Osbourne 
Chuck Berry 
Jimi Hendrix 
Elvis Presley 
Tom Petty  
Roy Orbison  
Billy Joel  
Stevie Ray Vaughn




Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 11:13 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

The Beatles (1)
The Rolling Stones (2)
 Lynyrd Skynyrd (14)
The Eagles (4)
Led Zeppilin (5)
Pink Floyd (6)
AC/DC (7) 
Cream (9)

Ozzy Osbourne (16)
Bruce Springsteen (2)
Jimi Hendrix (3) 
Johnny Cash (13)
Bob Dylan (5)
Neil Young (6)
Billy Joel (7)
Elton John (8)




Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 10:38 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Who
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Led Zeppilin
Pink Floyd
AC/DC
U2

Eric Clapton
Bruce Springsteen
Jimi Hendrix
Elvis Presley
Tom Petty (12)
Neil Young
Carlos Santana
Elton John



Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 10:30 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Doors

Dead

Who

Eagles

Zep

Floyd

Allman

Cream

Clapton

Berry

Hendrix

Elvis

Dylan

Neil Young

Joel

Elton



lennon_lives
Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 10:15 am
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Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 10:13 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Oops

Band:

Led Zeppelin



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 10:12 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Thanks for all the votes and comments so far. As with the run off I will not vote unless there is a tie in any of the "races".

It was a good think I used that strategy in the run off otherwise 3 groups would still have been tied for the last spot.


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