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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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Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2008 2:15 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

The Beatles (1) I love the Doors, but I can't take 'em over the Beatles. Tough match for Jim and the boys.

 
The Grateful Dead (15) Hey Jonny! I can. I'm a tie dyed in the wool believer. Besides, I got all those bootlegs!


The Who (3) vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd (14) Just a terrible matchup for me. I saw 'em both. I love 'em both. I'll pass for now; at least.


Creedence Clearwater Revival (13) I was raised on CCR.


Led Zeppilin (5) Easy. I don't like or respect the opposition. Over hyped. Sold out to be MTV darlings.


Pink Floyd (6)


 The Allman Brothers Band (10) Complete slam dunk.  The Allman's did more in their first 3 years to innovaite and create than most ever dreamed. They created a entire genre of music. Plus - No short pants! No costumes of any kind. No gimmicks period cause the Brothers didn't need 'em or tolerate them.  From guitar tandem of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts all the way to Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, the ABB imho, has been the best live act around for almost 40 years now. (and the MTV type media hates them cause they won't sell out)

Cream (9)

Individual Artists to follow. 




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 1:20 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Bands:

Beatles
Stones (I'm a deadhead, but I can't justify taking the dead over the stones)
The Who
CCR
Zep
Floyd
The Allman Bros.
U2 (I love cream, but U2 has amazing longevity.  cream burned out too soon to get my vote)

Solo
Clapton
Check Berry (I love Bruce, but Check Berry practically invented Rock and Roll).
Hendrix
Elvis
Dylan (It's a shame Petty had to go up against Dylan).
Neil Young
Billy Joel
Elton john



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 1:18 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

The Beatles (1)
The Grateful Dead (15)
Lynyrd Skynyrd (14)
The Eagles (4)
Aerosmith (12)
Rush (11)
AC/DC (7)
U 2 (8)


Eric Clapton (1)
Bruce Springsteen (2)
Jimi Hendrix (3)
Johnny Cash (13)
Tom Petty (12)
Neil Young (6)
Carlos Santana (10)
Stevie Ray Vaughn (9)



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2008 12:50 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

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Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2008 12:28 am
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Beatles

Stones

Skynyrd

Creedence

Aerosmith

Pink Floyd

Allman Brothers

Cream

Eric Clapton

Bruce Springsteen

John Lennon

Elvis Presley

Bob Dylan

Roy Orbison

Billy Joel

Stevie Ray Vaughn




Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: April 28, 2008 11:59 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Bands:

Beatles

Rolling Stones

The Who

CCR

Led Zepplin

Pink Floyd

The Allman Brothers

Cream

Solo:

Eric Clapton

Bruce Springsteen

Johnny Cash

Bob Dylan

Neil Young

Carlos Santana

Stevie Ray Vaughn

John Lennon

What? no Robert Plant - I'm sad!




Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2008 11:55 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

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


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



Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2008 11:51 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

-Great work, Yank, but of course we are all left with some pretty tough choices.  I'm going with a "first guess, best guess" approach, I think....

Bands:

  • The Beatles
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Who
  • The Eagles
  • Led Zepplin
  • Pink Floyd
  • AC/DC
  • Cream

Solo:

  • Eric Clapton
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Johnny Cash
  • Bob Dylan
  • Neil Young
  • Carlos Santana
  • Elton John

-Thanks for your efforts, Yank!  See ya around!




Since: Mar 31, 2008
Posted on: April 28, 2008 11:38 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Beattles

Rolling Stones

Skynard

Eagles

Aerosmith

Rush

ACDC

U2

 

Solo

OZZY

Springsteen

Hendrix

Elvis

Dylan

Young

Joel

Elton John



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