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Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Posted on: May 4, 2008 11:22 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2008 9:17 am
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Well the first round of the brackets are done and there were a few very close races but no "major" upsets. So without further delay here are the results followed by the match ups for round 2. The numbers in parenthesis in the first listing is the vote totals. In the second section the number is the original seeding based on the votes received in the nomination process. And yes I did have to cast a vote this round since we did have a tie. I am going to tell you that since one other match up was separated by 2 votes I cast a vote to make it a one vote margin also. This way only I will know which match up I actually decided. I am a sneaky one.

The Beatles (43) vs. The Doors (10)
The Rolling Stones (41) vs. The Grateful Dead (12)
The Who (33) vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd (20)
The Eagles (33) vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival (20)
Led Zeppelin (40) vs. Aerosmith (12)
Pink Floyd (42) vs. Rush (11)
AC/DC (26) vs. The Allman Brothers Band (27)
U 2 (20) vs. Cream (33)


Eric Clapton (42) vs. Ozzy Osbourne (11)
Bruce Springsteen (33) vs. Chuck Berry (20)
Jimi Hendrix (37) vs. John Lennon (16)
Elvis Presley (33) vs. Johnny Cash (20)
Bob Dylan (31) vs. Tom Petty (22)
Neil Young (37) vs. Roy Orbison (16)
Billy Joel (28) vs. Carlos Santana (25)
Elton John (26) vs. Stevie Ray Vaughn (27)

Band Bracket:
The Beatles (1) vs. Cream (9)
The Rolling Stones(2) vs. The Allman Brothers Band (10)
The Who (3) vs. Pink Floyd (6)
The Eagles (4) vs. Led Zeppelin (5)

Solo Acts Bracket:
Eric Clapton (1) vs. Stevie Ray Vaughn (9)
Bruce Springsteen (2) vs. Billy Joel (7)
Jimi Hendrix (3) vs. Neil Young (6)
Elvis Presley (4) vs. Bob Dylan (5)

The voting in this round will be open until Sunday May 11 at noon est. Tell all of your friends to vote. No need to have voted before to voice your opinion. Once again I will not vote unless there is the need for a tie breaking vote to be cast. Of course as I did this time I will post a vote in each match up so no one will know if I even voted and what my choices were unless they want to go back and count all the votes.

Thanks again to all who have participated.
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Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2008 8:38 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

A lot of tough choices but i'll go with

Greatest Band

  • Beatles
  • Stones
  • The Who
  • Zeppelin

Solo Acts

  • Clapton
  • Springsteen
  • Hendrix
  • Dylan

 




Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2008 1:18 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Band Bracket:

The Beatles

The Rolling Stones

The Who

Led Zeppelin

Solo Acts Bracket:

Eric Clapton

Billy Joel

Jimi Hendrix

Bob Dylan




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2008 12:28 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Fansince66 , thanks for the input you ol' fogie.That's what I was looking for ; commentary on the live shows people have really seen of the ones on this lineup. As I said earlier I've seen 9 of the 16 ( I'm an ol' fogie too ) and no one was even in the same league as Floyd with Dylan being the biggest disappointment. The second best live show I ever saw was Little Feat on their Waiting For Columbus tour. Totally electrifying.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2008 10:36 pm
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

I was surprised with Cream beating U 2 also. Cream was great but the length of time the band was together compared to how long U 2 has been making great music should have meant U 2 would have won. I was surprised during the nominations that Cream even made it into the final 16.



Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2008 10:06 pm
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Beatles

Stones

The Who

Eagles, but very close

SRV

Springsteen

Hendrix

The King

I can't believe U2 lost to Cream.  I don't understand that at all.




Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2008 9:59 pm
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

ClevelandRocks - Added to my favorites for the U2 comment!  I said the same thing!



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 7, 2008 5:03 pm
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Band Bracket:
The Beatles (1) vs. Cream (9)
The Rolling Stones(2) vs. The Allman Brothers Band (10)
The Who (3) vs. Pink Floyd (6)
The Eagles (4) vs. Led Zeppelin (5)

Solo Acts Bracket:
Eric Clapton (1) vs. Stevie Ray Vaughn (9)
Bruce Springsteen (2) vs. Billy Joel (7)
Jimi Hendrix (3) vs. Neil Young (6)
Elvis Presley (4) vs. Bob Dylan (5)



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2008 12:09 pm
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

fansince I have a feeling you are around the same age as I am. I know that there are a few older than me here also. I will be 54 next week. I also do know that some of the voters are still in High School. I have seen a few of these performers over the years too as well as killed quite a few brain cells back in the day. Of all the Bands that made it into the first round here the only one I ever walked out on was the Dead



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2008 11:50 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

I guess I must be an old fogie.  I saw The Stones in 1975(still the best concert I ever attended and their first tour with Ron Wood), Bob Seger 4 times between 73 & 80, the Eagles And Elton John on back to back nights in 1977, The Allmans in 1976, The Who at the infamous Cincinnatti concert where severals fans were crushed and killed(The end of "festival seating", Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1978 about a month before their plane crash, and Pink Floyd on their Animals tour. The Eagles were the best sounding group I ever heard but BORING SHOW. They were halfway through their concert before I figured out Henley was doing most of the singing hiding behind the drum kit. Elton John was great show, soso sound. Like most people, I saw the Beatles their first time on Ed Sullivan. Never live. I saw Elvis 75-76, not long before he died(Yeah, The BLOATED ELVIS show) and saw Dylan around 79 or 80. He was the only concert I remember leaving early. In concert, his voice is certainly NOT an instument. Pink Floyd is a fantastic visual and aural experience, but I might have been influenced by the chemicals. Saw Zeppelin in the 77-78 range, shortly before the song remains the same came out. Jimmy can really play, but I didn't like the show, maybe because it was in a stadium/arena. All these opinions are subject to my state of mind alteration at the time, of course, and I can't swear all my synapses are still firing, so feel free to comment and/or disagree. And my parents thought my youth was wasted( I was, but my youth wasn't)



Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2008 8:44 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Beatles - what can I say that hasn't been said!

Rolling Stones - Nothing like an ABB jam session, but I have to nod to the Stones on their influence and longevity

Who - This was really tough.  Probably based on my mood today!

Zep - No brainer.  I love the Eagles but LZ has this hands down.  Their diversity and depth in their music wins this.

 

Clapton - Stevie Ray was terrific, but Clapton is in the elite league here.

Billy Joel - Taking a long shot on this one.  Could easily have gone with Springsteen, but Billy Joel's piano provides a unique sound that I fell in love with in my teen years!

Jimi - Another close one. 

Dylan - The artistry in his music wins out here.  Elvis was a fad.... a really huge fad, but a fad nonetheless



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