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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
 
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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Comments

Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2008 2:21 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

OK...  these are a bit tougher choices but its gettin down to the Big 8

1- Beatles

2- Rolling Stones

3- Pink Floyd

4- Led Zeppelin

5- Eric Clapton

6- Bruce Springsteen

7- Jimi Hendrix

8- Elvis

 




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2008 1:05 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Thanks for clarification Yank. For some reason I thought it was about best live performers , not that you actually had to see them live , but who put on the best live shows. I'll stick with my picks and I would still like to hear some commentary on live shows people have seen in this group. There has to be some old fogies around here who have seen Elvis or The Beatles.



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2008 12:55 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Band Bracket

The Beatles - Cream had one great album and broke some barriers. The Beatles have Revolver, Rubber Soul, The White Album,SGT Pepper's, and my favorite Abbey Road. Listen to side two of Abbey Road and find me 20 minutes of better music.

The Stones - Longevity, the best rhythm guitar player ever, British Invaders, Side 2 of STICKY FINGERS

The Who - This is very, very close. John Entwhistle on bass, Keith Moon on drums, rock operas, side 2 of WHO's NEXT, THAT album cover

The Eagles -  Pretty close, but I've got to have an American band. They morphed from country/pop to serious rock with Joe Walsh. Hotel California followed by The LONG RUN. Let's forget about their reunion music though.

Solo Bracket

Eric Clapton - Check out his new tracks with Steve Winwood. He's still GOD!!!

Bruce Springsteen - Billy is a very good song craftsman, but the boss is an uncomprimising ARTIST!  (What a hypocrite! I have 5 Billy Joel albums and one Springsteen.)

Neil Young - Jimi is the best guitarist EVER, but Neil's not far behind, he's much more diverse, PUNK, Country, Acoustic, Electric, 60 and still alive. Plus, the guy must be talented if he still makes good music with that voice. Check out the soundtrack to the movie "DEAD MAN"  to understand just what he can do with a guitar.

BOB Dylan - Dylan wins just on his songwriting talent. Elvis could and would cover any song he ever heard. Dylan wouldn't record anything he didn't write after Woody Guthrie died. Plus he's been Jewish, born again, catholic, atheist. Good thing he didn't go to India with the Beatles.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2008 12:41 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Brick seeing folks live was never named as a criteria here but is certainly was not excluded. I doubt many if any of us ever saw The Beatles live for one. To me it was all about personal choice. Some, based on those that commented, chose based on influence on the genre, others those who they thought had the best recording history and others purely on their own taste.

To me any means that a person used to make their choice was valid.  If for some reason you would like to  change your ballot please do so and I will gladly adjust the count.

I am just happy that you decided to participate.



Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2008 11:10 pm
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

I am still curious as to how many people who have voted here have seen the artists live that they voted for or didn't vote for. I haven't seen much commentary on that. This is what this poll is based on isn't it?



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2008 9:47 pm
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Thanks for the kind words Yoko. As many have stated here it is all personal preference. There is no right or wrong answer.
My curiosity as to who others would choose was my reason for this blog. I knew who my favorites were. Some of them didn't even make it into the first round here but it doesn't change my opinion of them one bit.

So please make your choices along with any comments you might want to include about why you chose them.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2008 7:13 pm
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Yankee awesome blog braddah, wahsup?? Way to keep it going!

The Beatles?

If the Beatles don't win, you people are out of your minds.

No, if the Beatles do not win that means that people voted for some other band that they like better, not that you (people) are out of your mind.  Some people like Pink Floyd and Led Zepplin better.  It is still a free country, just more expensive right now.

If you like the Beetles you might want to check out the Auto Racing Board.  The Beetles and the Beatles' music are still in production.

Just a coincidence??  Or a divine intervention???

 I for one determined that the Beatles were the Number One BAND back when I was 6 or 7, not because of their number one hits but because of their happy -go-lucky music with a backbeat.    So I would classify the Number One vote as a "NO BRAINER." 

Be careful when you judge John, George, Paul, and Ringo's talent; individually they would not win American Idol but as a band they went where no other band trod.   




Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2008 5:02 pm
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Band Bracket:
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones

The Who
Led Zeppelin

Solo Acts Bracket:
Eric Clapton
Bruce Springsteen
Jimi Hendrix
Bob Dylan




Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2008 4:39 pm
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

If the Beatles don't win, you people are out of your minds.

The Beatles
The Allman Brothers Band
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin

Eric Clapton
Bruce Springsteen - in a perfect world this would be Frank Zappa
Jimi Hendrix
Bob Dylan




Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2008 11:38 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Sorry, I did that wrong.

 

Band Bracket:
  The Beatles
  The Rolling Stones
  The Who
  The Eagles

Solo Acts Bracket:
  Stevie Ray Vaughn
  Bruce Springsteen
  Neil Young
  Elvis Presley



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