Heralded as “The Texas Cannonball,” Freddie King’s skills as a blues guitarist led to him being dubbed one of the “Three Kings,” along with Albert King and B.B. King. And in 2012, his accomplishments prompted the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to honor him as an early influence.
The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame made six last-minute (and, in fans’ opinions, long-overdue) additions to its ranks in 2012 with The Miracles, The Comets, The Famous Flames, The Crickets, Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps and The Midnighters.
Over the course of nearly three decades, The Red Hot Chili Peppers have successfully expanded the parameters of funk, punk and hip-hop while fusing those forms into a wholly new amalgam. Yet, The Chilis’ journey has been a volatile one, plagued by death and drugs but driven by sheer tenacity.
Don Kirshner could smell a hit from a mile away. His music empire created hundreds of hits and provided the soundtrack for much of the ’50s and ’60s.
Discoveries columnist Todd Baptista weighs in on a few of the deserving artists who’ve been excluded from The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame but deserve to be there.
Only two of the artists who earned Goldmine readers’ votes will be inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012.
When the 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductions took place March 14, 2011, just one band — Alice Cooper — was inducted. Strange, as there are many bands worthy of the honor, but thus far denied.
It’s that time of year again: Goldmine gets to cast its official vote with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the next year’s inductees. So who should get Goldmine’s endorsement this year? That, dear voters, is all up to you.
The guys in ZZ Top have seen each other’s faces more recently than Claude Russell Bridges — aka Leon Russell — has seen his own. He’s hidden mysteriously behind those shades, a cowboy hat, a different name, and that long white flowing hair and beard for 40 years now.
Celebrated as “one of the greatest singers of all time” Darlene Love spent much of her early career as an unknown. On backup, Love’s voice perfected hits from “Da Doo Ron Ron” to “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin.’”