Great guitar solos: Issue 725
What happened to Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” great solo?
—Mark Guertin, via e-mail
Not too much to disagree with on the list, as there were some very fine choices made. And I most whole-heartedly agree with “Comfortably Numb” in the non-metal #1 position.
My only wish would be to have seen Stryper’s “Soldiers Under Command” guitar solo among the metal classics. Like the comments about KISS/Ace Frehley, this is one incredible solo left out because the band wasn’t always taken too seriously. Take a listen…
— Chuck McIlhenny
Favorite teen idol: Online poll
Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders!! Gracious sakes alive and a big by-God. (sigh....)
— Eleanor Dickerson, via e-mail
A glaring omission — Bobby Sherman. In fact, Bobby was popular before David Cassidy.
Bobby had a guest role in an episode of “The Monkees” (1967). Bobby was in “Here Comes the Brides” (1968-1969).
Later, Bobby was given a guest role on “The Partridge Family” (1971) and it did so well, he was given his own show “Getting Together” (1971), which pissed off Cassidy.
My friend and I would argue Bobby vs. David all the time in 1971/72 in the fifth and sixth grade!
—Brenda Brubaker, via e-mail
As I looked through the choices of teen heartthrobs, I had to look twice, because I couldn’t believe that Bobby Sherman was left off! How can that be???
As a young woman growing up in the early ‘70s, he was the end all. I wanted to change my name to Julie... so I could pretend that he was singing “Julie, Julie, Julie,, do you love me?” to me.
I would love to know how you came up with your decision on your choices. I did not vote, because there wasn’t even an “other” category.
— Naomi Lindower, via e-mail
Rock Hall’s most overlooked nominees: Online poll
How about Uriah Heep (Mick Box) and Mountain (Leslie West)?
Both are better then a lot of bands on your list.
— Kenny, via e-mail
I agree that the most obvious and most puzzling omission from the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame is Connie Francis. The original rock princess, she foreshadowed all later female pop stars and sold more records than any female performer.
Can anyone explain why she isn’t there?
— Jean Holland, via e-mail