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Peter The Hegemon
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Since: 11.2.03
From: Hackettstown, NJ

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
IN:

Abba
Jimmy Cliff
Genesis
The Hollies
Stooges

NOT IN:

Chantels
Kiss
LL Cool J
Darlene Love
Laura Nyro
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Donna Summer

I am overjoyed at The Hollies getting in. Both they and Genesis are very, very deserving, but have never been nominated before. I'd say that expanding the number of nominations (12, up from 9) worked well. I'm not really convinced that Abba should be considered rock, and there are several nominees I'd have taken over the Stooges, but none of that is remotely close to killing my buzz over The Hollies getting in.

No word yet on the other categories, AFAIK.
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Lise
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Wow, I wonder if Abba will show up to accept the award (any or all of them).
DrDirt
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Since: 8.10.03
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.48
For what they did and the influence they had, the Stooges really deserved this.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.33
    Originally posted by Lise
    Wow, I wonder if Abba will show up to accept the award (any or all of them).


I suspect 3 out of 4 will.
Matt Tracker
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Since: 8.5.03
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
The post-awards jam will be AWESOME.



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Since: 4.1.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.63
Abba wouldn't be the first act I'd think of when you say 'rock and roll,' but it's hard to deny their influence in the pop world. Kind of surprised the Chilis didn't get in but they'll stick around on the ballot for plenty of more chances.



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Peter The Hegemon
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Since: 11.2.03
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
It does make you think, though...if Abba qualifies, should they put in, say, Neil Diamond or Dionne Warwick? I'm not sure.
Lise
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2009/12/of_course_abba_belongs_in_the.html


    Here's the thing: Of course ABBA isn't rock and roll. What does "rock and roll" really mean? Is that a term that's been used unironically outside of a town council meeting in Footloose in the last 50 years? Do people still play "rock and roll," with the exception of ... I don't know, Brian Setzer?
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