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What If They Held an Induction and No One Came?
I’m guessing that Morgan has no idea that Hornsby was in the Klan
And having a Rock n Roll HOF in Cleveland is well.....sad.
Re Genesis. Not sure why they got elected when other prog rock groups haven't. Long career, not much commercial success, kind of like Rush perhaps.
Re: RRHoF, anyone here going to see inductees The O'Jays tomorrow night in Durant, OK, or Friday night in Austin, TX? That'll be me in the horn section closest to the drummer. No charge for pictures and autographs after the gig for Primates.
Re Neil Diamond, I'd plead in favor of his earlier work, which often has a nice mix of pop sensibility, some guts, and occasional harmonic twists ("Kentucky Woman," "Cherry Cherry," "Solitary Man," "You Got To Me," "Thank The Lord for the Night Time," "I'm a Believer") rather than later and more mainstream stuff ("Sweet Caroline," "America," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Forever in Blue Jeans") -- he's certainly no less deserving than, say, Gene Pitney. Maybe not top drawer RRHoF, but I can see a case for him.
Not that I have much interest in defending Rogers Hornsby, but a quick glance at the Internet suggests there is some dispute as to his KKK membership.
Invisible Touch has sold 15 million copies.
Yeah, Genesis is an odd band. It really changed over the years
I'll bite, Harv - what music is your pleasure?
Then I heard about all of the controversy so I looked up their discography on Wikipedia. Apparently they didn't really have any hits. And yet I know a good dozen Rush songs by heart. Seriously, the programming director at The Loop in the 80's must have been Neil Peart.
I am betting that it is Gregorian chants and/or polka.
Re Neil Diamond - "Sweet Caroline"
Also worth noting that Morgan's admiration for Hornsby is long-standing. One of his specific complaints about Bill James is that James ranked Morgan ahead of Hornsby in his Historical Abstract (while making it clear that he's never read anything by James and has no interest in hearing the arguments)
I saw 50 Cent share a bill with Nickelback, and it only cost me 45 cents.
Charles Alexander, who I believe is Hornsby's definitive biographer, treats the claim skeptically, and says that even if Hornsby was in the KKK, he was "semiactive" at best.
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