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Martin Hall Of Fame

I started the Martin Hall Of Fame last year because I was tired of the politics, the rap, and wanted a hall of fame that had meaning to me.  I launched it with 6 categories:  Big name acts; top men; top ladies; not-so-rock'n'roll; personal; and Golden oldies.  I decided that I would make it an every-six-months deal, and a second class was added to the original group in November 2011.  As it is coming in on time for class #3 as I write this, I thought I'd finally get around to making a permanent page for the members.

BIG NAMES

Class #1:  The Beatles; The Who; Chicago; the Beach Boys; the Animals; Elton John; The Rolling Stones; the Eagles; the Moody Blues; the Four Seasons; Fleetwood Mac; the Monkees.
Class #2 : Neil Diamond; Genesis.
Class #3: REM, Jackson Five, Tommy James and the Shondells
Class #4: America, Bee Gees, Queen.
Class #5:  Simon and Garfunkel; The Miracles; The Spinners.
Class #6:  Sly and the Family Stone; the Byrds;  Three Dog Night.


TOP MEN

Class # 1: Elvis Presley; Roy Orbison; John Denver; Barry Manilow; Paul McCartney; BJ Thomas.
Class # 2: Rick Nelson.
Class # 3: Gene Pitney, Righteous Brothers
Class #4: Bobby Vee, Don McLean, Johnny Cash.
Class #5:Stevie Wonder; George Harrison; Glen Campbell.
Class # 6: Todd Rundgren; Tom Jones.


TOP WOMEN

Class #1: The Supremes; Olivia Newton-John; Carole King; the Carpenters; Dionne Warwick; Petula Clark.
Class #2: Linda Ronstadt; the Captain and Tennille.
Class #3: Dusty Springfield; Gladys Knight and the Pips.
Class # 4: Roberta Flack.
Class #5:  Yvonne Elliman; Donna Summer; Leslie Gore.
Class #6:  Cher.


NOT SO R'N'R

Class #1: Frank Sinatra; Andy Williams; Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
Class #2: Keith Green.
Class#3: Al Jolson; BB King
Class #4: Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole.
Class #5: George Jones; Percy Faith.
Class #6: Paul Anka.

PERSONAL

Class #1: Electric Light Orchestra; the Guess Who; Kiss.
Class #2: Boz Skaggs; Bread.
Class #3: Utopia.
Class #4: Counting Crows, The Seekers.
Class #5: Nilsson; Better Than Ezra.
Class # 6: Pablo Cruise; Bill Withers.

GOLDEN OLDIES

Class #1: Coasters; Chuck Berry; Everly Brothers; Jimmy Dean.
Class #2: Neil Sedaka.
Class#3: Dick Clark, Dion and the Bellmonts
Class #4: Ray Charles.
Class #5: Bobby Darin; The Duprees.
Class #6: Gary Lewis and the Playboys;  The Orlons.

In addition, a song was nominated in a "song" category I hadn't considered.  Amazing Grace was the nominee, and was inducted in class #2.

Nominees are always welcome.  New classes will be introduced on Time Machine.



Alphabetically (As I just discovered I need this):

Alpert, Herb, and the Tijuana Brass
America
Anka, Paul
Animals
Beach Boys
Beatles
Bee Gees
Berry, Chuck
Better Than Ezra
Bread
Byrds
Campbell, Glen
Captain and Tennille
Carpenters
Cash, Johnny
Charles, Ray
Cher
Chicago
Dick Clark
Petula Clark
Coasters
Cole, Nat King
Counting Crows
Crosby, Bing
Darin, Bobby
Dean, Jimmy
Denver, John
Diamond, Neil
Dion and the Belmonts
Duprees
Eagles
Electric Light Orchestra
Elliman, Yvonne
Everly Brothers
Flack, Roberta
Fleetwood Mac
Four Seasons
Genesis
Gore, Leslie
Green, Keith
Guess Who
Harrison, George
Jackson Five
James, Tommy, and the Shondells
Jolson, Al
John, Elton
Jones, George
Jones, Tom
King, BB
King, Carole
KISS
Knight, Gladys, and the Pips
Lewis, Gary, and the Playboys
Manilow, Barry
McCartney, Paul
McLean, Don
Miracles
Monkees
Moody Blues
Nelson, Rick
Newton-John, Olivia
Nilsson, Harry
Orbison, Roy
Orlons
Pablo Cruise
Pitney, Gene
Presley, Elvis
Queen
REM
Righteous Brothers
Rolling Stones
Ronstadt, Linda
Rundgren, Todd
Sedaka, Neil
Seekers
Simon and Garfunkel
Sinatra, Frank
Skaggs, Boz
Sly and the Family Stone
Spinners
Springfield, Dusty
Summer, Donna
Supremes
Thomas, BJ
Three Dog Night
Utopia
Warwick, Dionne
Who
Williams, Andy
Withers, Bill
Wonder, Stevie
Vee, Bobby


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