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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Better Than Ezra
Captain and Tennille
Cole, Nat King
Dion and the Belmonts
Electric Light Orchestra
James, Tommy, and the Shondells
Knight, Gladys, and the Pips
Lewis, Gary, and the Playboys
Simon and Garfunkel
Sly and the Family Stone
Three Dog Night