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 # 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 #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.
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 #1: Electric Light Orchestra; the Guess Who; Kiss.
Class #2: Boz Skaggs; Bread.
Class #3: Utopia.
Class #4: Counting Crows, The Seekers.
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.
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 Macine.