Notes:: Will Jann Wenner keep The Monkees from the Rock n Roll hall of fame?

By all rights The Monkees deserve to be inducted into the Rock N Roll hall of fame. Jann Wenner, editor of Rolling Stone, holds the key vote but has waged a life long personal crusade against The Monkees. Wenner “allegedly denounces Tork, Dolenz, Davy Jones and Mike Nesmith for not playing their own instruments on the band’s first albums”. Isn’t it his own magazine that bombards us with images of much more disposable “artists” who don’t write their own songs, don’t play their own music and aren’t at all who they make themselves out to be? More importantly, it is absurd that with so many hits and so many great records they have not been inducted. Still others that I won’t name are members. Peter Tork talked about it yesterday in the Monterey Herald:

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  1. Anonymous
    Posted Tuesday April 24, 2007 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Sounds this guy wants to be self important. Wonder what it will be like 20 years from now, when the popular bands of today are up for the HOF. The majority of them are prefabricated, but doubt they would go up against the same type of scrutiny.

    I agree about Dolenz. His voice is as unique as Art Garfunkel, David Crosby, and Carl Wilson. Would be a shame if they don’t get in the HOF. Also musically, the Monkees are probably one of the more influential bands of the ’60s, but don’t get the credit they deserve.

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