RickStark79 wrote:Yeah, I don't know much about Leonard Cohen, but I do hear his name a lot when artists name theif influences. So in that respect, I can see why he would get the nod.
But for anyone who thinks Ringo should be in the Hall of Fame for his solo career, ask yourself this: If Ringo wasn't a Beatle, and had the exact same solo output, would he warrant consideration for the Hall of Fame?!? The answer is NO!!
flextint wrote:I always thought rock n roll hall of fame was about rock and roll.Leonard cohen and i were born in the same town montreal .I know his music well and his poetry.Never did i consider him a rocker a songwriter yes people may know suzzane which was his famous poem first then a popular song.What makes an artist worthy?dark songs of desparation created for a certain intellect?Ringo is the everyman rocker he had many hits after the beatles "PHOTOGRAPH" "IT DONT COME EASY" ETC. I think that the fact he still records new music today says something.He is not going to write leonard cohen type songs but all music he does is easy to listen to. he wont bring you to a tear but he makes music for the masses and it will be fun straight rock n roll. Whats wrong with that for a rock and roll hall of fame?D'on't get me started picking the better singing voice.
flextint wrote:Never tell a poet that!Britney spears is not a poet nor are the spice girls etc.Bono may like leonard songs but he is not an influence. u2 was influenced by punk rock maybe even the beatles but not leonard.You make some strong points maccamania but in the end no one is really right are wrong it really depends on taste in music.In this case the music tastes of the voters of the hall of fame.
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