Hanahope June 12, 2014 Share June 12, 2014 I haven't watched it all, seen about half so far. This may not be in the correct order. 1. Peter Gabriel - The intro by Chris from Coldplay started slow, but I liked the "bible" reading. Peter still sounds pretty decent. 2. Linda Ronstadt - Surprised she hadn't been inducted previously. Boy those songs were great, brought back a lot of memories. I didn't realize that her original backing band was the Eagles, hah. I had to look up that the reason she wasn't there was because she's been diagnosed with Parkinsons, so can't travel or sing. The tributes were great, all those women sounded wonderful on Linda's songs. A bit surprised there was no mention whatsoever of Linda's Mexican heritage and her later work. 3. Kiss - I knew they weren't performing because only the original four were being inducted. Nice that at least they all got along well enough to be on stage together to accept the award. I see Paul Stanley has had botox or other facial work, since he seemed to be the only one without wrinkles. I didn't realize how short Peter Criss was. 4. Cat Stevens - I didn't know too much of his stuff, a tad before my time. Wow, was he hot. My husband has a friend whose a dead ringer for him. He sounds great too. I thought it interesting (or perhaps expected) that they didn't go into too much into Cat's conversion to Muslim. 5. E Street Band - Not that I don't begrudge their induction, and maybe this is due to my never having really been a Bruce fan, but really did they deserve separate recognition? I mean, isn't the criteria for induction having some sort of impact or influence and I just don't see how the band has impact or influence beyond being Bruce's band. And there's been a lot of changes to the members. So why do all the members of E Street get inducted and not all the members of Kiss? That's also been the reason I've heard why Deep Purple hasn't been inducted - too many changing members. So what's the difference? 6. Hall & Oats - Hah, I knew Darryl would make a comment about being the only Philly group inducted and how that's just not right. There's been a lot of that in the Philly news. They still sound fantastic. Will watch the rest later tonight. 1 Link to comment
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