Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rock n Roll HOF Question

Lotsa folks (myself included) raised an eyebrow when ABBA got inducted earlier this year, and lots of folks have bands (KISS, Moody Blues) they think should already be in.

So, tell me, should this band be in? Here's what they've done:

Had the top-charting American single of 1967. (Billboard number-one for seven weeks) with another tied for third.

First band to use a Moog Synthesizer in a top-10 album.

Gave the Jimi Hendrix Experience their first US concert appearances as an opening act in July 1967.

Had the largest grossing tour of 1986.

Last music artist to win the MTV Friday Night Video Fights by defeating Bon Jovi 51% to 49%.

First music artist to win two Emmy Awards.

First rock band to use a multimedia live concert show (film, stage choreography, and music).

First actual live concert footage to be featured in a motion picture.

Had seven albums on the Billboard top 200 chart at the same time (six were re-issues during 1986/87).

One of only ten artists achieving number-one hits in the United States and United Kingdom simultaneously.

One album spent 70 weeks on the Billboard charts, becoming the 12th biggest selling album of all time (

Four number-one albums in a one-year span. The only act to have their first four albums go to number one on the Billboard charts.

Held the number one spot on the Billboard album chart for 31 consecutive weeks.

Held the record for the longest stay at number one for a debut record until 1982 when Men At Work's debut record Business As Usual broke that record.

So, what band is it?

One more notable accomplishment, and the answer, after the jump.

Compelled another David Jones to change his surname to Bowie to avoid being confused with Davy Jones of The Monkees.

In the interest of full disclosure, I've been a fan of the Monkees since way back when.

1 comment:

the pistolero said...

None of that matters, I'm afraid. if they're not a favorite of Jann Wenner. From what I've read, he treats the HOF like his personal display case of favorites.