Three years in the making, the Jim Bessman Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is up and running!

What an embarrassment.

It’s been almost three years since I wrote here that I was going to start up the Jim Bessman Rock and Roll Hall of Fame–and I only got around to it yesterday.

Actually, it’s now called The Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantheon (not to be confused with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and like most of my writing over the last three years, you can find it here at examiner.com.

In the interim at least a few of the artists I had intended to induct have been inducted into the RockHall: The Hollies, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro. But I still have about 30 who should be in–that will be in The Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantheon (not to be confused with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame).

And now, having honored KISS as the first inductee, the Jim Bessman Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a reality–though under a different name and in a different place. The nominating committee and electorate (there’s only one person in both–and it’s the same person) assure me that forthcoming inductions will be at the very least occasional.

3 thoughts on “Three years in the making, the Jim Bessman Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is up and running!

  • April 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm
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    It’s about time some one got it right, removing ego and personal prejudices from the process. Too many groups belong and have been ignored…looking forward to seeing you get it right (as usual).

  • April 17, 2012 at 3:32 am
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    Thanks Arny, but I’ll be more ego and personal prejudiced than anyone. Just watch! But it will all be at examiner.com.

  • April 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm
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    Bravo, Jim. No one knows music like Bessman!

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