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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

So as I mentioned Tuesday, The Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2012. Along with RHCP, other bands such as The Beastie Boys, and Guns N’ Roses were inducted as well.

To celebrate this achievement, The Red Hot Chili Peppers have recently released an album consisting of six covers by other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members. This album is called Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP and includes songs by The Ramones, David Bowie, and Neil Young.

I was stoked when I found out that RHCP was covering a song by Neil Young! This song, “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”, was released in 1969 and was Young’s second studio album. (Fun Fact: “Cinnamon Girl”, “Down by the River”, and “Cowgirl in the Sand” were all written for this album while Young had 103° F fever). Neil Young has been inducted into The Rock and Roll hall of Fame twice; once in ’95 for his solo career, and again in ’97 for Buffalo Springfield.

Almost all of the most famous bands and solo artists in history have been inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Some musicians have even been inducted more than once! Neil Young has been inducted twice; once in ’95 for his solo career, and again in ’97 for Buffalo Springfield. Other artists to have been inducted more than once include: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Michael Jackson, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Paul Simon. Eric Clapton is the only person who has been inducted three times.

What do you think about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Who are some of your favorite artists who have been inducted? Is there anyone who you think should be inducted? Comment below!

It's Only Rock 'n Roll

Today in the week of April’s Awesome Album Artwork, I decided to go a bit more artsy and look at the album It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll by The Rolling Stones. This album caught my eye because it looks as if it came right out of an art gallery. The album depicts the band walking down a red carpeted staircase, surrounded with women holding bouquets of flowers.

Released in 1974, this album was designed by Guy Peellaert. Guy Peellaert was nicknamed “The Michaelangelo of Pop Art” and designed covers, not only for The Rolling Stones, but also for others like David Bowie. In 1974, Peellaert also published the book “Rock Dreams” which included fantastical and iconic images of the giants of rock and roll such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Velvet Underground, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and CSNY.

Jimi Hendrix

Art by Guy Peelaert
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The Beatles

Art by Guy Peelaert
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Crosby Stills Nash & Young

Art by Guy Peelaert
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Superstar Bob

Art by Guy Peelaert
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Velvet Underground

Art by Guy Peelaert
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What do you think of Guy Peellaert’s work? Comment below and tell me what you think!

    

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In memory of Davy Jones, here are 10 cool facts about his life.

1. The Monkees: David Thomas “Davy” Jones was a member of The Monkees and sang lead vocals on many of The Monkees’ recordings.

2. The Ed Sullivan ShowThe same night that The Beatles played on The Ed Sullivan Show, Davy Jones performed with the Broadway cast of Oliver! on Feb. 9, 1964.

3. 1967 Success: In 1967, The Monkees sold more albums than The Beatles and the Rolling Stones put together.

4. Auditions: Guitarist Stephen Stills originally auditioned for The Monkees but couldn’t come to an agreement with the show’s producers.

5. “I’m a Believer”: Many songs by The Monkees have been covered by famous bands like Coldplay and Weezer.

6. The Brady BunchDavy Jones guest-starred as himself on The Brady Bunch in the episode “Getting Davy Jones”. Soon after the airing of this episode, Davy Jones became a teen heartthrob and was named the #1 teen idol of all time in 2008 by Yahoo Music.

7. Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix opened up for The Monkees on their 1967 tour.

8. David Bowie: David Bowie was actually born David Jones but changed it as to not confuse himself with Davy Jones

9. His Voice: Davy Jones’ voice has been used in Spongebob Squarepants, Phineas and Ferb, and Scooby Doo.

10. A Job Before The Monkees: Before Davy Jones was a part of The Monkees, he was temporarily a jockey and won his first race in England on his prized  horse, Digpast.

Do you remember Davy Jones? What were some of your memories? Comment Below!