Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Rock HOF passes on Dunn's Wray

In the end, it was probably a long shot. Still, we hoped that Link Wray would find a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the 2014 class. We promoted it, and others did as well.

Wray, a Dunn native and the father of the power chord, had an uphill battle going against the likes of Kiss, Nirvana and Cat Stevens (among others).

From Rolling Stone:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year's inductees: Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will all join the class of 2014. The E Street Band will be given the Award for Musical Excellence and Beatles manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers. 

Artists are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. Nirvana, whose first single "Love Buzz" came out in 1988, are entering the institution their first year of eligibility. "That's really no surprise to me," says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Joel Peresman. "People see the relevancy of that band. We're just getting into the creative of the show, so I don't know what's going to happen with that performance. They have to figure it out."