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Posted on: May 31, 2008 4:29 pm
Edited on: May 31, 2008 4:47 pm
 

The Results Are In

First I want to thank all of you who participated in the voting and or nomination process. I have really enjoyed the comments and reasoning given for the way your ballots were cast. Some went with their favorites, some based on musical talent, a few on the influence the acts might have had on others and some used a combination of factors.

In the Band category I don't think anyone will be surprised by the fact The Beatles won by a 2 to 1 margin over Pink Floyd (32/16).

The solo category was closer but once the number 1 seed Eric Clapton was the victor over The Boss.(27/21). That match up was between 2 of my 3 favorite solo acts, alas my other choice, Van Morrison, didn't even make it into the first round.

I am trying to decide what competition, if any, I should do next. Please feel to suggest any that would be of interest to you.
Category: General
Posted on: May 18, 2008 4:38 pm
 

The Finals

Well all we have reached the final showdown in the battle for the Best Acts in Rock history as determined by the the most knowledgeable music fans of all. Give yourselves  a pat on the back.

The semi finals produced one upset by the seedings as well as one very close race between 2 legends. Without further adieu here are the results and vote totals from the previous round, followed by the match ups for the Grand Finales.

Band Bracket:
The Beatles(30) vs. Led Zeppelin (17)
The Rolling Stones(17) vs. Pink Floyd (30)

Solo Acts:
Eric Clapton (29) vs. Bob Dylan (18)
Bruce Springsteen (25) vs. Jimi Hendrix (22)

Finals:
The Beatles (1) vs. Pink Floyd (6)

Eric Clapton (1) vs. Bruce Springsteen (2)

Let the voting begin and your opinions be heard
Category: General
Posted on: May 4, 2008 11:22 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2008 9:17 am
 

Round Of 8 Ready For Voting

Well the first round of the brackets are done and there were a few very close races but no "major" upsets. So without further delay here are the results followed by the match ups for round 2. The numbers in parenthesis in the first listing is the vote totals. In the second section the number is the original seeding based on the votes received in the nomination process. And yes I did have to cast a vote this round since we did have a tie. I am going to tell you that since one other match up was separated by 2 votes I cast a vote to make it a one vote margin also. This way only I will know which match up I actually decided. I am a sneaky one.

The Beatles (43) vs. The Doors (10)
The Rolling Stones (41) vs. The Grateful Dead (12)
The Who (33) vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd (20)
The Eagles (33) vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival (20)
Led Zeppelin (40) vs. Aerosmith (12)
Pink Floyd (42) vs. Rush (11)
AC/DC (26) vs. The Allman Brothers Band (27)
U 2 (20) vs. Cream (33)


Eric Clapton (42) vs. Ozzy Osbourne (11)
Bruce Springsteen (33) vs. Chuck Berry (20)
Jimi Hendrix (37) vs. John Lennon (16)
Elvis Presley (33) vs. Johnny Cash (20)
Bob Dylan (31) vs. Tom Petty (22)
Neil Young (37) vs. Roy Orbison (16)
Billy Joel (28) vs. Carlos Santana (25)
Elton John (26) vs. Stevie Ray Vaughn (27)

Band Bracket:
The Beatles (1) vs. Cream (9)
The Rolling Stones(2) vs. The Allman Brothers Band (10)
The Who (3) vs. Pink Floyd (6)
The Eagles (4) vs. Led Zeppelin (5)

Solo Acts Bracket:
Eric Clapton (1) vs. Stevie Ray Vaughn (9)
Bruce Springsteen (2) vs. Billy Joel (7)
Jimi Hendrix (3) vs. Neil Young (6)
Elvis Presley (4) vs. Bob Dylan (5)

The voting in this round will be open until Sunday May 11 at noon est. Tell all of your friends to vote. No need to have voted before to voice your opinion. Once again I will not vote unless there is the need for a tie breaking vote to be cast. Of course as I did this time I will post a vote in each match up so no one will know if I even voted and what my choices were unless they want to go back and count all the votes.

Thanks again to all who have participated.
Category: General
Posted on: April 28, 2008 11:24 pm
 

Time To Vote For The Greatest Acts In Rock

Well folks the brackets are now set.

I was surprised by the lack of votes for quite a few bands. I knew not all of my favorites would make it the list of 16 but I did think some of them would get more support. About 90 Bands were mentioned as well about 60 solo acts among all the postings.

4 of the 16 in the solo category could have been in the Bands category but I followed the way the votes were
cast. Tom Petty for some reason received 90% of his votes as a solo act and Carlos Santana got 75% of his that way.

Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen had enough votes to make the brackets and be seeded in the top half of both categories. I used my editorial powers to decide to put them in the solo category only.

Here are the first round match ups for both categories. The seeds are in parenthesis. Please just list your choice in each of the match ups. The voting for the first round will close on Sunday at 11:00 pm est. I will be posting the next round as soon as I can afterwards.

Thanks to all of for your participation as well as your comments.

The Beatles (1) vs. The Doors (16)
The Rolling Stones (2) vs. The Grateful Dead (15)
The Who (3) vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd (14)
The Eagles (4) vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival (13)
Led Zeppilin (5) vs. Aerosmith (12)
Pink Floyd (6) vs. Rush (11)
AC/DC (7) vs. The Allman Brothers Band (10)
U 2 (8) vs. Cream (9)


Eric Clapton (1) vs. Ozzy Osbourne (16)
Bruce Springsteen (2) vs. Chuck Berry (15)
Jimi Hendrix (3) vs. John Lennon (14)
Elvis Presley (4) vs. Johnny Cash (13)
Bob Dylan (5) vs. Tom Petty (12)
Neil Young (6) vs. Roy Orbison (11)
Billy Joel (7) vs. Carlos Santana (10)
Elton John (8) vs. Stevie Ray Vaughn (9)

I can't wait to see the results.
Category: General
Posted on: April 26, 2008 1:13 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2008 9:13 pm
 

Results Almost In

The preliminary results are in and I have figured who all the solo acts are. However the last 2 spots can not be determined in the bands category as of now. So please choose 2 from the groups below. Please voice your opinion even if you did not submit any choices in the initial poll.

I will keep the voting open for these spots till 11:00 pm est Monday night.

Beach Boys
Queen
Metallica
Nirvana
Black Sabbath
The Doors
Grateful Dead

Please note several performers/acts received votes in both categories, 2 of whom had enough to make it into both brackets. After some discussion with a few of the voters here I have elected to place them in the solo category despite the fact they rarely ever performed alone.Two other performers who I always thought belonged in the band grouping received votes as a solo act and enough to make the final 16. When the bracket is posted you will see right away who I meant.

I will say I was very surprised by the lack of votes for quite a few.

Here are a few of the solo's that didn't make the cut:

Jackson Browne
Van Morrison
Janis Joplin
John Fogerty
Joe Walsh
Frank Zappa
Ted Nugent
Steve Winwood
Peter Gabriel
Category: General
 
 
 
 
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