Welcome to the second round of our class of 2018 Freaks Hall election. In this round, we are voting on artists and groups who made their recorded debut before 1968.
HOW TO VOTE:
Below is a list of 25 nominees. Select up to ten (minimum five) and send your choices to email@example.com to have them counted. The top five vote getters in our election will join the Rock ‘n’ Roll Freaks Hall as part of our class of 2018 with the winners from rounds one and three. POLLS CLOSE AT NOON EST ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26.
The polls are closed, the ballots have been counted, and with round one complete for the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Freaks Hall class, we are proud to announce our inductees in the Contributor category for this year. Two names finished on top and they will join our round two and three inductees in the 2018 class.
Danny Fields’ career has spanned more than five decades as a music journalist, manager, and publicist. He signed the MC5 and the Stooges to Elektra Records and the Ramones to Sire. Early in his career, he wrote the article in Datebook magazine that launched the controversy about John Lennon’s quote calling the Beatles “more popular than Jesus.” He was a DJ on WFMU in the late 60s, and was Elektra’s publicist for the Doors. In 2015, a documentary about his life and career, Danny Says, premiered at South by Southwest.
Tom Wilson was an American record producer who worked behind the boards for artists like the Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, The Mothers of Invention, Simon & Garfunkel, Eric Burdon & the Animals, the Soft Machine, and the Blues Project as well as jazz greats like Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, and Eddie Harris. As a staff producer at Columbia records, he helmed several of Dylan’s key albums, including The Times They Are A-Changin’, Another Side of Bob Dylan, and Bringing It All Back Home. He signed the Mothers of Invention to Verve Records and produced their groundbreaking debut, Freak Out. While at Verve, he also produced The Velvet Underground and Nico. Wilson died of a heart attack in Los Angeles in 1978, aged 47.
Next up will be round two of the Freaks Hall class of 2018 election, our “Golden Era” ballot, which will feature groups and artists who debuted before 1968. Stay tuned for more details!
Welcome to the first round of our class of 2018 Freaks Hall election. In this first round, we are voting on people who contributed to the history of rock ‘n’ roll in their own unique ways – record producers, disc jockeys, venue owners, label owners, rock journalists, and others who worked behind the scenes.
HOW TO VOTE:
Below is a list of ten nominees. Select up to five (minimum three) and send your choices to firstname.lastname@example.org to have them counted. The top two vote getters in our election will join the Rock ‘n’ Roll Freaks Hall as part of our class of 2018 with the winners from rounds two and three. POLLS CLOSE AT NOON EST ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29.
I’ve linked each to their Wikipedia entry or another informational link.