2018 Freaks Hall Election Round Three – Modern Era Ballot

Rockpile

Welcome to the third and final round of our class of 2018 Freaks Hall election. In this round, we are voting on artists and groups who made their recorded debut between 1968 and 1982.

HOW TO VOTE:

Below is a list of 25 nominees. Select up to ten (minimum five) and send your choices to rocknrollfreaks@gmail.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 two. POLLS CLOSE AT NOON EST ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24 (Christmas Eve). 

I’ve linked each to their Wikipedia entry.

Nominees:

Badfinger
Big Star
Black Oak Arkansas
The Blasters
Blue Cheer
Blue Oyster Cult
The Dead Boys
The Dictators
DMZ
Grand Funk Railroad
The Gun Club
Hawkwind
The James Gang
The Pagans
Pere Ubu
Suzi Quatro
Rockpile
The Runaways
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Suicide
Television
Thin Lizzy
The Weirdos
X
X-Ray Spex

Suicide

Seven Added to Freaks Hall Class of 2018

The polls are closed, the ballots have been counted, and we are proud to announce our inductees from the Golden Era ballot for this year. Seven names finished in the top five (3 tied for 5th), and they will join our round one (already announced) and round three inductees in the class of 2018. Stay tuned to this page for details on our third and final round, the Modern Era ballot, which will feature artists and groups who debuted between 1968 and 1982.

Congratulations to our inductees,…. 

Hasil Adkins

The Easybeats

The Monks

The Move

The Standells

Rufus Thomas

The Turtles 

2018 Freaks Hall Election Round 2 – Golden Era Ballot

Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs

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 rocknrollfreaks@gmail.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.

I’ve linked each to their Wikipedia entry.

Nominees:

Hasil Adkins

Davie Allan

The Barbarians

Ronnie Dawson

The Easybeats

Esquerita

Charlie Feathers

Nicky Hopkins

Moby Grape

The Monks 

The Move

The Music Machine

The Rationals

Doug Sahm

Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs   

The Shadows of Knight

The Standells

Screaming Lord Sutch

Rufus Thomas

The Trashmen

The Turtles

Johnny “Guitar” Watson

Andre Williams

Larry Williams 

Sonny Boy Williamson 

The Standells

Danny Fields, Tom Wilson Elected to Freaks Hall Class of 2018

Pristine Condition and Danny Fields in the documentary Danny Says.

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

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!

2014 Freaks Hall Inductees

Class of 2014 top vote-getter Link Wray

Lester Bangs

Johnny Burnette & the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio

The Cramps

Dick Dale

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Love

MC5

? & the Mysterians

New York Dolls

John Peel

The Pretty Things

The Seeds

The Sonics

Paul Revere & the Raiders

The 13th Floor Elevators

Link Wray