rock and roll hall of fame

3 petitions

Update posted 2 years ago

Petition to Steven Van Zandt, James Bernard, Nathan Brackett, Cliff Burnstein, Anthony DeCurtis, Reginald C. Dennis, Bill Flanagan, David Fricke, Elysa Gardner, Holly George-Warren, Meg Griffin, Greg Harris, Mike Kaufman, Lenny Kaye, Rick Krim, Alan Light, Rob Light, Amy Linden, Dave Marsh, Tom Morello, Lauren Onkey, Robbie Robertson, Paul Shaffer, Ahmir Thompson, Craig Werner, Jon Landau - Chairman

Induct JIM DANDY and BLACK OAK ARKANSAS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee - We the undersigned, believe that the JIM"DANDY" MANGRUM and BLACK OAK ARKANSAS meet and exceed the criteria stated below and are more than deserving of a nomination, by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for induction into the Performer category. There are very few people in the music industry, music fan base, or indeed the world who have not felt the lingering influence, on the Rock and Roll generation and music as a whole, The Jim Dandy Mangrum and The Black Oak Arkansas. They are the trailblazers, of Southern Rock and Roll.   Despite these undeniable facts, Jim Dandy and Black Oak have not yet received enough votes to be an inductee into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with their contemporaries, The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deep Purple, and Bruce Springsteen. It is time for this to change. The facts are undeniable that, Jim Dandy this iconic leader in Rock and Roll Southern Music, had dedicated his life's engeries to bringing a new form of music and entertainment to the Rock and Roll masses.He Jim Dandy Mangrum and Black Oak Arkansas need to take their rightful place, in the Hall of Fame, for fans to visit and music all Rock musics aficionados to revel in. Because of the fact Jim Dandy and Black Oak have never received enough votes, it is time for dedicated, Southern Rock loving, music fans, all over the world, to VOTE, make their voices HEARD and electrify the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to bestow upon Jim and Black Oak, the incredible honor and credence that they have earned and earnestly deserve.  PLEASE,  All Fans, SIGN & SHARE this petition in as many places as you can. Let's get this petition circulating, so that these hard-working, high energy, lifetime dedicated, fan loving artists, will forever be remembered and that future generations will have opportunity to remember, understand, and celebrate the undeniable impact that Jim Dandy Mangrum and Black Oak Arkansas have had on the creation and raising form, of what has become to be known as, Southern Rock and Roll music! If you have ideas on how to spread this message to a wider audience, please share your ideas below.

Anita Seaman
1,549 supporters
Update posted 3 years ago

Petition to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


As this year’s nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced a group that made a seminal contribution to the music of the late 60’and early 70’s has once again been slighted. Spirit (Randy California guitar and vocals , Jay Ferguson, vocals, John Locke, keyboards, Mark Andes, bass and Ed Cassidy drums) the groundbreaking band founded in Los Angeles in the  1960’s, has been virtually neglected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since it original eligibility in 1993,  This  petition aims to right that situation   Spirit, have never gotten the  acclaim they deserve. While other west coast groups like the Doors the Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield, have gone on to both critical and popular recognition interest in Sprit remain an underground but vital phenomenon.  The four albums this LA quintet cut between 1968 and 1971 (and a faith soundtrack for motion picture Model Shop) certainly rank among the best albums of that period. Their final album in their original configuration “The twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus” is viewed as one of the first concept albums, and in the words of  a reviewer were “diverse yet cohesive effort, and long considered by fans, critics and musicians alike to be one of the finest albums ever recorded.” It extended  the experimentalism Spirits  earlier albums with ne elements that anticipated the rock trends of the 70’s . As one critic notes “Spirit should be remembered as one of the half-dozen best American bands of the 60s”   If music is the universal language, spirit was its rock n roll translator. Like other innovative groups of the 60’s spirit set out to create new musical forms.  Mixing influences from free forms and small group jazz with improv psychedelia, hard rock and even pop sensibilities, they aimed to create a more universal musical forms. They often succeeded creating music with the widest range of musical expression of any rock group before or since.  Another critic writing in 1968: “Spirit makes use of all the variables available to modern music; in form, style, tone color, dynamics, rhythms, lyric subjects, modes, scales, feelings, everything.” Spirit was among the earliest and most successful fusion groups. Spirit also displayed an early ecological sensibility and a concern for social justice critical and adventurous lyrical spirit that captured the sense of the times. California’s Nature's Way and Ferguson’s “Fresh Garbage” illustrate their early environmental concerns, while California’s 1984 (apparently banned for it’s political content) and Ferguson’s ‘policemen’s ball (about Chicago 1968)  didn’t hesitate to confront political issues.   In a spirit retrospective  JimWashburn wrote “The Doors were alright but for many rock fans in the late 60’s the band that really mattered was Spirit” Spirit is the forgotten super group of the 60’s. They headlined for groups like Led Zeppelin and the Police and were it not for an unfortunate management decision would have been featured at Woodstock.   Though the original Spirit lineup broke up in1971, Spirit continued until Randy California’s death in 1997 centered around the virtuoso musicianship of drummer Ed Cassidy and guitarist Randy California. California is recognized by many as one of the premier guitarists of rock. Spirit kept writing music and producing albums that challenged conformity, record company executives, and received ideas in times of political quietism. Spirit’s last studio album California Blues  is a thoughtful and original return to California’s blues roots. It is infused with an underlying sense of the community of mankind that can be traced back to California’s early work with Spirit.   If you’re a fan of spirit please sign this petition and show the rock establishment that spirit still lives. If you haven’t listened to spirit for a while or at all, take a chance to listen to one of rock’s neglected treasures. Then sign on to the petition.     .    

Real g
1,231 supporters