|By SisDetroit (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 09:05 pm:|
Prince opened up the show.
|By Juicefree20 (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 09:22 pm:|
I'm watching the show also, I've gotta say that Prince is one heck of an entertainer. I liked the message that he offered OutKast & Ms Keyes about friends. I'm really waiting for The Mighty Mighty Dells. I really hope that they give them props & let them blow for awhile. I'd hate for them to get a minute or so, I want to see them get some respect!
Take care Sis, Peace
|By SisDetroit (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 10:25 pm:|
When one of the Mighty Dells were making the speech, he said "This is not just about the Dells, it's for our homeboys, the OJays, the Manhattans, the Whispers, and the Chi-lites."
|By SisDetroit (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 10:26 pm:|
|By t-co (220.127.116.11) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:21 am:|
The Dells were amazing, and so was that speech:
"It's been 50 years, and it feels like,... 50 years"! The shout out for the O'Jays, Manhattans, Whispers and Chi-Lites was right on target. It was nice to see them so willing to share the spotlight on their big night.
|By JoB (18.104.22.168) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:33 am:|
...Prince did his THANG...that man has definitely still got "it", he must be one of those people who don't ever grow older than 25, the way he was moving :o)...it thought it was pretty cool for Alicia Keys to co-present his award also, since she did a pretty good remake of his song "How Come you don't call me anymore"...
I thought his band was great as well...who was that guy on the drums?? Wow :o)...and Rhonda Smith was fantastic on bass, as usual.
Excellent performancce by Prince...he was the only performer I saw, seeing that I fell asleep right after he received his award...
I think I read somewhere that he once said that he had lost his virginity to T.O.P.'s "You're Still a Young Man"...good choice, IMO :o)
|By DyvaNaye (22.214.171.124) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:28 am:|
Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince...................................
Prince Prince Prince............................
I will see you at your concert at MSG on July 12. Got front row. It's ON!
|By drums (126.96.36.199) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:15 pm:|
Now THAT was a guitar solo !
Hats off to ya, and good on ya mate!!
John Blackwell played his HAT off on those drums too!! (Anybody that saw his solo will get it!)
Did you guys notice his pimp walk off the stage after he threw the guitar!!
|By DyvaNaye (188.8.131.52) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 02:21 pm:|
I flipped on that pimp walk...he was quoted as saying that 'who ever comes on after me will be sorry'...lol...PIMP JUICE that's what Im talking about!!! Even flipped his collar on the right side! Hell yeah Im ready for PRINCE. Can youimagine he is 47 years old?! Damn I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that man.!!!!!!!
Everyone else just humbly picked up their instruments (Note Tom Petty's face) and was probably mumbling 'he's at it again..'...ha! pay dirt baby! PRINCE IS KING!!!!!!!
Note his professionalism...and the eye contact he made with the band...as if he were saying 'Excuse me while I play this damn thing...' HA! PRINCE PRINCE PRINCE PRINCE PRINCE PRINCE PRINCE!!!!!!!
John Blackwell...just sheer disgustingly wonderful playing...Percussion JUICE. Ther man just beat the hat off of his head. I was sitting at the edge of my seat.
|By Moe (184.108.40.206) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 03:44 pm:|
Everything you said & MORE!!!!!
|By Patrick (220.127.116.11) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 04:50 pm:|
For me, the best part of the night was at the end when Prince played the Guitar solo for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." That's the way is was meant to be played! George H. was probably looking down and smiling!
|By DyvaNaye (18.104.22.168) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:50 pm:|
I just ran that tape back for the 10th....ok 20th time...'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' now belongs to PRINCE.He has put his DNA and a blood sample on that joint!!! I loved George Harrison...I even think he gave a heavenly nod to the way PRINCE played that..his son was enthralled by PRINCE's showman ship, jumping up and down with hs own guitar...looking for eye approval around that stage as if to say 'Oh my goodness, blymie mate, why hadnt I seen this guy play before? He's bloody fantastic!'...Damn skippy....oh let me calm down, I just got out the hospital...clutch the pearls... let me take my pressure....phew...
PRINCE FRIGGIN' RULES!!!!!!!
|By Livonia Ken (22.214.171.124) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:57 pm:|
The original guitar solo on George Harrison/The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was played by Eric Clapton. The diminutive fella from the twin cities more than did it justice.
|By G-Woods (126.96.36.199) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 08:15 pm:|
You know, instead of Tom Petty (yawn) and Jeff Lynne (zzzzz....), wpuldn't y'all of rather seen Marvin Junior and the mighty Dells sing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"?? How fantastic would that be? Wrap it up with that Prince solo, and you've got the goods right there.
|By Kim (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:32 am:|
I really liked seeing Bob Seger along with the other musicians. If I'm not mistaken one of his backup singers was Shaun Murphy aka Stoney of Stoney and Meatloaf fame. I grew up in Detroit and Bob was for me a part of my Detroit experience.
|By Soul Sister (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:55 am:|
THE MIGHTY DELLS-just awesome and then some!!!!!!!
|By stephanie (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 11:51 am:|
You all I agree with what was said about Prince and his guitar solo was good but I think he showed off too much it was a tribute to George Harrison not PRINCE!!!! Although that was the highlight of the show the ones who did it for me were the Dells and Traffic!!!! Bob Seger should have had more time though because I wanted to see more of him. ZZ Top sounded great but they should have done some of their other hits along with the AM classics like Tush and Fandango and I would have been more satisfied. I think the Dells will live to be 90 and they didnt have to and they gave props to the guys after them and I find that to be so humbling and those guys are definitely a class act,,
Stephanie PS Keith Richards made a fool of himself and Mick was more eloquent. I enjoyed Dave Matthews speech though he could be a comedian
|By Bong-Man (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 12:07 pm:|
Bob Seger's voice was shot to hell.
Why didn't Dave Mason play with Traffic ? Is there still bad blood between he and Winwood ? (Dave Mason's "Alone Together" is a forgotten classic)
They could make a heck of an anti-drug commercial by just letting Keith Richards talk.
Prince was awesome. His solo was a little over the top, but it was planned that way. Petty and Harrison wouldn't have been on acoustic if it wasn't. The jam on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was actually one of the more structured ones I've seen for the end of a Hall show.
....and then there was Prince. In an age where every form of music has a label, he is still just Prince.
|By StingBeeLee (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 12:19 pm:|
Was anyone here at the ceremony? Can you tell me if the Dells were allowed to sing more than one song? I know that sometimes during the TV edits, they tend to drop some of the songs.
|By stephanie (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 12:38 pm:|
I know that its the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and people want to see these Rock Acts but any FOOL should know they should have given the Dells more air time on TV these guys are like the biggest living legends with personnel still around and singing and before Levi couldnt perform and Lawrence died that honor went to the Four Tops too and you heard the Dells it took them to be on the ballot 10 times before they got it this time they should have been in a long time ago. Prince was good though I have to give it to him Im glad he was inducted.
|By Reese (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:05 pm:|
At least it sounds as if the Dells got some good air time. When Martha Reeves and the Vandellas were inducted, their total segment added up to less than five minutes. And this included old film clips, the B52s induction speech, comments from each Vandella (except Martha), and a performance of DANCING IN THE STREET. It was insulting.
|By Livonia Ken (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:10 pm:|
The story with Dave Mason was that Steve Winwood asked him to play bass on "Dear Mr. Fantasy", which Mason had done on the original recording. Mason indicated that he was not interested in playing an instrument that he had not picked up in three decades, and suggested that he and Winwood trade guitar solos instead. Winwood declined, so Mason sat out until the big jam session at the end.
|By bigdaddyg2k4 (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 06:14 pm:|
The show was a great one from beginning to end. Especially in the beginning. All I can say about Prince's opening performance is..........AWESOME........but his guitar solo of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is downright SICK! I can't believe either that he is 47 years old too! Takes real good care of his skin! (but he has good genes too, so that is a big advantage) The Dells were very, very, very long overdue for their induction, but at the same time, it happened just in time. They are one of the LAST r&b groups left that are still around for over 50 years. You have to say that it is a blessing big time that the same original members stayed together through the changes in the music industry and other acts coming and going. Much respect to them and the way they shared the spotlight with their counterparts The O' Jays, The Manhattans and others who have yet to be inducted into the hall; a classy move by the mighty Dells for showing love to the other legendary groups. I knew that Steve Winwood was and still is one of the best keybordists in rock history, but he really knocked me out of my seat when he played the hell out of his Fender Strat on "Mr. Fantasy". Now I got even more respect from him as a great musician. Big ups to Traffic, Bob Seger (I can tell he hasn't been singing for a minute, probably spending much time collecting those well-deserved royalty checks from all of his songs ESPECIALLY his song "Like A Rock" that gets regular rotation on the Chevy commercials!), Jann S. Wenner (for his induction as co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine), Jackson Browne (his "Late For The Sky" and "The Pretender" albums are bonafide masterpieces), ZZ Top (one of the greatest power trios ever), and of course, George Harrison for their well-deserved inductions and to Alicia Keys, Outkast, Bruce Spingsteen, Kid Rock and Keith Richards (what the hell was he talking about?) for their heartfelt words. Got it on tape for all prosperity and enjoyment.
|By Eli (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 02:20 am:|
Just wanted to mention that Prince signed with Columbia!!!
|By DyvaNaye (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 03:41 am:|
I think Bruce Springsteen was very funny too...his speech was cynical and non-chalant.
The Dells. Superb. It almost seemed like theyshould have not even been with that mix of people. JMHO.
As another brother up there, I also felt that Prince should have acknowledge the Dells.
|By zebop (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 04:21 am:|
Get to see Prince back in the mainstream--well as much as he can get there.
I was hoping to see Prince get back with the Revolution, been waiting a few years too long on that one.
The Dells? Should have been there ten years ago. It was so great to see them at the HOF, long overdue.
|By Bong-Man (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 08:43 am:|
Thanks for the info Livonia Ken !
|By bluerhythmbass (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 09:29 am:|
No one seemed to notice that the drummer behind Bob Seger was Don Brewer from Grand Funk Railroad..............
|By drums (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 03:06 pm:|
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