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Thread started 10/10/17 4:27pm

Kzonker

Prince RRHOF induction Process

I find it interesting he was inducted the first year elegable when he had been out of the mainstream for so long. Does anyone know the story?
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Reply #1 posted 10/10/17 4:33pm

FlyOnTheWall

The only thing I find noteworthy is that he was not inducted sooner. Prince is pretty much peerless.

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Reply #2 posted 10/10/17 5:37pm

Lovejunky

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FlyOnTheWall said:

The only thing I find noteworthy is that he was not inducted sooner. Prince is pretty much peerless.

He is seriously..

there is no ONE person who can do all the things he does...

~incomparable~

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Reply #3 posted 10/10/17 5:39pm

Lovejunky

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a little side note..

the EEHOF youtube Clip where he steals the show has more than 47 Million hits..

The comments are epic...

many people still to DISCOVER his brilliance.....

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Reply #4 posted 10/10/17 6:06pm

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FlyOnTheWall said:

The only thing I find noteworthy is that he was not inducted sooner. Prince is pretty much peerless.



As the OP noted, he was inducted the first year he was eligible - therefore, he COULD NOT have gotten in sooner.

To answer the question at hand - he certainly wasn't at the peak of his fame in early 2004, but it's not like he was off the radar. Regardless, there are some artists who earn their placement in the hall so early that is all but a matter of 25 years. Commercial fortunes at the time aside, Prince's spot was assured long before 2004.
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Reply #5 posted 10/10/17 8:41pm

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TwiliteKid said:

FlyOnTheWall said:

The only thing I find noteworthy is that he was not inducted sooner. Prince is pretty much peerless.



As the OP noted, he was inducted the first year he was eligible - therefore, he COULD NOT have gotten in sooner.

To answer the question at hand - he certainly wasn't at the peak of his fame in early 2004, but it's not like he was off the radar. Regardless, there are some artists who earn their placement in the hall so early that is all but a matter of 25 years. Commercial fortunes at the time aside, Prince's spot was assured long before 2004.

I think that the 20th anniversary of purple rain kinda helped him back into the mainstream
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Reply #6 posted 10/10/17 9:20pm

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Kzonker said:

I find it interesting he was inducted the first year elegable when he had been out of the mainstream for so long. Does anyone know the story?

He was a genius and was recognized as such.

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Reply #7 posted 10/11/17 1:21am

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Bands/artists are not eligible for induction until 25 years after their first record.

A-nis bidh fios aig daoine nuair a tha mi a 'mionnachadh aig dhaibh.
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Reply #8 posted 10/11/17 1:37am

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Kzonker said:

I find it interesting he was inducted the first year elegable when he had been out of the mainstream for so long. Does anyone know the story?

Being in the mainstream has nothing to do with your past work.
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Reply #9 posted 10/11/17 6:31am

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It would have been interesting had he not been inducted the first year he was eligible. Now the HOF is a joke because artists that should get in don’t and others get in way after they’re eligible (like ELO). There should be some rule that if you don’t get selected within 5 years of first being eligible you can’t get in. Also improve the process so good artists get in to begin with. Get rid of those on the committee who have a clear bias and way too much influence over who gets in (like Jann Wenner).
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Reply #10 posted 10/11/17 6:47am

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rogifan said:

It would have been interesting had he not been inducted the first year he was eligible. Now the HOF is a joke because artists that should get in don’t and others get in way after they’re eligible (like ELO). There should be some rule that if you don’t get selected within 5 years of first being eligible you can’t get in. Also improve the process so good artists get in to begin with. Get rid of those on the committee who have a clear bias and way too much influence over who gets in (like Jann Wenner).

Why do you think there should be a rule that if you don't get selected within 5 years, you can't get in?

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Reply #11 posted 10/11/17 7:08am

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FlyOnTheWall said:

The only thing I find noteworthy is that he was not inducted sooner.

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Amazing. Can't be arsed to look up the rules, still has to post his uninformed opinion.

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Reply #12 posted 10/11/17 7:33am

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BartVanHemelen said:

FlyOnTheWall said:

The only thing I find noteworthy is that he was not inducted sooner.

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Amazing. Can't be arsed to look up the rules, still has to post his uninformed opinion.

Let me just say that I think the 25-year rule should have an exception clause.

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Reply #13 posted 10/11/17 7:58am

Genesia

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FlyOnTheWall said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Amazing. Can't be arsed to look up the rules, still has to post his uninformed opinion.

Let me just say that I think the 25-year rule should have an exception clause.


No, it shouldn't.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #14 posted 10/11/17 8:01am

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PennyPurple said:



rogifan said:


It would have been interesting had he not been inducted the first year he was eligible. Now the HOF is a joke because artists that should get in don’t and others get in way after they’re eligible (like ELO). There should be some rule that if you don’t get selected within 5 years of first being eligible you can’t get in. Also improve the process so good artists get in to begin with. Get rid of those on the committee who have a clear bias and way too much influence over who gets in (like Jann Wenner).

Why do you think there should be a rule that if you don't get selected within 5 years, you can't get in?


Because if you had 5 chances to get in and couldn’t get in then you probably don’t deserve to be there. Otherwise pretty soon everyone will be in there and the HOF will have no meaning. Electric Light Orchestra was inducted in 2017 22 years after they wee first eligible. Using my methodology they would have been eligible between 1995-2000. Looking at who was inducted during that time I think there would have been room for ELO if people thought they were worthy.
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Reply #15 posted 10/11/17 8:44am

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rogifan said:

PennyPurple said:

Why do you think there should be a rule that if you don't get selected within 5 years, you can't get in?

Because if you had 5 chances to get in and couldn’t get in then you probably don’t deserve to be there. Otherwise pretty soon everyone will be in there and the HOF will have no meaning. Electric Light Orchestra was inducted in 2017 22 years after they wee first eligible. Using my methodology they would have been eligible between 1995-2000. Looking at who was inducted during that time I think there would have been room for ELO if people thought they were worthy.

Just gonna have to disagree, I think when you are eligible you don't have to be nominated in the 1st 5 years. JMO

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Reply #16 posted 10/11/17 9:32am

FlyOnTheWall

Genesia said:

FlyOnTheWall said:

Let me just say that I think the 25-year rule should have an exception clause.


No, it shouldn't.

Just expressing my humble opinion, not seeking consensus, certainly not on prince.org.

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Reply #17 posted 10/11/17 1:34pm

thedance

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wow how strange! eek eek


to "attack" FlyOnTheWall for his/ her thinking, that Prince was an exceptional genius... cool


He sure was "the biggest genius in his generation", but of course... someone (certain Orgers) needs to "attack" others all the time, it's their habbit... I believe..?!


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Reply #18 posted 10/12/17 2:14am

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thedance said:

wow how strange! eek eek


to "attack" FlyOnTheWall for his/ her thinking, that Prince was an exceptional genius... cool


He sure was "the biggest genius in his generation", but of course... someone (certain Orgers) needs to "attack" others all the time, it's their habbit... I believe..?!


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Millions of Bieber fans would say the exact same thing about their hero.

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Reply #19 posted 10/12/17 3:11am

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http://prince.org/msg/7/14397

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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Reply #20 posted 10/13/17 3:56am

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BartVanHemelen said:

thedance said:

wow how strange! eek eek


to "attack" FlyOnTheWall for his/ her thinking, that Prince was an exceptional genius... cool


He sure was "the biggest genius in his generation", but of course... someone (certain Orgers) needs to "attack" others all the time, it's their habbit... I believe..?!


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Millions of Bieber fans would say the exact same thing about their hero.

How can you be sure about that? Are you a Belieber? razz

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