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Re: a Response to Madonna's Induction into RnR Hall
Mar 12, 2008, 19:40
From Wickipedia:

'At one point Suzan Evans lamented the choices being made because there weren't enough big names that would sell tickets to the dinner. That was quickly remedied by dropping one of the doo-wop groups being considered in favor of a 'name' artist ... I saw how certain pioneering artists of the 50s and early 60s were shunned because there needed to be more name power on the list, resulting in 70s superstars getting in before the people who made it possible for them. Some of those pioneers still aren't in today — but Queen is.'

Apparently it's a non-profit organisation ... and the induction nights are basically fundraisers for the R&R Hall Of Fame museum in Cleveland ... which hopefully brings some much needed cash from tourism into the area. Dunno if the USA has similar laws to the UK about doing well from doing good for the board members/trustees though ... not sure if it's being a foundation makes it a charity or not so that may not apply anyhow.

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