Hall of Fame contest in the UK
pkeets at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 15 20:00:32 CDT 2004
This says it will be decided by "viewer vote." I dunno if there's some way
non-viewers can vote, or not, but if you guys in the UK could keep us
posted...It would be nice for The Who to be included, wouldn't it? :)
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Aug 13 2004
TV vote to honour greatest music stars of the past 50 years
Nicola Methven, Tv Editor
A NEW TV series which honours the best bands and pop stars over the past 50
years is to be launched next month.
The likes of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen, The Who, Madonna, David
Bowie and Elvis Presley will battle it out for a place in the UK Music Hall
Former Live and Kicking presenter Jamie Theakston has clinched a £350,000
deal to host the Channel 4 show which bosses hope will rival both the Brit
Awards and the Mercury Music Prize.
CONTENDERS: The Beatles
Over six weeks acts from the 50s to the 90s will be put through a rigorous
nomination process. By the end of the series five will be allowed into the
Hall of Fame. Each instalment will focus on a specific decade with finalists
decided by a viewer vote.
The show, from the makers of Big Brother, is designed to attract "real music
lovers" rather than Pop Idol fans.
An insider said: "This will establish once and for all the names of the most
cherished acts in music history.
"These people have shaped 20th-century music and truly deserve to be
honoured in a TV Hall of Fame. But it is sure to cause a huge debate among
the true music lovers."
The competition, which mirrors a version in the US, will cover all types of
music. The grand final will be held at the Hackney Empire in London later
Entrants can come from anywhere in the world as long as they have had chart
success in the UK. Modern acts such as the Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue, J-Lo,
Oasis and Pulp will also be included. The acts must have released their
first single at least five years ago.
Theakston is said to be "delighted" at landing the role. The 33-year-old
will front five two-hour specials before presenting the final. The series
will become an annual event with five acts joining the Hall of Fame each
In America the Hall of Fame is regarded as the highest honour any artist can
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