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We fans believe the time is now to recognize Donna Fargo for her unique contribution to country music. Her positive, inspirational songs have added depth, dimension, and variety to the popular cheating and drinking themes that we also love and that have often been associated with country music, especially back when her career began in the early 70s. Her songs were and are different. They make you think and make you feel good and like it's okay to be happy. In fact, Donna’s signature song, "The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" was the only country song on Billboard's recent list of The Top 20 Happy Songs of All Time.
Donna was the first woman in country music history to have back-to-back million-selling singles, with both songs being written by the artist who sang them. She was the first female country music artist to have her own television variety show, The Donna Fargo Show. Besides her platinum-selling back-to-back hits with "Happiest Girl" and "Funny Face," many hits followed, like…"Superman," "Little Girl Gone," "You Were Always There," “Don't Be Angry," “Whatever I Say Means I Love You," "You Can't Be a Beacon," "U.S. of A.," “Do I Love You,” "It Do Feel Good," "Somebody Special," and "Daddy," to name a few. And who could ever forget the #1 recitation she wrote called "That Was Yesterday."
Some of her credits include 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, 5 Billboard Awards, 15 Broadcast Music (BMI) writing awards, 2 National Association of Recording Merchandisers Awards for best selling artist. She has also been honored by the Country Music Association, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Music Operators of America. She was the first inductee into the North America Country Music Association's International Hall of Fame. In 2010, Donna was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. As a writer and publisher, her most coveted awards, in addition to the Robert J. Burton Award that she won for "Most Performed Song of the Year 1972," are her Million-Aires Awards, presented to writers of songs that achieve the blockbuster status of 1 million or more performances.
So, for the exemplary country music artist she is… for the consummate writer of songs we love, relate to, and remember… for the ambassador of goodwill representative for country music that she is… for one of the most talented, loved, respected women in country music, who makes her fans feel like they are "Somebody Special," like her song says, and that she "loves them more," as her current song says… join the campaign to get Donna Fargo inducted into the country music Hall of Fame because she deserves to be there.
President: Donna Fargo International Fan Club
Freddie started his recording career with Capitol Records in 1953. He has been on Columbia, Kapp, Monument, Sunbird and Capitol three different times and now has his own record label.
Freddie is one of the most loved and most genuinely sincer entertainers in the world. His love and appreciation for his fans is second to none.
His website : http://mreasylovin.com/
Freddie Hart has won almost every award Country Music has to offer. The Academy of Country Music honored him with five awards in 1972 including:
Entertainer of the Year
Artist of the Year
Song of the Year
Album of the Year
Single of the Year
In 1971 and 1972, his hit song "Easy Lovin" was chosen song of the year by the Country Music Association, this being the first time in country music history that the same song was so honored two years in a row.
Freddie has had fourteen number one singles, thirty four top ten singles and has recorded forty three plus albums. Freddie's songs are on play lists and on radio stations somewhere all over the world every single day and have been since his first recording session in 1953.
The list never ends as to the great artists who have recorded Freddie Hart songs; a few of them include: George Morgan, Carl Smith, Kenny Rogers, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, Billy Walker, Tammy Wynette, David Frizzell, Connie Smith, Wayne Newton, Rose Maddox, Joe & Rose Lee Maphis, John Prine, Ray Stevens, Porter Wagoner...among many, many others. Freddie's first number one song was "Loose Talk" recorded by Carl Smith in 1955.
Some of the number one songs written by Freddie Hart include:
"Got The All Overs For You"
"Hang In There Girl"
"Trip To Heaven"
"My Hangup Is You"
"Skid Row Joe"
"Bless Your Heart"
"If You Can't Feel It, It Ain't There"
Freddie has had other number one songs which he didn't write but include "Super Kind of Woman" & "The First Time."
It has been confirmed that Michael Jackson is going to be removed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 24, 2015.
This is not only upsetting to his many fans, but also unnecessary.
The King of Pop belongs in the Hall of Fame as a historic icon of music.
Kenny Chesney has been some of the most impactful music an artist has ever known. His concerts for the last decade had become an summer institution for millions of fans.
His show is at the top of the list as the biggest grossing concerts. All the songs that have won awards, the accolades, the concerts, and the humanitarian work should be more than enough for him to be inducted.
We Demand the Original Kiss Line up appear at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Update DECEMBER 22, 2014: I AM OFFICIALLY CLOSING THIS PETITION! I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU THAT SIGNED THE PETITION AND RECOMMENDED IT!
WITH THE RRHOF FINALLY INDUCTING STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE, THE GOAL HAS BEEN ACHIEVED, AND I AM VERY CONFIDENT THAT EVERYTHING THE FANS DID MADE A DIFFERENCE IN GETTING THEM INDUCTED!
AGAIN, THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT, YOUR HELP, AND ALL THE VOTING YOU DID!
SRV FANS, THIS IS YOUR PETITION! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION! PLEASE SHARE AND RECOMMEND!
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN WAS ELIGIBLE FOR THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN 2008 BUT SADLY WE STILL WAIT FOR HIM TO BE INDUCTED!
His accomplishments and awards alone should be enough to have him and Double Trouble voted in:
12 Grammy Nominations, winning 6 awards.
33 Austin Music Award Nominations, winning 10 awards.
6 W.C.Handy Award nominations, winning 5 awards (in 1984 he won Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year, the first time a white musician won both awards).
In 2000 he was voted in to the Blues Hall of Fame.
2014 he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame.
From 1983 to 1990 Stevie released 6 Live Albums, 10 Compilation albums, 36 singles, 5 video albums, 8 music videos and 15 side projects in his short career.
Why have I started this petition? It’s very simple; I believe with all my heart that Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of the Greatest Guitarist of all time. When I first heard Texas Flood playing on the radio I knew I had found the one guitarist that was the Real Deal. I never heard another guitarist play with such feeling, his tone was one of a kind, his solo’s flowed together, they were perfection and it was exactly how a guitar was supposed to be played.
Stevie’s guitar playing and songs changed my life and I know I’m not the only one that feels the same. Pride and Joy, Texas Flood, Couldn't Stand the Weather, Crossfire, Coldshot, Leave My Girl Alone, Tightrope, Voodoo Chile and all the other songs by Stevie are a testament to his legacy.
His last performance on Austin City Limits showed the world that once he became clean and sober his guitar playing went to a level never heard before. Sadly Stevie died August 27th 1990, a day I will never forget, since that day i have listened to his songs or watched him play on video each and every day for 24 years!
When he turned his life around from drug and alcohol abuse he used his experiences to help other that were struggling with the same problems. Stevie has been elevated to legendary status with fans and the music industry and will influence young and old alike to pick up a guitar and try their hand at playing songs.
It’s time to have Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble to take there place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! INDUCT THEM WITH THE CLASS OF 2015!
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION BELOW! EVERY SIGNATURE GETS US CLOSER TO OUR GOAL! SRV FANS UNITE! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
This is a petition to the Pro Football Hall of Fame stating that Jerry Smith, retired TE of the Washington Redskins deserves a spot in Canton, OH. This man was a consummate professional in the face of adversity while secretly leading a life of a gay man in the NFL from 1965-78.
His stats certainly warrant his inclusion to the Hall, considering he held the NFL record for career touchdowns for tight ends for 27 years before Shannon Sharpe passed it in 2003. Yes, Jerry Smith was gay and died of AIDS in 1986, but in this new age enlightenment, we should not let an individual's sexual preference be a factor in such an important honor.
Jerry Smith was an honorable man, a consummate professional and deserves his place in the Hall of Fame.
Red Sovine, born Woodrow Wilson Sovine in July of 1918 was a Country Music singer most noted for his (often sentimental) recitations which earned him the title "The King of Narrations". His most famous example is the heart wrenching 1976 number one hit "Teddy Bear".
Red's talents as a country music artist earned him five top ten singles (3 of which went number 1). He charted 19 songs in the top 100 in the US and Canada and several hits that crossed over to the pop charts. But far greater than his chart performance is that he was a "fan favorite" performer who's career spanned over 40 years.
He had a unique talent that made us laugh, made us cry, and made us stomp our feet! Lets not forget his contribution to this wonderful artform. In an age where the recited songs are nearly gone, I would love to see a renewed interest in Red's wonderful work!
Robin Trower, one of the greatest guitarists since Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Hes been playing since the early 60's.
Started out in Procol Harum, then went solo to be amazing. Uses a Dejavibe pedal, and later used flanger.
You all might remember Bridge of Sighs, excellent album!
Only 10% of the inductees into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are women. Just not fair.
Luis Tiant, currently being considered for selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, is one of the greatest and most-loved players in Boston Red Sox history. He earned 229 victories and millions of fans with his zest for the game and life. Nobody was a better teammate or a better competitor in a must-win game than El Tiante.
By signing this petition, which will be sent to the Hall of Fame before the Dec. 5 election, you are saying you believe Tiant deserves inclusion among the top players in baseball history.
Hank Williams Jr is the Pete Rose of getting into country music's hall of fame. He is the most deserving singer/songwriter not in yet. He should have been in decades ago. He is labeled an outlaw and his political views are blinding the association's vision of his true talents.
He is more deserving than half of the already inducted. I need your help to show the association that he belongs. It is not right or fair to the music world and all his fans. He has been in the business since the 50's law starting out very young after his father passed. Do this for me and all his fans. Look at his music not his views.
Vote Hank Williams Jr. Thank you and God bless.
Former Steeler defensive back Jack Butler deserves to be in the NFL Hall of Fame. Jack's playing statistics warrant his inclusion among the games greatest players.
His 52 interceptions and 10 recovered fumbles in 103 games constitute the highest recovered turnover percentage in NFL history.
His 46 years with BLESTO scouting should also easily qualify him for enshrinement as a "Contributor". Jack Butler's total 56-year body of work within the NFL is without parallel in it's history.
Dozens of NFL administrators, owners, former players, and Hall of Famers have written letters of recommendation on Jack's behalf. These people are professional football and consider Jack Butler to be one of the greatest contributors in it's history.
You, the current group of selectors, have the ability to correct a long-standing injustice by voting Jack Butler into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Please carefully consider all of Jack Butler's many achievements during one of the NFL's longest careers, and vote him into the Hall of Fame.
This Is the official online petition to help get my good friend and wrestling legend Gypsy Joe inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. He has wrestled for over 50 years and retired in January of 2011. Time time has come to induct this legend.
He was featured in WWE Magazine as the oldest living active wrestler but that's simply not enough. He deserves his time to shine amongst the greats. Please help me to give him his eternal place in history.
For more info or to contact me directly visit www.myspace.com/gypsyjoetribute
When the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 1998 inductees, a collective groan of disappointment rumbled through the Deaf community. The 19th Century player chosen was shortstop/manager George Davis (1870-1940), who played for the New York Giants and the Chicago White Sox from 1890-1909, accumulating 2,660 hits and a .295 batting average (.300-plus during his 9 years with the Giants).
The general reaction of Deaf people (and a number of hearing people, too) was “George who???” Once again, “Dummy” Hoy had been bypassed by the Hall of Fame Committee on Baseball Veterans (the “Veterans Committee”).
Our main goal is to get William ‘Dummy’ Hoy inducted in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Our first step would be establish a petition to increase the numbers of supporters nationwide to establish strong fan-based credibility. With the information accumulate within this website, you will find Hoy statistically successful.
It is absolutely mind boggling that the late, great Gram Parsons has not been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, joining his protege Emmylou Harris who was inducted in 2008. As much as Hank himself, he influenced the form of music he loved most, and created some of its best. GP has exponentially influenced everyone in the field since his tragic death. It's unimaginable that he not be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Cheers, Will James
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Shoeless Joe Jacksons, 356 batting average is the third best of all time. In 1917 , his fielding percentage ( .984 ) was near the top of the league. He went on to lead the American League in almost every category.
There is no serious debate about Shoeless Joe Jackson's Hall of Fame credentials. Probably the only thing keeping Shoeless Joe Jackson out of the Baseball Hall of Fame was the fact that he was banned from Baseball for life. But should he have been. I think not. Shoeless Joe Jackson and his brilliant career are over shadowed by the 1919 World Series and the fact that eight baseball players took money to fix the 1919 World Series. Shoeless Joe Jackson took $5000.00 to throw the 1919 World Series but from everything that has been found out down thru history Shoeless Joe Jackson did anything but throw the World Series.
Shoeless Joe Jackson even went to the teams owner Comiskey and told him what was going on and asked to be benched for the series but Comiskey ignored him. Doesn't sound like a man who was guilty does it?
David Allan Coe has many timeless country singles and has influenced many generations of country music fans he deserves his place in the country music hall of fame.
Born September 6, 1939 in Akron, Ohio, he is an American Outlaw country music singer who achieved popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. He has written and performed over 280 original songs throughout his career.
As a singer, his biggest hits were "You Never Even Called Me by My Name", "The Ride", "If That Ain't Country" and "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile".
His best-known compositions are the #1 successes "Would You Lay With Me (in a Field of Stone)" by Tanya Tucker; and "Take This Job and Shove It", which was later covered by Johnny Paycheck that was later a hit movie (both Coe and Paycheck had minor parts in the film).
Dan Fogelberg (1951-2007) performed a one-man show at Carnegie Hall when he was 27. He sold over 15 million albums: 1 Triple Platinum, 4 Double Platinum, 3 Platinum, and 2 Gold RIAA Certified Albums. He had 11 Billboard Top 100 Albums, 3 Billboard Top 200 Albums, 1 Billboard Top 50 Country Album, 4 Billboard #1 Singles, 17 Billboard Hot 100 Singles, 13 Billboard Top 20 Adult Contemporary Singles, 4 Billboard Top 50 Mainstream Rock Singles, and 3 Billboard Top 100 Country Singles.
He was the Rock Music Awards New Male Vocalist of 1974 - 1975. His song, "Longer" is one of the most popular weddings songs in history. His song "Run For The Roses" is now synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. His song "Same Old Lang Syne" is a staple of pre-Christmas airplay across the country. His song "Power Of Gold" was used as the theme song for the 1980 Winter Olympics.
He wrote songs, and performed at numerous concerts, to promote awareness and raise funds for causes ranging from the environment and wildlife preservation, to the rights of Native Americans. He was a master lead, electric, acoustic, rhythm, and classical guitarist, as well an accomplished piano and keyboard player.
He wrote the music and lyrics, sang lead vocals and harmonies, and played most of the instruments on the majority of his recordings. His music is woven into the fabric of the lives of fans around the world.
He has been inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame and the Red Rocks Performers Hall of Fame. Martin Guitars honored Dan with the D-41 Dan Fogelberg Signature edition Martin guitar.
In December of 2007, Dan Fogelberg died of prostate cancer.
Kathi McDonald's landed the vocalist her first big professional gig when she was attending a concert and joined in as part of the audience. McDonald's powerful voice drew Ike Turner's notice in a club called the Winterland, and he invited the aspiring singer to his and Tina Turner's next rehearsal. McDonald had snagged a ...spot in the Ikettes, the Turners' backing group. It was a heady and magical beginning for someone who never had any formal lessons.
Born in Washington state in 1948, McDonald performed professionally for the first time around Seattle when she was 12 years old. At the age of 19 she set off for San Francisco and its burgeoning musical climate, where she met the Turners and, through her association with them, took the first step on a career path that would span more than four decades.
Not long after the evening at Winterland, her talent caught the attention of Big Brother & the Holding Company's Sam Andrew. McDonald threw her lot in with the band in 1969, leading to appearances on the albums Can't Go Home Again, How Hard It Is, and Be a Brother. She went on to sing with Mad Dogs & Englishmen for Joe Cocker, and later sang with Leon Russell's Shelter People. Her session work included recordings for such artists as the Rolling Stones, Nils Lofgren, Rita Coolidge, Delaney & Bonnie, and Dave Mason. Her work for other musical artists totals up to appearances on almost 160 albums, more than six dozen of which achieved gold status. In addition, McDonald also launched a solo career in 1974 with the release of the album Insane Asylum. The recording was arranged by Pete Sears, whose formal band associations include Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship.
Insane Asylum featured performances by Tower of Power, the Pointer Sisters, Aynsley Dunbar, John Cippolina, Neil Schon, and Ronnie Montrose. Kathi did not release another solo effort for 20 years, when Save Your Breath appeared. Above and Beyond followed in 1999, featuring contributions from Lee Oskar on harmonica and Brian Auger on keyboards. McDonald devoted more than two decades to recording and performing in collaboration with Long John Baldry, and the duo scored with their version of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" when it was released in Canada. The song reached number 2 in Australia and also made the US charts.
Aside from collaborative efforts Kathi has solo projects of her own: Insane Asylum(1974), David Briggs, producer of the second Alice Cooper album Easy Action and multiple early Neil Young discs is at the helm on Insane Asylum. With arrangements by The Jefferson Starship's Pete Sears, whose formal band associations include Hot Tuna this is a showcase for the chops and musicianship of McDonald. There's a terrific reading of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody" and an interesting first track co-written by McDonald and Pete Sears, "Bogart to Bowie," with Nils Lofgren on guitar and Bobbye Hall on percussion. The photos of McDonald on the back cover are chaotic and beautiful, a cartoon caricature of these adorns the cover, the illustration by Seiko Kashihara. With Ronnie Montrose on guitar and Pete Sears on keys for a heavy version of "(Love Is Like A) Heatwave," you basically have Big Brother & the Holding Company/ Montrose/Jefferson Starship covering Martha & the Vandellas. With what may be the best performance on the disc, "Threw Away My Love," the second Sears/McDonald original, Kathi's great, bluesy vocal fights and Journey's Neil Schon on guitar give the track tons of soul! "Freak Lover" features the late Starship violinist Papa John Creach and is appropriately manic for an album about insanity.
Willie Dixon's composition, "Insane Asylum," with Pete Sears and Nils Lofgren, is a blues workout deluxe. Neil Schon and Pete Sears accompany Kathi on a Peter Frampton tune, "All I Want to Be." Lofgren and Sears do a heavy cover of Neil Young's "Down to the Wire" for the singer to display her wonderful voice. There is an abundance of talent here, creating a nice platform for this important singer. Insane Asylum also featured performances by Tower of Power, the Pointer Sisters, Aynsley Dunbar, John Cippolina.
Her next solo project was Save Your Breath (1994), then Above And Beyond (1999) featuring contributions from Lee Oskar on harmonica and Brian Auger on keyboards. She reunited with Big Brother & the Holding Company in California for a concert on New Years Eve, 1997.
Her self-titled Kathi McDonald (2005) is a triumph in a long and prestigious career. This CD showcases the still incredible voice, timing, soulful delivery, and talent that is Kathi McDonald, the musician's choice as singer, the musician's musician, and still the biggest little white girl to ever sing the blues coming out of the West Coast. The main forces behind the CD, Pete Slauson and Ann Pierson (partners for years in the nineties at 2B1 Music, Maritime Hall, San Francisco, CA).
Theo Fleury is a remarkable individual. He has been to hell and back in his lifetime. But no one can ignore his success in hockey both at the NHL and International Level.
He has made the necessary changes in his life to cope with his demons. He has retired a Calgary Flame, second in Flames all time scoring and has numerous trophies to call his, including the Stanley Cup.
Surely there is a place for "The Greatest Cosmic Psychedelic Country Rock and Roll Band Of The Universe" in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors the legendary performers, producers, songwriters, disc jockeys and others who have made rock and roll the force that it is in our culture.
For over two decades, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has been nominating and electing those figures, and honoring them at an annual ceremony that has become one of the most celebrated events of the year.
Alice Cooper is a musician who has been active in the musical arts, creating the shock rock genre and opening the gateway for many performers who have already been inducted into this place of honor.
He is dedicated to his family, is an avid golfer, a DJ, a humanitarian, an innovator and he deserves a place of honor amongst the many who have come after him.
To exclude him is a travesty!
Hello there, my name is Steven Sawtelle, and this petition is dedicated to getting the great Ray Guy into the Professional Football Hall of Fame! Since his nomination in 1994, he has been vastly overlooked because of his position being a Punter. This, in my opinion, is a travesty.
There is not a single position out on the football field that does not serve a purpose, or an importance. Since when has field position been something to disregard? Ray Guy was simply the best at what he did. Here are some of his many accomplishments:
. Guy has the distinction of being the only punter selected in the first round of the NFL draft.
. Has played in 207 straight regular season games.
. Lead the NFL in punting three seasons.
. Punted 619 times consecutively without a block.
. Had over 200 punts inside the 20 yard line.
. Has a record of 111 post-season punts.
. Had over 5 punts of 60 yards or more during the 1981 season.
. Averaged 42.4 yards a punt.
. Won 3 Super Bowls.
. Never had a single punt returned for a touchdown!
. Selected to 7 pro bowls
. Punter on the National Football League's 75th Anniversary Team.
. 9 time All-Pro selection.
. NFL 1970s all-decade team.
. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Ringo has been a star of global proportion, since the early sixtes.
He has had a very solid solo presence for more then 35 yrs, and has a countless number of achievements.
Iggy and the Stooges are the inovators of punk rock and should be in the hall of fame they have a strong cult following and have done more for modern music than half of the artist already in the hall of fame.
Most bands that play their type of rock have sited them as a major influence like the sex pistols, the clash, new york dolls, the ramones ,and countless others.