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Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« on: April 12, 2015, 10:11:36 AM »
I just signed the on line petition to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to get Jan and Dean nominated. I noticed I was only the 207th signature.  I think we need thousands not hundreds of signatures to get noticed.  This petition has been floating around for a while and if the only people to see it are on this website I don't think we will succeed.  And of course that is just the nomination -- we will need members of the selection committee to actually vote for Jan and Dean.  So it seems to me we need to organize.  I'm new to this forum but I've been a Jan and Dean fan since 1964 when I got my first J&D album at age 10.  Can someone fill me in on what efforts have been made to get Jan and Dean into the hall of fame?  Has anyone tried writing a story or ad to place in a major publication or website publicizing and linking to the on line petition?  I think AARP would be a great place to start that.  If we could get Jan and Dean back into the public consciousness and get thousands of signatures we might catch the attention of the selection committee.  Also an organized campaign using social media would certainly help!  After that we would need to put together a strong nomination package of J&D  facts, songs, videos, etc. and distribute that to all the voters.  Has anyone tried organizing something like this?  I will, if anyone thinks it's a good idea.  I am an experienced TV producer/director and think I could put together a nice video nomination package.  I have contacted the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to see exactly what process they use.  What do you all think?
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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 04:54:52 PM »
I would love to see that! Nothing even close have been done like that. I think thats a great itea and would like to help to contribute as much as i could!

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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 07:58:51 PM »
Absolutely!   A production that showcases the talent and accomplishments of Jan & Dean.

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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2015, 06:20:14 PM »
The will of the people would seem to mean zilch to HoF/RS tyrant Jann Wenner.

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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 06:21:51 PM »
But I like your idea either way! :)

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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 01:03:56 PM »
wo when and how can we get started?

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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2015, 06:29:53 PM »
Say the word, announce the plan - I am in.

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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2016, 07:58:57 PM »
  The coward Jann Wenner will not easily give up the reins of power. I am confident that Jan + Dean will be inducted someday, but it will occur when Wenner is out. Not a minute too soon.

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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2016, 08:12:38 PM »
Looks like he came out of the closet in 1995?

Jann Wenner
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Jann Simon Wenner is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture biweekly Rolling Stone, as well as the current owner of Men's Journal and Us Weekly magazines. Wikipedia
Born: January 7, 1946 (age 70), New York City, NY
Partner: Matt Nye (1995–)
Spouse: Jane Schindelheim (m. 1967–1995)
Organizations founded: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone LLC
Children: Edward Augustus Wenner, Theodore Simon Wenner, More

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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2016, 08:15:23 PM »
Yep!  An old gay man is keeping Jan & Dean out of the R&R Hall of Fame!

http://www.sfgate.com/style/article/Wenner-gay-Who-knew-3150727.php


[Fixed it for you . . . No derogatory labels for people.]

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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2016, 12:37:18 PM »
  I don't want to get into Wenner's sexual preferences...whether straight or gay he is a complete jerk/tyrant.

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Re: Getting Jan and Dean into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2016, 12:32:30 PM »
  Jann Wenner himself is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for "Lifetime Achievement in the Non-Performer Category" as of 2004. I find that both funny and revolting.