Last night, Channel 4 screened the first UK Music Hall of Fame ceremony. A steering committee decided on the five “founding members” The Beatles, Madonna, Elvis, Bob Marley, and U2. Then over the last few weeks they’ve screened heats for each decade, starting with the ’50s, and viewers voted for the other inductees. You can see just who won what here.
The event generated a lot of debate some asked how, with people like Little Richard and Chuck Berry to choose from, Cliff Richard won the ’50s? Others have wondered just how they will, as promised, do it all again next year. Will we see the same arguments for Little Richard and Chuck Berry again? Who’ll replace Cliff in the list of nominees?
But all in all, Channel 4 put on a fine show. Such events stand or fall on the number of stars that turn out, and Channel 4 did great. Bono, Madonna, Robbie Williams it dont get much better.
But for WOW London, one thing stood out. Priscilla Presley accepted the award for Elvis. Now I accept that math aint my strongest subject, but I couldnt work out how a woman who was married to Elvis can look no more than 30 years old. Was The King a paedo?! I did some research Priscilla was born in 1945. So, 2004 minus 1945. . . 4-5 = -1, carry the 1, 10-4, grab calculator THE WOMANS ALMOST 60 FREAKIN’ YEARS OLD GODAMMIT! Whatever moisturiser she uses, I want some. Now. Before its too late.
– Barry Shaverin