Peter Frampton, Stevie Ray Vaughan Among Musicians Hall of Fame Inductees
1/29/2014 10:24:00 AM
Peter Frampton, Randy Bachman, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and his group Double Trouble, and Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame last night in Nashville.
Other inductees include Late Show with David Letterman band bassist Will Lee, and the late Ben Keith, who played pedal steel guitar with both Neil Young and country legend Patsy Cline. Neil Young accepted the honor on behalf of Keith.
The late Roy Orbison received the first Riff Award for "Oh! Pretty Woman," while Curb Records founder Mike Curb was honored with the Hall's inaugural Industry Icon award.
The Musicians Hall of Fame recently moved to a permanent location inside Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.
Some of us have more respect for these awards than the so-called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because the nominations are voted on by musicians - not a bunch of self-important music critics, industry insiders and Rolling Stone magazine editors.
Oh, did I say that out loud?