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Hi Bryan Here…
Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Tom Waits, will finally be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. It is a shame this has not happened sooner. This is most likely the most prestigious honor in pop/rock music. His induction will be on March 14th of 2011 which will put him alongside names such as: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Chuck Berry to just name a few.
Tom Waits first solo album was made in 1970. That is 40 years ago. Then in 1973 he releases his first full band album called Closing Time and from then on he has been known as one of the coolest, most distinctive musicians in the business. With his signature voice which sounds something like it was soaked in bourbon for a couple of days and then roasted on a giant fire for another couple of days, then beaten with a bag of hammers for 72 hours. That is Tom Waits. He has been making beautiful and eerie music since then.
Mr. Waits still continues to make music and act in films (most recently seen in Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus) and tour. His most recent tour was back a few years ago where I had the great chance to see him a total of three times. Some of the best concerts I have ever been to.
Tom will be inducted at the Waldorf Astoria in NY with Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Dr. John, and Darlene Love. Again this should have happened a long time ago, but alas, it is finally happened and it is much deserved. I highly recommend buying his albums. Some of the greatest music your ears will ever get the pleasure listening to.