Monday, October 15, 2007

Another One Bites the Dust

[from the Onion]

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Retires 'D' Chord

CLEVELAND—The D chord, famed for its part in innumerable classic rock songs, including "Back in Black," "Bad Moon Rising," and "Don't Be Cruel," was retired Tuesday during a ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

"The D chord has firmly cemented its place in rock history," said Hall of Fame founder and Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner at the induction, during which Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Pete Townshend, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, and several other rock luminaries simultaneously performed the chord one last time. "We are proud to honor the legacy of this immortal and eminently prestigious musical tone by never allowing it to be played again in any genre of rock music."

The D chord will take its place in the museum's permanent collection alongside Jimi Hendrix's guitar, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust–era platform boots, and the whole-note rest.

8 comments:

peter spencer said...

I went to the RRHOF the last time I was in Cleveland. They had Richie Valens's boyhood roller skates.

Anonymous said...

Oh, well....We'll always have E and A--which they'll have to pry from my cold, dead fingers.

Dave said...

Track 17 of Cheap Beer Night (1992) contains a comedic medley of the greatest hits of The Bad Examples. Big E chord is taken.

steve simels said...

Dave said...

Track 17 of Cheap Beer Night (1992) contains a comedic medley of the greatest hits of The Bad Examples. Big E chord is taken.


I remember those guys...actually reviewed a couple of their albums for the mag, if memory served.

Ralph Covert -- pretty good songwriter...

Slig said...

I don't do much in D. But if they ever retired D minor, I'd be in trouble.

whiskey girl said...

'G,' this news could put my 1-4-5 in some serious trouble, then again, it may B minor...

Cleveland Bob said...

The Rock Hall is a sham. A 3rd rate Hard Rock Cafe without the burgers.

If any of you ever come to Cleveland, feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to show you around some great places. We won't be going to the R&RHOF

blindjoedeath said...

Does that mean we have to drop D?