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Little Steven’s Induction of the Hollies

Friday, April 9: 2:57 p.m.
Posted by Little Steven
Little Steven inducted the Hollies into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2010.

The only way to accurately explain how important the Hollies are is to provide a little historical perspective. So I beg your indulgence for a moment for what will seem like a digression but actually isn't.

Don't worry the whole thing's only like ten minutes so it's not bad.

First of all every ten, twenty years, it's probably a good idea to put this night in perspective.

You know, a lot of us in this room have been doing what we do a long time. We can't help it, I guess, if we take it all at least a little bit for granted. Sometimes some of us don't even show up. And we can't help but feel a little disappointed now that the business is pretty much artistically, financially, and spiritually bankrupt. With a few exceptions. And I say a few exceptions so you can pretend you're one of them.

It's temporary probably, a cycle type thing we hope. There's lots of great new bands out there and hopefully we can find a way to create an infrastructure to support them. But we can't help be a little ...

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