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Posted: 21 Jan 09, 05:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Street Team is hoping to get Queen nominated for a Kennedy Center Honors Award. This award is considered to be similar to Knighthood in the UK.

To nominate someone for a Kennedy Center Honors Award please send a letter via regular mail to:
The Kennedy Center Honors
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566

They welcome grassroots nominations. In your letters you might want to include tidbits of information that would demonstrate how Queen have extraordinarily contributed to the Arts within the USA. People are recognized for their excellence and their contributions. With their record sales and number of top selling singles and albums in the USA you would think it would be impossible to ignore them. Hopefully if enough letters are received they will have to recognize Queen in their next group of hopefuls!


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Posted: 21 Jan 09, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why don't you come up with a list of achievements?

Ie:

xx million albums sold
xx top 40 singles
stole the show at Live Aid
Influenced xx bands
Donated $xx to AIDS research, etc etc


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Posted: 21 Jan 09, 23:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're kidding.....right?


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Posted: 23 Jan 09, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok,,,you asked for a list of achievements....here goes:

16 studio albums
6 live albums
11 compilation albums
60 singles
2 soundtracks
36 million albums in the USA alone
9 multiplatinum albums in the USA
8 gold albums in the USA
11 top 20 singles in the USA
WWRY is recognizable world wide as the greatest sports anthem
Many bands influenced by them...Foo Fighters, Def Leppard, Nuno Bettencourt, Katy Perry, etc

Hope that helps
Robyn


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Posted: 23 Jan 09, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



robyns wrote:

Ok,,,you asked for a list of achievements....here goes:

Many bands influenced by them...Foo Fighters, Def Leppard, Nuno Bettencourt, Katy Perry, etc

Hope that helps
Robyn


Wouldn't influencing Katy Perry be a negative, though? ;-)





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Posted: 23 Jan 09, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



robyns wrote:

The Street Team is hoping to get Queen nominated for a Kennedy Center Honors Award. This award is considered to be similar to Knighthood in the UK.


1.  What's a street team?
2.  What the fuck is a Kennedy Center Award?
3.  Is it the K that makes it similar?
4.  Did Sir Anthony Hopkins need a "street team" to get Her Maj's attention?









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Posted: 26 Jan 09, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it would make it a heck of a lot easier if Freddie were still alive, if John were still active, and most importantly if in no way Paul Rodgers would have anything to do with the name Queen.

Can you list out the exact criteria for getting listed for the honor? Do 2 remaining active members count?

No question Queen is worthy. The musical accomplishments of this never to be equalled foursome are the stuff of legend. Without the genius that was Freddie it never would have happened. He was the face,the voice ,the raw driving energy that pushed them to excellence. There was something about the four of them together that was pure unrivalled musical magic. Individually they struggled but together they soared.

Do the remaining members have to agree to have Queen put forward?



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