First, the results: perhaps S&R voters are tired of conventional wisdom. Some would examine the results of ToR voting to date and reply that “conventional” isn’t the problem, they just lack wisdom, period. In any case, voters felt no reverence whatsoever for the seedings, as they have now evicted the last (and most prominent) of the #1s. The numbers: #3 The Who 53%; #1 The Beatles 47%. Isn’t that a fine kettle of fish?
On Monday morning the Final Four of our unpredictable challenge to name the greatest band of all time kicks off. Our matchups feature the #3 seed from the Hollywood Bowl region, The Who, vs. the Fillmore region’s #2, Pink Floyd. In the other contest, Budokan #2 The Rolling Stones meet the #5 seed from the Red Rocks region, Neil Young.
Until then, let’s hear from you. Specifically, tell us who your Final Four would be. Don’t worry about how we had bands seeded or bracketed – just tell us who you think the four greatest bands of all time are. (I’ll drop mine in the comment thread below.)
We’ll see you Monday.