Talk:Canadian Music Hall of Fame
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I have just scanned the complete list of inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and I am surprised at some of the omissions, and even more surprised that the past several years have been solely dedicated to the pop industry. Surely this institution should reflect the complete range of Canadian music from classical to pop/rock, yet the preponderance of inductees certainly does not reflect this. Some notable omissions -- Robert Farnon, considered the leading arranger/composer of light orchestral music in the world; Ed Bickert, the jazz guitarist who stands among the 5 greatest jazz guitarists of all time; Howard Cable, the arranger/composer/conductor who has championed the Canadian heritage through his compositions and arrangements for over 60 years and is still in great demand to guest conduct symphony orhcestras with his own compositions and arrangements; Peter Appleyard, the jazz vibraphonist who played with the Benny Goodman Quartet and is considered on a par with Lionel Hampton and the other famous vibes players of all time. Pop/Rock and Anne Murray have a place indeed, but there is much more to musical fame than contemporary (and temporary) commercial success. Ronnie Hawkins? You've got to be kidding.