Friday, March 16th, 2007 at 7:22 am
According to Roger Friedman, a columnist for Fox 411 on Foxnews.com, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five should not be in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame because rock band The Dave Clark Five (or DC5) got more votes than the rap group. According to Friedman’s sources Rolling Stone Magazine publisher, Jann Wenner, who is chairman of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, went by an earlier tally to get the Grandmaster and the crew in there.
"Jann went back to a previous ballot instead of taking the final vote as the last word," Friedman’s source said. "He used a technicality about the day votes were due in. In reality, The Dave Clark Five got six more votes than Grandmaster Flash. But he felt we couldn’t go another year without a rap act."
According to the source, DC5 was actually the 5th place vote getter and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were sixth. But because of Jenner’s respect for hip-hop, he felt it necessary to get the group inducted this year.