The Beatles Vs. The Kinks – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals
After a bracket-busting upset in the previous round, the finals of the first-ever Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election pits the Beatles against the Kinks. You have one week to choose which of the two will be the first band to earn this 100% fan-voted honor.
Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history. The Beatles -- as predicted by even the most amateur of rock bracketologists -- defeated the Beach Boys and Bob Dylan to reach the finals.
Their opponents, however, are a bit of a surprise. Despite being one of the most important bands to come out of the British Invasion, and despite proving themselves to be masters of both the almighty guitar riff and the concept album format, most prognosticators expected them to lose to the Rolling Stones in the Semifinal round. But as they say in sports, that's why the games aren't played on paper.
Will the Kinks have enough momentum to topple the mighty Fab Four, or will the Beatles add to their unparallelled list of accomplishments? It's up to you! You can vote once a day from now until 11:59PM ET on Sunday, March 31. You can read the Hall of Fame's official rules right here. Mark your calendars for April 1, when the first entrant into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame is revealed.