The Doors Vs. Pink Floyd – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals
The final round of the June 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame voting pits the Doors vs. Pink Floyd in a truly epic match-up. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
The Doors, who blended rock, jazz, soul, pop and blues behind frontman Jim Morrison’s moody poetry, lost to the Beatles in last month’s finals. They’re making the most of their second chance this month, trouncing the Velvet Underground by a nearly nine-to-one margin in round one, and Van Morrison by nearly the same tally in the semifinals.
Their final battle will undoubtedly be the toughest. Pink Floyd are one of the most important bands in classic rock history. They were pioneers of the psychedelic movement, and did more to elevate the idea of the full-length album as an art form than just about any other group. They defeated Janis Joplin handily in round one, and narrowly edged out Jimi Hendrix last week in round two.
So which of these legendary, influential, unquestionably worthy bands will join the Kinks and the Beatles in the UCR Hall of Fame? That’s up to you. Readers can vote once a day from now until 11:59PM ET on June 2. You can read the Hall of Fame’s official rules right here. Be sure to mark your calendars for June 3, when the third entrant into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame is revealed. (5/22 note: we bumped these dates back a little bit, because it doesn’t feel right to promote this poll so soon after the loss of Ray Manzarek.)