Yes, he probably is, unless WWE said only specific members are in.
That also means Paul Roma is in the HOF.
And the greatest Horseman ever Mongo~!
Queen are often cited as having the first music video with "Bohemian Rhapsody" back in 1974.
MJ also had the MTV Video Vanguard award (given for the most innovative music videos), renamed after him. He also self financed the Thriller music video since CBS balked at the cost and the "Making of Thriller" is one of the most successful & best selling music home videos of all time.In 1983, the most successful, influential and iconic music video of all time was released: the nearly 14-minute-long video for Michael Jackson's song "Thriller", directed by John Landis. The video set new standards for production, having cost US $800,000 to film. The video for "Thriller", along with earlier videos by Jackson for his songs "Billie Jean" and "Beat It", were instrumental in getting music videos by African American artists played on MTV. Prior to Jackson's success, videos by African-American artists were rarely played on MTV: according to MTV, this was because it initially conceived itself as a rock-music-oriented channel, although musician Rick James was outspoken in his criticism of the cable channel, claiming in 1983 that MTV's refusal to air the music video for his song "Super Freak" and clips by other African-American performers was "blatant racism". David Bowie had also previously lashed out against MTV during an interview that he did with them prior to the release of "Thriller", stating that he was "floored" by how much MTV neglected black artists, bringing attention to how videos by the "few black artists that one does see" only appeared on MTV between 2:00 AM until 6:00 AM when nobody was watching
It probably was. Mike Nesmith's "Rio" from 1977 was the first expensive MV like we would see a lot in the 80s.
Nobody is saying his music videos weren't influential or that they weren't great. Don't know if he influenced WWF that much or their rise though.
Definitely, but in hindsight OTW was overlooked by the Grammy's and without Thriller propelling MJ into the stratosphere I don't know if they would have given him the same plaudits they did later on. Off the Wall is a great album but critics would have pigeonholed it as a R&B/Disco record. But sonically, its one of the best sounding albums also, especially on vinyl. The mixing of the record is incredibly important and with Quincy's production, plus Bruce Swedien's engineering they really hit it out of the park. Thriller's a great record, but to me, OTW just pushes ahead because there's so much energy on it. Especially Don't Stop, Rock with You, Workin' Day & Night and Get on the Floor which is a super strong A side. Plus the B side you got I Can't Help It which is in my opinion, the real standout on the album, just a classic track.Michael was already a Hall of Fame worthy singer with Off The Wall.
Raw set yet another all-time modern low outside of football season last night with 2.16 million viewers.
The show only beat episodes this past New Year's Eve and Christmas Eve for the record-low mark. What's really scary is this was a nine percent drop from the record non-football season low of 2.37 million viewers that was set last week.
Last night's Raw saw a strong 18.8 percent first-to-third hour drop, falling just under 1.9 million viewers, the first time under two million for Raw outside of a holiday. But the real story was how few fans were watching at the start.
Worse, the traditional pattern is that the decline is just starting and will get worse until the end of the NBA playoffs.
Most of Raw went against the early NBA playoff game that did 3.83 million viewers. The last 25 minutes went against a game that did 3.64 million viewers. It did beat the NHL playoffs on NBC Sports Network, which did 1.18 million viewers.
Still, Raw was eighth for the night on cable and beat everything that wasn't NBA or news related.
For a year-to-year comparison, the NBA playoffs were down 18.3 percent from the same week last year, while Raw was down 29.4 percent, the biggest drop from the previous year when you compare two shows that weren't specials (such as a year after a very highly rated nostalgia show).
The audience under the age of 35 was almost identical to last year, and over 50 was down, but not an unusual amount. It was the 35-49 audience that collapsed from last week, although even based on not including that demo it would have done a record low number.
The three hours were:
8 p.m. 2.34 million viewers
9 p.m. 2.24 million viewers
10 p.m. 1.90 million viewers