'All The Way To Cleveland' (Ian Hunter for RRHOF)
For the past 40 years, Ian Hunter has produced a matchless repertoire of music, as leader of Mott The Hoople and as a highly renowned solo artist. Hunter was one of the toughest and most inventive-singer songwriters in the 1970's, and he paved the way for rock music as we know and love it today. He continues to create highly original rock 'n' roll; ALWAYS charged with truth, passion and soul and delivered in his inimitable voice. Ian's songwriting has produced some of the most eloquent lyrics ever written ABOUT rock 'n' roll and its pleasures and pitfalls. Without a doubt, Ian Hunter is to rock what the Beatles are to pop music: a pioneer who deserves to be recognised. Hunter/Mott The Hoople fans' (Joanne Rishton/UK) and (Constance Van Beek/USA) feel his contributions to British/American music should not go unnoticed. We hope this petition will gather momentum and enough signatures for Ian Hunter to be rightfully inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - after all, "Cleveland Rocks", as Ian himself wrote!