Sunday, June 13, 2010

The First Post....

Ever since the 60's musical artists have from time to time felt the need to join in on the political fray from former congressman Sonny Bono to country legend Roy Acuff. For the first ever post of this blog I thought I'd list a few....just to get things rolling.....

Martha Reeves (Martha and The Vandellas) ran for Detroit City Council in 2005

Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) ran for the Green Party presidential nomination and lost to Ralph Nadar in 2000, also ran for SF mayor in 1979

Sonny Bono (Sonny & Cher, wrote "Needles & Pins") was a congressman - CA

Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) '09 ran for county clerk in Wahkiakum County, WA

Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil) ran for parliament - Labour Party 2004

Mike Curb (songwriter and founder of Curb Records) ex-lieutenant governor of CA

Martin Zellar (Gear Daddies) ran for congress as Dem in MN, 2006

Pat DiNizio (Smithereens) ran for congress with the Reform Party 2000

Kinky Friedman (of Kinky and The Texas Jewboys) ran for governor of TX 2006

Roy Acuff was the governer of Texas

Alice Cooper - ran for governor of Arizona 1988

John Hall (Orleans) represents New York state's 19th district in the House.

Jerry Butler (The Impressions) has been a Cook County (IL) Commissioner since 1985.

Joe Perry (Aerosmith) contemplating run as republican in 2012

Rick Hendrix (songwriter and promoter) ran for NC congress 2010

If you can think of any others please leave a comment.

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