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Various Artists, "The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Columbia. (**)

November 06, 1996|STEVE HOCHMA

Iggy Pop has a truly Hall of Fame-worthy time charging through Willie Dixon's "Back Door Man," and sparks fly in the Bruce Springsteen-Jerry Lee Lewis teamings. But otherwise, these two discs from the hall's inaugural lack once-in-a-lifetime moments. Instead we get a hodgepodge of Hall of Famers (including James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan) and mere mortals with nary an essential performance between them.

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Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).

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