"Moron ?" come on, I guess writing, arranging, and playing most of the instruments on the records isn't enough for you. And he didn't get rid of Sam, that was Sam's choice. True without the powerful blend of their two voices, you don't have The BoDeans, but I think Kurt has earned the right to use the name.and a Kurt Neumann solo gig is better than most.
Not even a mention of Janet Jackson?
Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Steeleye Span and King Crimson. Particularly Jethro Tull. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a remarkable institution but Tull should have been in 20 years ago.
The Guess Who..These Eyes, Laughing, Undun, No Time, American Woman, Share The Land, and more... A no brainer!!
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES! Good God, why are the not in the HOF yet?
Manfred Mann's Earth Band was part of the original British Invasion. They produced countless hits and great music for close to 40 years. While I totally agree with all of the other bands mentioned in the article and in the comments above, Manfred Mann is highly deserving of the Cleveland honor.
Blue Oyster Cult is greatly underrated as a ground breaking band. Most know their over played radio anthems (Godzilla, The Reaper, Burnin for You) but if you delve deaper into their music you begin to understand the beauty of Blue Oyster Cult.
The Minutemen, The Replacements, Richard & Linda Thompson, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, The Runaways, Patti Labelle, Duran Duran, Boston, The Jam, Squeeze, Pat Benatar, Graham Parker, The Pixies, Joe Jackson, Blue Oyster Cult, Annie Lennox, King Crimson, INXS, Fanny, Nick Lowe, Brian Eno, Luther Vandross
Robin Trower- Bridge of Sighs is Legendary
We need to get our Rock heroes of the 60's and 70's in before we consider 80's to present.....
Its not a dis to newer acts ..... its paying respects 1st to the legends
Mountain!!!!! Mississippi Queen is a Rock Anthem!!!!!
Put Leslie West in for gods sake! He invented the power trio!
Todd is godd you know...
Some very good acknowledgements Scene, but to me the biggest annual snub continues to be the failure to induct Bad Co. They were the quintessential rock band of the 70s', with arguably the greatest rock singer of all time and a whole string of rock pedigrees from their memberships in former bands (Free, Mott the Hoople and King Crimson). It seems incredible to me that ABBA is in the RRHOF and Bad Co. is not.
Hope I get to see the Skrillex laptop before I die. #bucketlist
I wish they would realize that it's the Rock and Roll hall of fame, and not the Music Hall of Fame...
Rundgren is a prolific artist, though some of his tongue-n-cheek pokes at society and pop culture may (continue to) get lost in the mix. But the song "Hiroshima"- with Utopia - is as powerful a political statement that was recorded during the platinum era of arena rock.
hall makes nomcom members published every year...futurerocklegends posts them as well
Welcome to Cleveland, rock stars. Here's how we trash our world famous museum that you all want to be in some day (even the ones who say they don't). We inaccurately report that Chic is already in and make a big article with a list of the ones who should "really" be in. Crappy job, Scene.
Eric Burden / The Animals / War.
Where's the J.Geils Band-no better live act
Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits. It's criminal.
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