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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: DC Talk

On the face of it, DC Talk would not be the sort of band that has an obvious case to get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They are one of the most obvious examples of a one-hit … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Belinda Carlisle

Not too long ago I wrote about the case for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for The Go-Gos, which I mentioned was a bit slight but which had a compelling argument when you look at their … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Corrs

What makes someone influential?  The Corrs are a group that has sold a lot of albums all over the world and been massively successful everywhere other than the United States, where they have a loyal if hardly massive fanbase.  Their … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Go-Gos

I have pondered the case of the Go-Gos for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for a while. They clearly have a lot of fans–the group has been frequently recommended to me by readers in lists of acts I … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Dixie Hummingbirds

The Dixie Hummingbirds are a strange example of a group that has had an immensely long and fertile history as a group but which has attracted next to no interest from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In looking … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Jay-Z

Jay-Z is one of the most obvious cases that can exist for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. By any metric one looks at, whether one looks at critical appeal, obvious relevance for other musicians, chart placement, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Rick Springfield

There is a strange connection between artists that can sometimes take place between of the similarity of names. So it is with Bruce Springsteen and Australian rocker Rick Springfield. Although Bruce Springsteen is recognized as the boss and Rick Springfield … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Human League

When you think of the Human Leauge, most people think of one song, “Don’t You Want Me,” where a man and a woman sing about their romantic frustrations and where a powerful man and a young woman just starting ponder … Continue reading

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Letters From My Mailbox: Part Five

To continue a series that has been quiet for a while, here is the latest installment where I reply to messages sent to me that require too lengthy of a comment to put in the comment section of a post … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Cranberries

In evidence of one of the more strange and pointless rivalries that exist among fans of music, when I was a teenager and young adult, a close friend and I had an argument as to which of the noted Irish … Continue reading

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