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

For a long time I have delayed in writing about this band, not because I did not think that they were worthy of being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but rather because I wished that they … Continue reading

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

Influence is a funny thing.  Sometimes that influence is direct, in the sense that a band and its approach are copied by others, and sometimes that influence is most visible in a negative sense at being the source of ridicule.  … Continue reading

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

It seems rather shocking and surprising that Australia, for all of its influence on American pop and rock music, has so few acts inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame [1].  While there are several worthy candidates from … Continue reading

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

I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of Lesley Gore is rather limited.  Like most people, I am most familiar with a couple of songs she recorded before the age of eighteen:  “It’s My Party” and “You … Continue reading

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

[Note:  After this post had been written but before it was published, one of my readers, Mike Honcho, said the following about Joe Walsh that I thought would be good to share:  “How about Joe Walsh/James Gang. I know he’s … Continue reading

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

Sometimes, you appreciate an artist without realizing just how popular they are.  As a teenager I was amused by the odd rhymes of one Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, who along with her friend Timbaland, helped to expand the range of rap … Continue reading

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

Barry Manilow may not be the coolest musician ever, and his coming out as gay was about the least surprising admission since Nathan Lane came out, but when it comes to influence and sustained success as a musician, one cannot … Continue reading

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

Like many people, I suppose, I am familiar with the Zombies because of two 60’s classics:  “She’s Not There” and “Time Of The Season,” which are both excellent songs that have aged well and continue to be well-known and well-recognized.  … Continue reading

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Let ‘Em In

Today as I was eating dinner I saw a reference to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame choosing to add Denny Laine to the members of Moody Blues that will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of … Continue reading

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

“Come on people now, smile on me brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now,” said the lyrics on the computer screen in St. Lucia as a gentleman spoke at the Feast of Tabernacles about different conceptions … Continue reading

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