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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Seals And Crofts

Growing up as a child I was at least a little bit familiar with Seals and Crofts because I listened to a lot of adult contemporary music [1], but because “Summer Breeze” was the one song I recognized as theirs, … Continue reading

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

When it comes to immensely prolific singer-songwriters, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame does not always get it right.  Carole King, who had an immensely popular career as a performer, is inducted as a non-performing songwriter.  Laura Nyro, a … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Boyz II Men

If there is any old school trend in music that I would like to see a lot more of, it would be the classy and retro New Jack Swing of the early 1990’s [1].  Boyz II Men were a big … Continue reading

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

Many people likely will not know who Captain Beefheart was.  He had no hits, none of his albums went multi-platinum or even gold or even cracked the top quarter of the Top 200 albums in the United States.  I only … Continue reading

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

Roughly 1/5 of all albums (and album equivalents) sold in the United States is for country music. For many people, this may be completely unbelievable because country music is so seldom on their radar.  I grew up in rural central … Continue reading

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

A few years ago, I worked for an engineering firm in Tampa, and one of my coworkers once told a funny story about having gone to a Kansas concert in his youth, upset that they did not play the rock … Continue reading

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

Sometimes I hesitate a bit in writing about an act that I particularly like.  For a writer like myself who is at least a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to dealing with the inevitable debates that come over … Continue reading

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

In the early 1980’s, there was a rush of bands that, inspired by Roxy Music, had somewhat repetitive monikers.  Unlike Talk Talk [1], who distinguished themselves by helping to invent post-rock music and make the world safe for chance music, … Continue reading

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

Let it never be said about Kid Rock that he did not pay his dues in the music business before achieving popularity.  Although he might strike some people as an overnight success given his massive popularity after 1998, his story … Continue reading

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

[Note:  This is not an April Fool’s joke.] Boston has never been accused of being the most prolific band in Rock & Roll History.  In a career that has lasted four decades, they have only released six studio albums, the … Continue reading

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