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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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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe/Bobby Brown

One of the downsides of growing up as a fan of adult contemporary music in rural central Florida with neighbors who preferred country music was missing a great deal of the R&B of the 1980s.  Some R&B acts, especially those … Continue reading

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

There are some bands who have a rich and successful legacy of music but which one does not think about as often as one does about other musicians.  Such is the case with Bad Company.  I happened to see an … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Luther Vandross

If I had told you there was a R&B singer who had sold in the neighborhood of 30 million copies, and every one of whose albums had gone at least gold, a few of them multi-platinum, and had achieved multiple … Continue reading

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

One of the worst-kept secrets of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is that it is far easier to be inducted as a solo artist if one has already been inducted as part of a group and vice versa. … Continue reading

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