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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Grand Funk Railroad

Grand Funk Railroad is a band full of intriguing conundrums when it comes to their place in the history of rock & roll music.  A lengthy successful series of albums must be balanced against a small number of familiar hit … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Alison Krauss & Union Station

Admittedly, in the long list of snubs for the Roll Hall of Fame, the name Alison Krauss is not the sort of name that comes most easily to mind.  The casual fan of rock & roll might not find this … Continue reading

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

I know what you’re thinking:  Who are Classics IV?  There are many lists of acts who have been unfairly snubbed from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and this is not an act that tends to be thought of, … Continue reading

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

There are quite a few classical composers whose work has found itself appropriated or stolen for pop music.  Apollo 440 made a career out of adapting classical songs with a disco beat, Brahms found the theme from the third movement … Continue reading

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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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