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

When Chicago [1] was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, one of the inductees refused to join them:  Peter Cetera.  Peter Cetera, who was responsible for writing some of and singing many more of Chicago’s hits … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Wham!/George Michael

Despite his recent lack of popularity in the United States, like many people I figured I had plenty of time to celebrate the musical career of George Michael while he was still alive.  Unfortunately, I was wrong, and while George … Continue reading

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They Can’t All Be That Good, Can They?

Yesterday the inductees for next year’s class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced, and to the great pleasure of a substantial body of readers of my blog (and the disappointment of others), the Electric Light Orchestra … Continue reading

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

What are we to make of the musical career of Meat Loaf?  On the one hand, we have an artist whose record sales, at more than 80,000,000 copies, makes him among the best-selling artists in history.  On the other hand, … Continue reading

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