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

When you look at patterns regarding the membership of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame one of the patterns that becomes is clear that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hates Canadian musicians [1].  This lack of regard … Continue reading

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

On his entertaining video for his ten least favorite songs of 1987, You Tube video blogger Todd In The Shadows, who I am particularly fond of [1], put at #1 Kenny G’s top ten hit “Songbird,” with some expletive-loaded commentary … Continue reading

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

On the face of it, Carly Simon would appear to be an obvious choice for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  She was an immensely successful singer-songwriter who wrote her own songs, won numerous awards and has … Continue reading

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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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