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

Fela Kuti is the sort of artist whose influence is undeniable, but whose music is not necessarily mainstream in the United States. This is the sort of act whose music and whose approach sits across a great many of the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Rage Against The Machine

There are few groups for whom the biblical adage that if one lives by the sword one dies by the sword applies more than is the case for Rage Against Machine. Widely praised for their fiery political rhetoric, the chief … Continue reading

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

One of the funniest moments of Devo in popular culture, at least to me, occurred in the Todd In The Shadows song review of the Willow Smith song “Whip My Head” to the crisis of having Devo songs sung by … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The New York Dolls

One does not need to have hits to be an influential band. It was said of another band that is already in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that their album only sold a hundred albums, but everyone who … Continue reading

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

Technically speaking, Carole King is already in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of a songwriting team, but as a performer she is not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The question here is whether … Continue reading

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

A while ago, I was doing some searching online about acts neglected by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (an occupational hazard when one writes about them as often as I do), and I came across a website whose … Continue reading

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

On the face of it, DC Talk would not be the sort of band that has an obvious case to get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They are one of the most obvious examples of a one-hit … Continue reading

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

Not too long ago I wrote about the case for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for The Go-Gos, which I mentioned was a bit slight but which had a compelling argument when you look at their … Continue reading

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

What makes someone influential?  The Corrs are a group that has sold a lot of albums all over the world and been massively successful everywhere other than the United States, where they have a loyal if hardly massive fanbase.  Their … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Go-Gos

I have pondered the case of the Go-Gos for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for a while. They clearly have a lot of fans–the group has been frequently recommended to me by readers in lists of acts I … Continue reading

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