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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Peter, Paul & Mary

From time to time I am reminded that certain groups are not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that I always assumed were.  And the place of Peter, Paul & Mary is an unusual one.  Are they to … Continue reading

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

Some genres don’t seem to get any respect.  Among those genres is Def Leppard, a band that came out of the British metal scene in the late 1970’s and rose to popularity in the 1980’s and managed to keep that … Continue reading

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

I must admit that in stark contrast to many bands, I am not as familiar with the music of Hüsker Dü, which is Norwegian for, “Do you remember?,” a somewhat popular childhood game in those parts from what I have … Continue reading

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

When you think of the names of people who are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame more than one time, you get names like Erik Clapton (inducted three times), Jeff Beck, Johnny Carter, David Crosby, Peter Gabriel, all … Continue reading

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

Few bands have ever screwed up the chance at stardom in rock and roll as thoroughly and completely as The Replacements did.  From botching a chance to turn revival touring into a new beginning to showing up at performances drunk … Continue reading

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

With a band name that comes straight from Ayn Rand’s writings and a history that includes singing a theme song for American Idol (“Hollywood”) and an epic clash with fellow band Smashing Pumpkins that involved lawsuits over plagiarism that was … Continue reading

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

For a long time I have delayed in writing about this band, not because I did not think that they were worthy of being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but rather because I wished that they … Continue reading

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

Influence is a funny thing.  Sometimes that influence is direct, in the sense that a band and its approach are copied by others, and sometimes that influence is most visible in a negative sense at being the source of ridicule.  … Continue reading

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

It seems rather shocking and surprising that Australia, for all of its influence on American pop and rock music, has so few acts inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame [1].  While there are several worthy candidates from … Continue reading

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

I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of Lesley Gore is rather limited.  Like most people, I am most familiar with a couple of songs she recorded before the age of eighteen:  “It’s My Party” and “You … Continue reading

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