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

Despite having three successful albums that made at least platinum status and several immensely popular mainstream and rock songs, there is one thing that Billy Squier is remembered for today, and it is something that has kept him coming up … Continue reading

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

Viewed in certain respects, Michael Bolton is an underdog sort of choice for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  And Michael Bolton has an underdog story–of Eastern European background, he long toiled as an unsuccessful rock musician and a … Continue reading

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

Rarely is there a case where it seems that the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has a particular family that they have failed to recognize but that is definitely the case with Dionne Warwick, who is a cousin of … Continue reading

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

On the face of it, for most Americans at least, Kylie Minogue is not an obvious choice for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Most American music listeners would know her for one of two reasons:  her cover of … Continue reading

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

When I think of Soundgarden, a few thoughts come to mind.  For one, there is Chris Cornell’s fantastic singing voice along with some driving guitars.  For another, I think of their songs, especially “Black Hole Sun,” their classic alternative hit … Continue reading

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

I don’t think anyone considers Paula Abdul the most technically accomplished of singers, although she was for some time one of the judges of American Idol where she was subjected to a lot of pitchy singing from people who sought … Continue reading

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

Eddie Money is an artist I have long had a lot of respect for.  Even if his music was not very flamboyant and even if he tended to be a pretty standard rocker in an age that was known for … Continue reading

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

There are a variety of groups that I tend to write about here in this particular series.  Some acts have a staggering degree of longevity of success and such obvious influence on other musical acts that makes it truly baffling … Continue reading

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

Earlier today (as I write this), I found myself greeted by a series of requests for me to write about the case for induction for Todd Rundgren, expressed with a sense of frustration and irritation that he had not been … Continue reading

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

Like some artists on this list of snubs, Diana Ross is technically in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Supremes, with whom she started her music career.  That said, like many artists, she not … Continue reading

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