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

Admittedly, Usher missed a nomination in his first year of eligibility for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so he has not been snubbed to nearly the same degree as that of other artists, even within his own genre … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Blink-182

Sometimes there are multiple narratives of music history, and Blink-182 provides a good example of this.  If you look at the Billboard Hot 100 and examine the popularity of this band, they are a one-hit wonder, with exactly one top … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Beck

Can a one-hit wonder be an obvious snub for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?  Absolultely, if you’re talking about Beck.  A stylistic chameleon who kept on seeking to show diverse facets of his complex musical persona throughout a … Continue reading

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

If you grew up as a fan of rock & roll in the nineties and oughts, there are likely a lot of Lenny Kravitz songs you know.  Perhaps you know his work with other labelmates like Sheryl Crow or Mick … Continue reading

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

Although I have been a fan of Sheryl Crow’s since her solo debut in Tuesday Night Music Club, and later on I realized that I had been somewhat familiar with her thanks to her work as a backup vocalist for … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

About twice a month or so I write an article on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame pointing out why such and such a musician or band or artist has a solid case for induction into the Rock & … Continue reading

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

At first glance, Dan Hartman isn’t the most obvious choice to make the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  As far as potential inductees go, he is a really obscure one.  As an artist, he had four top 40 hits, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Little River Band

I must admit that I was a fan of the Little River Band’s music long before I knew who they were.  Unlike some bands whose name I knew very early, this was a band I did not really discover until … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: .38 Special

It is easy to think that one knows a band from a small selection of its music sometimes, and certainly .38 Special was in that category of bands.  Growing up in rural central Florida, I heard some of their music … Continue reading

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

Anyone who remembers the early days of MTV and long afterward likely has some favorite moment related to Billy Idol.  For some, it is the inventive and creative music videos that he performed for songs like “White Wedding” and “Rebel … Continue reading

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