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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Commodores/Lionel Richie

It is remarkable to me that Lionel Richie is not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  To be sure, Lionel Richie is not a rock act, but as far as R&B acts go, he has well-loved songs and … Continue reading

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

Admittedly, Tommy Roe is not the best known rock & roller of the 1960’s, but he has a claim to fame that is immensely important and also highly unique in that the Beatles once opened for him.  It is hard … Continue reading

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

If one is looking for a varied and successful career in a great many different fields, Vanessa Williams has known some profound ups and downs.  First coming to prominence as a Miss America winner–and the first black one ever–who was … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The B-52s

How one feels about the B-52s depends in large part on how large of a context you know them from.  I tend to be what the cognoscenti of the music world call a “pop stan” and thus I tend to … Continue reading

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

At first glance, Bruce Hornsby would not appear to have been an obvious candidate for one of the most versatile and creative artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.  If you look at only his hit singles, he … Continue reading

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

One of the unfortunate casualties of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s decision to skip and disregard much of the music of the 1980’s is the candidacy of Robert Palmer.  Whether one is looking at his career as a … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Men At Work

They weren’t here for a long time, but they were here for a good time.  Exploding on to the pop scene in the early 1980’s with their pleasant songs with a strong base in Australian music and culture, Men At … Continue reading

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

Sometimes it’s unfortunate how a band is remembered.  Like many people I know the band for their biggest hit, “One Thing Leads To Another.”  It’s a great song and one that any band would have been happy to have as … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: MC5

MC5 is one of those groups that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee has been signalling as belonging in the RRHOF for some time, but the voters as a whole have not bought it.  Looking at their … Continue reading

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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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