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

If I had told you there was a R&B singer who had sold in the neighborhood of 30 million copies, and every one of whose albums had gone at least gold, a few of them multi-platinum, and had achieved multiple … Continue reading

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

One of the worst-kept secrets of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is that it is far easier to be inducted as a solo artist if one has already been inducted as part of a group and vice versa. … Continue reading

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

When Chicago [1] was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, one of the inductees refused to join them:  Peter Cetera.  Peter Cetera, who was responsible for writing some of and singing many more of Chicago’s hits … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Wham!/George Michael

Despite his recent lack of popularity in the United States, like many people I figured I had plenty of time to celebrate the musical career of George Michael while he was still alive.  Unfortunately, I was wrong, and while George … Continue reading

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They Can’t All Be That Good, Can They?

Yesterday the inductees for next year’s class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced, and to the great pleasure of a substantial body of readers of my blog (and the disappointment of others), the Electric Light Orchestra … Continue reading

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

What are we to make of the musical career of Meat Loaf?  On the one hand, we have an artist whose record sales, at more than 80,000,000 copies, makes him among the best-selling artists in history.  On the other hand, … Continue reading

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

Normally I write about a band or singer a month that has been unfairly excluded from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but I feel it necessary to talk about a band whose exclusion appears particularly puzzling.  If you … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: J. Geils Band

Some bands, through no fault of their own, are known largely for one song or one album, despite having a successful and lengthy career and even one that is influential.  Such is the case with the J. Geils Band, which … Continue reading

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

There are times when one looks at the sales record of a group that has had enduring influence and realizes that they were much more popular than you had thought. Such was the case for me when I examined the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: 10,000 Maniacs

They started as a band in 1981 and started writing their own music because they got tired of playing only covers, but throughout their career they have been known as particularly skilled interpreters of the songs of others. They are … Continue reading

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