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If you can remove 5 artists from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.....

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Initial post: Jan 6, 2012 6:54:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2012 7:33:46 AM PST
Barry Smith says:
.... and replace them with (up to) 5 more deserving artists...
who would they be?

Let's go for the major performers, not the "sidemen" and "non-performers" and "influences."

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 7:22:23 AM PST
vivazappa says:
The Beatles
The Stones
The Who
Led Zep
and Bruuuce...

I'd spare them the embarassment of being in there in the first place!

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 7:42:35 AM PST
lowriderman says:
There's 4 plus and minus that come to mind:
I'd remove
ABBA - What do they have to do with rock and roll?
Run DMC - who's only real claim to fame is rapping on an Aerosmith's Walk This Way
Herb Alpert - The cover of his whipped cream LP is legendary but where's the rock and roll? Taste of Honey and Rise?
Percy Sledge - One hit wonder When A Man Loves A Woman
I'd replace them with:
Jethro Tull,(A dozen classic rock lps. This is the biggest mystery ever!)
J Geils Band,(One of the most energetic blues rock live acts ever! long live Peter Wolf)
Guess Who,(Many cool singles from Burton and Bachman)
Grand Funk Railroad (Meat and Potatos rock and roll trio. Forget their later years)

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 12:08:05 PM PST

Talking Heads
The Beastie Boys
Steely Dan

Their replacements:

Deep Purple
Pat Benatar
Cheap Trick
Judas Priest

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 2:23:31 PM PST
B L T says:
I'd like to see the name changed from "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" to "History of Popular Music Museum".

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 2:29:39 PM PST
Zaplightning says:
B L T,

that name sure fits.

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 4:29:17 PM PST
Out- Miles Davis, ABBA, Run DMC, Herb Alpert, Madonna
In- Rush, Judas Priest, Kiss, Heart, and, oh yeah, F@#&ING RUSH!

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 6:33:10 PM PST
Working Man says:
The Beatie Boys
Granmaster Flash
Herb Alpert

Deep Purple
Jethro Tull

I was looking through the list of inductees and even some of the actual rock bands and artists kind of surprised me. We tend to forget who's in after a while and focus on who gets overlooked year after year. To be honest, some of the rock bands that are in are less deserving than many omitted year after year.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2012 6:39:12 PM PST
Working Man says:
lowriderman, I saw J. Geils live and they were amazing. They were the best live band I ever saw and that included a dozen or so acts that are already in the Hall.

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 1:35:35 AM PST
I'm obviously missing something here...when did Herb Alpert get inducted into the Hall? And if he was, wouldn't he be in as a non-performer (i.e., head of A&M Records)?

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 6:48:30 AM PST
Out: Madonna, Beastie Boys, Herb Alpert, Chet Adkins, Brenda Lee
In: Rush, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Yes, Heart

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 7:28:16 AM PST
MK5 says:
I don't suppose it's an option to just shut down the entire thing? HOF concept is the antithesis of everything rock n' roll used to be about. I'm not a fan of them but the only band that truly deserves to be in the HOF is the Sex Pistols due to the way they handled (and stuck a middle finger out to) the whole stupid concept.

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 8:08:05 AM PST
Zaplightning says:
Green Eyed isn't Ringo already in? Your other choices are very deserving.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2012 8:21:16 AM PST
He's in as a member of the Beatles, but not as a solo artist

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 3:01:18 PM PST
B. rogers says: all of you that would remove Madonna would want to remove the sexiest woman EVER?!?!?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2012 3:06:45 PM PST
That chick from "Romeo Void" is the sexiest woman ever......

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 3:22:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 7, 2012 3:24:17 PM PST
ABBA - pop not rock
Louis Armstrong - deserves to be in a hall of fame, but not rock's
Beastie boys - you're kidding right?
The Bee Gees - beat up by rockers (explaining the high voices)
Chet Atkins - Country hall of fame not rock
Johnny Cash - ditto
Bobby Darin - pop not rock
Grandmaster flash and the furious five - You're F**king kidding me????

The Not In's
Deep Purple
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Alan Parson Project
Bad Company
Jethro Tull
The Doobie Brothers
Dire Straits
Def Leppard
King Crimson

Oh going through the entire list is CRAZY
The Rock and Roll hall of Fame is a SHAM a JOKE
it must be like the Hollywood walk of fame
$3,000 and a couple crappy movies and you
can by yourself in.
Remind me to NEVER visit the place when in Cleveland.

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 4:26:16 PM PST
Snowblind says:
The one in N.y. is better

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 4:28:54 PM PST
Not all of these people were in the Performer category. Louis Armstrong was in the Early Influence category; Chet Atkins was Sideman category; and Herb Alpert was Lifetime Achievement.

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 6:33:38 PM PST
Thinking along the same line as vivazappa kick out my favorite metal/hard rock bands and replace them with whomever you want.
Black Sabbath
Jimi Hendrix
Led Zeppelin
Van Halen

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 7:16:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 7, 2012 7:19:38 PM PST
R. Riis says:
Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss are being inducted as the founders/creative directors of A&M Records, who brought us Carole King, Joe Cocker, the Police, Cat Stevens, Peter Frampton, etc. I have no problem with their induction.

I agree with the previous poster who singled out Percy Sledge. Sledge had one or two nice 45s, but really?

I've never quite understood the induction of Bobby Darin. Great entertainer, but rock & roller? After his first few singles he gave up R&R as childish.

I'm abivalent about the rap & dance performers. I understand that this is a (distant) derivative of R&R, but we're getting a bit far afield here.

I love Miles Davis, but this one puzzles me, too. Jazz HOF? No question. But R&R? He was clearly influenced by R&R, especially Hendrix and Sly Stone, but shouldn't it be the other way around to get into the R&RHOF?

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 7:27:13 PM PST
There are so many so I listed some that I don't think have been mentioned yet:

Ritchie Valens - one hit wonder, famous for being in a plane crash with Buddy Holly
Ricky Nelson - the plastic Elvis promoted on his parents' TV show
Gladys Knight & the Pips - had some hit records but brought nothing new or special to the table
Laura Nyro - belongs in the non-performer category as a songwriter (after all, even Carole King who had one of the best-selling albums of all time was inducted as a non-performer, not a performer)
Charlie Christian - A jazz guitarist during the swing era, he wasn't even alive during the rock and roll era. If they wanted to induct him, it should have been in the Early Influence category (or maybe Sideman), not the Performer category.

Joe Cocker
Linda Ronstadt
Moody Blues
Leslie Gore
The Shangri-La's

Posted on Jan 8, 2012 12:10:51 AM PST
bozokarl says:
Bee Gees
Righteous Brothers

Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Minor Threat
Dead Kennedys
Black Flag

Posted on Jan 8, 2012 12:35:44 AM PST
The Righteous Brothers were fantastic!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2012 6:15:40 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2012 6:17:36 AM PST
R. Riis says:
Agree 100% with MissMiscellanea on dropping Laura Nyro & Ritchie Valens, moving Charlie Christian to the early influence category.
Disagree on Ricky Nelson, who was a major influence (for better or worse) on country rock.
Agree 1000% on inducting the Shangri-Las.
I adore Lesley Gore, too, but might have to think about that addition.
Another unjustly overlooked act: Paul Revere & the Raiders.
And, frankly, how about the Monkees? The Beach Boys and the Byrds didn't play on their greatest records, why is that still held against the Monkees?
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