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Bands Overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Initial post: Dec 16, 2012, 8:30:46 PM PST
Steve Vrana says:
In no order of importance, here are four acts that I believe deserve to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Excuse me if this discussion has come up before. It probably has, but here goes...):

1. Yes
2. The Moody Blues
3. Paul Revere and the Raiders (Yes, I'm serious about that one!)
4. Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 8:35:40 PM PST
Rob says:
#1: Jethro Tull

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 9:22:44 PM PST
Severin says:
It will never happen but Hawkwind should be inducted, if for no other reason they've been around since 1969. At the Isle of Wight concert they're the band that played outside the fence for free. They've stuck to their scifi theme for over 40 years. They've never played by the rules, made bad business deals and had many, many, many member changes. I have over 90 CD's by them and their spinoff bands.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 9:57:56 PM PST
james gray says:
Didn't know Jethro Tull wasn't in the hall of fame but definitely belong there. Steeleye Span if they are not there. Pentangle if they are not there. I'll have to look at who is in the hall of fame and then post again.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 10:20:07 PM PST
Deep Purple & Procol Harum (didn't get inducted this year).

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 9:22:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 17, 2012, 9:36:47 AM PST
Micaloneus says:
For me...

#1 Deep Purple - The most famous riff in rock history, one of the best live albums, a number of great studio albums with much influence.

Other very worthy bands:

The Moody Blues
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Jethro Tull

One omission that really surprises me is Steve Miller?!!

1) American
2) Guitar based
3) Lots of classic hits

Let me guess, blacklisted?

ps: Happy for Heart & Rush (loved them almost as long as Purple), but it blows me away they're in before Deep Purple. Geddy would agree.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 9:32:15 AM PST
music lover says:

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 9:35:48 AM PST
Micaloneus says:
Oh yeah Chicago! They were great early on. Many classic songs from the AM radio days.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 10:15:40 AM PST
Chazzzbo says:
anyone mention Los Lobos yet? They just celebrated their 40th anniversary...

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 11:28:57 AM PST
1. Wynonie Harris
2. The "5" Royales
3. Sister Rosetta Tharpe
4. Mickey Baker
5. Doug Sahm
6. Los Lobos

As for you folks suggesting the likes of Deep Jerkle, Chicago, Yes, and other non-rock 'n' roll acts, you'll probably soon get your wish now that the bar has been lowered to let Rush and Heart in. Neither has anything to do with rock 'n' roll.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 11:31:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 17, 2012, 1:30:08 PM PST
The bar was already as low as it could go. Heart and Rush raised it.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 11:45:28 AM PST
Sharptop says:
The Marshall Tucker Band

They are very underrated

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 12:11:49 PM PST
Working Man says:
I agree with most posts and I am very happy that the Hall has corrected some grievous omissions with this years selection of Rush and Heart and last year adding Alice Cooper.

Hopefully, they can keep it going next year. My short list would be:

1. Deep Purple
2. Yes
3. Jethro Tull
4. ELP

I also agree that the Moody Blues, Chicago, and Procol Harum. Steve Miller wouldn't be a bad choice. I would also add a great, great live band The J. Geils Band. Loved them live, simply amazing and the best live show I ever saw and I have seen some legendary bands, many of which are already in the HOF.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 2:51:30 PM PST
The Chipmunks

- for longevity: first hit in 1958 (a Xmas rock 'n roll tune, no less!), solid comebacks in 1980s and 2000s
- for influence: now that Rush is in, credit should be given where its due for Geddy Lee's obvious vocal inspirations
- for fairness: to recognize other overlooked rodent-based bands (i.e. Ratt, the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Vermin, Modest Mouse, etc.)

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 3:10:01 PM PST
Zaplightning says:
Blue Oyster Cult
Ronnie James Dio

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 3:12:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 17, 2012, 3:13:01 PM PST
Micaloneus says:
I'm guessing the late Ronnie James Dio is screwed due to his ties w/ Blackmore's Rainbow.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 3:30:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 17, 2012, 3:33:14 PM PST
take403 says:
Moody Blues
Deep Purple
The Monkees (if musical "geniuses" like Grandmaster Flash are in...)
Jethro Tull
Charlie Daniels Band
Cheap Tric
The Cars
Todd Rundgren
J Geils Band
Grand Funk Railroad
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Don McLean ("goddess" of rock Madonna covered his biggest hit)

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 3:39:45 PM PST
A few more:

The Doobie Brothers
Grand Funk Railroad
Bad Company
Little Feat

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 3:42:03 PM PST
Zolar Waka says:

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 3:47:07 PM PST
Jason X says:
the fact that Judas Priest isn't in the HOF makes the whole thing a joke

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 4:02:40 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 4:17:00 PM PST
From Word IQ site:

"Rock and roll (also spelled Rock 'n' Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. As a cultural phenomenon, rock's social impact on the world is likely unparalleled by any other kind of music. It has been credited with ending wars and spreading peace and tolerance, as well as corrupting the innocent and spreading moral rot. Rock has become popular across the globe, far from its birthplace in the United States, and evolved into a multitude of highly-varying styles.
The term rock and roll is broad, and its boundaries loosely-defined. It is sometimes used to describe a number of genres only distantly related, including soul, heavy metal and even hip hop."

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 4:48:03 PM PST
The RRHOF doesnt like hard rock/metal bands. Here's some that need to be in-
Deep Purple
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Blue Oyster Cult
Ronnie James Dio
Robin Trower
Rory Gallagher
Mercyful Fate
King Diamond
Ozzy Osbourne
Alice In Chains
Thin Lizzy
Ted Nugent

Posted on Dec 17, 2012, 5:08:01 PM PST
Rob says:
S Mc:
Good call on Ted Nugent.
BOC is one of my favorite bands, but they will NEVER be in the RnR HOF!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012, 5:11:58 PM PST
Rob-I doubt any of these bands will ever be in RRHOF!!
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