Our apologies as we should have put this up five days ago....but considering that it took the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decades to right some of these wrongs, we don't feel so bad.
One of the major (of the many) criticisms of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is that it ignored many of the great backing bands of the early stars of Rock and Roll. The Hall may have liustened to this as they have done something progressive (for them) and have inducted six backing bands who helped shape the Rock and Roll landscape that we know.
The new inductees are The Famous Flames, who backed up James Brown. As the pioneers of modern funk, many musical critics have lobbying for this induction for years. It also includes the Crickets, who along with Buddy Holly were responsible for the some of the best Rock and Roll from the 1950's. Gene Vincent's Blue Caps, Hank Ballard's Moonlighters and Bill Haley's Comets are also going to be inducted this spring.
For us though, we are very happy to see the Miracles inducted into the Hall of Fame. Many musical critics were not happy when Smokey Robinson was inducted without them, and although it took well over twenty years to right this wrong, we are happy that it did occur.
Congratulations to all these wonderful musicians who are receiving this well deserved accolade.