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Current Rock and Roll Inductees

A few of us remembered at NIHOF when Stevie Ray Vaughan passed away in a tragic helicopter crash.  A running joke that went around was how terrible it was that Stevie Ray was dead and all the New Kids on the Block are still alive.Nearly twenty…
We are going to play the gender card again on this selection. There are musicians who are ranked lower on this list who may have been more successful and played in much bigger venues, but it is our guess that nobody inspired more women to…
Once again, we are faced with a group that may not belong on this list as they may be better placed in the Early Influences category and could very well get into the Hall under that umbrella. For now we will discuss the merits of…
Leading the Punk Revival charge, Green Day has a claim as one of the more influential bands of the 1990’s. This was ironic as they never exactly broke new ground, but their echoes of the music that came fifteen years before, ushered in the Neo…
One of the top Soul artists during the first half of the 70’s, Bill Withers wrote and sang many songs that have stood time’s ultimate test. His heartfelt music was among its genre’s best but barring a couple of minor hits his run seemed to…
Before there was the Blues Brothers, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band became the first white (though they were integrated) Blues band of note to cross over into suburbia. They did not have any major hits of note, but by breaking down racial barriers with their…
If you ask the average person which Beatle’s solo work is not currently recognized in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, most would correctly predict Ringo Starr. If you ask that same person who had the least amount of solo hits of the Beatles…
Many musicians crave the spotlight and as we look up and down the list we created we find many artists who fit that description. Our forty-third selection, Lou Reed seems to be an exception to that rule, as he often appeared to eschew Rock and…
Considered pure Pop perfection by their fans, the Swedish foursome truly mastered Pop hooks and has a discography that continually gains new fans. They are considered a controversial selection as they lack Rock and Roll credibility among many music fans and the internet is littered…
Historically one of the premier Hard Rock bands and perhaps the best to come from Australia, AC/DC continues to sell out arenas and rock millions. There is little doubt among anyone that the Aussie powerhouses are worthy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.…
Although Steven Tyler may look like an aging transvestite, there was no doubt that Aerosmith was one of the top Rock acts of the 70’s. With a successful comeback in the 80’s that lasted well over a decade, the band cemented their legacy as one…
The heart of the Mississippi Delta has brought the world a lot of great musicians, and one of its best has to be the left handed Blues guitarist, Albert King. Normally it isn’t a big deal to be left handed, but when you didn’t restring…
As popular music grew, television made it a visual medium. Landmark moments were created; as anyone alive could tell you about the first time they saw the grinding hips of Elvis Presley or waiting in anticipation to see the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show.…
Dubbed “the Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin might possess the most powerful voice in music history. Thankfully, she used that gift for some of the most iconic recordings of the 60’s cementing her as an undisputed legend. Inducted in 1987. From Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. Should Aretha Franklin be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) Definitely, she deserves to be there. I am fine with this induction. Others deserve it ahead of her, but it's not the end of the world. No opinion. Kick her out! Processing.... Definitely, she deserves to be there. - 90% I am fine with this induction. - 0% Others deserve it ahead of her, but it's not the end of the world. - 0% No opinion. - 10% Kick her out! - 0%
As one of the most widely known Blues Men, B.B. King was a major influence on a plethora of artists. When people say they “sung with their guitar” it is often an exaggeration, but with B.B. King it was the truth. Inducted in 1987. From…

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  • 330. Patsy Cline
    When this website was first thought up, we really didn’t pay attention to Country music and we were a little surprised to see that Hank Williams was one of the early inductees. Upon more research and reflection, Williams’ induction made more sense to us. We wonder how many people think that Patsy Cline should be inducted along side him.  …
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