Current Rock and Roll Inductees http://www.notinhalloffame.com Fri, 07 Aug 2020 01:43:53 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb The “5” Royales http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/159-164-the-5-royales http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/159-164-the-5-royales The “5” Royales
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 The “5” Royales, a group that may have been one of the first vital cogs in Soul music.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Current Rock and Roll Inductees Sun, 11 Jan 2015 19:19:00 +0000
ABBA http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/785-abba http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/785-abba 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 with criticism of their induction. Inducted in 2010. From Stockholm, Sweden Agnetha Fältskog (vocals), Benny Andersson (keyboard), Björn Ulvaeus (guitar), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (vocals) {acepolls 785}]]> [email protected] (Site Admin) Current Rock and Roll Inductees Tue, 12 Jan 2016 05:19:00 +0000 AC/DC http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/787-ac-dc http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/787-ac-dc AC/DC
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. Inducted in 2003. From Sydney, Australia
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Aerosmith http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/789-aerosmith http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/789-aerosmith Aerosmith
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 of the most well known Rock bands in American history. Inducted in 2001.  From Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 
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Albert King http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/163-109-albert-king http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/163-109-albert-king Albert King
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 your guitar and essentially played it upside down, it is definitely worth mentioning.
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Alice Cooper http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/6-alice-cooper http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/6-alice-cooper Alice Cooper
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. Viewing these icons made fans want to see them more and the era of concerts began. Most artists were content to just play their songs in front of a crowd; Alice Cooper wanted to tell a story. An Alice Cooper concert was not like anything else that had ever been done before. Incorporating elements of horror movies and vaudeville to create an elaborate stage act, his theatrics were combined with an underrated song writing style that appealed to the youth of his generation like few had before. Rock history views Cooper as the father of Shock Rock and a key player in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal’s evolution. The 1970’s brought Alice Cooper a lot of success and considering his influence he certainly appears to have the resume of an enshrined artist in Cleveland. Frankly, we really can’t figure out why it took them so long.
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The Allman Brothers Band http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/786-the-allman-brothers-band http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/786-the-allman-brothers-band The Allman Brothers Band
One of the first and most important Southern Rock bands, The Allman Brothers were one of the most talented and respected bands ever.  Their improvisational ability also garnered them as one of the legendary “jam” bands as well.  Their work paved the way for many bands that followed.
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The Animals http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/790-the-animals http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/790-the-animals The Animals
Led by the gruff voiced Eric Burdon, the Animals were a key part of the British Invasion.  They had a grittier and more Bluesy sound that some of their English contemporaries.  They left behind some of the great hits of the 60’s and it is difficult to find anyone who has not heard their version of the “House of the Rising Sun”.
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Aretha Franklin http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/788-aretha-franklin http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/788-aretha-franklin Aretha Franklin
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.
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B.B. King http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/791-b-b-king http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/791-b-b-king B.B. King
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 Itta Bena, Mississippi, U.S.A.
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The Band http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/792-the-band http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/792-the-band The Band
Originally the backing group for Ronnie Hawkins, than Bob Dylan, the Band came by their name naturally as they were often the band that was backing up other stars.  When they struck out on their own they created the best Roots Rock of their day (or any other day) and their first two albums (Music Form Big Pink & The Band) are enough to warrant their induction.
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The Beach Boys http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/793-the-beach-boys http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/793-the-beach-boys The Beach Boys
With rich vocal harmonies and a sound rooted in California surf music, the Beach Boys were easily among the most successful American bands of the 1960’s.  Their basic formula has been copied endlessly and there seems to be no evidence of this changing.  Should anyone ever dismiss them as fluff a listen to their masterpiece, Pet Sounds should put that criticism to an end.
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The Beastie Boys http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/14-the-beastie-boys http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/14-the-beastie-boys The Beastie Boys
Far more than just the group that brought Hip Hop to the suburbs (which was impressive in its own right), the Beastie Boys were actually a very accomplished group that utilized Punk influences and a cunning wit to create a deceptively diverse musical discography. This group makes the influence criteria far better than most of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
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The Beatles http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/794-the-beatles http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/794-the-beatles The Beatles
If this band has to be explained, then this is not the website for you. Inducted in 1988.  From Liverpool, England  George Harrison (guitar, sitar, vocals), John Lennon (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals), Ringo Starr (drums, percussion, vocals)
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The Bee Gees http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/797-the-bee-gees http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/797-the-bee-gees The Bee Gees
Though they were best known as the Disco superstars behind the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, the Bee Gees were Pop superstars who constantly reinvented themselves running the Pop gamut of Psychedelic, Folk and Blue Eyed Soul.  Through out it all, the brothers Gibb were always showcasing rich harmonies that showcased their exceptional singing ability.  Their pre Saturday Night Fever career alone would make a case for the Rock and Roll Hall.
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Big Joe Turner http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/796-big-joe-turner http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/796-big-joe-turner Big Joe Turner
An early figure in Jump Blues and Rock and Roll’s early progression, Big Joe Turner should be in the Hall, but perhaps it should be in the Early Influences category instead. Inducted in 1987.  From Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
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Bill Haley http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/798-bill-haley http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/798-bill-haley Bill Haley
One of the first true stars of Rock and Roll, Bill Haley could have made a case for entry just on the strength of “Rock Around the Clock”.  There can be much debate as to whether Haley was Rock’s first star (which some have  called him) but his impact can not be debated. Inducted in 1987.  From Highland Park, Michigan, U.S.A.
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Bill Withers http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/307-252-bill-withers http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/307-252-bill-withers Bill Withers
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 evaporate after 1974. Having said this, the somewhat controversial induction of Percy Sledge can easily justify an induction for Bill Withers.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Current Rock and Roll Inductees Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:19:00 +0000
Billy Joel http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/799-billy-joel http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/799-billy-joel Billy Joel
Billy Joel may be among the most revered Rock singer and songwriters of all time.  With a blend of classical, R&B, and Roots Rock, Joel has a very broad appeal and a huge amount of hits to his credit. Inducted in 1999.  From Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Current Rock and Roll Inductees Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:19:00 +0000
Black Sabbath http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/803-black-sabbath http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/803-black-sabbath Black Sabbath
The first real Heavy Metal band in the Hall could very well be the most important.  Sabbath took music to dark pounding places and they helped to propel the genre to new heights.  Although they are in the Hall, they should have been a first ballot inductee easily. Inducted in 2006.  From Birmingham, England 
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Blondie http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/800-blondie http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/800-blondie Blondie
Though some of labeled Blondie nothing more than a Disco and/or New Wave band, they were incredibly versatile and they had an incredible range.  The technically proficient band was propelled by the looks of their lead singing siren, Debbie Harry and though she got them attention, their skills kept them in the spotlight.
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Bo Diddley http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/801-bo-diddley http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/801-bo-diddley Bo Diddley
He was called the “Originator” and no other nickname could have been more accurate for Bo Diddley.  He was the key man in incorporating Blues to Rock and Roll and his guitar patterns influenced multiple artists that followed.  His signature song featured his own name and usually when an artist does that it seems arrogant.  It isn’t arrogant when you can back it up, and Bo Diddley backed up that swagger every time.
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Bobby “Blue” Bland http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/805-bobby-blue-bland http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/805-bobby-blue-bland Bobby “Blue” Bland
A star who melded Gospel and Soul, Bobby “Blue” Bland was a staple on the R&B charts for decades.  His vocal delivery inspired many, though he never really did crack mainstream America.  Had he tried, he probably would not have been the revered artist is he is today. Inducted in 1992.  From Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
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Bobby Darin http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/12-bobby-darin http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/12-bobby-darin Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin was a crooning Rock star whose career showed a very interesting range.  He had a mass appeal that cross over generations and left behind a wide array of hits that still feel fresh today.  Inducted in 1990.  From New York City, New York, U.S.A.
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Bob Dylan http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/802-bob-dylan http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/802-bob-dylan Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan could be the greatest songwriter ever.  Nothing more needs to be said here. Inducted in 1988.  From Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.A.
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Bob Marley http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/808-bob-marley http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/808-bob-marley Bob Marley
Bob Marley is the undisputed king of Reggae and the greatest export to come out of Jamaica.  Marley’s legend continues to grow long after his death. Inducted in 1994.  From Nine Mile, Jamaica
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Bob Seger http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/804-bob-seger http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/804-bob-seger Bob Seger
He sang about “Old Time Rock and Roll” and there are many who thinks that Bob Seger epitomizes the Rock and Roll feel better than anyone.  It took him a long time to get famous but he didn’t have to wait that long to get inducted once eligible. Inducted in 2004.  From Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
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Bobby Womack http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/807-bobby-womack http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/807-bobby-womack Bobby Womack
Seemingly, the equivalent to a baseball player getting in on his last year of eligibility, it was almost a surprise when the Hall remembered the Soul/Gospel fusion of Bobby Womack.  Many were on the fence as to whether he should have been inducted, but a case could be made either way. Inducted in 2009.  From Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
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Bon Jovi http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/30-41-bon-jovi http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/30-41-bon-jovi Bon Jovi
Considering the vast amount of artists discussed here, only a small handful of them have achieved success through out their twenty five years awaiting eligibility. Even less on this list could sell out an arena internationally. Not only has Bon Jovi accomplished both feats; they could very well be the only group on this list with the best shot of maintaining that status over the next twenty five years.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Current Rock and Roll Inductees Sat, 10 Jan 2015 08:19:00 +0000
Bonnie Raitt http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/809-bonnie-raitt http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/809-bonnie-raitt Bonnie Raitt
Had Bonnie Raitt not won multiple Grammys in 1990, it is possible that Bonnie Raitt would not have had a Hall of Fame career.  She was well respected for her Roots Rock, Blues blend but it was likely those Grammys and debut in the mainstream that landed her a place in Cleveland. Inducted in 2000.  From Burbank, California, U.S.A.
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Booker T. & the M.G.'s http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/813-booker-t-the-m-g-s http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/813-booker-t-the-m-g-s Booker T. & the M.G.'s
The house band for Stax records may have been the definition of the Memphis Soul sound.  Known for their groovy instrumentals, Booker T. & the M.G.’s were also the band that backed up many legends who already in the Hall (or on our Not in Hall of Fame list).
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Brenda Lee http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/810-brenda-lee http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/810-brenda-lee Brenda Lee
A performer with a distinct and powerful voice, Brenda Lee had a diverse career that has netted her the triple threat of being in the Rock and Roll, Rockabilly and Country Hall of Fame.  Quite the career indeed! Inducted in 2002.  From Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
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Bruce Springsteen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/811-bruce-springsteen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/811-bruce-springsteen Bruce Springsteen
The “Boss” is the undisputed king of American Heartland music.  Anything else need to be said? Inducted in 1999.  From Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.A.
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Buddy Guy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/815-buddy-guy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/815-buddy-guy Buddy Guy is a Blues legend; there is no denying this fact.  Still, for a legend he transcended generations with his performances unlike any other Blues Legend before or after him.  Inducted in 2005.  From Lettsworth, Louisiana, U.S.A.]]> [email protected] (Site Admin) Current Rock and Roll Inductees Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:19:00 +0000 Buddy Holly http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/812-buddy-holly http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/812-buddy-holly Buddy Holly
There are some who have called Buddy Holly the most important Rock Star of the 1950’s.  Even those who would not say that would easily put Holly in the top five of that decade and his premature death was really the “Day the Music Died”. Inducted in 1988.  From Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A.
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Buffalo Springfield http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/816-buffalo-springfield http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/816-buffalo-springfield Buffalo Springfield
They were not exactly commercially successful, nor were they together long, but the supergroup known as Buffalo Springfield helped to lay the foundation for generations of Folk Rock that followed. Inducted in 1997.  From Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.  Richie Furay (vocals, guitar), Dewey Martin (drums), Bruce Palmer (bass), Stephen Stills (vocals, guitar), Neil Young (vocals, guitar)
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The Byrds http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/814-the-byrds http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/814-the-byrds The Byrds
Possibly the definition of Folk Rock, the Byrds were self described as the “Beatles meet Bob Dylan”.  That statement was as bold as it was accurate, and their melodic efforts were some of the best that the 60’s had to offer.  Considering the great musical decade of the 1960’s, that really says something! Inducted in 1991.  From Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 
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Carl Perkins http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/822-carl-perkins http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/822-carl-perkins Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins was the King of Rockabilly, and though he is known primarily for “Blue Suede Shoes” his songs and songwriting extend to more than that monstrous hit.  Perkins earned his slot as one of the first entries to the Hall. Inducted in 1987.  From Tiptonville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
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The Cars http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/65-48-the-cars http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/65-48-the-cars The Cars
In our countdown we discuss many artists that have crossover appeal. With The Cars, we wonder if it is possible to fit into so many genres that you almost forget what genre they originally came from.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Current Rock and Roll Inductees Sat, 10 Jan 2015 08:19:00 +0000
Cat Stevens http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/37-28-cat-stevens http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/37-28-cat-stevens Cat Stevens
In the early 70’s, Cat Stevens established his mark as a brilliant songwriter capable of delivering hits on both sides of the Atlantic. His songs were deep, personal and introspective and to many who were followers of the Singer/Songwriter movement, Cat Stevens was considered a member of its elite. Few could be considered so powerful with such a soft singing voice. Certainly, one to march to his own tune, Stevens turned his back on the music industry, converted to Islam and has until recently has been largely out of the public eye.
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Charles Brown http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/821-charles-brown http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/821-charles-brown Charles Brown
A star in R&B in the late 40’s and early 50’s, Charles Brown has been said to be influential on the career of Ray Charles and Johnny Ace.  As this is considered true, Brown’s spot in the Hall was earned but shouldn’t it have been as an Early Influence instead? Inducted in 1999.  From Texas City, Texas, U.S.A.
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Charlie Christian http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/820-charlie-christian http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/820-charlie-christian Charlie Christian
A very early R&B star, Charlie Christian was one of the first true stars of the guitar.  His Blues work can clearly be heard in BB. King and Chuck Berry and though he deserves a place in the Hall it should be as an Early Influence and not as a Performer. Inducted in 1990.  From Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
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Cheap Trick http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/85-53-cheap-trick http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/85-53-cheap-trick Cheap Trick
It is common on this list to talk about how important being a great live act is. Perhaps there is no other group on this list that had their career defined by that strength than Cheap Trick; whose take on Power Pop made them a must see attraction in the late 70’s.
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Chicago http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/24-17-chicago http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/24-17-chicago Chicago
Had we done this list with the criteria of chart success, Chicago would have easily been in our top ten. Having charted over multiple decades, Chicago has enjoyed a devoted following that few on this list can match. One has to wonder if the band was a little flashier, and the fans a little louder if it would not come as such a great shock as to the average music fan as to just how successful they were.
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Chuck Berry http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/819-chuck-berry http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/819-chuck-berry Chuck Berry
The 50’s Rock superstar was required listening to those who followed.  The endless list of musicians who followed Chuck Berry who cited him as a major influence is only exceeded by those who blatantly ripped him off.  No compilation of 50’s music is complete without tracks from Chuck Berry.
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The Clash http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/818-the-clash http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/818-the-clash The Clash
There was no Punk band that was at commercially successful as the Clash.  This isn’t to say that they were not exceptionally talented and layered as they certainly were.  The Clash could be one of those wonderful exceptions where they were a key figure in their genre, sold a tom of records and did so without any hint of selling out.  Easily the Clash is an essential member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Clyde McPhatter http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/827-clyde-mcphatter http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/827-clyde-mcphatter Clyde McPhatter
Possibly the most copied R&B man of the 50’s and early 60’s, Clyde McPhatter was among the first to bring the Gospel sound to the R&B world.  Hopefully he will continue to gain more recognition in death than he did when he was alive.
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The Coasters http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/817-the-coasters http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/817-the-coasters The Coasters
An R&B group that morphed into one of the best Doo Wop groups in music history, the Coasters left behind some of the quintessential sounds of the 50’s.  A look back at the Coasters may also find some of the most fun music of the era and few could put smiles on audiences faces better than the Coasters. 
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Cream http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/826-cream http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/826-cream Cream
In what essentially was a “supergroup”, the British Blues Rock band Cream could make the case for having the most talent assembled on one stage; a very impressive boast for a band with only three members.  Their work was among the best the last half of the 60’s had to offer and their first two albums (Fresh Cream and Disreali Gears) should be considered required entries to any true album collector.
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Creedence Clearwater Revival http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/825-creedence-clearwater-revival http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and-roll/current-rock-and-roll-inductees/825-creedence-clearwater-revival Creedence Clearwater Revival
With a blend of American style influences, Creedence Clearwater Revival were a hit making band that churned out multiple singles over a five year span.  The songs that they made famous remain in classic radio airplay today and their songs have truly withstood the test of time.
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