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The lame Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation keeps rolling on under Jann Wenner, unchecked, with CEO Joel Peresman pulling down nearly a half million dollars. They give no money to indigent musicians. Last summer Wenner dismissed a third of the nominating committee because he wanted to bring in younger acts. Alas, the vote went to four older groups- Chicago, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, and Steve Miller. NWA got in, but god only knows how since there are few black nominators (Toure still there?). A few years ago, Wenner threw in Grandmaster Flash at the expense of the Dave Clark Five by altering the vote himself.

So here we are with Pearl Jam, Sting, and Bon Jovi among the younger acts who still aren’t in. Big mess. And yet there are plenty of others. To wit:

1. Chubby Checker
2. Billy Preston
3. Carole King as a performer
4. Carly Simon
5. The Moody Blues
6. Roxy Music
7. Rufus and Carla Thomas
8. Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes featuring Teddy Pendergrass
9. Johnny Rivers
10. Tommy James and the Shondells
11. Dionne Warwick
12. Todd Rundgren
13. Journey
14. The Monkees
15. New York Dolls
16. Chic
17. J. Geils
18. Yes
19. War
20. Janet Jackson
21. The Fifth Dimension
22. Three Dog Night
23. Producers: Richard Perry, Phil Ramone, Richard Gotthrer

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