Tuesday, June 25, 2024

20 More Music Acts Who Should Already Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


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

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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