4RockNRollers

Who Should be in the Hall of Fame?

This site, as the domain and title says, is FOR ROCK AND ROLLERS (4rocknrollers!).  And as a tribute to our favorites, we were stunned to learn that many of those groups that we think should be honored, have never had a place in the Hall of Fame.

This is our reminder that these groups have played an important part of rock and roll history and should have a place in the Hall of Fame!

269. Boogie Down Productions

In Rap’s Golden Age, most of the emerging stars were considered one dimensional. Not so, for Boogie Down Productions, which many critics have labeled as the most versatile and influential of their genre.
  • Boogie Down Productions

    262. The Tragically Hip

    Although they are virtually unknown outside their native Canada, it can be easily argued that the Tragically Hip were the definition of Canadian music.
    • The Tragically Hip

      60. Jane’s Addiction

      If you were to ask many music fans in 1990 or 1991 which band truly defined “Alternative” many would point to Jane’s Addiction. With a funky hybrid of Metal, Punk and Folk the provocative band took the music world by storm in the late 80’s.
      • Janes Addiction

        81. George Michael

        Usually when collaborations break up one party becomes more successful than the other. There may be no case of wider musical disparity than when George Michael and Andrew Ridgely dissolved Wham.
        • George Michael

          19. Pixies

          When the Alternative scene exploded into the mainstream many pointed to Seattle as the origin of it all. Funny, how many of those bands pointed back East to the Pixies as the group who was really responsible.
          • Pixies
          • Black Francis
          • Kim Deal
          • Joey Santiago
          • Dave Lovering

            12. N.W.A.

            Considered one of the pioneers of Gangsta Rap, N.W.A. was not just among the first of their kind, they might just be considered the best.
            • NWA
            • EazyE
            • Ice Cube
            • Dr Dre
            • MC Ren
            • Snoop Dogg

              274. Robin Trower

              We believe that Robin Trower’s best chance for induction may come as a member of Procul Harum, but Trower really came into his own after he left that band and became a solo artist. Robin Trower was then allowed to continue his experiments with the guitar, and it has been said that Trower picked up where Jimi Hendrix left off. Whether or not he live up to that praise is open for debate, but his 70’s work was easily amongst the best of any axe men of the decade.         Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1998   Country of Origin: United Kingdom (London, England)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Bridge of Sighs (1974)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Day of the Eagle (From Bridge of Sighs, 1974){acepolls 311}
              • Robin Trower

                273. Merle Haggard

                Merle Haggard is about is “Country” as it comes but with his association with the respected Bakersfield Sound and Outlaw Country Movement, Haggard has found himself among the elite in terms of respect from his peers. If respect is enough to put him in to the Hall, he would be a lock but despite his massive success in Country he did not have the same crossover appeal that other Country artists had and this will probably keep Haggard out of the Hall.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1990   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Bakersfield, CA)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Mama Tried (1968)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Workin’ Man’s Blues (From A Portrait of Merle Haggard, 1969){acepolls 334}
                • Merle Haggard

                  272. Queensrÿche

                  As one of the top Progressive Metal bands of recent memory, Queensrÿche is best known for their chilling hit, Silent Lucidity. Too many that is all they are known for, but their series of albums reflected much more depth than that radio friendly song. Still together and still touring, Queensrÿche has carved quite the niche for them selves in the music world though it is likely not enough to get them inducted.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2008   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Bellevue, WS)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Operation: Mindcrime (1988)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Empire (From Empire, 1990){acepolls 340}
                  • Queensryche