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!

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.
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    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.
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      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.
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      • 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

          188. Diana Ross

          The term “diva” is a common used term these days. Sometimes the connotation is positive, sometimes negative, but for the legend named Diana Ross (who has been called the first Pop diva) both connotations may have been accurately applied.   Diana Ross is already deservedly in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Supremes. Upon leaving that trio, Ross continued her successful ways recording chart topping albums and branching into a moderately successful film career. Continuing with Soulful music that breached into the Adult Contemporary field, Diana may have been at her best when she was among those who melded R&B and Disco in the late 70’s. Although her later work was primarily as an Adult Contemporary star, Miss Ross could be considered a worthy candidate for a second induction.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1995   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Detroit, MI)…
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            184. The Turtles

            As the British Invasion dominated the 60’s, few American bands seemed able to stand up to them. The Turtles were one of those bands that were successful in doing so; even though many casual fans may have thought they were British.   Most fans remember the Turtles for their smash hit Happy Together and many today may incorrectly view them as a one hit wonder of their era. The Turtles were actually a very accomplished band that borrowed from Folk, Pop and Rock and had many hits throughout the 60’s though none as remotely large as Happy Together. Their amount of hits in the 60’s certainly helps their cause but they don’t seem to have the legacy required that others of their era seem to possess.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1990   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA)   Nominated In: Never  …
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              177. John Mayall

              Considered one of the biggest icons of British Blues, John Mayall may be revered far more as a mentor than as a performer. The large string of British Blues Rock stars that were inspired or taught by Mayall is an endless one. John Mayall and his Bluesbreakers certainly recorded a lot of material, but he will likely go down in history for those he discovered rather than his own ability.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1990   Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Macclesfield, England)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton (1966)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Have You Heard (From Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton, 1966) {acepolls 294}
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                175. Ween

                175. Ween
                It always seemed like Ween was deliberately odd and thrived in producing material that had an Andy Kaufamnesque quality to it.  Their ironic songs gained them fans who reveled in the joking atmosphere and the seemingly self contained world that Ween created.  They never really got past the Underground scene but it is doubtful that they wanted to try to be anything remotely mainstream anyway.  This is not exactly a Hall of Fame resume, but they likely don’t care, and neither would their fans, of which they developed a more loyal following than more than half of the bands who actually got into the Rock and Roll Hall. The Bullet Points: Previous Rank: N/A Eligible Since: The 2015 Vote Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New Hope, PA) Why They Will Get In: If the Rock Hall is serious about originality, this is a great choice. Why They Won’t Get In: We…
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                  148. Alice in Chains

                  148. Alice in Chains
                  Although Alice in Chains has been pegged primarily as a Grunge band, of the slew of Seattle bands AIC may have been the one that drew more from the Heavy Metal set than the rest.  They were very successful, charting often despite gloomy material and a dirty Post Punk sound. Equally adept at acoustic performances, AIC was a favorite among many who followed the Alternative set.  It can’t be argued that Nirvana will lead the Grunge charge for the Hall, but it shouldn’t surprise anyone if Alice in Chains will follow them in if a couple of the other Grunge acts get in. The Bullet Points: Previous Rank: N/A Eligible Since: The 2015 Vote Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Seattle, WA) Why They Will Get In: They play the Grunge card, but there a few ahead of them for that. Why They Won’t Get In: Nirvana may have got in but…
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