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!

4. Jethro Tull

4. Jethro Tull
For years there has been a lack of Progressive Rock acts in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The bulk of that genre originated in the United Kingdom and it is there where we make our next selection, Jethro Tull. However, like many other British Progressive Rock bands they are on the outside looking in.

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

              308. The Alan Parsons Project

              A very polarizing band even in Progressive Rock circles, the Alan Parsons Project certainly had its share of fans who loved their science fiction based artistic brand of music. Those who disliked the Project found them pretentious and overproduced. They were however unique, and likely deserve better than to have their string of success be reduced to the opening entrance (Sirius) to Sports franchises.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2000   Country of Origin: United Kingdom   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: I Robot (1977)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Games People Play (From The Turn of a Friendly Card, 1980) {acepolls 296}
              • The Alan Parsons Project

                307. Uriah Heep

                As the 1960’s ended a wave a bands that drove a harder edge to their sound began to emerge. Some found success in the States, some Europe, but few seemed able to crack both. Somehow, when we look back, we would have thought that Uriah Heep could have been one of those bands.   Uriah Heep may not have cracked America beyond a few hits but in Europe they dominated the charts as one of the top Hard Rock bands of the 70’s. Calling them a Hard Rock band seemed a little simple as along with soothing vocal melodies they utilized Progressive Rock, Heavy Metal and Jazz. With the ability to use an organ with the same power they could use guitars, Uriah Heep proved to be quite innovative, although many a critic didn’t seem to think so.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1995  …
                • Uriah Heep