2. Kraftwerk

Last year’s Number one selection, dropped one notch this year to number two.  The initial holder of the sardonic title of “the most deserving band or artist who should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who is currently not in”, may once again top our list despite being a band with limited commercial appeal; weak North American sales; are largely unknown to most people, did not speak English as their first language and quite frankly has a remote chance at best to receive induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. These German innovators may define best the Rock and Roll HOF’s induction criteria which includes “the influence and significance of the artists’ contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll”.  Wait, why did they drop from the top slot again? Emerging from the experimental “Krautrock” scene of the early 1970’s Kraftwerk embraced electronic manipulation like no other band…
  • Kraftwerk
  • Florian Schneider
  • Ralf Hütter
  • Karl Bartos
  • Wolfgang Flür
  • Michael Rother

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