Is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame really this screwed up?

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Old 10-16-15, 07:27 AM
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Is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame really this screwed up?

Heard a local DJ talking about R&R Hall the other day and he mentioned Chicago not being in yet. Seriously? I mean they only sold about a billion records in the 70's and 80's! I wonder what other icons of the genre have yet to be selected.

And what is up with Rap "singers" being in, or even eligible to be in, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Put my vote in and amazingly the leading 5 nominees are the same ones I selected as my top 5 of the nominees. Great minds (and Rock & Roll purists) think alike. Here's what the website shows for current polls:

Chicago 23.51% (37382529 votes)
The Cars 16.19% (25738959 votes)
Yes 16.17% (25711929 votes)
Steve Miller 15.96% (25383471 votes)
Deep Purple 15.95% (25351864 votes)
Janet Jackson 5.91% (9394161 votes)
Cheap Trick 1.30% (2065626 votes)
The Spinners 1.26% (1996990 votes)
Chaka Khan 1.14% (1809505 votes)
Chic 0.83% (1313250 votes)
The J.B.'s 0.58% (926696 votes)
N.W.A 0.40% (629120 votes)
Nine Inch Nails 0.31% (492887 votes)
The Smiths 0.27% (434900 votes)

- See more at: 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Fan Vote!
 

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Where's Kanye, what's his name....Kardasian, or something like that?
 
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I picked the same as you TG! Great minds for sure.
I DO hope you're kidding Larry.
 
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Heard a local DJ talking about R&R Hall the other day and he mentioned Chicago not being in yet. Seriously? I mean they only sold about a billion records in the 70's and 80's!
Record sales don't constitute good music. I saw Chicago when they were called Chicago Transit Authority & played second to Joe Cocker, at the Filmore East, in 1970. BTW, I was at the original Woodstock in 1969.

Between 1966 & 1971, DJs on the radio could play whatever they chose. Once that ended, we were stuck listening to garbage, from guys wearing suits. Here is the test, for those who claim they know classic rock. No googling. Who was Bloodwyn Pig?
 
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Becky, I couldn't find a "puke" smilie
 
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I remember Bloodwyn Pig, altho I forgot all about them till just now. I liked them back in my hippie days, lol, but can't remember any of their music.
 
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Some of their music is on youtube.
 
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Old 10-17-15, 08:29 AM
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I was at the original Woodstock in 1969
Well, that explains a lot...........

In the case of Chicago, IMHO sales DID equate to good music.

Shadie, if I could pick 6 I would have added the Spinners, although hardcore R&R'ers would say no, that's R&B; still there's the influence factor there, which is the argument that some are using for nominating folks like the N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes).

Larry: Re: Kanye Kardashian

"To be eligible for induction as an artist (as a performer, composer, or musician) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the artist must have released a record, in the generally accepted sense of that phrase, at least 25 years prior to the year of induction; and have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence."

Unless KK released an album when he was 13, I don't think he's eligible yet. :NO NO NO:

He'll be eligible in 2029 by my math. With a name like Kardashian he'll be in the first year he's eligible., I'm sure.
 
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Old 10-17-15, 08:35 AM
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Pulpo, Jethro Tull's not in either, so go figure.

Here's a "snub list" that reads like a Who's Who of Rock legends:

List of the Biggest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubs | Future Rock Legends

But to be fair, some of those on list are one-hit wonders or close to it.

Here's my picks from that list for instant induction if was up to me:

Bon Jovi
Chicago
Deep Purple
The Doobie Brothers
The Guess Who
Jan & Dean
Jethro Tull
Journey
The Moody Blues
Peter, Paul, & Mary
Steppenwolf
 
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Think back to what R&R sounded like in 1968-69..Beatles, Elvis, surf music, novelty songs. Then consider what Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Hendrix sounded like at that same time. THAT is what R&R still sounds like today. Deep Purple should be at the top of the Overlooked list.
 
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Thank you for your support!

Came across another missing name when I heard one of their songs on the radio this morning and looked it up: Bread, one of my early 70's favorites.
 
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And finding more, mostly soft rock/pop, but still rock & roll to me:

The Association
Roy Orbison
Fifth Dimension
Neil Sedaka
 
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A little treat for you rockers. Be patient, the lead-in is a bit long. Wait for it:

https://youtu.be/J2tuTi5tkSI
 

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Talking about Neil Sadaka, I know a woman who went to Lincoln High School with Neil (Brooklyn). For some reason, she didn't like Neil or his singing. Fortunately for her, Neil didn't attend a recent reunion. Personally, I liked his music.
 
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Had to fix the link in previous post, no audio for some reason. On the full length, it doesn't get exciting until about 4:40.
 
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