Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Week: The Snubbed List

The mission statement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is as follows:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

We take that operative part of their name, the Rock and Roll part, pretty seriously here at KZOK.  While we are appreciative of the cross-genre development of America’s greatest original folk art, we sometimes wonder things like…”What the hell is going on here when disco queens ABBA are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by two Bee Gees, when this group of artists has been ignored, often repeatedly?

  • Bachman Turner Overdrive
  • Bad Company
  • Badfinger
  • Long John Baldry
  • Big Brother and the Holding company
  • Big Star
  • Black Oak Arkansas
  • Blackfoot
  • Blood Sweat and Tears
  • Blue Cheer
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Boston
  • The Box Tops
  • Captain Beefheart
  • The Cars
  • Cheap Trick
  • Chicago
  • Alex Chilton
  • Deep Purple
  • Def Leppard
  • Devo
  • Dick Dale
  • Dire Straits
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • The E Street Band
  • Dave Edmunds
  • Electric Light Orchestra
  • Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
  • The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Focus
  • Foghat
  • Free
  • Gary Glitter
  • Gram Parsons
  • Grand Funk Railroad
  • Harry Nilsson
  • Heart
  • Humble Pie
  • Iron Maiden
  • The Jam
  • Jethro Tull
  • Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio
  • Joy Division
  • Judas Priest
  • King Crimson
  • The Kingsmen
  • Kiss
  • Kraftwerk
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Link Wray
  • Little Feat
  • Love
  • Moby Grape
  • The MC5
  • The Monkees
  • Montrose
  • The Moody Blues
  • Motorhead
  • Mott the Hoople
  • Mountain
  • The Move
  • The New York Dolls
  • Nick Drake
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Billy Preston
  • The Alan Parsons Project
  • Procul Harum
  • Randy Newman
  • Roxy Music
  • The Runaways
  • Rush
  • Soundgarden
  • Steppenwolf
  • The Steve Miller Band
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • T Rex
  • Television
  • Thin Lizzy
  • War
  • Johnny Winter
  • X
  • Yes
  • Warren Zevon
  • The Zombies

I’ve even included a few influential artists KZOK doesn’t play, but could…as always I’m biased towards PNW artists…Nirvana is eligible next year, Pearl Jam after that.

But certainly there are many more worthy performers not in the RRHOF…we just can’t think of them right now. Feel free to use the comment section to let your voice be heard: Who would you put in the Rock and roll Hall of Fame before ABBA?

Comments

One Comment

  1. gregory humphrey says:

    i would induct almost everybody on the list before “ABBA”. CHET HELMS should be in beforeeveryone on the list.

  2. Doretta Leach says:

    Everyone on the list should already be inducted into the RRHOF including The GrassRoots (Rob Grill)! What the hay? Really! Come on, they are all awesome bands now get them inducted! What are you waiting for? Sincerely, Doretta “Didi” Leach- Cheyenne, Wyoming

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