Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Class of ’14 – Bravo (Mostly)

Its Smells Like Big Time Rock n Roll

The 2014 class of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame will include Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Kiss, Hall and Oates and Linda Ronstadt.  A great crop of musicians no doubt.

The Hall gets a “bravo” for having the guts to select Yusaf Islam nee Cat Stevens and also Linda Ronstadt given its poor record on selecting women.  I still do not understand why Pat Benatar, who has record sales comparable to Hall and Oates and whose catalog arguably seems less dated with the passage of time, has never even been nominated.

For a great discussion about who has been overlooked and who is eligible in upcoming classes (e.g., Green Day, the Gin Blossoms, Lenny Kravitz, Moby, Sarah McLachlan and Smashing Pumpkins are all up in 2014 and 2015) check out NotInTheHall.com which ranks prospects.  They also cover sports Hall of Fames.

The Immortals

Nirvana

Peter Gabriel

Cat Stevens

Kiss

Hall and Oates

Linda Ronstadt

Snubs

(Never even nominated which is pretty lame
considering Chic has been nominated)

 

Pat Benetar

B-52’s

Chicago

The Cure

The Doobie Brothers

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