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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Top 100 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Hopefuls

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Note: this list was originally presented October 21, 2011. It has been updated to exclude acts which have subsequently been inducted.

Bashing the Rock Hall has become the quite vogue thing to do. Of course, they have inducted hundreds of deserving artists alongside those who raise many music fans eyebrows. However, fans get outraged this time every year when their favorites get snubbed…yet again.

In the true spirit of Dave’s Music Database, the occasion for a list presented itself. Just who are the biggest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs, those acts which fans most think have been overlooked? 39 lists were consolidated to create the DMDB list of 100 deserving acts who have been overlooked. Here we go:

1. Kiss
2. The Moody Blues
3. Cheap Trick
4. Deep Purple
5. Chicago
6. Journey
7. Yes
8. The Cure
9. Electric Light Orchestra
10. T-Rex

11. The Cars
12. Def Leppard
13. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
14. Daryl Hall & John Oates
15. Pat Benatar
16. Judas Priest
17. Depeche Mode
18. Iron Maiden
19. Motorhead
20. Bon Jovi

21. Boston
22. Joy Division
23. The Doobie Brothers
24. Bad Company
25. Peter Frampton
26. The Smiths
27. Roxy Music
28. Todd Rundgren
29. The Replacements
30. The Zombies

31. New York Dolls
32. Jethro Tull
33. Peter Gabriel
34. Joe Cocker
35. Dire Straits
36. Warren Zevon
37. Thin Lizzy
38. Devo
39. Kraftwerk
40. Duran Duran

41. MC5
42. Foreigner
43. Steve Miller Band
44. The Guess Who
45. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
46. Motley Crue
47. Big Star
48. Styx
49. King Crimson
50. The Monkees

51. The Scorpions
52. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
53. Chic
54. The B-52’s
55. Dick Dale
56. Jimmy Buffett
57. Steppenwolf
58. Linda Ronstadt
59. Gram Parsons
60. Love

61. Joan Baez
62. X
63. Three Dog Night
64. Cat Stevens
65. Blue Oyster Cult
66. Los Lobos
67. Nick Drake
68. Johnny Burnette & The Rock N’ Roll Trio
69. Brian Eno
70. Dead Kennedys

71. Captain Beefheart
72. Afrika Bambaataa
73. War
74. Procol Harum
75. Carole King (as a performer)
76. Sonic Youth
77. Billy Idol
78. The Clovers
79. Grand Funk Railroad
80. Television

81. Willie Nelson
82. Lee “Scratch” Perry
83. Weird Al Yankovic
84. Ted Nugent
85. Richard Hell & The Voidoids
86. Supertramp
87. Gil Scott-Heron
88. Barry White
89. Link Wray
90. Squeeze

91. New Order
92. The Jam
93. Harry Nilsson
94. Ozzy Osbourne
95. The Buzzcocks
96. The Go-Go’s
97. J. Geils Band
98. Mott the Hoople
99. The Spinners
100. Sir Douglas Quintet


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1 comment:

  1. Willie Nelson before Pat Boone, Connie Francis or Paul Anka? Pleaseeeeeeeee!

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