Saturday, July 1, 2017

Goldmine Rock Era Hall of Fame

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Goldmine magazine initiated its Rock Era Hall of Fame with its May 4, 2012 issue. Every two weeks they induct ten more acts. The most recent class (volume 97) was inducted on July 1, 2017. Criteria includes a 25-year waiting period, chart success, influence, and common sense. Here are the inductees so far with the magazine’s volume number indicated in parentheses. You can click on the number to go to that volume’s induction class, which includes bios and/or lists of significant songs by the act. Click on the act itself to go to its DMDB Music Encyclopedia entry.


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B


C


D


E


F


G


H


I

  • Billy Idol (24)
  • Julio Iglesias (62)
  • The Impressions (19)
  • INXS (12)
  • Iron Maiden (25)
  • The Isley Brothers (8)

J


K

  • Bert Kaempfert (31)
  • Kansas (35)
  • Carol Kaye (74)
  • KC & The Sunshine Band (36)
  • Tom Kelly (96)
  • Jim Keltner (79)
  • Bobby Keys (82)
  • Chaka Khan (30) with Rufus
  • B.B. King (20)
  • Ben E. King (29)
  • Carole King (11)
  • King Crimson (58)
  • The Kingston Trio (22)
  • The Kinks (8)
  • Kiss (15)
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips (15)
  • Kool & The Gang (16)
  • Danny Kortchmar (82)
  • Kraftwerk (72)
  • Bernie Kundell (74)
  • Russ Kunkel (82)
  • Bill Kurasch (74)

L


M


N


O

  • Billy Ocean (35)
  • Sinead O’Connor (40)
  • The Offspring (48)
  • The Ohio Players (37)
  • The O’Jays (22)
  • Andrew Loog Oldham (83)
  • Roy Orbison (7)
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (43)
  • Tony Orlando (30) with Dawn
  • Joe Osborn (76)
  • Ozzy Osbourne (24)
  • Donny Osmond (26)
  • The Osmonds (28)
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan (44)
  • Buck Owens & The Buckaroos (72)

P

  • Patti Page (30)
  • Earl Palmer (75)
  • Robert Palmer (23)
  • Parliament/Funkadelic (56)
  • Colonel Tom Parker (83)
  • The Alan Parsons Project (37)
  • Dolly Parton (16)
  • The Patti Smith Group (64)
  • Les Paul (52)
  • Peaches & Herb (67)
  • Teddy Pendergrass (72)
  • Freddie Perren (93)
  • Peter & Gordon (56)
  • Peter, Paul & Mary (24)
  • The Pet Shop Boys (19)
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (6)
  • Wilson Pickett (21)
  • Pink Floyd (5)
  • Bill Pitman (76)
  • Gene Pitney (25)
  • Pixies (41)
  • The Platters (16)
  • Ray Pohlman (75)
  • The Pointer Sisters (24)
  • Poison (20)
  • The Police (3)
  • Doc Pomus (92)
  • Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (68)
  • Iggy Pop (31)
  • Elvis Presley (1)
  • Billy Preston (41)
  • The Pretenders (20)
  • Lloyd Price (26)
  • Charley Pride (62)
  • Prince (2)
  • Procol Harum (40)
  • Public Enemy (32)

Q


R


S


T


U

  • UB40 (21)
  • Ultravox (66)
  • Uriah Heep (70)
  • Utopia (53)
  • U2 (1)

V

  • Frankie Valli (52)
  • Luther Vandross (17)
  • Van Halen (4)
  • Frankie Vaughan (46)
  • Sarah Vaughan (33)
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble (47)
  • Billy Vaughn (20)
  • Bobby Vee (28)
  • The Velvet Underground (19)
  • The Ventures (29)
  • Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (38)
  • Bobby Vinton (23)
  • The Vogues (69)

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