Congratulations to ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, The Hollies and the Stooges who will be all be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
This honor is given out each year to inductees selected by a voting committee from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
Artists are eligible to be inducted 25 years after their first recording is released, so it is easily explained why some of our favorite bands are not yet there.
But what is utterly inexcusable to me is the growing list of artists who get passed over each year, despite record sales, reputation in the industry and lobbying from fans around the world.
Here are some of the bands who are continually passed over:
- The Cure
- Alice Cooper
- The Moody Blues
- Cheap Trick
- Bad Company
- Peter Frampton
- Bon Jovi
In my opinion, the “voting committee” belongs in the “Hall of Shame” for these omissions…