The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Matt308

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We continue to hear about the R&R Hall of Fame and their inductions of "qualified" artists.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

I personally think this is a business of which they have little credibility. Everytime I hear about an induction, I just laugh that these artists are either too stupid or are such attention whores that they cannot see what a farce this is. Kinda like the stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame...where the artists PAY for their stars. :rolleyes:

Your thoughts?
 
The hall of fame lost its credibility when they started allowing Rap stars to be inducted. For christ sakes try and induct a Rock band into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame. They would never allow it!
 
2007
Performer
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Patti Smith
R.E.M.
The Ronettes
Van Halen

2006
Performer
Black Sabbath
Blondie
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Miles Davis
Sex Pistols
Lifetime Achievement
Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss

2005
Performer
Buddy Guy
Percy Sledge
The O'Jays
The Pretenders
U2
Lifetime Achievement
Frank Barsalona
Seymour Stein

2004
Performer
Bob Seger
George Harrison
Jackson Browne
Prince
The Dells
Traffic
ZZ Top
Lifetime Achievement
Jann S. Wenner

2003
Performer
AC/DC
Elvis Costello the Attractions
Righteous Brothers
The Clash
The Police
Sidemen
Benny Benjamin
Floyd Cramer
Steve Douglas
Non-Performer
Mo Ostin

2002
Performer
Brenda Lee
Gene Pitney
Isaac Hayes
Ramones
Talking Heads
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Sidemen
Chet Atkins
Non-Performer
Jim Stewart

2001
Performer
Aerosmith
Michael Jackson
Paul Simon
Queen
Ritchie Valens
Solomon Burke
Steely Dan
The Flamingos
Sidemen
James Burton
Johnnie Johnson
Non-Performer
Chris Blackwell

2000
Performer
Bonnie Raitt
Earth, Wind Fire
Eric Clapton
James Taylor
Lovin' Spoonful
The Moonglows
Early Influence
Billie Holiday
Nat "King" Cole
Sidemen
Earl Palmer
Hal Blaine
James Jamerson
King Curtis
Scotty Moore
Non-Performer
Clive Davis

1999
Performer
Billy Joel
Bruce Springsteen
Curtis Mayfield
Del Shannon
Dusty Springfield
Paul McCartney
The Staple Singers
Early Influence
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Charles Brown
Non-Performer
George Martin

1998
Performer
Fleetwood Mac
Gene Vincent
Lloyd Price
Santana
The Eagles
The Mamas and the Papas
Early Influence
Jelly Roll Morton
Non-Performer
Allen Toussaint

1997
Performer
Buffalo Springfield
Crosby Stills and Nash
Joni Mitchell
Parliament-Funkadelic
The (Young) Rascals
The Bee Gees
The Jackson Five
Early Influence
Bill Monroe
Mahalia Jackson
Non-Performer
Syd Nathan

1996
Performer
David Bowie
Gladys Knighs and the Pips
Jefferson Airplane
Little Willie John
Pink Floyd
The Shirelles
The Velvet Underground
Early Influence
Pete Seeger
Non-Performer
Tom Donahue

1995
Performer
Al Green
Frank Zappa
Janis Joplin
Led Zeppelin
Martha and the Vandellas
Neil Young
The Allman Brothers Band
Early Influence
The Orioles
Non-Performer
Paul Ackerman

1994
Performer
Bob Marley
Duane Eddy
Elton John
John Lennon
Rod Stewart
The Animals
The Band
The Grateful Dead
Early Influence
Willie Dixon
Non-Performer
Johnny Otis

1993
Performer
Cream
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Etta James
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Ruth Brown
Sly and the Family Stone
The Doors
Van Morrison
Early Influence
Dinah Washington
Non-Performer
Dick Clark
Milt Gabler

1992
Performer
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Booker T. and the M.G.'s
Johnny Cash
Sam and Dave
The Isley Brothers
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Yardbirds
Early Influence
Elmore James
Professor Longhair
Non-Performer
Bill Graham
Doc Pomus
Leo Fender

1991
Performer
Ike and Tina Turner
Jimmy Reed
John Lee Hooker
LaVern Baker
The Byrds
The Impressions
Wilson Pickett
Early Influence
Howlin' Wolf
Lifetime Achievement
Nesuhi Ertegun
Non-Performer
Dave Bartholomew
Ralph Bass

1990
Performer
Bobby Darin
Hank Ballard
Simon and Garfunkel
The Four Seasons
The Four Tops
The Kinks
The Platters
The Who
Early Influence
Charlie Christian
Louis Armstrong
Ma Rainey
Non-Performer
Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Holland, Dozier and Holland

1989
Performer
Dion
Otis Redding
Stevie Wonder
The Rolling Stones
The Temptations
Early Influence
Bessie Smith
The Inkspots
The Soul Stirrers
Non-Performer
Phil Spector

1988
Performer
Bob Dylan
The Beach Boys
The Beatles
The Drifters
The Supremes
Early Influence
Lead Belly
Les Paul
Woody Guthrie
Non-Performer
Berry Gordy, Jr

1987
Performer
Aretha Franklin
B.B. King
Big Joe Turner
Bill Haley
Bo Diddley
Carl Perkins
Clyde McPhatter
Eddie Cochran
Jackie Wilson
Marvin Gaye
Muddy Waters
Ricky Nelson
Roy Orbison
Smokey Robinson
The Coasters
Early Influence
Hank Williams
Louis Jordan
T-Bone Walker
Non-Performer
Ahmet Ertegun
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Jerry Wexler
Leonard Chess

1986
Performer
Buddy Holly
Chuck Berry
Elvis Presley
Fats Domino
James Brown
Jerry Lee Lewis
Little Richard
Ray Charles
Sam Cooke
The Everly Brothers
Early Influence
Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmy Yancey
Robert Johnson
Lifetime Achievement
John Hammond
Non-Performer
Alan Freed
Sam Phillips
 
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five have no place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

And therefore I have no respect for it.
 
The question that better illustrates the answer is what is it NOT. From the inductees, R&R is NOT:

Aretha Franklin
B.B. King
Big Joe Turner
The Drifters
The Supremes
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Patti Smith
R.E.M.
The Ronettes
Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss
The O'Jays
Frank Barsalona
Seymour Stein
Jelly Roll Morton
Allen Toussaint
The Shirelles
Etta James
John Lee Hooker
...
...
 

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