Well, it’s induction time again for the “Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame. I put Rock and Roll in quotes as now, with the past few inductions, it’s not really a “Rock and Roll” hall anymore. When they let in Abba, James Taylor, Jam Master Flash and others, it’s more of a music hall of fame than anything.
Here is my updated, annual list of who is NOT in the hall, if you can believe it:
Kiss, Yes, T Rex, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad, Chicago, BTO, Deep Purple, Guess Who, Linda Ronstadt, Moody Blues, ELO, Bad Finger, Blood Sweat & Tears, Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, Cars, Cheap Trick, Dire Straits, Doobie Brothers, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Bad Company, Heart, Humble Pie, J. Geils Band, Jethro Tull, Joe Cocker, Journey, Mitch Ryder, New York Dolls, Peter Frampton, Rush, Procol Harum, REO Speedwagon, Steppenwolf, Steve Miller, Styx, Ted Nugent, Warren Zevon, Pat Benatar…
Yes, yes…I know. Not everyone can get in but, really, how is Madonna in there and not Pat Benatar? Without Benatar and her influence, there probably wouldn’t be a Madonna.
It’s really a shame that the very thing Rock used to be against, commercialism and politics, is now what runs the Hall of Fame.