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Look Who Made the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame

ABC News, by Luchina Fisher

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/18/2013 4:33:35 AM

Nirvana, KISS and Peter Gabriel are among the music artists who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. Also on the list, which was released today, are pop singer Linda Ronstadt, blue-eyed soul duo Hall and Oates and British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. The latter three might come as a surprise to some hard rock fans, but the Rock Hall, which has drawn controversy since it began inducting performers in 1986, includes not just the legends of rock, but soul and R&B artists, like Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight & the Pips, rap artists like Public Enemy

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/18/2013 4:49:02 AM     (No. 9658229)

The artist formerly known as "Cat Stevens", aka Yusuf Islam, supported the fatwa on Salman Rushdie. He later refuted the media´s interpretation of his statements, but knowing muslims the way I do, I have a feeling the media got it right in the first place. Some of Cat Stevens music was really great, but I can´t listen to it any more without thinking about his muslimness and his position on Rushdie.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/18/2013 6:21:48 AM     (No. 9658289)

Cat Stevens is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Foreigner isn´t.

That´s just wrong.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Screwgun, 12/18/2013 6:48:14 AM     (No. 9658308)

Let Peter Gabriel in. Kick Phil Collins out. Please.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 12/18/2013 7:40:02 AM     (No. 9658357)

Another year and Connie Francis is passed over by The Rock N´ Roll Hall Of Shame once again.
Connie was the first Rock female superstar, not only here in the USA but intenationally as well.

Others passed over every year:

Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Fabian, Chubby Checker, Leslie Gore, Paul Anka, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Vee, Pat Boone, Neil Sedaka, Sonny & Cher, Peter, Paul and Mary, Johnny Burnette, Jimmy Clanton, Herman´s Hermits

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rat Patrol, 12/18/2013 8:01:24 AM     (No. 9658385)

SRV should be in...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bubby, 12/18/2013 8:10:02 AM     (No. 9658395)

I agree with all the above and would add the Moody Blues, who have sold more than 70 million albums, should be in as well.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doublesharp, 12/18/2013 8:13:44 AM     (No. 9658403)

Johnny Rivers should have been voted in long ago.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/18/2013 8:34:49 AM     (No. 9658440)

Great artists with lots of great songs/music this year. Glad KISS finally made it. I tune out an artists politics when I hear their music. Its easy to do, and it makes the music so much better.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/18/2013 8:43:16 AM     (No. 9658454)

My first experience with Peter, Paul and Mary was, believe it or not, when a 45 record was enclosed as a freebie in a sack of Fritos. I had never heard of them but enjoyed the record.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/18/2013 9:05:07 AM     (No. 9658492)

As long as we´re plugging music, check out:

Natalie Merchant & Michael Stipe - Hello in There

A terrific version of a John Prine song on YouTube.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bullhead, 12/18/2013 11:49:55 AM     (No. 9658769)

Rap "artists"? Induction to this "Hall of Fame" joins other meaningless "honors" - e.g., Nobel Peace Prize, Pulitzers, USA Medal of Freedom.....etc.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Smart11344, 12/18/2013 12:55:04 PM     (No. 9658878)

About a year ago, while enjoying a Costco hotdog, a lady and her husband sat down across from me. They were from Cleveland. I mentioned I´d like to visit the R&R Hall of Fame. They promptly told me not to waste my time and money. They said it was the place was a political sham. Judging by the large numbers of R&R pioneers not being inducted I now have to agree.

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