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|List of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers - including how many nominations it took them to get inducted.|
2015 Nomination Predictions, Andrew wrote:
|Nick, in response to your question, the remaining 5 predictions for the 2015 Nominees for me would be:|
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts- They've been nominated two times already, so they might be nominated again this year.
Paul Butterfield Blues Band- It's a shame that these guys aren't in the Hall yet, considering how talented they were. Paul was one of the best white harmonica players out there.
MC5- Along with The Stooges, they pretty much invented punk and it would be a crime not to have them in.
The Cars- New wave isn't well represented in the Hall and it's about time that the group was nominated.
Chicago- Along with Santana, Steely Dan and Blood, Sweat, & Tears, these guys where one of the best jazz rock bands of the early 70s.
Nick, I hope that this will answer your question.
DarinRG, I just want to ask, what exactly do you like about me?
About the Induction Criteria, Lindsey Dion wrote:
|The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cannot be taken too seriously when artists such as Yes, ELP, Dire Straits, Deep Purple, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chicago, the Moody Blues, Journey and the Doobie Brothers have been left out while a one hit wonder like Richie Valens enjoys membership. The H of F inducted Bob Seger but failed to recognize his band. Right. These artists have been both innovative and impactful on a scale far greater than the likes of Valens or Donna Summer. Shame on the Hall.|
About Janet Jackson, Donnie wrote:
|Yeah, the "wardrobe malfunction" has long been thought of by a lot of people to be the reason she's not in the HOF, and anyone that actually knows the people on the committee and at the HOF knows that that has nothing to do with it. If anything the controversy from it would make them want to vote for her. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating and Voting Committees aren't looking for upstanding, wholesome inductees. This isn't Bible Belt Americans voting on the inductees after all. The more rebellious, the more controversy, the better.|
I do believe that the "wardrobe malfunction" helped to end her peak as one of the top artists in the music industry as there was a huge backlash against her afterwards. But that had to do with her record sales and concert sales, her radio airplay, the promotion of her albums and songs, etc. Not her legacy as a music artist or whether she'll be considered an icon or legend in the music industry, her place in music history was already set. When you go 10-15 years as one of the top 5 most famous people in the music industry, like Janet was able to, that's a pretty big deal, and short of you murdering someone, that's not gonna go away. The wardrobe malfunction just happened to bring a close to her prime years as one of the top figures in the music industry. She's still a legend and icon of the music industry and her influence on the generation of pop and R&B musicians that came after her, didn't go with it. She just faded out of the limelight, like pretty much every other entertainer has ever done.
The reason she hasn't been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is because the Hall is just reluctant to induct artists of her kind. Not just the fact that she's black, not just the fact that she's a woman, but more than anything that she's a pop artist. The Hall has been very slow to acknowledge 80's music, and it's been especially slow to acknowledge pop and dance music. This is the same crowd that still believes disco was the worst thing to ever happen to music, and pop and dance music was the next evolutionary step after disco, so naturally the same people that won't vote Chic in, the same people that wouldn't vote Donna Summer in until after she died, these are the same people that don't want to acknowledge Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and they'll have the same mentality when Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears become eligible in the next 10 years. It's a bias against 80's music, and especially pop music. Madonna was more edgy and controversial, not to mention being in an elite club of the most iconic American musicians in history, so you kind of can't ignore Madonna. But the rest of the female pop stars of the 80's and 90's? Sure. Just as it took Donna Summer 5 nominations and her dying to get inducted, just as Chic has been nominated 8 times and still hasn't been voted in, until the Nominating Committee gets younger and more diverse, it's gonna be a struggle for Janet, Whitney, Mariah, and later on Britney, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, etc. to get in. That's just the way it is.
About Janet Jackson, DarinRG wrote:
|But, we can't have someone who showed part of her boobie inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL Hall of Fame and tarnishing the reputations of the fine, upstanding citizens who are already inducted.|
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