The Guess Who

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1990 (The 1991 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2030 (ranked #319) .


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These Eyes (1968)
American Woman (1970)
No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature (1970)
No Time (1970)

The Guess Who @ Wikipedia

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Will The Guess Who be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Definitely, they created one of the biggest hits of the 60s, American Woman.

Posted by dan on Saturday, 08.26.06 @ 23:49pm


At a time when some of the biggest names in music history - The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Cream, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, The Jackson 5 - were releasing hits, a small Canadian group still managed to hit #1. I think that alone qualifies them.

Posted by Jim on Sunday, 09.10.06 @ 20:38pm


I don't believe that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame respects any Canadian talent because The Guess Who were very influential for the Canadian bands that followed them.





Posted by jim on Tuesday, 01.9.07 @ 16:52pm


Very deserving band with exceptional talent.

Posted by John Henry on Wednesday, 01.10.07 @ 14:56pm


This group being omitted is the number one travesty of the rock hall of shame

Posted by david lasner on Tuesday, 06.19.07 @ 21:49pm


They were the first Canadian group to have a #1 hit in the U.S.A.. This was the group that spunoff Bachman Turner Overdrive.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 06.20.07 @ 15:59pm


They should be in. They were one of the biggest acts of the late 60's/early 70's and they helped set the stage for an onslaught of Canadian artists to break through in the 70's. As another poster pointed out, the hall definitely has been ignoring our neighbors to the north and its high time we let those bands in.

Posted by Brian Washington on Saturday, 09.15.07 @ 22:28pm


Did you know "Shakin' All Over" wound up on The Who's "Live At Leeds" as a result of The Who being confused with The Guess Who?

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 02.2.08 @ 15:21pm


Great band with 8 or 9 wonderful songs. I don't understand why they haven't been inducted. Real blot on the Hall, IMO.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 10:11am


Its a joke that The Guess Who (particularly Randy Bachman) are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hugely influential ... American Woman, No Sugar Tonight, These Eyes, Undun, No Time, Bus Rider ... come on.

Throw in some of Bachman's classics like Takin Care of Business, Hey You, Let It Ride, Aint Seen Nothin Yet. Not having him in the RRHOF is a farce!!

Posted by Tom in Kalamazoo on Tuesday, 04.22.08 @ 13:50pm


This just proves what I've been saying. Nobody gets in the Hall who isn't American or British. It's exclusionist. They were the biggest Canadian band of their time, arguably ever, and they definitely helped to progress rock into what it became in the '70s. Oh, and Tom, you forgot "Share the Land," that's another great song.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 04.23.08 @ 17:01pm


I guess you forgot about NEIL YOUNG. He is from Canada and in the hall.

Posted by Brian on Wednesday, 04.23.08 @ 20:01pm


You forgot THREE other Canadian artists: The Band, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 04.23.08 @ 22:56pm


"Nobody gets in the Hall who isn't American or British."

U2 are in.

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 04.24.08 @ 06:41am


And so are AC/DC.

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 04.24.08 @ 07:27am


And Bob Marley.

I would put both the Guess Who AND Bachman-Turner Overdrive in the Hall.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 04.24.08 @ 09:51am


I guess you guys are right, there are Canadians in there. That's a relief. I didn't know The Band were Canadian.

Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 04.24.08 @ 15:25pm


Can someone give me a reason as to why this band hasn't even been considered?

That's right. There is no reason

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.20.08 @ 15:29pm


I thin the reason the Guess Who aren't in the Hall is because they never really had enough major hits. Everyone knows the basics, i.e. "American Woman", "No Sugar Tonight", "Share The Land", but when you come down to it, what's left? "No Time" was a hit, "Undun" came early in the game & was a minor success, "Clap for the Wolfman" was the same thing, only late in the game. Beyond that, there isn't much to really separate them from an act like the Grass Roots, who had roughly the same number of hits in the same era. The Guess Who rocked a little harder, but that's about it.

1970's - Foghat
1980's - Ratt
1990's - Collective Soul

All had multiple hits in their time, success w/ both singles & albums, and helped define the era for the folks who were there, but I doubt any of them will get in either. The Guess Who are firmly part of this crowd.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 09.20.08 @ 15:59pm


How can Leonard Cohen be in the RRHOF and not the Guess Who?

Posted by Randy on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 10:04am


Cheesecrop, your own comment contradicts itself

The Guess Who were the greatest Canadian rock band next to Rush

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 10:15am


How is it that Michael Jackson, and Madonna, who are both talented to be sure, are in the "ROCK AND ROLL" hall of fame when they are basically pop artists, and real rock bands like The Guess Who, BTO, and Rush are completely overlooked? Whoever is running the show is a few fries and a prize short of a happy meal.

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 12:47pm


I thought they were already in!Seriously.
I'm not being funny,I just picked up their greatest hits.

Posted by Leon on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 03:16am


Posted by Leon on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 03:16am

I thought they were already in!Seriously.
I'm not being funny,I just picked up their greatest hits.
-------------------------------------------------
I agree lot of classic true rock hits..!
I would take them over 20% of the ones that are in today..!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 20:39pm


next to lennon and macartney bachman-cummings are the best. it really is a sin thay are not in.

Posted by rick gougeon on Saturday, 03.7.09 @ 20:03pm


American Woman LP is a classic album, truly great musicianship. The Guess Who were a very underated band. Don't forget "These Eyes" another gorgeous ballad with jazzy overtones.

Posted by Ed on Monday, 03.9.09 @ 08:50am


Man cmon rolling stone this is why I have no respect for you. The Guess Who: American woman, these eyes, no sugar tonight, share the land, laughing, no time, hand me down world, undun, clap for the wolfman, bus rider, shakin all over. Cmon now that's 11 great songs. And you put people like madonna and eminem in the ROCK and ROLL hall of fame. U guys are fake!!!!

Posted by Brian on Wednesday, 03.11.09 @ 21:38pm


I don't know what the criteria is to get into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame. They wrote their own songs. They had over 20 major hits on the American charts. Burton Cummings has one of the best and most destinctive voices in rock history. Many Canadian artists are in, so I don't think that's it. I just don't know the reason. They were a mega recording group. Could it be as simple as there were many band-member changes, so they don't want to bring 12 people up on stage? Could it be that simple? If it is, it's stupid. It's a complete joke that this band is not in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of fame.

AMERICAN WOMAN, THESE EYES, NO TIME, NO SUGAR TONIGHT, LAUGHING, CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN, STAR BABY, ALBERT FLASHER, UNDUN, HANG ON TO YOUR LIFE, GUNS GUNS GUNS, RAIN DANCE, HAND ME DOWN WORLD, SHARE THE LAND, DANCIN' FOOL, BUS RIDER, LIFE IN THE BLOODSTREAM, SHAKIN' ALL OVER, ROAD FOOD, WHEN THE BAND WAS SINGING 'SHAKIN' ALL OVER', HEARTBROKEN BOPPER.

C'MON. GET SERIOUS.

I take nothing away from bands and/or artists who are in the hall, but how does Jeff Beck get in by himself, when the Guess Who is left out? How do Little Anthony and the Imperials, with maybe five or six hits get in (that they didn't write) but, the Guess Who does not?

And something else: Why the heck aren't the Moody Blues in the hall? What about Chicago?

Until some of these monster bands get in, the hall is a joke.

But, please, somebody, tell me the criteria for getting in.

Posted by bill on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 16:16pm


They're going, but look how long it took Bob Seger? I think the people who place people in the hall of fame don't have the first clue what they're doing.

Posted by austin on Friday, 04.24.09 @ 08:01am


I concur with above blogger mentioning Jeff Beck. While Jeff Beck is certainly a phenominal guitarist, he never wrote any song that had any commercial airplay. He didn't sing and the only band he played in that had stardom was the Yardbirds and he wasn't a frontman.

The Guess Who on the other hand were a band that could alternate into many different sounds and Cummings had a very distinct voice.

I can always tell when he is singing.

I would say on the weight of their singles the Guess Who are one of the top 100 pop groups in the history of pop music.

Posted by Ed on Friday, 05.15.09 @ 15:52pm


come on its about time you get them in. They are not getting any younger....they knock the Beatles out of the No. 1 spot for 3 weeks...with American Woman. Lets go....what are you waiting for.....

Posted by Maryann on Tuesday, 05.26.09 @ 10:44am


THEY KNOCKED THE BEATLES OUT OF THE NO. 1 SPOT FOR 3 WEEKS WITH AMERICAN WOMAN!!!!!! LETS GO!

Posted by Maryann Spahn on Tuesday, 05.26.09 @ 10:47am


The Guess Who are one of those bands that it's music has stood the test of time pretty well. Very few bands from the late '60s, early '70s can say that. "No Sugar Tonight", "No Time", "These Eyes", and "American Women" still get radio play and don't sound dated at all. One of the great early hard rock groups that translated very well to classic rock radio. "American Women" has really become a standard because it has been used in countless movies and television and has been covered many times. Very solid band and of course it later gave us BTO. Sadly I think there are two different versions of the band on the road right now. I think there's The Bachmen-Cummings Band and another band under the Guess Who name.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 06.1.09 @ 18:04pm


Guess Who should be in. Being Canadian has nuthing to do with anything ... some of the anusholes that commented here are dummer than excrement.

Posted by deemand on Tuesday, 06.2.09 @ 09:55am


This band should be in the Hall of Fame. They influenced alot of other artists who are aleady in!

Posted by Larry Niven on Thursday, 06.11.09 @ 07:46am


When I first heard "No Time" by the Guess Who, I thought Neil Diamond took helium. I think "No Time" is the only instance where Burton Cummings sounds like Neil Diamond. I don't know if he did that consciously or subconsciously.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 07.31.09 @ 00:57am


The Guess Who were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1987. Let's hope it doesn't take much longer on our side of the border.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 08.28.09 @ 23:05pm


Dude Man's got a point. Why isn't the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame called "The American Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" or better yet, "The American Music Hall of Fame (With a Few British Bands)"

Let's face it, the RRHOF only inducts British and American acts. The few acts who aren't American or British probably just got in because the Hall wants to make it look like there's no bias. For the record, excluding Canada (The acts are so similar to the States and Britain) there are only TWO acts who are in from other countries: Bob Marley (Jamaica) and Santana (Mexico). AC/DC doesn't count becuase the Young Bros are actually Scottish and Australia is very similar to Canada. In addition, U2 and Van Morrison don't count because they're both from Ireland (The British Isles).

Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 06:10am


Last time I drove through the USA I heard more Guess Who songs on the oldies stations then any other band. This shows how popular their music still is. Come on put them in!

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 12.5.09 @ 15:50pm


Concur w/ most of the above ^^^ except putting The Guess Who in the same "crowd" as Ratt.

The Guess Who are GOOD.

A Rock & Roll "Hall Of Fame" without The Guess Who is BAD.

Posted by classicrocker on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 22:44pm


The guess who are one of the greatest bands of all time. Until they and some very deserving other artist don't make it in and these other jokesters do the rock and roll hall of fame is a joke.

Posted by Steve on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 12:05pm


"I take nothing away from bands and/or artists who are in the hall, but how does Jeff Beck get in by himself, when the Guess Who is left out? How do Little Anthony and the Imperials, with maybe five or six hits get in (that they didn't write) but, the Guess Who does not?

And something else: Why the heck aren't the Moody Blues in the hall? What about Chicago?

Until some of these monster bands get in, the hall is a joke.

But, please, somebody, tell me the criteria for getting in." - bill

"Criteria includes the influence and significance to the development and perpetuation of rock 'n' roll." Jeff Beck got in because he is one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time. Chicago are not in because they don't fit that criteria. I don't care at all for The Guess Who, and they weren't innovative, and I can't think of anyone they influenced. That said, they did pave the way for other Canadian acts to find success, so it wouldn't bother me if they did get in. So maybe to The Guess Who, no to BTO.

Concur w/ most of the above ^^^ except putting The Guess Who in the same "crowd" as Ratt. - classicrocker

Ratt>The Guess Who. DeMartini's a hell of a guitarist. Flame away, baby boomers.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 05.4.10 @ 15:03pm


Sam, you seem like such a reasonable young man when I read your rather lengthy posts. You do the "Keltner Analysis" and make some really canny arguments to support your bands, and you even suggested some bands from the 80s for me to listen to like New Order on the Jethro Tull page.

Therefore I won't flame you, just leave you with a question....

With about a half dozen Guess Who songs still on the radio 40 years after being recorded, do you think in 2025 there will be a half dozen Ratt songs on the radio, if there still is radio?

Posted by classicrocker on Tuesday, 05.4.10 @ 15:26pm


I admit I was a bit heated there. Thanks for not taking it too personally. To answer your question: No, probably not, though it depends on what station you're listening to. The House of Hair gives them love.

As I said, for putting Canada on the map I am okay with the idea of their induction, they're just not really my cup of tea. No I don't think Ratt are worthy (and if the Hall does ever address pop-metal they'll be standing behind quite a few bands), though they do deserve a bit more love than some critics have given them.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 05.5.10 @ 21:40pm


The Guess Who album "The Best of the Guess Who" was one of the best albums of the 1970's. I must have played the grooves off that album back in 1972. Every track on the album was a classic, and while I don't normally go much for "Best of" albums, this one was outstanding.

Yup, Guess Who for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. It's time.

Posted by Jayelle Farmer on Tuesday, 06.22.10 @ 23:02pm


I am an old Canadian hippy type person and if I remember correctly the Guess Who had alot of anti American songs from this era. American woman is really about the U.S.A. in general, guns, guns, guns, etc. Maybe the American Rock and Roll committee takes this into consideration? Anyways they should put politics aside and realize that the Guess Who belong in the Hall.
Stop being assholes!

Posted by Windsor on Saturday, 09.4.10 @ 23:12pm


Hahaha! And that statement there is why I think the Junos are such a joke. Way to go Windsor. Not only ignorant, but stereotypical, too!

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 09.5.10 @ 00:01am


Philip, I'm betting your an American.
Typical rude response and seeing the world with closed eyes and narrow mindedness.

Posted by John on Sunday, 09.12.10 @ 15:47pm


Ya that seems to have touched on a nerve with Philip, sensitive guy I guess.
Hopefully when he matures he will be more open to other peoples opinions without resorting to putting them down.

Posted by Travis on Sunday, 09.12.10 @ 17:07pm


The Guess Who is good, but not Hall worthy.

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 09.12.10 @ 17:16pm


The Guess Who are/were good, hopefully will be in the Hall someday.

Posted by Tom on Friday, 09.17.10 @ 13:46pm


I was so happy to see they had finally done right by Graham Nash and the Hollies... The Guess Who are another underrated band that were definitely part of our collective soundtrack. Another glaring omission!!!!!

Posted by Elizabeth on Sunday, 11.14.10 @ 21:30pm


WHY? Don't beat around the bush, just answer the question. I suppose a case could maybe be made (albeit a very weak one), but a "glaring omission"? Hardly.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 11.19.10 @ 09:24am


I know music and I like some rap Im 48 years young by the way. Not having the Guess Who in the RRHOF is like having a pie with no apples in it. Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are way overdue for this honor.

Posted by Stephanie on Thursday, 12.16.10 @ 20:08pm


They should be in. They were one of the biggest acts of the late 60's/early 70's and they helped set the stage for an onslaught of Canadian artists to break through in the 70's. As another poster pointed out, the hall definitely has been ignoring our neighbors to the north and its high time we let those bands in.

Posted by Brian on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 04:06am


The hall definitely has been ignoring our neighbors to the north and its high time we let those bands in.

Posted by Brian on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 04:06am

Yeah sure, because The Band, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell aren't in the Hall, right?

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 05:11am


57 years young here.... was entranced by Guess Who since day 1. If they ever do a biopsy on my brain, they will find all their lyrics and sounds burned in them grey cells somewhere!! I am totally amazed at the many great bands and artists that are not in... Just boggles my pea-brain!! One song I haven't seen mentioned here is their "Follow your Daughter Home". They SURELY do not sound Canadian on that tune!! I wanted it to be played at my daughters wedding but she kinda said..."NO"!! I also believe Burton Cummings should be considered for his solo work also. "Stand Tall" in Superb!!
Guess Who, I hope, will not languish outside along with, Chicago, Grand Funk, ELO, and Jeff Lynn, Moody Blues, Rare Earth, Three Dog Night, Manfred Mann.... and I could go on. Thanks for letting me rant!!
Peace ALL!!

Posted by Spoot on Wednesday, 03.23.11 @ 19:55pm


The Guess Who

01. Chad Allan (Brave Belt, The Guess Who)
02. Bob Ashley (The Guess Who)
03. Jim Kale (The Guess Who)
04. Garry Peterson (The Guess Who, Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
05. Randy Bachman (Brave Belt, The Guess Who, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Ironhorse)
06. Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
07. Bruce Decker (The Guess Who)
08. Bobby Sabellico (The Guess Who)
09. Greg Leskiw (The Guess Who)
10. Kurt Winter (The Guess Who)
11. Donnie McDougall (The Guess Who)
12. Bill Wallace (The Guess Who)
13. Domenic Troiano (The James Gang, The Guess Who)

The Guess Who

01. Chad Allan (lead vocals, lead guitar)
02. Bob Ashley (keyboards)
03. Jim Kale (bass guitar)
04. Garry Peterson (drums, backing vocals)
05. Randy Bachman (lead vocals, lead guitar)
06. Burton Cummings (lead vocals, keyboards)
07. Bruce Decker (guitar)
08. Bobby Sabellico (guitar)
09. Greg Leskiw (guitar)
10. Kurt Winter (guitar)
11. Donnie McDougall (guitar)
12. Bill Wallace (bass guitar)
13. Domenic Troiano (guitar)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.31.12 @ 23:22pm


Randy Bachman becomes the first two-time inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame:

01. The Guess Who (1987)
02. Bachman-Turner Overdrive (2014)

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 04.26.14 @ 21:43pm


I'm just now noticing that the Guess Who have never even been considered for the Hall of Fame! How is that possible? Not being nominated, I get, but not even considered?

Posted by Donnie on Friday, 09.5.14 @ 11:44am


That The Guess Who have not yet received consideration just makes me want to sh!t a brick! Sorry Canada! I don't know why this egregious snub to one of your greatest musical products. Why isn't Neil Young advocating? Let me tell you, in the 70s, boy, The Guess Who songs were near definitive! Get a space for these dudes please! Way overdue!

Posted by Telarock on Thursday, 11.13.14 @ 19:31pm


Yes another year has gone by and another snub by the HOF, what a insult to not even be nominated once. I remember playing the Share The Land LP until we wore it out, back in the day. The Guess Who held their own with anybody back then and is one of my favorite bands of all time, great songs and Burton Cummings standout vocals.

Posted by Jim Mullen on Wednesday, 12.17.14 @ 12:17pm


From a blog entry on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Perhaps it's personal, those glaring omissions. Or maybe it's simply a matter of us not "getting it". Take, for example, the Canadian band The Guess Who, with its seemingly interminable string of memory-etching ballads and rockers - These Eyes, Laughing, Undun, No Time, American Woman, No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature, Share The Land, Hand Me Down World, Bus Rider, Albert Flasher, Rain Dance...; maybe it just never rose to the level of "coolness", musicality, and renown worthy of the Hall's recognition. Clearly the Hall's modus operandi is to exercise extraordinarily nuanced judgment, a level of discernment commensurate with what are its notably lofty standards - standards plainly on display in its induction of Green Day, Rush, Beastie Boys, Abba, and Blondie at the exclusion of The Guess Who. Then there is the matter of that other supernally gifted group, The Moody Blues. As is the case with The Guess Who, this band, according to the Hall, doesn't pass muster, and thus, still resides in the exurbs of Halldom; this, despite having generated a laundry list of wildly popular and innovative rock-based melodic gems. Call me a naïve little hayseed, but, given the grossness of these exclusions, the only poetically satisfying outcome would be one in which the Hall issued groveling apologies and, by way of a monetary mea culpa, paid The Guess Who and The Moody Blues for the privilege of admitting them. Can it be that the Hall's "gatekeepers" are, in fact, the ones that don't get it? The answer to that is a resounding "Yes!" if they are using entrance criteria that weigh more heavily on what's "cool" or palatable to present-day popular tastes, or the Hall's personal tastes (or distastes)...criteria that weigh more heavily on anything that deemphasizes that which matters most: the music we have loved most. It certainly appears that is the case.

Posted by Jay Cee on Monday, 12.22.14 @ 11:40am


THE GUESS WHO-NO TIME

No time for revolving doors
No time for the killing floor

RUSH-DISTANT EARLY WARNING

It's so hard to stay together
Passing through revolving doors
We need someone to talk to
And someone to sweep the floors

Both bands are Canadian

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 09.26.15 @ 00:04am


In 1970 they were the top grossing band in the world; out-grossing The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. They should get in for American Woman alone; one of the greatest rock songs of all time! Let's not forget Laughing, Undun, No Time, These Eyes, Sour Suite, Albert Flasher, Clap For The Wolfman.

Posted by Greg on Sunday, 12.13.15 @ 01:36am


At this stage, it no longer matters. Were The Guess Who inducted 10 years ago, it would have been a slap in the face, and the Hall knows it. This band, together with The Moody Blues, should have enjoyed admission within the first year of eligibility. Future induction of either doesn't right what is an egregious wrong. Moreover, to chalk it up as simply a matter of less-than-impeccable judgment is disingenuous at best; this is clearly a matter of discriminatory bias from a most hidebound clique.

Posted by Jay on Thursday, 12.17.15 @ 21:59pm


Hoping The Guess Who gets some consideration for RRHOF by 2020. Made some classic songs partial to These Eyes & American Woman. Burton really was an underrated singer. There should be competition for the 60's spot with The Zombies, Tommy James, Procol Harum, Moody Blues etc. but The Guess Who deserve some nomination consideration. They had a good sound whether they were Canadian from Timbuktu or planet Neptune. Deserve a better fate. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 02.13.16 @ 02:58am


The Guess Who are very deserving for the rnr hall of fame.
We must remember, early incarnations of the band with Jim, Randy and Gary was recording in 1962/1963!
"Shakin' All Over" was a big hit in 1965!
Keep in mind that The Guess Who are much more than American Woman. They even had I think 3 awesome albums BEFORE Wheatfield Soul.

Posted by zbelton on Friday, 04.1.16 @ 15:30pm


You know I just read some of the comments and watched the induction this year, I agree with just about everything that was said, all are true but if you look now at who is in and who is able to be nominated it is every music artist or band ever formed, it is not the rock and roll hall of fame it is a music hall of fame and they should change their name, c'mon ice-t is not a rocker, Garth brooks is not a rocker, the guess who, moody blues, FOGHAT, now those guys rocked, read a lot of those comments and only saw one on one or the greatest voices ever BURTON CUMMINGS.

Posted by mike on Monday, 05.16.16 @ 20:08pm


The more I listen to The Guess Who and their hits it is relatively apparent that this group deserves Hall Of Fame induction. Love Burton Cummings vocals and the way he experiments with his vocal range. No Time is great as any song of that 60's-70's period. American Woman one of those songs that has reached Classic status. Laughing is another excellent song from the Greatest Hits album. It might be time for the RRHOF to nominate & induct these musicians while they are alive. The Association, Moody Blues, Procol Harum, Tommy James too. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 09.24.16 @ 07:32am


As a Canadian, I'm pleased to see how many Americans have weighed in with reasons for including The Guess Who in the Hall. When the band reunited in the early 2000s, fans were treated to more than two hours of hits, including several BTO classics. Given the revolving lineup of the Guess Who, only one member has passed away (Kurt Winter--one of the two guitarists brought in to replace Randy Bachman in 1970). There's long been a spat between Burton Cummings and original bassist Jim Kale over the latter's ownership of the Guess Who name. (Kale didn't take part in the reunion tours, but collected a hefty percentage for licensing the name.) Still, I'm sure they're professional enough to all appear and perform together if given entry into the Hall.

Posted by Rocker Rich on Tuesday, 12.27.16 @ 11:32am


I went to four guess who concerts late 60s early 70s they were amazing. They put on an incredible show, they sound as good if not better in person than they did on their albums they did American woman for 25 minutes with about a 12 minute drum solo which by the way was probably the best drum solo I have ever heard in my life. Burton Cummings outstanding local and pianist their band, drummer the guitars bass player out of this world. The guess who, Santana, grand Funk, and then the original Chicago transit Authority. All of those bands had a very unique sound of their own very driving beat and were awesome need to be in the Hall of Fame

Posted by Michael on Friday, 12.30.16 @ 08:51am


I have long thought it to be a travesty that The Guess Who have not been inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame, they far exceed the parameters for induction. A very important fact to consider is their peers. Many of those already in the hall highly respect the talents of this band. That alone should give those responsible for keeping them out a reason to question their decisions.

Posted by Gerry on Thursday, 01.26.17 @ 17:49pm


They are one of those hit single bands whose hit singles I really, really liked, but who never really made memorable albums or influenced anybody. Kind of like Journey, who did just get in, whose hit singles I didn't like quite as well as the Guess Who's. They did pave the way for Rush and other Canadian bands to have success in the U.S. Not really a tragedy if they don't get in, but since Journey and heart are in, why not?

Posted by Mike on Monday, 03.6.17 @ 21:24pm


This should be The Guess Who's window of opportunity as many of the great 60's and early 70's bands have already been inducted. Groups like MC5 and Steppenwolf's recent nomination shows RRHOF examines older as well as newer groups qualifications for nomination. I think Burton Cummings was an exemplary singer and plenty of memorable songs: American Woman, No Time, Share The Land etc. I will create a spot for The Guess Who on my 20 nomination list 2017. KING

Posted by KING on Tuesday, 03.7.17 @ 01:27am


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