Cast your 2018 ballot here!

Vote for the FIVE nominees you believe will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018:
The Meters
Depeche Mode
Kate Bush
The Moody Blues
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Bon Jovi
Radiohead
The J. Geils Band
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
MC5
Eurythmics
Rage Against the Machine
LL Cool J
The Zombies
Link Wray
Nina Simone
Dire Straits
Judas Priest
The Cars
Please vote for exactly five nominees.

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About Rush, Philip wrote:
  And then on Christmas Eve, you'll be visited by three spirits who'll try to convince you there's more to life than prog, and to embrace life and the meanings of holidays.
Friday, 11.24.17 @ 00:38am
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About Wynonie Harris, Nick wrote:
  Besides Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Wynonie Harris is unquestionably the biggest snub in the R&R HOF's Early Influences category. It's beyond baffling Harris hasn't been inducted yet. If the fact that he wasn't a huge influence on Elvis isn't enough, then nothing else will get Harris inducted.
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 22:24pm
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About Wynonie Harris, Nick wrote:
  Besides Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Wynonie Harris is unquestionably the biggest snub in the R&R HOF's Early Influences category. It's beyond baffling Harris hasn't been inducted yet. If the fact that he wasn't a huge influence on Elvis isn't enough, then nothing else will get Harris inducted.
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 22:24pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, Enigmaticus wrote:
  dmg,

Yes, I also agree that there are several British artists on this particular ballot. I am relatively certain at this time that The Moody Blues are a lock for induction. Geddy, Alex and Neil are probably going to need to prepare their induction speeches for The Moody Blues, in order to induct The Moody Blues into the Rock Hall. After The Moody Blues are inducted, I think that Jethro Tull is most probably the most likely next prog inductee. But let’s not forget about Duran Duran; the nominations this year will most probably lead to their induction in 2019. In my honest opinion, Jethro Tull should be inducted by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Duran Duran should be inducted
by the members of Rush.
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 17:33pm
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, one of those rare days off from work when I feel compelled to sleep through until after 10 a.m. on a holiday. I also frequently do the same thing on Christmas Day, by the way.

Yes, It looks like The Moody Blues will be the next major prog act to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 16:40pm
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About The Rolling Stones, Roy wrote:
  THE ROLLING STONES : THE BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS CHART

01. 1964 - # 11 - England's Newest Hit Makers
02. 1964 - # 3 - 12 X 5
03. 1965 - # 5 - The Rolling Stones, Now!
04. 1965 - # 1 - Out Of Our Heads
05. 1965 - # 4 - December's Children (And Everybody's)
06. 1966 - # 3 – Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)
07. 1966 - # 2 - Aftermath
08. 1966 - # 6 – Got Live If You Want It!
09. 1967 - # 2 - Between The Buttons
10. 1967 - # 3 - Flowers
11. 1967 - # 2 - Their Satanic Majesties Request
12. 1968 - # 5 - Beggars Banquet
13. 1969 - # 2 – Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)
14. 1969 - # 3 - Let It Bleed
15. 1970 - # 6 – Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones In Concert
16. 1971 - # 1 - Sticky Fingers
17. 1971 - # 4 – Hot Rocks 1964-1971
18. 1972 - # 1 - Exile On Main St.
19. 1972 - # 9 – More Hot Rocks (Big Hits And Fazed Cookies)
20. 1973 - # 1 - Goats Head Soup
21. 1974 - # 1 - It's Only Rock 'n Roll
22. 1975 - # 8 - Metamorphosis
23. 1975 - # 6 – Made In The Shade
24. 1976 - # 1 - Black And Blue
25. 1977 - # 5 – Love You Live
26. 1978 - # 1 - Some Girls
27. 1980 - # 1 - Emotional Rescue
28. 1981 - # 15 – Sucking In The Seventies
29. 1981 - # 1 - Tattoo You
30. 1982 - # 5 – “Still Life” (American Concert 1981)
31. 1983 - # 4 - Undercover
32. 1984 - # 86 – Rewind (1971-1984)
33. 1986 - # 4 - Dirty Work
34. 1989 - # 91 – Singles Collection: The London Years
35. 1989 - # 3 - Steel Wheels
36. 1991 - # 16 - Flashpoint
37. 1993 - # 30 – Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones
38. 1994 - # 2 - Voodoo Lounge
39. 1995 - # 9 - Stripped
40. 1996 - # 92 – The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus
41. 1997 - # 3 - Bridges To Babylon
42. 1998 - # 34 – No Security
43. 2002 - # 2 – Forty Licks
44. 2004 - # 50 – Live Licks
45. 2005 - # 3 - A Bigger Bang
46. 2005 - # 133 – Rarities 1971-2003
47. 2008 - # 11 – Shine A Light
48. 2012 - # 19 – GRRR!
49. 2013 - # 19 – Sweet Summer Sun
50. 2016 - # 4 - Blue & Lonesome

THE ROLLING STONES : THE BILLBOARD 100 SINGLES CHART

01. 1964 - # 48 – Not Fade Away
02. 1964 - # 24 – Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)
03. 1964 - # 26 – It’s All Over Now
04. 1964 - # 6 – Time Is On My Side
05. 1965 - # 19 – Heart Of Stone
06. 1965 - # 9 – The Last Time
07. 1965 - # 96 – Play With Fire
08. 1965 - # 1 – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
09. 1965 - # 1 – Get Off Of My Cloud
10. 1965 - # 6 – As Tears Go By
11. 1966 - # 2 – 19th Nervous Breakdown
12. 1966 - # 1 – Paint It, Black
13. 1966 - # 8 – Mother’s Little Helper
14. 1966 - # 24 – Lady Jane
15. 1966 - # 9 – Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?
16. 1967 - # 1 – Ruby Tuesday
17. 1967 - # 55 – Let’s Spend The Night Together
18. 1967 - # 14 - Dandelion
19. 1967 - # 50 – We Love You
20. 1967 - # 87 – In Another Land
21. 1967 - # 25 – She’s A Rainbow
22. 1968 - # 3 – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
23. 1968 - # 48 – Street Fighting Man
24. 1969 - # 1 – Honky Tonk Women
25. 1971 - # 1 – Brown Sugar
26. 1971 - # 28 – Wild Horses
27. 1972 - # 7 – Tumbling Dice
28. 1972 - # 22 - Happy
29. 1973 - # 42 – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
30. 1973 - # 1 - Angie
31. 1974 - # 15 – Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
32. 1974 - # 16 – It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It)
33. 1974 - # 17 – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
34. 1975 - # 42 – I Don’t Know Why
35. 1975 - # 81 – Out Of Time
36. 1976 - # 10 – Fool To Cry
37. 1976 - # 49 – Hot Stuff
38. 1978 - # 1 – Miss You
39. 1978 - # 8 – Beast Of Burden
40. 1978 - # 31 – Shattered
41. 1980 - # 3 – Emotional Rescue
42. 1980 - # 26 – She’s So Cold
43. 1981 - # 2 – Start Me Up
44. 1981 - # 13 – Waiting On A Friend
45. 1982 - # 20 – Hang Fire
46. 1982 - # 25 – Going To A Go-Go
47. 1983 - # 9 – Undercover Of The Night
48. 1984 - # 44 – She Was Hot
49. 1986 - # 5 – Harlem Shuffle
50. 1986 - # 28 – One Hit (To The Body)
51. 1989 - # 5 – Mixed Emotions
52. 1989 - # 23 – Rock And A Hard Place
53. 1990 - # 50 – Almost Hear You Sigh
54. 1991 - # 57 - Highwire
55. 1994 - # 91 – Love Is Strong
56. 1994 - # 60 – Out Of Tears
57. 1998 - # 94 – Saint Of Me
58. 2003 - # 97 – Sympathy For The Devil (Remix)

THE ROLLING STONES : THE BILLBOARD BUBBLING UNDER 100 SINGLES CHART

01. 1965 - # 124 – What A Shame
02. 1995 - # 113 – You Got Me Rocking
03. 1995 - # 109 – Like A Rolling Stone
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 15:24pm
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About Duran Duran, Enigmaticus wrote:
  So, for several years I have not only been actively supporting Duran Duran’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, but also my assertion that Duran Duran is also a major “progressive rock” band.

Twenty years ago, I had written that Duran Duran was a hybrid of prog and pop. You may ask, what had led me to make such a seemingly outrageous statement?

Well, I am an aficionado of progressive rock, for one. If I hear something by a band which I deem to be progressive, then I am going to further explore that band. ‘Ordinary World,’ which I consider to be Duran Duran’s greatest song had really impressed me. Then I lost track of Duran Duran, until the release of “Astronaut.” ‘What Happens Tomorrow’ is another brilliant song by Duran Duran; it is third on my list of favorite Duran Duran songs. Once again, I had lost track of Duran Duran until I had heard their brilliant album, “All You Need Is Now.” This release had inspired me to purchase and revisit Duran Duran’s earlier work. As far as more recent Duran Duran albums are concerned, I felt that “Pop Trash” was also an excellent album. In my honest opinion, ‘Pop Trash Movie’ is another brilliant track. Their most recent live recording, “A Diamond On The Mind: Live 2011” had showed me just how extraordinary Duran Duran happens to be in concert. I had been absolutely blown away, metaphorically speaking, when I had seen and heard this concert on dvd and BluRay. Then, Duran Duran had released “Paper Gods,” their most recent recording. Initially, I was enthralled and thoroughly amazed by ‘What Are The Chances,’ which I now consider to be Duran Duran’s second greatest song.

Earlier this week, I had searched YouTube for ‘Classical Gas’ by Mason Williams, an absolutely masterful symphonic pop instrumental. In my honest opinion, The extraordinarily brilliant, ‘The Garden’ by Rush from “Clockwork Angels” and ‘What Are The Chances’ by Duran Duran share the same musical DNA with this song. Duran Duran and Rush also share much of their musical DNA with The Moody Blues. What, do you think?

Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 14:41pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, Enigmaticus wrote:
  dmg,

Yes, I also agree that there are several British artists on this particular ballot. I am relatively certain at this time that The Moody Blues are a lock for induction. Geddy, Alex and Neil are probably going to need prepare their induction speeches to induct The Moody Blues into the Rock Hall. After The Moody Blues are inducted, I think that Jethro Tull is most probably the most likely next prog inductee. But let’s not forget about Duran Duran; the nominations this year will most probably lead to their induction in 2019. In my honest opinion, Jethro Tull should be inducted by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Duran Duran should be inducted by Rush.
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 13:52pm
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About Survivor, Zuzu wrote:
  Jim Peterik was also in the Ides of March. He wrote and sang lead on their biggest hit, Vehicle.
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 13:11pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, dmg wrote:
  Is this the biggest list of British nominees? I could easily see at least 50% of the inductees being from across the pond:

Kate Bush
Depeche Mode
Dire Straits
Eurythmics
Judas Priest
The Moody Blues
Radiohead
The Zombies
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 12:49pm
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About The Moody Blues, dmg wrote:
  After The Moody Blues have finally been inducted next year, which prog act/acts will follow them into the Rock Hall?

Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 05:12am

Jethro Tull

After that, maybe King Crimson, Procol Harum, or Supertramp. But I think the Hall might grow weary of prog after a few years. I would be surprised if we ever see Styx or Kansas nominated.
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 12:34pm
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About The Moody Blues, Classic Rock wrote:
  Enigmaticus wrote:

After The Moody Blues have finally been inducted next year, which prog act/acts will follow them into the Rock Hall?

The answer:
Duran Duran
Sade
Carly Simon


Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 12:22pm
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About Survivor, Jon Basinger wrote:
  Jim Peterik is the most underrated song writer, he should be in the song writers hall of fame.
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 11:12am
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About David Cassidy, Roy wrote:
  RIP David Cassidy
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 05:14am
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About The Moody Blues, Enigmaticus wrote:
  After The Moody Blues have finally been inducted next year, which prog act/acts will follow them into the Rock Hall?
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 05:12am
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, KING wrote:
   Well, it's Thanksgiving Day. Time to unveil my 2017-2018 Inductees. 1.Bon Jovi. The band leads the fan voting by a large margin and will have most of the rock bands voting for them. Jon Bon Jovi has reached legend status. 2.Moody Blues. Moody Blues a strong 2nd place showing in fan balloting and will receive votes from ELO, Pink Floyd, Rush, etc. They are still performing in concerts and 1 of the biggest RRHOF snubs. 3.Radiohead. The first time eligible inductee. Pablo Honey, The Bends, and OK Computer are all ranked highly by critics. OK Computer is ranked as the best 90's CD by some publications. Have both the critical and commercial acclaim. 4.LL Cool J. He's one of the biggest stars on this ballot with Bon Jovi. His acting and music puts him in the public consciousness. The recent induction of NWA shows the voters will vote for a rap artist even a controversial one. He's also has some hit songs: Going Back To Cali, Mama Said Knock You Out, etc. 5.Judas Priest. They will receive plenty of votes from AC/DC Black Sabbath, KISS, Van Halen,etc. Many of these rock groups have 4 or 5 members so that's plenty of votes for Priest. Judas Priest like Moody Blues have been around nearly 50 years and deserve induction for their influence and longevity. Still at top of their game. If a 6th, I would go for 6.Dire Straits. Mark Knopfler one of the most respected musicians out there. Brothers In Arms was a monster selling album. Early Influence-Harry Bellafonte and Nina Simone. Musical Excellence-Link Wray and The Zombies. My guess the RRHOF would like getting both Link Wray and The Zombies inducted and this is a creative way to do so. KING
Thursday, 11.23.17 @ 04:57am
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About Snubbed Members, Philip wrote:
  Should probably include Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers too, since you're including the Early Influences.

Also, with the nomination of the Moody Blues, I'm wondering... if the Moodies are inducted, will Denny Laine be the first person to be twice snubbed from inducted outfits? I feel like some of the R&B groups that had members come and go throughout the years... can anyone else think of some potential twice snubbed people? The Denny Laine club... ouch.
Wednesday, 11.22.17 @ 23:54pm
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About Chicago, Roy wrote:
  The Best/Favorite Songs From Chicago 18 To Chicago XXXVI: Now (1986-2014)

01. Niagara Falls (Chicago 18)
02. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Chicago 18)
03. It’s Alright (Chicago 18)
04. Runaround (Chicago 19)
05. Somebody, Somewhere (Chicago Twenty 1)
06. Let’s Take A Lifetime (Chicago XXXII: Stone Of Sisyphus)
07. Stone Of Sisyphus (Chicago XXXII: Stone Of Sisyphus)
08. Sleeping In The Middle Of The Bed (Chicago XXXII: Stone Of Sisyphus)
09. 90 Degrees And Freezing (Chicago XXX)
10. Come To Me, Do (Chicago XXX)
11. Where Were You (Chicago XXX)
12. Already Gone (Chicago XXX)
13. Lovin’ Chains (Chicago XXX)
14. Better (Chicago XXX)
15. Now (Chicago XXXVI: Now)
16. More Will Be Revealed (Chicago XXXVI: Now)
Wednesday, 11.22.17 @ 14:47pm
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About The Moody Blues, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Why should The Moody Blues be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2018 and who should deserve the honor of inducting them?

Lifeson says he hopes Rush's inclusion "opens the doors for bands like the Moody Blues and King Crimson, who had a huge influence. It's a bit ironic, really. Rock music was born in rebellion, so it's odd to have (a Hall of Fame) where there seem to be guidelines for who's acceptable and who's not."

Now let’s read this again, Alex Lifeson says that “The Moody Blues” were a huge influence on Rush and when I look at Rush’s overall discography, I have seen no greater influence overall on Rush than The Moody Blues.

Of course, Geddy Lee confers:

"I think there's a lot of reasons to it," he said, behind a pair of round-framed sunglasses. "Progressive rock is not accepted by this group of people who make this decision. Yes are not in the hall. That's an error. Deep Purple are not in the hall. That's an error. Moody Blues are not in the hall. So prog-rock is viewed as a kind of lesser art form by the powers that be.

So, why haven’t Allmusic and Wikipedia acknowledged this?

Let me state this once more, “I have seen no greater influence on Rush’s overall discography than that of The Moody Blues.”

It was the members of previous Rock Hall inductee- Rush who had name checked The Moody Blues, therefore they deserve the honor of inducting The Moody Blues into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame next year.

Wednesday, 11.22.17 @ 09:45am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Ben wrote:
  Zuzu,

I was focused on the Moody Blues not other prog. Other prog may be hard sell like King Crimson. I knew a lot of record collectors 30 years ago like my Hippie Boss that loved the Moody Blues but did not or even like Yes, King Crimson and others.

Just to have a positive twist the Guess Who, the Fifth Dimension and the Doobie Brothers are good examples of other deserved acts. The Moody Blues didn't have as much wide overall appeal unfortunately but since almost all the 60s and 70s with ultimate wide overall appeal are in it's time for the Moody Blues. Groups like the Grateful Dead, Elton John, Allman Brothers band and Fleetwood Mac have wider appeal I guess but since they are in it is now time for the Moodys.

The Hall does NOT just go by Sales. Otherwise Donovan could NOT have gotten inducted. Paul Butterfield Blues Band were also inducted as well as Cheap Trick in recent years. You did say the Moodys are lock though whatever your reasoning.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 14:01pm
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About The Miracles, Bill G. wrote:
  ****PETE MOORE of The MIRACLES 1939-2017****

From ABC NEWS:

FOUNDING MIRACLES SINGER
WARREN "PETE' MOORE DEAD AT 78

"Warren "Pete" Moore, a founding member of the legendary Motown group The Miracles, died Sunday at the age of 78, Rolling Stone reports. Moore's passing was confirmed in a statement issued by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., although no cause of death was revealed.

"I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Warren 'Pete' Moore, a fine human being and valued member of the Motown family," said Gordy. "Pete was an original member of my very first group, the Miracles. He was a quiet spirit with a wonderful [b]ass voice behind Smokey Robinson's soft, distinctive lead vocals and was co-writer on several of the Miracles hits."

Added Berry, "A gentleman, loving husband, devoted father and loyal friend, we all loved him and will miss him."

Among the Miracles hits co-written by Moore were "The Tracks of My Tears," "Ooo Baby Baby," "Going to a Go-Go" and the 1975 post-Smokey chart-topper "Love Machine." He also co-wrote a number of Marvin Gaye's singles, including "Ain't That Peculiar" and "I'll Be Doggone," as well as several singles for The Temptations.

Moore was childhood friends with Robinson in Detroit, and the two began singing together in high school. The group underwent a number of name changes prior to being signed to the Motown Records offshoot label Tamla in 1959, after which they took on the moniker The Miracles.

After Robinson parted ways with The Miracles in 1971, Moore remained with the group till its 1978 breakup. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Miracles in 2012; Smokey had been inducted separately in 1987.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 12:42pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, Zuzu wrote:
  Ben

Chicago was the #1 record seller in the 70s. They are also #4 overall. Moody Blues was sporadic at best - so no they did not have wide over all appeal. Elton John is the only artist that came close for sales in the 70s.

They are only a lock because they do not have the competition. Do you really think they would do that well on a ballot containing:

Peter Paul & Mary
Kingston Trio
Chubby Checker
Judy Collins
Tommy James & the Shondells
The Guess Who
BTO
Grand Funk
Three Dog Night
Fifth Dimmension
Gordon Lightfoot
Melanie
Commodores
Patsy Cline
The Doobie Brothers ?
Willie Nelson

I'd also consider:

REO
Styx
Kansas

Take a look at the past voting.

They will take a 70s or 60s artist over an 80s artist

They will take an American over a Brit - especially from the 70s

Remember Journey & Joan Baez. They got in because they are respected and because they were not one hit Brit wonders.

Go out there and check what the artists actually have to say about the hall. Don't just assume and project your favorite sub groups. Prog was not as universally received as you guys think.

They might have liked one or two Prog artist or maybe one or two of their songs, but nobody I knew in my age group was all gaga about all things prog. If anything most of the people were into a variety of music styles.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 11:51am
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About the 2018 Nominees, richie wrote:
  Jason.
I think Bon Jovi will get lots and lots of votes so I am confident that Bon Jovi will be inducted this year they are just too big to ignore/pass up and they would easily be the headliners at the ceremony and it would bring big ratings to HBO and huge ticket sales to the Ceremony so I am very confident that they`ll get in this year and deservedly so
Mom says thanks for the response and no worries about the delay life is life Jason, many blessings have a good day
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 11:36am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Ben wrote:
  What I was trying to say is that the Moody Blues have a slightly wider audience like Chicago, Steve Miller and ELO in the last few years. Any of the older Rock voters can Vote for the Moodys. Anyone from Pete Townsend and Eric Burdon to The Rush members would vote for them.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 10:39am
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About The Moody Blues, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Today is the 48th anniversary of the release of “To Our Children’s Children’s Children,” my favorite studio album by The Moody Blues. Unfortunately, this strikingly beautiful and brilliant studio album is not as highly regarded as it’s predecessor, “On The Threshold Of A Dream,” by various rock music critics.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 09:38am
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Today is the 28th anniversary of the release of “Presto.” “Presto” is second on my list of favorite Rush studio albums after “Roll The Bones.”

My favorite song from “Presto” is ‘Available Light,’ ‘Available Light’ is quite possibly Rush’s most cinematic song overall. It is also fourth on my list of favorite Rush songs. Many songs on “Presto” feature prominent piano flourishes which give this recording greater depth and scope. When I had first heard “Presto,” I was quite figuratively blown away.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 09:31am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Ben wrote:
  I am looking forward to the induction of the Moody Blues. The thing is a few friends are simply hoping they are inducted. I made the point that they will get plenty of votes. I do realize that it took Yes 3 nominations to be inducted. I hope that the same thing would NOT happen to the Moodys. Can some of you help me with evidence that they will sail right in.

I got some evidence that the Moodys will br inducted. I think they have done well in the Fan poll. Also Yes was a little harder for voters because they are deep in the prog. The Moody Blues were the first prog group I feel. Since they came along in the 60s they appeal to a a lot of other 60s acts. Some of you should chime in.
Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 07:18am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Zuzu wrote:
  Jason

It isn't just millennials. There are a lot of Gen-Exers that are too young to understand why the artist pass over some nominees. Some of the things that are written out there just make me shake my head.

One thought that Chicago and Steve Miller were not rock

Another was involved with that NPR list of greatest albums by women and that list was a total joke.

And in general

A group of bloggers were surprised about Danny using so many colorful words. I guess they didn't know that Bobby wrote State of the Union in response to being arrested for swearing on stage

I have seen one hall watch blog fail to list REO's signature song, Riding The Storm Out on the important song list.

I have seen Rufus referred to a a disco band when they were a funk band with close connections to several Chicago garage bands.

I have seen Journey referred to as an 80s band when they formed in 73 as a jazz rock fusion band that backed up other artist in the studio.


As far as this year's ballot goes Moody Blues is a lock and that is only because this ballot is mostly a garbage dump. On a stronger ballot they wouldn't be. Anybody else is up for grabs. It's possible that Rufus isn't out of it - that's how bad I think this ticket is.

Tuesday, 11.21.17 @ 01:43am
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About the 2018 Nominees, Jason Voigt wrote:
  Just been catching up on the posts, mostly the 2018 Predictions. I'm still about halfway done on my list - hope to get 'er done by the end of the month. Before we even know it, they will be announced. Have also been looking closely at some of FRL's tweets and links.

Just wondering: does it seem likely that Bon Jovi may break the streak of #1 Fan Vote acts getting in the Hall? I've said it for a long time, that I know they'll get in the next time they are nominated the last 3 years. After reading some of the posts and articles, there seems to be some doubts of Bon Jovi getting in now. Borrowing a title from one of their million-sellers, Keep The Faith.

And, this is a bit off-topic, but am I the only one that thinks its wrong to have anyone under the age of 30 on the Rock Hall voters list right now? Seriously, what do they know and I'd like to know what kind of music is important to them. I'm not saying all people in that age group don't know a lot about rock history. Yeah, I'm jealous of course; admit it, we all get that way. Just my opinion, but I can't really think of any real journalist that's younger than me. I did see where a young gal by the name of Maria Sherman was one of the "under-30" people that was chosen as part of that elite. Yes, she has an impressive resume. But in the age where mainstream journalism is dying, what really makes her that important enough? Yes I know, the Rock Hall is trying to diversify with millennials and the old-timers. But oh well, it looks like Maria is counting her blessings (so I hope) and realizing how important her votes are.
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 23:41pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, Jason Voigt wrote:
  Sheri,

Thanks for your response. Sorry I haven't been on the site for the last 2 weeks now bc of work and all - life sometimes gets in the way at times! Thanks Richie for letting me know.
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 23:29pm
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About The Zombies, Philip wrote:
  Public service announcement: if you wanna binge on the Zombies, do not use Spotify. 50% of what you get is from their 2013 live album, and another 45 is from their 2015 comeback album. You won't hear the studio versions of the songs you expect to hear. Disappointing, really.
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 20:30pm
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About The First Edition, Zuzu wrote:
  Mel Tillis passed away yesterday. He wrote Ruby Don;t Take Your Love To Town, a hit for the First Edition and Detroit City, a hit for Bobby Bare.

I am surprised to not see that he is listed since many artist have covered his songs. Several are R & R Hall inductees and nominees.

Monday, 11.20.17 @ 19:37pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, Ben wrote:
  richie,

Good to see you on here. I predicted Joan Baez as a performer last year. You see she was just as much a 60s performer as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Also key folk type singers of the 60s. Now I am predicting Nina Simone among the performers this year. I believe her career started around 1958. As far as I know that starting year still qualifies you as a performer. Acts that started before 1956 would be Early performers. If read it right You predicted Joan Baez as an early influence last year and you were not correct. I think the same will happen with Nina Simone. Thats what I think. Case in point Darlen Love was inducted as a performer in 2011.
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 17:04pm
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About the 2018 Nomination Predictions, W. K. Summers wrote:
  I agree with so many big names left out of the hall on the snubs lists, but there are a few names still left out of snub lists worth mentioning: The Ohio Players, Molly Hatchett, 38 Special, Jefferson Starship,Huey Lewis & The News, Poison, and a particular band that is extremely creative and artistic with two albums out in 1976 alone who were led by singer/songwriter guitarist extraordinaire Bill Nelson: BeBop Deluxe!! 11/20/17
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 16:46pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, churva wrote:
  no nominees yet? when?
Monday, 11.20.17 @ 10:51am
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About The Miracles, Bill G. wrote:
  ****PETE MOORE 1939-2017****

It is my sad duty to inform you that Warren "Pete" Moore, Bass Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Vocal Arranger, and Original Member of 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-Inducted Group , THE MIRACLES, has passed away today at the age of 78.
The Miracles were the pioneering act of Motown Records, and their groundbraking success for that label opened the doors for all of the Motown acts that followed them.
Pete's death now leaves Lead Singer Smokey Robinson and Claudette Rogers-Robinson as the only surviving original members of THE MIRACLES.
More details will be forthcoming as we learn them.
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 20:24pm
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About AC-DC, Paul in KY wrote:
  The leader of the band. RIP, Malcolm.
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 19:46pm
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About the 2018 Nominees, richie wrote:
  I said this about Joan Baez last year and I`m so happy that she didn`t get a backdoor induction and I`ll say it again this year I really think Nina Simone will get in this year but I think they will either put her as an Early Influence after being nominated as as Performer along with Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Link Wray just like Wanda Jackson Freddie King and The `5` Royales were or as a Musical Excellence choice after being nominated as a Performer just like Nile Rodgers of Chic was rather than as a Performer
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 16:47pm
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About Sonny and Cher, Luis Aguilar wrote:
  Ya love Cher & Future in their Gap spot. Love Cher's anti-Trump Tweets. Cher & Trump share no love and have been enemies for decades. Get Cher in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 14:21pm
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About AC-DC, Roy wrote:
  RIP Malcolm Young
Sunday, 11.19.17 @ 12:08pm
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