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article imageOp-Ed: 5 most overdue acts for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 3, 2014 in Music
An induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious honors for any rock artist or band, however, here are five acts that are noticeably missing in this elite musical family.
Joan Jett: Whether it is as a solo artist, or as a member of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Jett deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame one way or another. She has set the bar high for females in the rock genre for decades, and she knows how to rock the lead guitar. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked her in its "100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time" list in 2003, along with Grammy winner Joni Mitchell, being the sole two females to make the list. She is best-known for such songs as "I Love Rock N' Roll," "I Hate Myself for Loving You," as well as her covers of "Love Is All Around" and "Crimson and Clover." Her debut album, Bad Reputation, is a true rock masterpiece. Besides her chart-topping signature song, "I Love Rock N' Roll" says it all.
Rock and roll singer Joan Jett
Rock and roll singer Joan Jett
Shepard Fairey
The Marshall Tucker Band: This beloved southern rock group has been making music for over 42 years. They are known for such classic hits as "Can't You See," "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "This Ol' Cowboy" and "Blue Ridge Mountain Sky," among countless others. Their significance is still relevant today, since some of country's greatest musical acts refer to them in their songs ranging from Florida Georgia Line ("Cruise"), to Lee Brice ("Parking Lot Party") to Hank Williams Jr ("Dixie On My Mind"). They are still constantly touring today, bringing their music to fans out on the road. Their southern rock counterparts, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers Band, are already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and it is only right for The Marshall Tucker Band to be inducted in the near future.
The Marshall Tucker Band release live CD
The Marshall Tucker Band release live CD
The Marshall Tucker Band / Rainman Records
The Monkees: This pop-rock group has been making music since the 1960s, and they are known for such hits as "I'm a Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," and "Daydream Believer." Their first four studio albums peaked at the top of the Billboard 200 all-genre charts, and they have all sold millions of copies. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction would only be appropriate to pay a tribute to their illustrious career, as well as to their late band member Davy Jones. Their recent concert at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, is proof that they indeed belong there.
Rock group The Monkees
Rock group The Monkees
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Pat Benatar: Hailed as the "Queen of Rock," Benatar has scored hit singles with such rock classics as "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Love Is a Battlefield," "We Belong," "All Fired Up," "Invincible," "Heartbreaker," "Fire and Ice," "Promises in the Dark," and "Shadows of the Night." She is a four-time winning Grammy artist, with a dynamic mezzo-soprano vocal range, and she has been inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ought to be next.
Rock stars Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
Rock stars Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
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Yes: Iconic rock band Yes have been pioneers in progressive rock since the late 1960s. They are known for such smash hits as "Roundabout," "I've Seen All Good People," "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "Leave It," and "It Can Happen." They were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, but did not make the final cut. Hopefully, next year they will score a nod again, and subsequently land the induction that they are long overdue for.
Rock band Yes
Rock band Yes
Rob Shanahan, Courtesy of MSO PR
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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