Thursday, October 4, 2012

2013 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

As prestigious as it may claim to be, the Rock Hall has also been widely criticized by fans over the years for overlooking many obvious bands and artists that should've been inducted long time ago (seriously, no Hall & Oates?); or for inducting and nominating those who don't deserve to get in so soon. Only this year, the committee has started to recognize and officially induct backing groups, starting with those from the 50s and 60s (i.e. The Crickets, The Miracles, The Comets, The Blue Caps). Basically each year, only five out of over ten main bands/artists nominated are voted into the Rock Hall. The nominees for the class of 2013 includes some first timers and some long overdue. And for the first time, the public will have a chance to vote alongside the artists and music industry people [link]. The ones in bold below are those I think deserved to be selected:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Deep Purple
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Albert King
The Marvelettes
The Meters
Randy Newman
Procol Harum
Public Enemy
Donna Summer