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Classic Lunch – Who Doesn’t Belong in Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

I’ve never understood how the voting for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame works. There are number of artist who I question whether they really have the credentials to be in the Hall of Fame. Here is my list of people who I think probably should NOT have made it.


Janis Joplin



This is the most intriguing of all the entries into the Hall of Fame. Inducted in 1995, Janis had been the vocalist for Big Brother & the Holding Company hit, “Piece of My Heart”, and then had the smash #1 solo hit of “Me & Bobby McGee”. Is that enough to get in the Hall of Fame? I think not. She died at the age of 27 from a heroin overdose after just two chart hits.



Buffalo Springfield



This was a collection of rock stars including Stephen Stills and Neil young, but as a group they only had one chart hit, “For What It’s Worth”. How does that justify being in the Hall? They were inducted in 1997. I’ll never figure that one out!



Booker T & the MG’s



Besides the instrumental, “Green Onions” can you name another hit by them? Actually, they did have two additional chart hits that were from movie soundtracks,. “Hang Em High” from the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name, and “Time is Tight” from the movie “Up Tight”. But Hall of Fame worthy? Probably not.



Sam & Dave



Inducted in 1992. It must have been a slow year for entries. Sam & Dave only had three top 40 hits. Yes, two of them were gold records, but is that enough to get you in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?


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