Good article from Pitchfork.com regarding the nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's a deep bench and there's some history of each nominated artist. The ceremony is scheduled for April 2017. Take a look at the artists and check out the videos of their signature songs that accompany the article. Me? I'm a big fan of The Zombies and I think they're overdue. Electric Light Orchestra is a little too bombastic for me, but I admit they did contribute to the rock genre. (But I have to tell ya... Livin' Thing drives me insane.!!!!) Check out Joe Tex, one smoking soul singer that died of a heart attack at a too young age 47. Steve Perry and Journey to me are iconic in the field of big venue AOR. I agree with the author that The Soprano's finale boosted their stature. Perry's suffered health problems for years and I was happy to see them reintroduced to new listeners, even if it was in the context of Tony Soprano's mystery ending.
Anyway, check out the nominees and opinions at:
Don't forget to check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website for past nominees and winners.