The Biggest Rock Hall Snubs
There are many great artists who have been overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The vast majority of these artists have never been nominated for induction. Each year, the final ballot of performers is selected by the Rock Hall Nominating Committee, then sent to the larger Voting Committee for election.
Here are the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's biggest snubs:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted only the lead performer of certain notable groups, with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles being the most famous example. (Update: In 2012, the Rock Hall inducted The Blue Caps, The Comets, The Crickets, The Famous Flames, The Midnighters, and The Miracles, so they have been removed from the list below.) Here are a list of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers with (arguably) snubbed backing groups. Rock Hall Monitors has a comprehensive look at this issue.
|Bob Marley & The Wailers|
|Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band|
|Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band|
|Dion & The Belmonts|
|Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention|
|Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company|
|Patti Smith Group|
|Paul McCartney & Wings|
Here are some additional notable candidates who deserve consideration for the Rock Hall because of their influence on the rock era.