Five For Friday: RRHOF Omissions, Part 6

Here is part 6 of the series from’s list of 100 bands or artists who have not yet been considered for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The blurb after each comes from the article.

  1. Grand Funk Railroad, “We’re An American Band”: One of the first truly divisive rock bands, but love ’em or hate ’em you can’t deny they helped popularize hard rock.
  2. The Grass Roots, “Temptation Eyes”: Easy to forget them until you look at their long string of smashes: “Midnight Confessions,” “Let’s Live for Today,” “Temptation Eyes” and many more.
  3. The Guess Who, “American Woman”: The Canadian band led by Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman was another hit machine: “American Woman,” “These Eyes,” “No Sugar Tonight,” etc.
  4. Emmylou Harris, “Sweet Dreams”: Few singer-songwriters so successfully straddled the worlds of traditional Nashville country and the modern singer-songwriter genre of the ’70s and ’80s. And she still sounds amazing today.
  5. Richie Havens, “Here Comes The Sun”: One of the most distinctive voices ever, he made every song he covered his own. And he opened the Woodstock fest.

And that’s your Five For Friday, May 27, 2022.

9 thoughts on “Five For Friday: RRHOF Omissions, Part 6

    1. I had their “Closer to Home” album and wore it out. I can’t say that I was a big fan, but I liked some of their stuff. And I agree, they definitely deserve to be in the RRHOF.


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