Five For Friday: RRHOF Omissions, Part 7

Once again, going through the list of Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame omissions, according to BestClassicBands.com. The observations are theirs, as are the artist choices; I chose the songs.

  1. Herman’s Hermits, “I’m Into Something Good”: They weren’t popular only because singer Peter Noone was “cute.” They also made many durable pop hits.
  2. John Hiatt, “Slow Turning”: A consistently excellent singer-songwriter, he’s got a rich catalog of songs that have been covered by everyone from Dylan to Ronstadt to Clapton.
  3. Humble Pie, “Black Coffee”: Steve Marriott is already in with Small Faces but his second great band is equally deserving. These guys seriously rocked.
  4. Iron Maiden, “Flight Of Icarus”: One of the most successful and accessible metal bands of all-time, with tens of millions of album sales—and thousands of live shows—to their name, they’re still going strong after four decades.
  5. Tommy James and the Shondells, “Crystal Blue Persuasion”: “Crimson and Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion” and, of course, “Hanky Panky.” So many hits, all very diverse.

We’ll do Part 8 this Monday and Part 9 next Friday. That’s Five for Friday for June 3, 2022.

8 thoughts on “Five For Friday: RRHOF Omissions, Part 7

  1. I am shaking my head that Herman’s Hermits is not in nor iron Maiden. I am not a fan if Iron maiden but they deserve to be in there. Who makes the decisions in that place?

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    1. Tommy James & The Shondells were like a garage band at first, with “Mony Mony” and “I Think We’re Alone Now,” then they became more a psychedelic band. An interesting transformation….

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