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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Humble Pie, “Black Coffee”: Steve Marriott is already in with Small Faces but his second great band is equally deserving. These guys seriously rocked.
- 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.
- 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.