Five For Friday: RRHOF Omissions, Part 7

Once again, going through the list of Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame omissions, according to 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?


    1. I’ve heard that Jann Wenner, the executive editor of Rolling Stone magazine, tends to exert a lot of his influence over who gets selected.


    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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