Five For Friday: RRHOF Omissions, Part 9

Part 9 of my series on bands and artists that should be in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, but aren’t, for some bizarre reason. From, who did all the heavy lifting; I just built the playlist.

  1. John Mayall, “Room To Move”: He’s the father of British blues — Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor all came out of his bands.

  2. MC5, “Kick Out The Jams” (NSFW): These wild Detroit rockers bucked convention in the late ’60s, mixing hard rock and revolutionary rhetoric — inspiring countless punk bands.

  3. Meat Loaf, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light”: Larger than life in several ways, his Bat Out of Hell collaborations with Jim Steinman have persevered as classic rock staples.

  4. The Meters, “Stormy”: They are nothing less than the quintessential New Orleans funk/R&B band. That makes them pretty important, no?

  5. The Monkees, “Pleasant Valley Sunday”: Enough with the “didn’t play their own instruments” excuse. Their records were some of the finest pop-rock of the era, and their influence on the rock video medium was incalculable.

Part 10 next Friday. That’s Five For Friday, June 10, 2022.

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

  1. John Mayall blew me away. I really loved it. Meatloaf is classic and The Monkees…so good. Again mouth is agape that these people are not in it


  2. I agree with all of them…The Yardbirds had nothing on John Mayall in producing guitar players.


  3. Wow! John Mayall, Meatloaf, and the Monkees in one post. Never would I ever have thought that I’d see these three together. You’ve outdone yourself!


    1. I’m working off a list in an article, so it was pure serendipity that the three were on it. The article is about bands and artists that aren’t in the RRHOF, …

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