Five For Friday: RRHOF Omissions, Part 13

Actually, we’ll do ten today, to get things finished. Again, the bands or artists and the text below are from

  1. Sir Douglas Quintet, “She’s About A Mover”: The Texas band that revolved around singer-guitarist Doug Sahm had only a few hits but their impact on the Americana movement was felt long after their chart reign ended.

  2. The Spinners, “I’ll Be Around”: They’ve been around since the ’50s and had major hits (“Then Came You,” “I’ll Be Around”) in the ’70s that still get airplay. It’s time, Hall of Fame!

  3. Squeeze, “Cool For Cats”: Fronted by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, they turned out one classic pop-rock gem after another, including such great tunes as “Cool for Cats” and “Tempted.”

  4. Steppenwolf, “Magic Carpet Ride”: Yes, the band behind “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride” is still on the outs. What’s up with that?

  5. Television, “Prove It”: Most of the other big NYC punk-era bands are in but Television predated all of them. Highly influential but someone forgot to tell the Hall.

  6. Ten Years After, “I’m Goin’ Home”: Did you ever see the Woodstock movie? Remember watching Alvin Lee shred? That was just a taste.

  7. Joe Tex, “I Gotcha”: Another super soulman of the ’60s who has been unjustly forgotten.

  8. Thin Lizzy, “The Boys Are Back In Town”: The Irish rockers led by the late Phil Lynott were a whole lot of fun to watch and kicked ass live. “The Boys Are Back in Town” indeed.

  9. Rufus Thomas, “Walkin’ The Dog”: From the Stax Records stable that gave us Otis Redding and Booker T. and the MG’s, but he actually began his career in Memphis long before. An R&B giant.

  10. Three Dog Night, “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”: If we judge Hall of Fame nominees by the impact they had in their own time, then Three Dog Night deserves a look. Hit after hit after hit.

And that’s Five For Friday for July 1, 2022.

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