MMMM: RRHOF Omissions, Part 14 (Final!)

For what seems like forever, I’ve been listing‘s list of 100 bands and solo acts that have yet to receive the call from the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and inducted into that august body. Here are the last ten; the reasoning is theirs and listed after the band names. All I did was to choose the songs for the playlists.

  1. Toto, “Africa”: This group of virtuoso musicians made a significant impact together but the band’s members have also been first-call sidemen for decades.
  2. The Turtles, “Elenore”: The L.A. band was one of the few that didn’t use studio musicians, and they came up with “Happy Together,” “She’d Rather be With Me,” “Elenore” and more. That’s impressive.
  3. Jr. Walker and the All Stars, “What Does It Take”: Walker was the only Motown star who was primarily an instrumentalist. His sax powered hits like “Shotgun” and “Road Runner,” great stuff all.
  4. War, “Low Rider”: They’ve been nominated but have yet to make the final cut. They fused R&B with funk, rock, jazz and more to create their own sound.
  5. Dionne Warwick, “I Say A Little Prayer”: Even just as the premier interpreter of the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, she was a special artist. But there was so much more beyond those.
  6. Barry White, “My First, My Last, My Everything”: Did you ever hear Barry White’s voice? And if so, can you ever forget Barry White’s voice? Didn’t think so.
  7. Johnny Winter, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”: There was never an artist like him before, and never again will be. A spellbinding guitarist and master performer. (PS–Johnny’s brother Edgar Winter is also not an inductee.)
  8. Steve Winwood, “While You See A Chance”: Inducted with Traffic, but he needs to be similarly honored for his solo career.
  9. Link Wray, “Rumble”: It’s often said that Wray invented the power chord—a solid decade before most rock bands knew what to do with it. His “Rumble” is one of the most important instrumental hits ever.
  10. Warren Zevon, “Werewolves Of London”: He’s one of the most beloved singer-songwriters of the past four decades, yet he’s been inexplicably shunned by the Hall. What are you waiting for?! has a second list which I had originally planned on doing in the same way I did this one. Instead, take a look at both lists and the list of inductees, and tell me if there are any bands that you feel have been left out. Leave a comment with your choices!

That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for Independence Day, July 4, 2022.

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22 thoughts on “MMMM: RRHOF Omissions, Part 14 (Final!)

    1. All of them, really… all 100, and I have a second list (which I won’t go into for now) of more acts that haven’t gotten in or even considered. I don’t like a few of them, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be in by now…

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      1. I’m surprised about the Turtles…they had a lot of hits back in the 60s not to mention Flo and Eddie’s career afterward

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  1. John,

    Nice song set! “Africa” is a great 80s tune. Other than this pop hit, I don’t Toto remember what else they did. Surely, my brain isn’t working and they have more hits. Barry White had such a distinct voice and totally unforgettable. He probably was the first barton solo artist that made me go WOW. I mean, you just don’t hear such deep vocals usually unless you’re listening to a quartet. That being said, in recent years such vocal gems are popping up on talent shows which is always fun to hear. Thanks for sharing and for joining the 4M crew on the dance floor, my friend.


    1. Toto also had hits with “Hold The Line” and “Rosanna,” and several on the A/C chart: “I’ll Be Over You,” “I Won’t Hold You Back,” “Pamela,” and “Without Your Love.”

      I like that Barry White sings about love and commitment. And what a voice… He and Lisa Stansfield did her “All Around The World” as a duet… their voices blend so well…


      1. Oh yeah, I remember the Toto song titles now. They had more than I first thought. Ooo, yeah, love Barry and Lisa Stansfield’s duet. I just love it when goes super low when does a little talking in the song. What a talent! Thanks for sharing this jewel with me, my friend. Keep on boogiein’!

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  2. “Africa” is on my personal “best songs of all time” lists and Barry White…well, his voice was one of a kind, too. I had one of White’s albums. For this week’s playlist, I knew all the songs except for Link Wray’s (I had never heard of him, either, believe it or not.) I enjoyed all your Monday “should have been in the Hall” posts. Alana ramblinwitham


  3. Yup…just don’t get how Johnny Winter is not in there. So many that should be. I enjoyed these lists. Love the last song too. Was that one a one hit wonder?


    1. That’s his only song that reached the Top 40, but he wrote a number of songs fo other artists, including “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” for Linda Ronstadt.

      Neither Johnny nor Edgar is in the Hall of Fame. That makes no sense…


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