Last week, we asked eight writers to tell us which overlooked and underappreciated acts they would nominate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their answers? The J. Geils Band, Kate Bush, OutKast, Patti LaBelle, Hüsker Dü, Patsy Cline, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Big Star.
Then we asked you.
We got nearly 70 responses to our poll (and many more of you chimed in in the comments section of the original story). The results? Some of you liked our writers’ suggestions, with a few more nods for Kate Bush, OutKast, Big Star, and especially the J. Geils Band.
Top vote-getters were Jethro Tull (7), Warren Zevon (6), Little Feat (5), and Procol Harum (4). Also getting multiple votes were Emerson, Lake & Palmer (3), the Replacements (2), Poco (2), Dan Fogelberg (2), Phish (2), Iron Maiden (2), Tower of Power (2), Foreigner (2), Boston (2), Oasis (2), and Nicky Hopkins (2).
To the voters who nominated the Moody Blues and the Zombies, we have good news for you: They’re already in! And one voter from Brookline nominated what appears to be everyone in his record collection, but we’re looking the other way.
Here are all the other artists you’d like to see inducted:
The New Kids on the Block
Meat Loaf/Jim Steinman
New York Dolls
Dave Matthews Band
Ozzy Osbourne (solo)
Faith No More
The Black Crowes
Jeff Beck Group
Michael Nesmith (”The true founder of MTV,” says Clinton P. from Maine)
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Grand Funk Railroad
Country Joe and the Fish
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