Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees includes Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, and Niles Rodgers will be given an Award fr Musical Excellence.

The selections are always controversial since there are always deserving groups that don't get voted in. I know I can name quite a few and I'm sure you may know a few. If you want to share who you felt got snubbed the comments are always open.

Today the focus is on who was selected! We start off with a band that I saw this year Pearl Jam. My journey to see them made my A to Z post here.

Pearl Jam

Tupac Shakur

The artist has sold over 75 million albums sand Rolling Stone magazine lists him among the top 100 Artist.


This band has sold over 90 million albums and is a staple on classic rock radio,


A progressive rock band. Which had some radio success..

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

Another classic rock band.

Joan Baez

A folky songwriter.

Niles Rodgers

I became aware of Nile Rodgers through his work with Jeff Beck. I am sure I heard of Chic before then but did not put the name together until later. He has worked with a ton of big name artists from Daft Punk, Diana Ross, David Lee Roth, Duran Duran, Madonna and more.

This captures the magic,,Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder and Niles..

What do you think of the selections? I will be back soon with a new post.


Chris said...

I will never understand the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame selection committee. ELO and Joan Baez had been waiting forever, and they're finally worthy of induction now? What's keeping Janet Jackson out - is it the 'wardrobe malfunction'? Not that I care about pop music, but that would be unfair and sexist if that were the case.

Also, when are the HOF committee members going to admit that 80's music was a thing? Depeche Mode and the Cars are out, but Yes is in? What the actual f*ck? I'm fine with Journey getting in, but how long is Kraftwerk gonna have to wait? Oy. At least they got Pearl Jam and Tupac right.

And the Nile Rodgers honor is interesting to me, as I wrote in my blog post when the nominees were announced-I thought he should get some kind of recognition but I didn't expect that he would unless Chic were inducted. Good on the hall for getting that right as well.

Liz A. said...

A DJ on a local radio station was talking about this yesterday. He thought those selections were good, but he was kind of upset (not too much, just a bit of a wonder) at the snub of Depeche Mode. He made some good points.

Janie Junebug said...

I'm happy about Joan Baez. It's about time.