2021 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Ballot

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by KJTC, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. KJTC

    KJTC Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Fan Vote 2021
    1. LL Cool J
    2. New York Dolls
    3. Kate Bush
    4. The Go-Go’s
    5. Foo Fighters
    6. Tina Turner
    7. Fela Kuti
    8. Jay-Z
    9. Dionne Warwick
    10. Mary J. Blige
    11. Carole King
    12. Rage Against the Machine
    13. Iron Maiden
    14. Chaka Khan
    15. Devo
    16. Todd Rundgren
  2. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    Geez. Just when I think I could not care less about the Rock and Roll hall of Fame, and they go and produce a list like that.

  3. KJTC

    KJTC Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nice to see a lot of women for a change. Fingers crossed for Kate Bush!
  4. Am I to understand that Carole King is not in the Hall of Fame ?
  5. Haggischomper

    Haggischomper Forum Resident

    Aurora, IL
    Kate most certainly deserves it as does Iron Maiden
  6. KJTC

    KJTC Forum Resident Thread Starter

    She is in as a songwriter. This is a nomination for the artist category.

    Tina Turner is also an inductee already as half of Ike & Tina Turner.

    I think this is the first time that Chaka Khan is nominated as a solo artist? I seem to recall it being Rufus featuring Chaka Khan in the past.
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  7. GuyDon

    GuyDon Senior Member

    Fela Kuti is one of the greatest artists/musicians of the 20th century but the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame? If he's inducted then Ravi Shankar also needs to be. Where does it end?
  8. summerteeth

    summerteeth Forum Resident

    Warren Zevon
    Rage Against the Machine
    John Coltrane
  9. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

    Wot, no Feelies?
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  10. KJTC

    KJTC Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The Hall is slowly belatedly expanding its scope beyond American and British artists. Have any Caribbean/African musicians gotten in since Bob Marley in 1994?
  11. KJTC

    KJTC Forum Resident Thread Starter

    RATM made the first ballot this year. Wouldn’t be surprised to see them go all of the way.
  12. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Forum Resident

    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Iron Maiden with this year's "See we can nominate a metal band, but they have no chance at getting in" award (See Motorhead last year, Judas Priest before that, etc.).
  13. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    I love Iron Maiden, but really, Judas Priest should be in before them.
  14. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    Be serious - you can't expect a rock band to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when you have other candidates like LLCoolJ, JayZ, and Dionne Warwick on the list!
  15. DME1061

    DME1061 Forum Resident

    Trenton, NJ
    I really don't care about the HOF, but how can Todd Rundgren not have been selected before?
  16. Rubberpigg

    Rubberpigg Forum Resident

    Why are Half Man Half Biscuit not on the list??
    HOF is a joke!
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  17. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    About time. Jeez.
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  18. KJTC

    KJTC Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The smaller subgenre and radio format of Rock is only one part of Rock and Roll’s rich musical tapestry. If anything, rock bands are over represented.
  19. GRC

    GRC Forum Resident

    Southeastern USA
    don't follow HOF much - but Kate Bush isn't in yet????? Geez

    Fela Kuti absolutely - incredible artist, incredible person with quite a story, incredible music
  20. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Agreed. Would it kill them to put in a chunk of artists from the same genre all at once? Maybe a sub-genre spotlight type of deal.
  21. motownboy

    motownboy Senior Member

    Washington State
    Definitely Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Kate Bush before Mary J. Blige. If MJB gets in before these other icons, then the RRHOF is no better than the corrupt Grammys.
  22. KJTC

    KJTC Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Or have standing categories that would get them in more quickly. Breaking Rock and Roll out by genre/subgenre would insure a wide variety of inductees every year AND provide more clarity about what the Hall sees as being under the inclusive umbrella of Rock and Roll.
  23. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    Of course. In fact, as far as I can see, anything and everything qualifies to be part of the "tapestry" of the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame". Which is precisely why I find it a repugnant, irrelevant, marketing exercise and excuse for a party.

    But worry not - I really don't have anything to add to this topic beyond that, so will take my bow for others who feel differently to enjoy. ;)
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  24. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

    All women this year... or just stop. It's a sausage fest
  25. KJTC

    KJTC Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Mary J. Blige is largely credited for the fusion of R&B and Hip Hop that has dominated popular music for almost thirty years now. I’m surprised it’s taken this long for her to make the ballot.

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