Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Final Ballot Spot Escapes These Artists

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released a list of 77 artists who have consistently received several votes but have never been on the final ballot. The list is quite interesting because the fans of an artist want to know why their favorite artist was not inducted; some were not even seriously considered.

Artists who have received some votes from the nominating committee but never enough to make the final ballot: Abba, The Average White Band, The Big Bopper, The Blues Project, Paul Butterfield, Canned Heat, Captain Beefheart, Chicago, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Cocker, Leonard Cohen, The Commodores, Ry Cooder, Alice Cooper, John Cougar, Country Joe & The Fish, The Crystals, Dick Dale, Deep Purple, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Dr. Hook, The Doobie Brothers, Electric Light Orchestra, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Five Satins, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Peter Gabriel, The Gap Band, Genesis, Slim Harpo, The Harptones, George Harrison, Herman's Hermits, The Hollies, Hot Tuna, The J. Geils Band, Jethro Tull, Albert King, Kiss, Kraftwerk, Last Poets, Little Anthony, The Marshall Tucker Band, The MC5, The Moody Blues, Randy Newman, Laura Nyro, Junior Parker, Poco, The Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, Mitch Ryder, Boz Scaggs, Neil Sedaka, The Shondells, Huey Smith & The Clowns, The Patti Smith Group, Sonny & Cher, The Spencer Davis Group, The Steve Miller Band, Donna Summer, Rufus Thomas, Three Dog Night, Traffic, The Turtles, The Ventures, Tom Waits, Junior Walker, Jr. Wells, Johnny Winter, Barry White, Steve Winwood, Yes, and ZZ Top.