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Neil Diamond, Donna Summer, Chic, Dr. John, Donovan, Darlene Love, Joe Tex, Chuck Willis, Laura Nyro nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

By September 28, 2010

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2011 nominees for induction, and several oldies artists have finally made the next-to-final cut. Neil Diamond, Donovan, Alice Cooper, and Dr. John have all been nominated for the very first time, while The J. Geils Band (2005, 2006), Donna Summer (2008, 2010), Chic (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), Darlene Love (1999, 2010), Joe Tex (1998, 2006, 2007), Chuck Willis (1986-1990!), and Laura Nyro (2010) have made it this far before. Tom Waits, Bon Jovi (2008), LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys are also up for the honor, all but one for the first time.

Here's the full list of potential 2011 Hall of Fame inductees. Click on a link to read their profile:

Five of these acts will be picked for inclusion this December, with the induction ceremony held on March 14 in New York. (Officials have decided to return to the museum's home base of Cleveland only once every three years for the actual inductions.) Which of these artists should make it into the hall, and which shouldn't even be on this list? Let me know what you think here.


October 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm
(1) Perri says:

Neil Diamond? Are they crazy?

Tom Waits gets my vote. Also Dr. John, Laura Nyro, Alice Cooper and maybe Bon Jovi. They’re all perfectly what they are.

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