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Donna Summer, The Meters, The Marvelettes, Chic, Randy Newman nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

By October 4, 2012

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2013 nominees for induction, and several oldies artists have finally made the next-to-final cut. This is the fifth nomination for Donna Summer, the seventh for Chic, and the second for The Meters, Heart, Paul Butterfield, Joan Jett, Kraftwerk, and Randy Newman. Albert King is a first-time nominee, and so are the no doubt controversial hip-hop picks Public Enemy and NWA, but in a major victory for prog-rock, so are Rush, Deep Purple, and Procol Harum!

Here's the full list of nominees:

Five of these acts will be picked for inclusion this December, with the induction ceremony held April 18, 2013 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. 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, or leave a comment below!


October 9, 2012 at 8:33 am
(1) Shemp9971 says:

They need to start inducting the King of the Countdowns himself, Casey Kasem into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performer category. He was practically there at the dawn of the rock era, even did a stint as a deejay in Cleveland for a while. Who else other than Dick Clark has been as influential in the radio field?

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