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March 17, 2008

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Oy, I'm terrible with music. How do they induct all the menz? What are the categories? Etc.

Donna Summer - YES!! Obviously, Carly Simon needs to be added immediately. Nina Simone. I know you think Mariah Carey. Where is Whitney? Does Barbra even remotely count as rock-n-roll? I guess that's why I'm curious about the categories...she's obviously not rock, but she sure is talented.

Jill Scott should eventually be in there, though she's young yet.

Cyndi Lauper?

Who do you think??

Annie Lennox.

15 or so I can think of, off the top of my head (who I think are all eligible):

Pat Benetar
Heart (Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson)
Donna Summer
The Marvalettes
Mary Wells
Patsy Cline (Early Influence, or not)
Linda Ronstadt
Diana Ross (as a solo artist)
Tina Turner (as a solo artist)
The Platters (Zola Taylor)
Janis Ian
Carole King (as a performer)
Carly Simon (and James Taylor, for that matter)
The Go-Gos
Patti Labelle
Labelle (Nona Hendryx, Patti, and Sarah Dash)

That's just off the top of my head. There are others, probably slightly more obscure, who also met=rit consideration.

Even Tina Turner isn't there? Cmon!

I claim no musical knowledge either so I wonder why, if it is called the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are there any jazz musicians entered, however, since jazz is the ONE genre of music I am enamored of, I won't ask too many questions on that score (no pun intended, of course). If you do open it up to jazz and induct Ruth Brown and Etta james (both of whom I love!) where are Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Billie Holliday?
What about American women who could only be successful in Europe such as Josephine Baker?

I didn't realize you could nominate people again for diff. categories. Agree with all of these noms here too!!!

How about Natalie Merchant! And seriously Annie Lenox isn't on that list either??!! Even Melissa Etheridge.

You have to have been in the biz for 25 years to be considered for induction. So, while many on the neglected list are eligible, it will be a few more years for Annie, Melissa and Natalie to be eligible.

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