Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bands/Musicians
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Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

List Criteria: Only musicians who haven't been inducted into the Rock Hall

Update:  Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2014. Each new crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees brings with it with it a good share of controversy. Who is most deserving of being in the Rock Hall of Fame? Vote for the bands and musicians that you think most belong in the Rock and Roll HOF, or make your own ranked list of the rockers who have been left out of the Rock Hall

This list collects artists that Ranker voters and listers think belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but who are not currently inducted. Remember, bands and musicians are only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their debut album, so popular acts from the late '80s, '90s or '00s would not yet be eligible. Don't suggest them!

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List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Deep Purple

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal More
    100
  2. 2
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock More
    94
  3. 3
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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music More
    93
  4. 4
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    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music More
    88
  5. 5
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    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    86
  6. 6
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music More
    84
  7. 7
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    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave More
    83
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    83
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    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    82
    Deserves to get in as a solo artist
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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave More
    80
  11. 11
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal More
    80
  12. 12
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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock More
    77
    added by: chadg30
  13. 13
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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock More
    77
  14. 14
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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    77
  15. 15
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock More
    76
  16. 16
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    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock More
    76
  17. 17
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music More
    75
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock More
    74
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Cure

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
    72
  20. 20
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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music More
    72
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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    71
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    Pat Benatar

    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    69
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    69
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    ranked low on reranks
    Def Leppard

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    68
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Styx

    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    68
  26. 26
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    Blues-rock, Hard rock More
    67
  27. 27
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    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    67
    added by: PaulSteiner
  28. 28
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    66
    added by: bojanthebest
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
    66
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    Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock More
    65
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    Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word More
    65
    Deserves to get in as a solo artist
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    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock More
    64
  33. 33
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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge More
    62
    added by: PeteBoyle
  34. 34
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    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock More
    62
    added by: CptNash
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music More
    61
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
    61
  37. 37
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    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock More
    59
    added by: DerekPointon
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    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    58
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    57
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    56
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    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music More
    56
  42. 42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jefferson Airplane

    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music More
    56
    added by: AdimAlibaba
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    Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock More
    55
    added by: StuartGantner
  44. 44
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    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal More
    55
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    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal More
    55
  46. 46
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music More
    55
    added by: oldrocker
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Allman Brothers Band

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
    55
    added by: KevinClarkDooley
  48. 48
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    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    55
    added by: StuartGantner
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    54
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    Bon Jovi

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    53
    added by: ErinKrause
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