Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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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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    Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    the people's #1
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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    most listed
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock Deserves to get in as a solo artist

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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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    added by chadg30
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    added by CptNash
    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    often listed
    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Hard rock

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    added by PaulSteiner
    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by PeteBoyle
    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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    ranked low on reranks & added by mark.w.kelley99
    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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    added by StuartGantner
    Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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    added by DerekPointon
    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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    added by oldrocker
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    ranked low on reranks & added by AdimAlibaba
    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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    added by ErinKrause
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    ranked low on reranks & added by KevinClarkDooley
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    added by StuartGantner
    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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