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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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Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bands/Musicians
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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  2. 2
    + 1138
    - 496

    most listed
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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  3. 3
    + 1096
    - 492


    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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  4. 4
    + 961
    - 475


    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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  5. 5
    + 1123
    - 510


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

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  6. 6
    + 933
    - 407


    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  7. 7
    + 1049
    - 406


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

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  8. 8
    + 956
    - 496


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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  9. 9
    + 892
    - 491


    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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  10. 10
    + 792
    - 363


    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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  11. 11
    + 904
    - 440


    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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  12. 12
    + 903
    - 405


    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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  13. 13
    + 976
    - 388

    added by chadg30
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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  14. 14
    + 802
    - 460


    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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  15. 15
    + 957
    - 500


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

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  16. 16
    + 920
    - 418


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  17. 17
    + 839
    - 545


    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  18. 18
    + 732
    - 476


    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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  19. 19
    + 811
    - 408


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  20. 20
    + 687
    - 596

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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  21. 21
    + 714
    - 551

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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  22. 22
    + 580
    - 193

    added by CptNash
    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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  23. 23
    + 702
    - 380


    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  24. 24
    + 661
    - 351


    Blues-rock, Hard rock

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  25. 25
    + 614
    - 369


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  26. 26
    + 657
    - 494


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  27. 27
    + 618
    - 309

    added by PaulSteiner
    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  28. 28
    + 640
    - 468


    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  29. 29
    + 659
    - 417


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  30. 30
    + 655
    - 383

    added by PeteBoyle
    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  31. 31
    + 566
    - 297


    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  32. 32
    + 466
    - 357


    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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  33. 33
    + 612
    - 74

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

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  34. 34
    + 403
    - 240

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

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  35. 35
    + 542
    - 446


    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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  36. 36
    + 347
    - 268

    added by StuartGantner
    Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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  37. 37
    + 392
    - 408

    added by DerekPointon
    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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  38. 38
    + 407
    - 537

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  39. 39
    + 427
    - 179

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

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  40. 40
    + 464
    - 446


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  41. 41
    + 314
    - 303

    added by StuartGantner
    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  42. 42
    + 352
    - 251


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  43. 43
    + 448
    - 164

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

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  44. 44
    + 424
    - 497

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  45. 45
    + 413
    - 489


    Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

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  46. 46
    + 379
    - 239

    added by hotrodheart
    Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop Deserves an entry as solo artist  

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  47. 47
    + 504
    - 323

    ranked low on reranks & added by ErinKrause
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  48. 48
    + 404
    - 466


    Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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  49. 49
    + 380
    - 523


    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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  50. 50
    + 385
    - 481


    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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