The Most Undeserving Members of Rock Hall of Fame Bands/Musicians
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The Most Undeserving Members of Rock Hall of Fame

List Criteria: Members who are inducted, but shouldn't be. Only include people or bands currently in the Rock Hall. Vote up if you agree they don't belong, vote down if you think they do belong.

The most undeserving members of the Rock Hall of Fame are all respectable and successful musicians and bands but quite simply, not at the level of other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. These bands and singers are far from the level of legends like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Queen and Elvis Presley but somehow found their way into the Rock Hall regardless.

While all of these least deserving Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members were kind of a big deal back in their day, it's highly likely that most normal people would have never heard of these folks. Ask any 25 year old if they've ever heard of Darlene Love, Bobby Bland or Jimmy Cliff. See if they can tell you who Gene Vincent, Jimmy Reed or The Moonglows are. Challenge them to name one song from Little Willie John, LaVern Baker or The Flamingos. That person might not be able to recognize any of those names but they all are musicians and bands inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Puzzling isn't it?

No one is doubting any of the talent or success of these musicians but when other (better) singers and bands have been snubbed for induction, it's valid to examine the interesting selections. For instance, among the musicians who deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Deep Purple, Rush, KISS, Journey, Cheap Trick, Jethro Hull and numerous others. Yet these big names were overlooked in place of ancient musicians like Dion, Frankie Lymon and Traffic.

Which Rock Hall inductees do you think are the most undeserving? Think an overrated and already inducted singer or band shouldn't be in the hall while another should? Add those musicians who you think are the most underserving, vote up for those you think are the least deserving and even re-rank this list your way all below on this list of the most undeserving members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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    added by Ashtro1969 Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    added by clash1977 New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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    added by clash1977 Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Soul blues, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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    added by clash1977 Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Pop music

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    added by gamedemon24 Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Easy listening, Rock and roll

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    Southern soul, Doo-wop, Soul blues

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    added by DebbyHood Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    Pop music, Rockabilly, Country

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    Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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    Girl group, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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    Rhythm and blues, Blues

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    Philadelphia soul, Disco, Quiet storm

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    added by bojanthebest Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    added by clash1977 Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco

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    Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Jump blues, Rock music, Swing music

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    Instrumental rock, Rock and roll

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    added by clash1977 Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    added by clash1977 Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    added by clash1977 British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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    added by clash1977 Rock music, Swing music, Folk music

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    Rock music, Instrumental rock, Surf rock

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    Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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    added by clash1977 Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    added by clash1977 Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by gamedemon24 Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    added by feytesfate Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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