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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  1. 1
    Up 1509
    Down 623

    added by Ashtro1969 Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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  2. 2
    Up 953
    Down 618

    added by clash1977 New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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  3. 3
    Up 571
    Down 380

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

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  4. 4
    Up 621
    Down 428

    Soul blues, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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  5. 5
    Up 520
    Down 379

    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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  6. 6
    Up 933
    Down 750

    added by clash1977 Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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  7. 7
    Up 455
    Down 359

    Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues

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  8. 8
    Up 454
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    Pop music

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  9. 9
    Up 231
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    added by RichardBeecher Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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  10. 10
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    Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues

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  11. 11
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    Rhythm and blues, Blues

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  12. 12
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    Down 314

    Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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  13. 13
    Up 426
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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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  14. 14
    Up 436
    Down 377

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    open
  15. 15
    Up 675
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    added by gamedemon24 Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  16. 16
    Up 171
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    added by DebbyHood Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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  17. 17
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    Easy listening, Rock and roll

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  18. 18
    Up 352
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    Doo-wop, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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  19. 19
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    Southern soul, Doo-wop, Soul blues

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  20. 20
    Up 319
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    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

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  21. 21
    Up 326
    Down 302

    Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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  22. 22
    Up 409
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    Pop music, Rockabilly, Country

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  23. 23
    Up 366
    Down 355

    Girl group, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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  24. 24
    Up 349
    Down 340

    Doo-wop, Christian music, Pop music

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  25. 25
    Up 331
    Down 322

    Rhythm and blues, Blues

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  26. 26
    Up 350
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    New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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  27. 27
    Up 330
    Down 347

    added by bojanthebest Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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  28. 28
    Up 349
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    Philadelphia soul, Disco, Quiet storm

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  29. 29
    Up 358
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    Ska, Reggae

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  30. 30
    Up 365
    Down 399

    Rock music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll

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  31. 31
    Up 319
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  32. 32
    Up 296
    Down 324

    Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

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  33. 33
    Up 565
    Down 652

    added by clash1977 Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco

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  34. 34
    Up 325
    Down 361

    Instrumental rock, Rock and roll

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  35. 35
    Up 283
    Down 311

    Jump blues, Rock music, Swing music

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  36. 36
    Up 446
    Down 539

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

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  37. 37
    Up 317
    Down 384

    added by clash1977 British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

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  38. 38
    Up 527
    Down 666

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

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  39. 39
    Up 364
    Down 452

    Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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  40. 40
    Up 304
    Down 377

    added by clash1977 Rock music, Swing music, Folk music

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  41. 41
    Up 293
    Down 376

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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  42. 42
    Up 291
    Down 374

    Rock music, Instrumental rock, Surf rock

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  43. 43
    Up 320
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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  44. 44
    Up 84
    Down 94

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

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  45. 45
    Up 26
    Down 17

    added by tom_thumb Folk music

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  46. 46
    Up 27
    Down 19

    added by tom_thumb Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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  47. 47
    Up 443
    Down 602

    added by clash1977 Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  48. 48
    Up 334
    Down 452

    Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word

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  49. 49
    Up 324
    Down 443

    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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  50. 50
    Up 235
    Down 321

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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