rock Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  

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List Rules 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 Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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1,432 798
Yes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #2 Yes Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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1,421 914
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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1,584 921
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Chicago Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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1,772 966
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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1,644 840
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock - Deserves to get in as a solo artist

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1,481 803
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Cars Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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1,466 792
Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Boston Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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1,392 935
Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jethro Tull Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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1,384 797
The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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1,324 833
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Foreigner Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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1,377 931
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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1,324 667
Journey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #12 | chadg30 added Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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1,318 715
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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1,273 884
Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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1,396 799
Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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1,189 975
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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1,161 710
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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1,084 841
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Blue Öyster Cult Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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1,100 998
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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1,366 772
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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1,098 955
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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1,036 506
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
CptNash added Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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1,026 678
Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Bad Company Blues-rock, Hard rock

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1,050 270
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #31 | mark.w.kelley99 added Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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1,065 820
Styx is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Styx Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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946 840
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Thin Lizzy Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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1,013 768
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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969 609
Steve Miller Band is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
PaulSteiner added Steve Miller Band Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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862 707
Steppenwolf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Steppenwolf Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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652 244
The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Arcana Rock music, Pop music, Baroque pop/rock

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701 684
Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Three Dog Night Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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630 598
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
StuartGantner added Kansas Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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608 738
Emerson, Lake & Palmer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
DerekPointon added Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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839 603
Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Joe Cocker Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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773 422
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
AdimAlibaba added Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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804 804
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ronnie James Dio Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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675 473
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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743 127
Queen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
gavin-bolton added Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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304 222
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #47 Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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586 899
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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688 785
Meat Loaf is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Meat Loaf Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

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773 796
Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Mötley Crüe Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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632 819
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Soundgarden Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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888 643
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
ErinKrause added Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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617 762
Dio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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480 566
America is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
StuartGantner added America Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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762 377
The Allman Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
KevinClarkDooley added The Allman Brothers Band Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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652 544
The Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
oldrocker added The Guess Who Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

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513 781
Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rainbow Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal