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Dave was on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" in 2011.
Dave was on "Wheel of Fortune" in 2007.
Dave was on "The Price is Right" in 2001.
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Here's the list - so you can begin the yearly reactions now - things like "THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A ROCK HALL, WHY IS _____ NOMINATED??" Or maybe you'd like to say, "I'VE NEVER HEARD OF _____!!"
Here's the complete list, along with the hits:
Let's face it, folks...Rush sucks. Canadian Content destroyed that country's entertainment scene. I hope Chic gets in before Rush does.
"Crazy On You"
The Wilson sisters sure do rock. And they can roll, too - tunes like "These Dreams" and "Who Will You Run To" on the slower end, and "Barracuda" and "Crazy On You" on the harder side of things have kept you moving for many years. The gals certainly deserve the honor this time around.
"On The Radio"
My favorite Donna Summer tune is "Heaven Knows" - which is actually part of the grand 17+ minute long "MacArthur Park Suite" - it's a disco favorite. The late diva definitely belongs in the hall for her contribution to popular music.
"Straight Outta Compton"
The usually-not-safe-for-radio rappers from Los Angeles were groundbreaking. Do you think they deserve to be in the hall?
Another disco act is nominated to the hall - the tune "Good Times" was very impactful on the music scene because it influenced artists like Queen and the Sugar Hill Gang.
"Born Under A Bad Sign"
King shared a last name with two other huge blues stars - but he was royalty in his own right. Rock-n-roll IS blues.
"Smoke On The Water"
This song is about a water bong. For that reason alone, Deep Purple should be in the Rock Hall.
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
"I Love Rock & Roll"
The electronic music pioneers from Germany showed artists how to use a synthesizer. Their tunes were also sampled by popular hip-hop artists.
"Don't Mess With Bill"
The epitome of girl groups. "Please Mr. Postman" was the first Motown tune to score a number one spot on the pop charts.
The Meters collaborated with a ton of huge artists, and were big stars on their own.
PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND
This band brought blues back to rock-n-roll.
"A Whiter Shade of Pale"
Summer of Love, 1967. Unmistakable organ intro.
"Fight The Power"
Another act that definitely belongs in the hall - they merged powerful spoken word with hot beats and it made you think.
Tons of respect for this legendary singer/songwriter/pianist. His voice is like kryptonite to me, though.