Congratulations to the bands and artists that were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and Nina Simone as well as Gospel pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame does a good job of electing all different types of bands and artists and applaud them for their diversity. It’s a tough job and they will never be able to please everybody as music is very personal everybody has their favorites who they think should be inducted. I was hoping for Judas Priest to get is, if just to open the doors for other so called heavy metal artists like Iron Maiden or Scorpions to get the recognition they deserve. But the nomination is a start and hopefully leads to them getting in soon.
As far as the 2018 inductees;
New Jersey’s own Bon Jovi – Starting out as one of the 1st Hair Bands and the fact that they are still relevant today alone makes them worthy.
The Cars – Created one of the perfect albums – The Cars – The Cars (album). There is not one bad song on the album
Dire Straits – Great musicians with more hits then you think. As far as albums, Brothers in Arms has a lot of great songs besides “Money for Nothing”
The Moody Blues – Just for Nights in White Satin and the 6 minutes of talking at the end
Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Not that familiar with there music, but from what I have heard and read, both were very influential in the history of Rock and Roll, and that is part of what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame stands for