Top 10 Bands Which Actually Deserve to Be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

I recently did a list of artists I feel do not deserve to be in the Rock n Roll Hall of fame, either because they are not rock, or they are rock, but I just feel they don't deserve. This list shows bands which are not in the hall of fame but actually deserve it.

The Top Ten

1 King Crimson King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band has had numerous lineup changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (guitar). However, the most notable lineup is between 1972-75, consisting of Fripp, John Wetton (bass/vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), more.

Arguably, the fathers of the entire progressive rock genre. Unique, technically gifted, stylistically fearless and completely beyond showing any interest in trendiness or fashion. Not mention humorous when least expected!

Despite the constantly changing lineup it's hard to disagree that King Crimson has continued to be its own beautiful prog sound for many years now. Starless and 21st Century Schizoid Man are just some of the legendary tunes that will live in the heart of prog fans forever.

King Crimson desreved to be in the rock n roll hall of fame!

Ignoring the influence they had on the progressive rock scene (I personally don't care about that aspect as much as their actual music) which was definitely immense, the music itself is extremely original and fresh sounding even by today's standards. - kempokid

2 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm more.

They should be there next time. - Userguy44

I thought they were

They should be! Why aren't they on yet?! - PhoenixAura81

3 Blue Cheer Blue Cheer Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, more.

Love, the first two albums

Deserve to be in for earliest heavy metal album.

They were actually a truly hard rock band then, not a typical pop band with heavy distortion... yes, they're ROCK artists.

4 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

So underrated. - Userguy44

5 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.
6 Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge was a American Psychedelic band in the late 1960s. Their two first album was all covers, but their third album is mostly original content. They are also credited for somewhat influencing Progressive Rock.
7 Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" more.
8 Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.
9 The 13th Floor Elevators The 13th Floor Elevators

Come on. Pioneers of Psychedelic Rock. Tommy Hall is credited with coining the phrase Psychedelic Rock. Roky did the Robert Plant wailing, years before Robert Plant did.1965 and they were playing hard driving wild rock music while everyone else was singing pop, folk, and the beatles. Overdue, induct them before Roky is in the ground

Exactly... - Ananya

10 Toto Toto Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus touring members Leland Sklar and Shannon Forrest.

Legends. - zee_ma

What, 19? Those guys are some of if not the most talented musicians out there. They were basically the most popular studio musicians of the 70s through 90s, all of them added up, they can be heard on more than 5,000 albums. They helped music industry developing instruments, which means instrument quality wouldn't be where it is today without them. Their references include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Michael Jackson, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan and Bruce Springsteen. In 1983, they won 6 Grammys, including album of the year and record of the year.

The Contenders

11 The Seeds The Seeds The Seeds were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1965. The group became known for psychedelic rock music and is considered a prototype for garage punk rock bands.
12 Spirit Spirit

The career of Spirit's bassist Mark Andes should have been HOF all by itself. Besides the totally awesome Spirit itself, he was also in JoJo Gunne, Firefall, and Heart, enjoying massive success with each.
Spirit's founder and leader, Randy California died a hero, saving his 13 year old son from dangerous Hawaiian surf. However, in the early years, Randy's penchant for very young groupies was off-putting even for the time. The SJW powers-that-be would never stand for it. They are off the list permanently.

13 The Electric Prunes The Electric Prunes

The Electric Prunes are an American psychedelic rock band formed in the San Fernando valley of Los Angeles, CA in 1965.

The band is still active with original vocalist James Lowe and more recent additions. An influential staple of American psychedelic rock, The Electric Prunes are best known for their hit, "I had too much to Dream Last Night" which they performed on American Bandstand in January 1967.

14 The Alan Parsons Project The Alan Parsons Project The Alan Parsons Project were a British progressive rock band, active between 1975 and 1990, consisting of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson surrounded by a varying number of session musicians and some relatively consistent band members such as guitarist Ian Bairnson, bassist and vocalist David Paton, more.
15 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

Way to good, like the west coast reflection of the velvet underground.

16 The Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band are an American pop rock duo from New York, New York, consisting of brothers Nat and Alex Wolff. The siblings are known for their work on the Nickelodeon television series The Naked Brothers Band, which was created and produced by their mother, actress Polly Draper. It was adapted more.
17 Big Time Rush
19 Death Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.
20 The Guess Who The Guess Who The Guess Who was a Canadian rock band formed in 1962. The band was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is mostly known for their hit "American Woman".
21 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.
22 Lostprophets Lostprophets Lostprophets were a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, Wales formed in 1997. Founded by lead vocalist and lyricist Ian Watkins, bassist Mike Lewis, drummer Mike Chiplin and guitarist Lee Gaze, they were originally a side-project to hardcore punk band Public Disturbance.
23 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.
24 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

Jethro Tull, King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer deserved to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis and Rush. Also Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Scorpions deserved to be inducted.

25 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant Gentle Giant was a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members.
26 The Residents The Residents The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works. Since their first official release, Meet the Residents, the group has released over sixty albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects, and ten DVDs.
27 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
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