Apr 18, 2013 5:42AM
YES ,ELP, Jethro Tull, & the Moody Blues are bands that all should be in. The musical talent in these bands dwarfs many of the bands/ performers already elected.
Apr 17, 2013 11:25PM
Monkeys, Doobies, Boston, ELO, Styx. All better choices than who the hell are those guys!
Apr 14, 2012 6:12AM
You've GOT to be kidding me. No Doobies? But they have so much respect from so many people! What is the matter with that stuck HOF anyway?
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The debate surrounding the Monkees' worthiness to be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is as old as the Hall itself. The original objections — manufactured for TV, didn't write/play all their own stuff, not truly rock — have been undone by subsequent inductions (Neil Diamond ... more, ABBA, and the Mamas and the Papas, we're looking at you). More importantly, though, the mere existence of the pre-Fab Four artfully blurred the line between real and synthetic, and rock 'n' roll has been living in that gray area ever since — admittedly or not. It's time the Hall of Fame acknowledged its true pioneers.Sean Nelson is a Seattle-based writer and musician. He is the author of "Court and Spark," a book about Joni Mitchell, published by Continuum Books.