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Cleveland’s Rock Hall announces 2016 nominees

Cleveland’s Rock Hall announces 2016 nominees

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Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 10.52.00 AMCleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for induction in 2016. And they are:

  • Chicago – Had a string of #1 albums and top 40 hits in the 70s and 80s.
  • Cheap Trick – Classic rock group want you to want them in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Deep Purple – Heavy metal / modern rock pioneers.
  • The Cars – Late 70s through mid-80s radio staple with hits including You Might Think, Just What I Needed and Tonight She Comes.
  • Chaka Khan – For her sake, hopefully she’ll fare better here than she did on this season’s Dancing With the Stars…eliminated first.
  • Chic – Disco era group had two #1 hits in the late 70s with Le Freak and Good Times.
  • The J.B.s  – James Brown’s longtime backing band.
  • Janet Jackson – Penny from Good Times broke out of her brothers’ shadows and became one of the most successful female artists of all time.
  • Los Lobos – Winners of multiple Grammys. Hit #1 with their 1987 cover of La Bamba.
  • Steve Miller – He’s a joker. He’s a smoker. He’s a midnight toker. But is he worthy of induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
  • N.W.A. – Nominees With Attitude.
  • Nine Inch Nails – Possibly entering the Hall of Fame based in the city where the act was founded (Cleveland).
  • The Smiths – If they don’t make it in, it will be one more reason for Morrissey to cry.
  • The Spinners – Classic R&B group formed in Detroit. Hits included Working My Way Back to You and Could it be I’m Falling in Love.
  • Yes – Noted owners of a lonely heart.


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(photo credit: Cheap Trick)


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