rock Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  

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List Rules Only musicians who haven't been inducted into the Rock Hall

Update:  Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2014. Each new crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees brings with it with it a good share of controversy. Who is most deserving of being in the Rock Hall of Fame? Vote for the bands and musicians that you think most belong in the Rock and Roll HOF, or make your own ranked list of the rockers who have been left out of the Rock Hall

This list collects artists that Ranker voters and listers think belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but who are not currently inducted. Remember, bands and musicians are only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their debut album, so popular acts from the late '80s, '90s or '00s would not yet be eligible. Don't suggest them!

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Deep Purple Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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Yes 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #2 Yes Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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The Moody Blues 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Moody Blues Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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Chicago 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Chicago Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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Iron Maiden 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Jethro Tull 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jethro Tull Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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The Doobie Brothers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Ozzy Osbourne 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock - Deserves to get in as a solo artist

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Boston 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Boston Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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The Cars 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Cars Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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Journey 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #12 Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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Electric Light Orchestra 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Judas Priest 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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Foreigner 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Foreigner Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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Dire Straits 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Cheap Trick 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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Scorpions 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Blue Öyster Cult 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Blue Öyster Cult Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Pat Benatar 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Motörhead 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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The Cure 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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Genesis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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Def Leppard 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Bad Company 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Bad Company Blues-rock, Hard rock

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Thin Lizzy 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Thin Lizzy Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Styx 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Styx Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Phil Collins 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Steve Miller Band 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Steve Miller Band Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Pink Floyd 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #31 Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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Steppenwolf 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Steppenwolf Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The Arcana 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Arcana Rock music, Pop music, Baroque pop/rock

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Joe Cocker 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Joe Cocker Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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Three Dog Night 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Three Dog Night Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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Kansas 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Kansas Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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Ronnie James Dio 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ronnie James Dio Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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Bruce Springsteen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
voting closed at #47 Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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Jefferson Airplane 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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King Crimson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Soundgarden 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Soundgarden Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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Mötley Crüe 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Mötley Crüe Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Stevie Nicks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Bon Jovi 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Meat Loaf 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Meat Loaf Wagnerian rock, Rock opera, Rock music

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The Guess Who 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Guess Who Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

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Dio 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Queen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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America 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
America Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Ted Nugent 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ted Nugent Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Rainbow 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rainbow Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal