The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 are…
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band / Chic / Deep Purple / Heart / Joan Jett and the Blackhearts / Albert King / Kraftwerk / The Marvelettes / The Meters / Randy Newman / N.W.A / Procol Harum / Public Enemy / Rush / and Donna Summer.
Not a bad crop, but I don’t like that it took Donna Summer’s death to put her back into contention. I have no idea what it will take the J. Geils Band to get in — seems the band gets a nomination about every other year only to fail to make the final cut.
A few locals — notably Aerosmith and James Taylor — have been immortalized in Cleveland. But the pretty damn irrelevant institution has turned up their noses at many of our greatest acts. Geils, the Cars and Boston have yet to be called to the Hall. Perennial-nominee and Dorchester-native Donna Summer may make it this time, but she’s gotten nominated half a dozen times only to be overlooked so there’s no guarantee.
For the first time in history, music fans like you and me will be able to vote for who we think should get the nod — ou can find the fan ballot right here. The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The show will be broadcast on HBO at a later date.
By Jed Gottlieb, Re-posted from BostonHerald.com