Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Hitless Wonders

I mentioned in the comments to that Cleveland item that I was interested in seeing which acts had already been inducted without ever having a Top Forty hit. The list is longer than I expected, although several of the artists are R&B performers from back when the charts were pretty segregated.

These are all the regular Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, not early influences or anything like that, who never had a Billboard Top Forty hit:

Big Joe Turner
Muddy Waters
John Lee Hooker
Bob Marley
The Velvet Underground
Traffic
Black Sabbath
Miles Davis
The Sex Pistols
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Leonard Cohen

2 comments:

Mark Lerner said...

"about several"

T. Nawrocki said...

That's what happens when you change your mind about a post five seconds before you publish it.