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
Black Sabbath
Miles Davis
The Sex Pistols
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Leonard Cohen


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.