Journey, ELO and Yes Lead the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Public Vote

by VVN Music

The voting has been extended until December 15 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame public vote.

Nineteen artists are nominated for what is normally five slots for actual induction into the hall in 2017 and there are two clear leaders, at least as far as the public is concerned.

Journey leads the poll with 227,600 votes with the Electric Light Orchestra following at 194,600.

The balance of the public's ballot at this time, which counts as one vote in the final tally, includes Yes (169,900), Pearl Jam (140,900) and The Cars (135,800).

One that is missing from the public's choice is expected inductee Tupac Shakur who is in ninth place with 83,900 votes. Rolling Stone gave Shakur even odds of being inducted along with fellow first-time eligible group Pearl Jam.

There has been on-going controversy about the inclusion of Hip-Hop artists in the Rock Hall, a situation which the organization tried to address earlier today on Twitter, saying "There are many opinions out there on what or who is considered "rock & roll." We believe that it's more than just a single sound. There's a spirit to rock & roll that our Inductees embody and that's what sets them apart."

Also not faring well with the public but high on Billboard's list is Janet Jackson who the magazine put at 2-to-1; however, she is currently in 11th in the voting with 68,400.

At the bottom of the public's poll is eleven time nominee Chic with 33,300 votes, Bad Brains with 30,700 and Joe Tex with 17,800.

You can vote through December 15 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's site.

3 comments

nektarlives said...

Steppenwolf & The J. Geils Band should already be in there ! C'mon WTF !

nektarlives said...

Where are the votes for Steppenwolf and The J Geils Band ! C'mon they belong before any other !

Anonymous said...

Steppenwolf? They're lucky to be nominated. That's their prize really.

Your 2017 Inductees:

Pearl Jam
Journey
Tupac
Janet Jackson
Yes

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