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News |  21 Dec 2015 17:38 |  By RnMTeam

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Who got in and who missed out?

MUMBAI: The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced, and the five names that have been revealed were: Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, NWA, Chicago and Steve Miller.

In order to be inducted, an act has to be in the business for at least 25 years since the release of its first album. Chicago, with over 23 per cent votes, became the fan favourite among the fellow inductees. Formed in 1967, the American rock band released its first studio album in 1969. The band jumped between genres of jazz, psychedelic rock, disco and pop rock and it took over forty-five years for the ultimate recognition.

Another inductee that waited forty years for the induction was Milwaukee-born songwriter Steve Miller, with 18 studio albums under his act-Steve Millers Band. The composer released his first album in 1968.

Niggas Wit Attitudes (NWA), the hip-hop group of 'Straight Outta Compton' fame, comprising of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella, was one of the five latest inductees and were officially considered rock and roll, by the Hall. The group was voted by a group of 600 musicians, historians fans and other industry players.

Legendary British progressive rock/heavy metal band Deep Purple also needed more than forty years for the recognition. After being nominated for the induction in 2012 and 2013, the band will finally receive the honour that was long overdue.

Forty-one year old act 'Cheap Trick' was the fifth induction in 2016's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

11-times nominated ‘Chic’ did not make into the induction once again, as it fell short of necessary votes to get shortlisted in the Top 5. The Smiths, yes, The Spinners, Nine Inch Nails, The Cars and Chaka Khan were few of the artists that failed to make it past the nomination round.

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