ROCK IS DEAD
Wait, The Guess Who Still Isn't in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
That's right, the famous band from Winnipeg who were the first Canadians to have a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, have yet to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Responsible for hits like "American Woman" and "These Eyes," the band started in the early 1960s when they famously began releasing music under "Guess Who?" The mystery surrounding the band help launched their songs onto the radio, where they have stayed ever since.
In 1970 The Guess Who released their sixth studio album American Woman, which spent 55 weeks on the Billboard charts and received a Gold certification in the US. The album's title track has stirred discussions for decades, as the song's lyrics appear to criticize political practices of the American government (something the band has denied over the years).
Now, a group of fans from Manitoba are coming together to get The Guess Who finally inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They have started a petition and hope to get the attention of Cleveland's Rock Hall before 2021 nominees are announced early this year. In order to be inducted, the band will first have to get nominated by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and then go through a series of fan and member votes before being selected as one of the final inductees. If successful, the band will be only the sixth Canadian act to be inducted following The Band, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Rush.
To sign the petition click here.
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