Most commentators on the Rock Hall have welcomed this decision, and I do too, at least if the judges have even a reasonable ability to judge what is important in rock history and what is not.
Let us now go back to my June prediction for the 2009/2010 ballot and look at the "Bubbling Under" artists. If you read my comment here, you will see I had
- The Stooges
- Donna Summer
- Deep Purple
When we move onto my own "bubbling under" candidates, I can currently see strong possibilities in
- The Hollies, who have been much hyped and certainly possess the popular credentials and reputation on classic-hits radio
- T. Rex, whose importance in the protopunk glam movement and their recognisable hit "Get It On" should make them a chance
- The Sugarhill Gang, who with rap coming into its own might be rated the best chance of my "bubbling under" artists.