Detroit Free Press
Hall of Fame overlooks women who rock
April 28, 2016
One of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Steve Miller, is right when he complained about the paucity of women in it. An estimated 8% of the inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are women.
Missing are such prominent and famous female artists as Barbra Streisand, Connie Francis, Mary Wells, the Marvelettes, Whitney Houston, Olivia Newton-John, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Joan Baez, Patsy Cline, Peter, Paul and Mary (Travers), Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Dionne Warwick, Carole King, Diana Ross, the Carpenters, Cher, the Eurythmics (featuring Annie Lennox), Patti Page, Petula Clark and the Pointer Sisters.
Heck, if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland doesn’t induct them, why don’t they just form their own Hall of Fame?