Over recent weeks we have offered you Rock and Roll Hall of Fame polls about which bands and female artists deserve induction next. Your top choices were Bon Jovi and The Monkees among rock bands and Janet Jackson and Pat Benatar for the ladies (see full results on links below). But what about the male artists who have been severely overlooked?
Voters have done a nice job in recent years making up for past snubs. Just some of the men who have waited a while but finally received induction have been Neil Diamond (2011), Donovan (2012), Peter Gabriel (2014), Randy Newman (2013), Lou Reed (2015), Steve Miller (2016), Cat Stevens (2014), and Bill Withers (2015).
But there are still some snubbed male artists who deserve strong consideration for induction in 2018. Vote in our new poll below to tell us which solo man most deserves to be inducted next (we are not including any people who have recently joined the ballot in the last year or two). Click below for the poll results about overlooked bands.
Here are descriptions of the 12 men in our poll:
Eligible since 1995. Top songs include “Changes in Latitudes,” “Come Monday,” “Margaritaville,” “Volcano.” Nominated for two Grammy Awards with no wins.
Eligible since 1994. Top songs include “Feeling Alright,” “The Letter,” “Up Where We Belong,” “With a Little Help from My Friends.” Nominated for seven Grammy Awards with one win.
Eligible since 2006 (inducted with Genesis in 2010). Top songs include “Against All Odds,” “In the Air Tonight,” “Sussudio,” “Take Me Home.” Nominated for 24 Grammy Awards with seven wins.
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Eligible since 2009. Top songs include “Ain’t Nobody,” “Going Back to Cali,” “Mama Said Knock You Out,” “Rock the Bells.” Nominated for nine Grammy Awards with two wins.
Eligible since 2012. Top songs include “Careless Whisper,” “Faith,” “Father Figure,” “Freedom.” Nominated for eight Grammy Awards with two wins.
Eligible since 1988. Top songs include “Nothing from Nothing,” “Outa-Space,” “Will It Go Round in Circles,” “With You I’m Born Again.” Nominated for nine Grammy Awards with two wins.
Eligible since 1996. Top songs include “Baker Street,” “Days Gone Down,” “Night Owl,” “Right Down the Line.” Nominated for three Grammy Awards with no wins.
Eligible since 2006. Top songs include “All Night Long,” “Endless Love,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me.” Nominated for eight Grammy Awards (during his solo career) with two wins.
Eligible since 1990 (inducted with The Police in 2003). Top songs include “Breakdown Dead Ahead,” “Lido Shuffle,” “Look What You’ve Done to Me,” “Lowdown.” Nominated for six Grammy Awards with one win.
Eligible since 2007 (inducted with The Police in 2003). Top songs include “Bring on the Night,” “Fields of Gold,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” “If You Love Somebody.” Nominated for 30 solo Grammy Awards with 10 wins.
Eligible since 1998. Top songs include “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe,” “Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up,” “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything.” Nominated for 11 solo Grammy Awards with two wins.
Eligible since 1994. Top songs include “Hasten Down the Wind,” “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” “Lawyers, Guns and Money,” “Werewolves of London.” Nominated for five Grammy Awards with two wins.