Gold Derby has offered you three polls in recent weeks about snubbed artists still waiting for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For our female artist poll results, Cher was the top choice with 50%. On the male artist poll, George Michael was best with 24%. And on the rock group poll, The Monkees were the favorites with 46%.
Will one of these artists make the final cut with Hall of Fame committee members later this year? Vote in our brand new poll below where we provide you with these same three artists, now up against each other for the first time.
Cher has been eligible since 1990. Top songs include “Bang Bang,” “Believe,” “Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves,” “Half-Breed.” Nominated for six solo Grammy Awards with one win. In her poll results, she defeated Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, Tina Turner and Carole King, among others (Turner and King are past inductees but not as solo artists).
George Michael has been eligible since 2012. Top songs include “Careless Whisper,” “Faith,” “Father Figure,” “Freedom.” Nominated for eight Grammy Awards with two wins. For his poll, he defeated Phil Collins, Sting, Warren Zevon and Jimmy Buffett (Collins and Sting are past inductees but not as solo artists).
The Monkees have been eligible since 1991. Top songs include “Daydream Believer,” “I’m a Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” Nominated for four Grammy Awards with no wins. In their poll results, the band defeated Three Dog Night, Foreigner, Soundgarden and The Doobie Brothers, among others.