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thenewgreen  ·  2760 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ARETHA FRANKLIN - CALL ME - 1971

Thanks for this. It prompted me to do some Aretha research. I didn't realize that she was the first woman to be inducted in to the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 1987. -That seems odd, don't you think? It took till 1987 for a woman to be inducted and why Aretha? I mean, she's awesome but not exactly rock and roll and the HoF started in like 1982 or 83, I think. That's 4 years with no ladies?!

b_b  ·  2759 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That is odd. I'm wondering if they had the 25 year rule back when they started. If so, it would have been difficult for anyone to get in, considering we're talking late 50s. I can't think off the top of my head what women were rocking back then. If the great MoTown girl groups are considered rock, then they probably would've been considered about the same time as Aretha. My music knowledge isn't deep enough to know who may have come before them, given rock's infancy.

thenewgreen  ·  2759 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah... yes, the 25 rule would make sense in this case. Good call