The next batch of inductees will come from the following nine acts. Which five would you choose? (Listed alphabetically). My thoughts below.
2. Dave Clark Five
3. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
4. Joe Tex
6. The Ronettes
7. Patti Smith
8. The Stooges
9. Van Halen
1. *Chic -- indispensable dance act. Put 'em in.
2. Dave Clark Five -- nope.
3. *Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five -- Absolutely essential rap act. Must.
4. Joe Tex -- don't think so.
5. *R.E.M. -- another first round lock.
6. The Ronettes -- Phil Spector is already in. Do they need to be too?
7. Patti Smith -- basically for one album. I wouldn't but they will.
8. *The Stooges -- definitely.
9. *Van Halen -- definitely. Though needn't be first year of eligibility