Each year when the nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are announced, many fans grumble that their favorites were snubbed yet again. But what if the fans voted for the honor, rather than a cabal of music industry insiders? Well, then Bon Jovi would be on their way to being memorialized in Cleveland…at least according to a new poll.
GoldDerby, a website devoted to predicting nominees and winners for major awards, ran a poll asking fans which act they’d most like to see in the Hall, and with about 4700 people casting their vote, Bon Jovi came out the clear winner, with 35 percent of the vote. The New Jersy rockers have been eligible for induction since 2008.
Coming in second are The Monkees, with 26 percent of the vote. The band, which was originally created for a TV show, went on to be a Grammy-nominated, multimillion-selling, chart-topping act. They’ve been eligible since 1991.
Here is the full list of the acts mentioned in the poll:
Bon Jovi (35%) Eligible since 2008.
The Monkees (26%) Eligible since 1991.
Three Dog Night (11%) Eligible since 1994.
The Moody Blues (8%) Eligible since 1989.
The Doobie Brothers (5%) Eligible since 1996.
Boston (4%) Eligible since 2001.
Dire Straits (4%) Eligible since 2003.
The Cars (2%) Eligible since 2003.
Styx (2%) Eligible since 1997.
The Commodores (1%) Eligible since 1999.
Foreigner (1%) Eligible since 2002.
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Source: Classic Rock News