The 21st Show

Which Female Artists Got Snubbed By The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?


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Pat Benatar’s 1979 anthem “Hit Me with Your Best Shot" reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold well over a million copies in the U.S., but she is one of several female rockers who have been left out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which announced its inductees earlier this month. 

Kate Bush, The Indigo Girls and Björk are just a few of the other women artists who have yet to be recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

According to analysis from Loyola Marymount University, over the course of 34 years, there have been fewer than 70 women chosen for induction. That’s compared to 888 men. 

Ilana Kaplan, News Editor at Digiday and a weekend writer at Rolling Stone, and Christine Pallon, a musician who also who serves on the board of Girls Rock C-U, joined us to talk about which female artists they think got snubbed, and why. 

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