MEET ME ANYPLACE OR ANYWHERE OR ANYTIME: The 2014 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include a number of first-time nominees: Nirvana, as expected, in its first year of eligibility, but also Linda Ronstadt (eligible 19 years, but never on the ballot before), Link Wray (28), The Zombies (24), Yes (19), Hall and Oates (16), Peter Gabriel (11, but already inducted as a member of Genesis), and The Replacements (7).
Rounding out the ballot are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, LL Cool J, N.W.A., the Meters, and Cat Stevens.
[Among the excluded: The Smiths, The Cure, Kraftwerk, New Order, Sonic Youth, Warren Zevon, Bon Jovi, and every woman who played post-WWII non-country popular music not named Linda Ronstadt or in Chic.]
As always, we've got a Doodle ballot. Make your case here, and go vote there. It's so easy.