Deep Purple Top Rock Hall Public Poll (A Top Story)

On Wednesday Deep Purple Top Rock Hall Public Poll was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Deep Purple have topped a Rolling Stone magazine readers' poll of the top 10 acts that should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2016. Almost 50 years since they formed in Hertford, readers named Deep Purple as the act they most want to see honored by the Cleveland-based institution with close ties to the magazine.

Publisher Jan Wenner serves as the chairman of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation, which oversees all elements of the organization. Rolling Stone says: "You can't blame the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominating committee for not bringing Deep Purple in. They've put them on the ballot several times over the past few years. It probably has something to do with the fact that the vast, vast majority of voters are American. If the people of Europe had the chance to vote, Deep Purple would have been in years ago."

Electric Light Orchestra land at No. 2 on the list, with Rolling Stone suggesting "maybe ELO were a little poppy and eclectic for the tastemakers of their day, but we have a feeling they'll make it into the Hall Of Fame in the next few years." See who else made the list - here.

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