Here are Your Nominees for the Pop Music Hall of Fame

No, not the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; that’s something completely different. The Pop Hall–headquartered in Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, has only been around since 2013 and instead of being a closed voting system, it’s open to the general public. Voting started last Wednesday and continues until December 2. Here’s who is eligible this year via VVN. The asterisk means the artist is a first-time nominee.

  • ABBA *
  • Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  • Lou Christie
  • The Dave Clark Five
  • Petula Clark
  • John Denver *
  • Earth, Wind & Fire *
  • The 5th Dimension *
  • Four Tops
  • Aretha Franklin *
  • Marvin Gaye *
  • Herman’s Hermits *
  • Michael Jackson *
  • The Jackson 5
  • Tommy James & the Shondells
  • Billy Joel *
  • Tony Orlando & Dawn *
  • Johnny Rivers *
  • Diana Ross *
  • Rod Stewart

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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