Article From: AZ Central
Alice Cooper was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Linda Ronstadt followed in 2014. And Stevie Nicks was announced Tuesday as one of the nominees.
What other acts with Arizona connections could make the leap into the hallowed Cleveland hall?
Yes, we know Phoenix is no New York — or Liverpool — when it comes to Hall-of-Fame-quality musical talent. But if voters did happen to look this way they’d see, well, potential, at least.
To make it easier, we present this guide to Arizona’s notable performers. Some are ready for consideration, others not so much. But it’s a starting point.
As a guide for future voters, we’ve included the year of eligibility, which is 25 years after the release of the act’s first recording.
Case for: This Phoenix-born rock star was a mainstay of MTV during the 1980s, following her departure from Fleetwood Mac. Co-wrote rock staple “Leather and Lace” and sang duet with Tom Petty, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” Inventive videos and wardrobe for songs like “Stand Back.” Rolling Stone dubbed her the “Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” in 1981. Influenced scores of female singer/songwriters. She would be the first female inducted into the hall twice.
Case against: She’s already in as a member of Fleetwood Mac and her solo career wasn’t nearly as groundbreaking as her work with that group.
Eligible for hall: 2006.
Odds of being inducted: Even.