While such Canadian acts as Rush, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell are represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one notable band from the Great White North isn’t — and fans are trying to do something about it.
Fans in the Guess Who’s hometown of Winnipeg have launched the “Guess Who 4 the Hall” campaign in an effort to see the “American Woman” performers take their rightful place alongside previously-elected Canadians. “During an era where the Beatles ruled everything, the Guess Who put Canada on the rock and roll map with the world’s number one single, ‘American Woman,'” reads a statement on the campaign’s website. “We marveled at how a band from Winnipeg’s North End achieved such incredible success in the music industry, how they made history, how they influenced and inspired so many others along the way.”
So far, a petition started by “Guess Who 4 the Hall” has received 2,500 signatures.
Should a band be required to have a set number of hits to be considered for induction? What other Canadian rock acts can you come up with?