(Guest blogged by Howie Klein)
I stopped attending Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee meetings a few years ago because every year the committe's #1 nominee would be Patti Smith and every year whoever counted the final ballots always claimed she didn't get enough votes. That same person once told me that "She isn't really rock'n'roll." And never showed up again.
Yesterday, though Patti, one of the most--if not the most--influential writer/performers in the history of modern rock, finally made it.
Along wih R.E.M., Van Halen, The Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash, Patti will be inducted on March 12. Here's Patti doing her classic version of "Gloria" live on Italian TV in 1975.
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