Rock hall inductees: ABBA, Genesis, Hollies, Jimmy Cliff in; many others are not

ABBA will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

ABBA will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

Genesis will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

Genesis will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

CLEVELAND — The 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA is dancing its way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies and The Stooges.

The list of the next class of inductees was released Tuesday by the hall, which is based in Cleveland.

ABBA — whose hits included "Dancing Queen" — and the Stooges made it this time after being nominated previously but then not making the cut.

The rock hall also has announced that an award for non-performers will go to music industry executive David Geffen, the songwriting teams of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, and individual songwriters Jesse Stone, Mort Shuman and Otis Blackwell.

The induction ceremony is March 15 in New York.

Artists currently eligible but not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The artists below are between rock and a hard place. They are among the hundreds of artists yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

They first became eligible for the Rock Hall, 25 years after the release of their first record (LP, EP or single). Criteria for inclusion includes "the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll," according to the web site futurerocklegends.com.

ABBA will be inducted before any of these artists:

Peter, Paul & Mary eligible since 1987.

The Moody Blues eligible since 1989.

Boz Scaggs, Golden Earring, The Guess Who, Herman's Hermits, Sonny & Cher, The Spencer Davis Group and The Turtles, all eligible since 1990.

Cat Stevens, The Grass Roots, Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, The Monkees, Tommy James & the Shondells, all eligible since 1991.

The 5th Dimension, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Procol Harum, all eligible since 1992.

Blood Sweat & Tears, Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, Steve Miller Band, and T. Rex, all eligible since 1993.

Alice Cooper, Chicago, Grand Funk Railroad, James Gang, Joe Cocker, Three Dog Night, and Yes, all eligible since 1994.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The J. Geils Band, Jimmy Buffett, and Todd Rundgren, all eligible since 1995.

America, The Doobie Brothers, Electric Light Orchestra, Meat Loaf, REO Speedwagon, Steve Winwood, and Wings, all eligible since 1996.

Blue Öyster Cult, Eric Carmen and the Raspberries, Hall & Oates, Joe Walsh, Loggins & Messina, Lou Reed, Peter Frampton, and Styx, all eligible since 1997.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive, John Fogerty and Rush, eligible since 1998.

Bad Company, Jefferson Starship, Judas Priest, Kansas, KISS, eligible since 1999.

The Alan Parsons Project, Ted Nugent, and The Tubes, eligible since 2000.

Boston, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and Triumph, eligible since 2001.

.38 Special, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, Foreigner, George Thorogood, and Peter Gabriel, eligible since 2002.

The Blues Brothers, The Cars, Dire Straits, Toto, and Whitesnake, eligible since 2003.

The B-52's, Bryan Adams, Def Leppard, eligible since 2004.

The Go-Go's, Huey Lewis and The News, INXS, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Ozzy Osbourne, eligible since 2005.

Duran Duran, Phil Collins, Stevie Nicks, and Stray Cats, eligible since 2006.

Asia, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Janet Jackson, and Sting, , eligible since 2007.

Bon Jovi, eligible since 2008.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Spinal Tap, eligible since 2009.

Check out the complete list and vote for your favorites at futurerocklegends.com.

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