Rock & Roll Hall of Fame made one of its biggest blunders in 1993

American rock group The Doors, from left to right: John Densmore (drummer), Robby Krieger (guitarist), Ray Manzarek (organist), and Jim Morrison (singer), posed for Elektra Records publicity photos in New York City, New York in November 1966. Photo by Joel Brodsky.
American rock group The Doors, from left to right: John Densmore (drummer), Robby Krieger (guitarist), Ray Manzarek (organist), and Jim Morrison (singer), posed for Elektra Records publicity photos in New York City, New York in November 1966. Photo by Joel Brodsky.

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY TROY L. SMITH AND PUBLISHED BY CLEVELAND.COM ON NOVEMBER 1, 2018.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wasn’t shy when it came to first ballot Hall of Famers in 1993, inducting four of them (the most since the inaugural ceremony). But they still managed to miss one obvious choice.

Our “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Remixed” series re-examines every year of Inductions, righting wrongs and re-evaluating resumes. We’ll be the first to admit the Rock Hall’s actual Class of 1993 was impressive.

However, our Remixed version centers on one band the Rock Hall missed that year—Pink Floyd.

Fiction vs. Reality: The Rock Hall went ahead and inducted CCR, The Doors, Sly and the Family Stone and Van Morrison during their first years of eligibility. No argument here. But where was Pink Floyd?

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