This year’s losers were Chic, The Dave Clark 5, the Stooges and Joe Tex.
Frankly, I’m not very familiar with Grandmaster Flash, but I can’t argue with this year’s choices (including the overlooked). I’ve only seen 2 of the 5 inductees personally, R.E.M. (in early ’83) and Patti Smith (in mid ’79, IIRC). But both were outstanding.