Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
The “5” Royales
I had complained for years that Stevie Ray Vaughan was overlooked, so I am glad that he got in this time. Same with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
Green Day is a worthy first-ballot inductee in my opinion. And I am happy that they have capped off their Beatles tribute by giving individual recognition to Ringo Starr.
I was never a fan of the Velvet Underground, but I did get into Lou Reed in the '80s when he came out with his New York album.
Looking ahead to next year, the list of first-time eligibles for 2016 is pretty week in my opinion with only Pearl Jam as a possible first ballot inductee. And there are still a lot of worthy contenders that have been left out including:
J. Geils Band
Steve Miller Band
Electric Light Orchestra
Paul Revere and the Raiders