Yes Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Symphonic rock band Yes has finally been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Rolling Stone magazine, the band is in the nomination list for possible induction in 2014.

Yes has been overlooked in previous nominations, but in the last year the fight to get the band acknowledged has been stepped up somewhat. When Rush were inducted earlier this year, Geddy Lee said he “hope[d] this means other great bands like Yes will follow suit”, and perhaps more strangely, a grassroots group of Republican and Democrat politicians also petitioned to get Yes nominated.

If Yes manages to get enough votes, the band be inducted next April in a ceremony held in New York. It might even mark the first time since 2004 that the band performs with Jon Anderson. As Chris Squire remarked in 2011, there have been 19 or 20 members of Yes, and it would be “magnificent” to include them all.

Also amongst next year’s nominations are Peter Gabriel, who was inducted as part of Genesis; and Deep Purple, which was also nominated for this year’s induction but failed to make the cut.

For the second year running, the public are able to vote for the nominations. You can cast your vote on the Rolling Stone website.

Source: Rolling Stone

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