Soon after welcoming in a brand new decade The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 35th annual class of inductees. Since 1986, making it to this list has been recognized as one of music’s highest honors. Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record and the criteria are based on their influence on the development and conservation of rock and roll.
The six musical acts to receive this honor for 2020 are Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex, with Houston being the only woman to make the cut. This clear gender imbalance is not a new one. That’s not to say that rock and roll hasn’t seen its fair share of talented female acts. In fact, there are plenty of well-deserving female icons from rock and roll history who have yet to be added to the esteemed Hall of Fame.