Please print out, sign and send the following letter. Pass this around to other people while you’re at it. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation 1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10104 To Whom It May Concern, I am contacting you on the grave matter of the Monkees’ induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, or rather, the lack thereof. It has always been of my understanding that an artist can be inducted into the Hall of Fame twenty-five years after the release of a debut album, and for outstanding contributions to the musical genre rock n’ roll. My question is, then; where are the Monkees? Many artists, too many to name here, have been inducted having fewer accolades than the Monkees. How many outsold Elvis and the Beatles in their debut year? How many had simultaneous number one chart-toppers in the US and the UK? Only five others have ever achieved the task….and all the ones who have had albums out for twenty-five years are inductees into the Hall of Fame. They were one of the first groups to use a Moog Synthesizer on an album, achieving the task a full two years before the Beatles did it on Abbey Road and a few months before The Notorious Byrd Brothers album by the Byrds. They had the top grossing tour of 1986 for their twenty year reunion tour. Their album More of The Monkees is the twelfth biggest selling album of all time, and they released four number one albums in a one year span. To use a New York Post article from 2007 which quoted Peter Tork, some …
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