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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 2014 Inductees Have '80s Style

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2014's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have a distinctive '80s music flavor, as three of the six performers honored (Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates and KISS) stand among the biggest pop music acts of that decade. Not all of the '80s music artists nominated this year found their way in, but the Rock Hall has certainly treated our favorite musical era well this time around.

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Triumph Artist Profile

Though often tagged as the lesser arena rock cousin to Rush - the most famous Canadian arena rock band of all time - Triumph built a solid '80s career in its own right.

Simply Red Artist Profile

Though far more popular in its homeland than in America, British soul-pop band Simply Red crafted a solid, consistent career that endured for a quarter century.

Forgotten Gem of the '80s - True Believers

Texas singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has built nearly a four-decade rough-and-tumble career as a musical survivor, and his '80s roots rock band True Believers was one of his finest moments.

James Ingram Artist Profile

The smooth, appealing baritone of James Ingram became a major musical component of the '80s, gracing several contemporary soul, pop and adult contemporary songs of the period.

The Jesus and Mary Chain Artist Profile

The Jesus and Mary Chain emerged during the mid '80s on the U.K. early alternative music scene, helping to establish an influentially chaotic, hypnotic post-punk sound.

Top AC/DC Songs of the '80s

As the result of tragedy, hard rock band AC/DC moved into an entirely new phase for the '80s that ultimately became its most popular period of all.

Paul Young Solo Artist Profile

English singer Paul Young enjoyed one major pop hit in the U.S. but became a major star in his native U.K. during the '80s.

Mike + the Mechanics Artist Profile

Led by guitarist Mike Rutherford of Genesis fame, Mike + the Mechanics also featured a pair of shining veteran lead singers in Paul Carrack and Paul Young.

Forgotten Gem of the '80s - Uncle Green

Though originating in New Jersey, guitar rock band Uncle Green relocated to Atlanta and became a well-received if generally little-known underground band.

Hunters & Collectors Artist Profile

Like many of its Australian peers, guitar rock band Hunters & Collectors began as a pub rock outfit, ultimately evolving into an imaginative, significant group of the '80s and '90s.

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