After doing a little research, I discovered that only two Latino musicians have been inducted in Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If you guessed 1998 inductee Carlos Santana, and 2001 inductee Richie Valens, you know your Rock n’ Roll history well.
So along with the creators of the groups Induct El Chicano into the Rock’n roll Hall of Fame and Induct El Gran Combo into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we want to throw in one more potential Latina nominee who definitely deserves a place in the Hall of Fame: Linda Ronstadt. Not only does she have a beautiful voice and can sing in two languages, she was also one of the top selling and most successful artists of the 70s and 80s. And she managed to look so cool while pulling it all off.
What other notable Latino-American acts are missing from the Hall of Fame?
El Chicano – Viva Tirado Live:
El Gran Combo – Esos ojitos negros:
Linda Ronstadt/The Stone Poneys – Different Drum: