Carly Simon is among a number of noticeable omissions in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Phill Marder of Goldmine Magazine has been writing a series of columns about who should have been inducted by now, and last week, he explained why Carly Simon should’ve been inducted before Laura Nyro.
He starts off by taking the argument of influence off the table, since it’s so hard to prove, and makes the good point that the Hall of Fame is not about who should be more famous. He then runs through the litany of Carly’s many accolades: the hits, the awards, etc., and compares those with the more limited commercial success of Laura Nyro during her career.
It’s a compelling argument, but maybe we’re biased.