Induct the original 5 VJs into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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MTV was an integral part of ‘80s culture. No one embodies the impact of MTV on rock music as much as Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, Martha Quinn and J. J. Jackson.

Both Alan Freed, and Dick Clark have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as non-performers. No one can dispute their impact on the Rock & Roll landscape. But just as Alan Freed changed the music industry in the 1950s and Dick Clark in the 1960s and 1970s, so too did the original 5 VJs on MTV in the 1980s. They created the soundtrack to a generation of music fans and have been cultural icons for nearly 40 years.

To date, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is yet to acknowledge the impact of these 5 extraordinary individuals.

It is time the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame right this injustice and acknowledge MTV’s impact on Rock & Roll.

I am calling for Mark, Alan, Nina, Martha and J. J. to be inducted into the Rock Hall. Their time has come.