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8. Gram Parsons

When the Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, they only took the original lineup, leaving Gram Parsons (or at least his estate) without a statue. Many assumed that would be rectified in the next few years but, despite three ballot appearances, the country-rock icon has yet to get in. It might be because his best work was split between the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers and his solo albums, or maybe because he's been dead so long that people have forgotten about his genius. Whatever the reason, it's wise to assume this will be fixed in the next few years. Odds are about 99 percent that Keith Richards will deliver his induction speech. 

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