Readers' Poll: 10 Acts That Should Enter the Hall of Fame in 2016

See what group managed to top Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, the Smiths and Cheap Trick

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3. Yes

There aren't a lot of prog-rock bands in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sure, there's Genesis, Pink Floyd and Queen, but all those groups had more than a few pop moments. Yes, at least in the 1970s, were like pure-grade prog heroin. They were cut with nothing. By 1978 even Genesis was releasing radio-friendly stuff like "Follow You Follow Me," but Yes were busying themselves with "On the Silent Wings of Freedom" and "Don't Kill the Whale." They broke up in 1980, and when they reformed four years later they were almost a completely different band. New guitarist Trevor Rabin crafted their comeback hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart," which (very briefly) revived the Yes brand. They've parted ways with frontman Jon Anderson in recent years and are hitting the road with Toto this summer. Yes deserve to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their 1970 to 1974 work alone, but maybe the fact that they just kept going and going started to work against them. It's too bad. "Close to the Edge" and "Siberian Khatru" represent prog rock at its absolute finest. 

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