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DOOBIES, CARS, MOODIES: Still Awaiting Their Call From the Rock Hall

Friday night's inductions of Journey, Yes, ELO, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez and Nile Rodgers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bring important recognition to those artists.

But a surprising number of standout names from the decades have yet to receive one of rock's highest honors. Some very significant artists still waiting for the call from the Hall include:

The Doobie Brothers turned away from country rock and embraced a more soulful and commercially successful sound once Michael McDonald became their frontman -- then swung back to their original style after his departure.

The Cars, who came in fifth on this year's Fans Ballot, were the first important new wave band to enjoy mainstream success.

The Moody Blues infused rock with classical influences and changed the sound of music in the '70s.

The Guess Who became the first important Canadian band to break big in the U.S. and Europe. "American Woman," their biggest U.S. single, has been covered by several important artists since they took it to number-one.

Meat Loaf may not have had the most prolific career, but his Paradise by the Dashboard Light certainly is iconic.

The Zombies, who made their mark in the '60s with "She's Not There," "Tell Her No" and "Time of the Season," have resumed their place among the most respected tour bands from that era. Nominated in 2014 and '16, and again performing their classic Odessey and Oracle album in its entirety, they be a year or two away from getting their call from the Hall.

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