(CNN) - A bipartisan group of political operatives leading a grassroots movement to induct pioneering British rock group Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has failed.
Republican political operative John Brabender joined forces in August with Democratic strategist Tad Devine and other operatives spanning the political spectrum to create the "Voices for Yes" campaign, aimed at inducting the beloved group into the celebrated club.
The progressive rockers were nominated and selected as finalists to join the 2014 class of Hall of Fame. Brabender and Devine's group rallied devoted fans through social media and a campaign website to sign a petition to support the rock and roll icons.
But ultimately, the trail-blazing artists failed to make the cut.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced six inductees Monday night, including grunge band Nirvana, makeup-clad metal group KISS and folk singer Cat Stevens. Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt and Hall and Oates also made the legendary list.
Brabender was senior media strategist for Republican Rick Santorum's 2012 presidential campaign and is the chief creative officer at political consulting firm BrabenderCox. Devine was a key architect of Democrat John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid.
CNN's Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.
Not a huge Yes fan, but I'm pretty sure they'll make it eventually.
and we can't pass immigration or extend unemployment benefits????
Isn't there an entertainment section for this?
KISS, and Hall and Oates made it over Yes?
There is hope for America's Fed. Legislative Branch.
Who'd have thought the party of "no" was also the party of Yes?
The fact that Nirvana made it in is a disgrace. Yes should have went over that crappy band.
Well they are proven losers, not who i would hire, but I have a yes CD I enjoy occasionally . They will make it eventually .
British rock group is told, "No." Welcome to the new America, gentlemen. There's nothing to see here.
Pam from Iowa wrote:
KISS, and Hall and Oates made it over Yes? Unbelievable!!
Yeah, "roundabout" got the run around. It's not always about what you do in the studio or the stage. A whole lot of it has to do with what your philanthropic activities have been over the years. How much have you given back to the fans, or those in need?
The Party of No ?
"Tutti Frutti" by Pat Boone is a cover of Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti".
"According to USA Today, which hosted online voting duties along with Rolling Stone, Yes (151,000) and Deep Purple (166,000) received more votes than Hall and Oates (113,000), Peter Gabriel (111,000), Linda Ronstadt (85,000) and Cat Stevens (75,000), however they were knocked out from the final list because of the rules: The hall deemed the five artists with the highest number of votes on a fan’s ballot counted as a single vote."
This is why the RRHoF is such a joke.
Cat Stevens over Yes? Really? As if the RRHoF had any credibility before this.