The Moodies are not the only such band, ostracized by the Hall... check out this list...
KISS - Should be in
Depeche Mode - I guess (was never a fan)
The Cure - Should be in
Chicago - No doubt they should be in
Hall and Oates - I don't think so.
Rush - They should be in
Alice Cooper - He should be in
Moody Blues - Of course they should be in
E.L.O. - I would put them in
Cheap Trick - Not sure
Bad Company - Yes
Peter Frampton - Yes
Heart - Yes
T-Rex - No
Bon Jovi - Yes
Journey - Yes of course
Foreigner - Yes of course
Public Enemy - No
Red Hot Chili Peppers... - Yes
I would also put Yes in without question.
The list I got (that you commented on) was from another site, not my list... But I agree with your assessment completely...
It does seem (to me at least) that if there is going to be an 'Official' R&R HOF, there should be ironclad standards and requirements... so far as i can find out, the only requirements for this one are that the band be at least 25 years old, and that Rolling Stone magazine 'reporters' think they are cool...
So far as Devo goes... I am not (nor was I ever) a fan - but Yes They should be in as well... So should ELP - who I am a fan of...
Playboy Magazine does (or at least did) a better job of it...