T Rex and Thin Lizzy are finally nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

16 October 2019, 10:19 | Updated: 16 October 2019, 11:52

Marc Bolan Of T-Rex
Marc Bolan Of T-Rex. Picture: Getty

By Rory O'Connor

T Rex and Thin Lizzy are among the nominees for a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with many other names.

They are also joined by Whitney Houston for the first time.

Artists are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album, with a final decision to be made in 2020.

Marc Bolan's band T Rex are among several other nominees, such as The Notorious BIG, Thin Lizzy and Pat Benatar.

A nomination doesn't always mean they will be successful in gaining a place in the hall, with Kraftwerk on the list for the sixth time this year.

More than 1,000 musicians, experts and critics will whittle down the nominees to decide the 2020 results.

Fans are also allowed to vote for their favourite act online, with the winner getting one extra "vote" in the final ballot.

The artists they will choose between:

• Pat Benatar

• Dave Matthews Band

• Depeche Mode

• The Doobie Brothers

• Whitney Houston

• Judas Priest

• Kraftwerk

• MC5

• Motörhead

• Nine Inch Nails

• The Notorious B.I.G.

• Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

• Todd Rundgren

• Soundgarden

• T Rex

• Thin Lizzy

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