Shouldn't the Meters be in the R&R Hall of Fame?
Yeah you rite! Besides, Fess, Toussaint and Dr. John are already in; and the Meters, great players that they are, backed 'em all at some point, as well as doing their own innovative brand of original funk, of course.
This idea didn't just pop into my head. I found out today that my friend, Jon, over at nevilletracks* has set up a petition site to get the Meters inducted into the RRHF. Your "signature" is needed there to help create a groundswell for what should have already been an obvious choice. Hope you'll take a minute or two and add your name to the list. Get this influential band some official, music bidniz recognition.
*The "Complete" Neville Recording Chronology