The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its annual list of nominees for the next induction ceremony, with several newcomers on the list.
The Chicago band brought a blues sound into rock in the mid 60s.
The Zombies, who scored several hits in the 1960s, were nominated for the first time.
It's the eighth nomination for Chic since 2003.
Some call N.W.A. the Beatles of hip-hop because of their massive influence, sonic power and their place as a launching pad for several critical solo careers.
Peter Gabriel, who gained notoriety as the lead singer of Genesis before embarking on a successful solo career, is a first-time nominee.
Funk band The Meters have been covered by everyon from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the Grateful Dead.
Rapper LL Cool J has also launched careers in the movies, TV, fashion and fitness.
Hall and Oates, whose career spans five decades, are first-time nominees.
Link Wray, credited for introducing the power chord in the 1950s, is a first-time nominee.
Nirvana, a band credited with causing a seismic shift in rock music culture from hair bands to grunge in the early '90s, is among first-time nominees.
The Replacements, a largely underground band touted as alternative rock pioneers, are nominated for the first time.
Cat Stevens, now Yusuf Islam, began his career as a teen in London.
Yes, progressive rock pioneers who enjoyed a pop resurgence in the 1980s, are also first-time nominees.
Linda Ronstadt, who announced publicly a couple of months ago she has Parkinson's disease, is a first-time nominee.
Theatrical rock band KISS was a fan favorite in the 1970s.
British quintet Deep Purple was one of the first "heavy metal' bands. To cast your vote on who should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, CLICK THIS LINK