4 - The Who
LOL.....I guess you missed this part:This is NOT about your personal favorites. You are being asked to judge the hall of fame worthiness of each of the inductees.
You see The Who as more deserving than Dylan or the Stones?
Absolutely. The Who brought MUCH more to Rock 'n' Roll than the Rolling Stones did (more than Dylan, too). The Who actually expanded the genre in multiple important ways. The Rolling Stones did not. They were just really good at making Rock 'n' Roll and very successful at it. But The Who are arguably ground zero for hard rock (some even say metal), punk rock, power pop, progressive or 'art' rock, and so on.
* "My Generation", Tommy
and Who's Next
in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
* The Who Sings My Generation
in the US National Recording Registry.
* Leeds Refectory designated an official historical site in the UK due to Live at Leeds
* Former site of the Marquee Club designated an historical site in the UK due to Keith Moon's first performance with The Who there.
* Kennedy Center Honors for Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend
* First ballot Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction (Where Ahmet Ertegun declared them "the favorite group of most of us.")
* Second year UK Music Hall of Fame induction
* Tony winner for Best Musical Score
I could go on and on: the Marshall Stack, feedback, guitar smashing, "The Best Live Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World", Monterey, Woodstock, Isle of Wight, The Concert for New York City, Glastonbury. They have a string of classic singles, classic albums, and classic performances that very few can match. I'll say less than ten.
You can quibble about the order, but name me another rock act not already in my top ten with more impressive credentials than The Who.