^ Isn't that the point? The HOF's definition of Rock 'n' Roll is the big issue.
I don't really see how that can be at issue. It's self-evident that the Hall's definition includes country, R&B, pop, soul, funk, hip-hop, reggae, punk, dance and other genres. More questionable, to me, is whether the standards for entry are applied uniformly and fairly for all potential honorees.
Wasn't Dionne Warwick what we now call R&B? It was called the Motown sound back then, or maybe the Philadelphia sound.
Yes, R&B, like many artists who are in the Hall of Fame. And no, the Motown sound applies to that Detroit label and its artists and production teams, and the Philadelphia sound to a group of writers, producers and labels in that city that reached its peak in the 1970s.