WHY SODA STEREO?
To become a rock legend is an extraordinary feat reserved only for those with exceptional talent and an impacting influence over thousands of fans and other music performers. Achieving musical greatness, massive success that spans several decades that even today keeps adding new fans, and build a legacy that will live forever, is something that should be recognized.
But to achieve this in countries where rock was a genre not commercially supported by recording labels, mass media, or concert promoters, and still throughout an entire continent reach the same recognition and massive popularity as rock giants such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Police, The Cure, or U2, is something that should not just be recognized, but celebrated.
If we add that Soda Stereo achieved all of these by singing on Spanish, which gave a few generations of Latin american youngsters an own identity by being able to enjoy the genre they learned to love with Soda Stereo in their own language, is something that goes beyond any description of positive permanent impact, and a key element in the growth of rock as a successful genre in Latin America and Spain.
We, the fans of legendary Argentinian rock band Soda Stereo, formed by Gustavo Cerati, Zeta Bosio, and Charly Alberti, respectfully request to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and all of its voting members, to induct Soda Stereo into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in recognition to their successful trajectory, their positive influence in Latin American music, and their decisive impact that helped rock and roll reach massive success on an unexplored geographical territory at that time for this musical genre. Their first album, titled Soda Stereo, was released on August 27, 1984.