Should Roxy Music be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
With a recording career spanning 11 years from 1971 to 1982, Roxy Music had a profound influence on bands like Sex Pistols, Duran Duran, Siouxsie and the Banshees, U2, Chic, and Talking Heads. Original Roxy Music member Brian Eno has become one of the most sought-after producers in rock. Although they never had much sales or radio success in America until the Avalon album, their influence is inescapable throughout post-1975 rock music.
The tricky thing about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is that there is a pretty big list of deserving artists that have been slighted over the years. I have published a series of hubs on 20 that I felt deserved to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I also wrote a subjective list of 10 artists that I would personally love to see make the hall of fame, but being objective there were others that deserved it more.
Even though Roxy Music missed the cut for the 20 artists list and even though I didn't personally really get into to them I do think you could make a sound argument for them. I also think you could make a strong argument for Brain Eno to be inducted individually on the basis of his work as a producer.
Brian Eno as producer of U2, Talking Heads, Devo, and others-- plus his role as an artist in his own right-- never would have happened without his early involvement in Roxy Music. See this video for an overview of Roxy's career and influences: http
I agree. That being said his work as a producer outside of Roxy Music wouldn't come into play when inducting Roxy Music (same with Bryan Ferry solo work). That being said it is possible for an artist to be inducted more than once.
Not until Deep Purple, Heart, Jethro Tull, the Moody Blues, and Grand Funk get in. You can read my article about that very subject here on hubpages. http://catfish33.hubpages.com/hub/These … ll-of-Fame
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