Al Stewart

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1991 (The 1992 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Year Of The Cat (1976)

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Will Al Stewart be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


7 comments so far (post your own)

I think they may induct Al Stewart at some point (and it would be very well deserved). He has had a long, distinguished career as a British folk singer-songerwriter-guitar player and has worked with many greats in the industry. But what really makes him stand the test of time is his music.
For those interested, Modern Times (75) and Year of the Cat (76) are good starting points.

Posted by Jonny on Monday, 06.8.09 @ 20:12pm

For those interested, Modern Times (75) and Year of the Cat (76) are good starting points.

Posted by Jonny on Monday, 06.8.09 @ 20:12pm

Yeah I believe most people nowadays only remember him for "Year of the Cat"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 07.4.10 @ 05:31am

He sure new how to use the Syndrums in a special way....It help change the sound of the electric drums...

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 20:01pm

Everyone who makes a record that people stop their cars to listen more closely to, should be immediately inducted into the R and R Hall of F.
Al......I voted for you as a representative of the many slack musicians who have been inspired by year of the cat........
I have since discovered many of your other great songs and albums....If I wore a hat I'd take it off for you.
Incence and patchouli indeed!

Posted by david Minchin on Wednesday, 07.13.11 @ 14:50pm

Writing,singing,recording and playing live from the 1960's to 2012 is ample testimony to that man's prowess and magic. I don't know what else the people from RARHOF want !!!Not to forget The Moody Blues and Jethro Tull!!!

Posted by GEORGE ISAAC on Wednesday, 09.5.12 @ 14:00pm

Until this year, my answer would have been 'no', despite the fact that Al Stewart is, bar none, my favorite musical artist ever. But, now that Cat Stevens has been inducted, I have to wonder -- if he's HHROF worthy, then how can Al Stewart, who has had a brilliant 50-year career as a pioneer of folk-rock, not be? I'm quite a big fan of Stevens as well, but if you put their resumes side by side, I think AS easily has the edge.

At the end of the day, however, I think this is yet another example of the HOF's congenital inability to set consistent standards for induction. There's no rhyme nor reason to their choices. I imagine that now that Stevens is in, fans of Tom Waite, John Hiatt, LWIII, Harry Chapin, and plenty of others are muttering, "Wait a sec, if Cat Stevens is in......"

Posted by njns on Friday, 08.15.14 @ 18:33pm

Very interesting fellow. Sort of a history teacher who put his lessons to music. He was friends with many prominent people including Yoko Ono and Paul Simon and worked with Jimmy Page, Richard Thompson and Ian Anderson. Also a very important figure in the late 60s British folk movement. Played at the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970.

Posted by Zechariah on Saturday, 04.9.16 @ 01:13am

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