Barry White

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1998 (The 1999 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2025 (ranked #290) .

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (1973)
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe (1974)
You're the First, the Last, My Everything (1975)

Barry White @ Wikipedia

Barry White Videos

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


14 comments so far (post your own)

OMG I must be something wonderful.. The good Lord lets me be first to say this MAN can SING
YES to RHOF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.24.09 @ 23:23pm

Barry White's music helped me get chicks. Just play Barry and chicks will be all over you.

Posted by danny on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 00:36am

RIP Barry White, amazing voice, amazing talent, and downright funky. Ultimate love making music.

Posted by on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 00:37am

I guess the best criterion for Barry White's induction is to wonder how many of the inductees and eligibles were (allegedly) conceived while their parents were listening to, say, "Baby Love."

If THAT isn't influence...

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 07.6.10 @ 16:33pm

What's scary is he probably will eventually get in, in spite of the fact that all of his songs sounded alike and he sang in a monotone.

Mediocre soul singers have always had an easier time getting in than anybody else on the B-list.

Posted by Mike Scott on Wednesday, 02.2.11 @ 11:34am

That man should be in

Posted by keith on Thursday, 10.6.11 @ 12:18pm

Another example of an artist who is greater than a number of present inductees Barry'brand of soul although in the Philly mold was still original and for sexual seduction can not be beat He is an original

Posted by Stephen Ferguson on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 21:35pm

Barry White should be inducted if only because he made every guy's balls hang lower.

Posted by D. Scent on Friday, 06.21.13 @ 16:58pm

Barry White defines "love making music." How the heck isn't he already in?

Posted by James on Saturday, 08.17.13 @ 22:04pm

*****BARRY WHITE*****

Part of the TRAVESTY of the "Hallowed Hall's" self-imposed "moratorium" on inducting classic R&B acts,is that some true deserving LEGENDS are being COMPLETELY IGNORED.

One of the most GLARING examples of this "rockist" policy is The MAESTRO himself....BARRY WHITE.

From Wikipedia :

"Barry White September 12, 1944 July 4, 2003), was an American composer and singer-songwriter.

A 3-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice and romantic image, White's greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with the Love Unlimited Orchestra,(of which HE was the leader) , crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits, "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe".

During the course of his career in the music business, White achieved 106 gold albums worldwide, 41 of which also attained Platinum status. White had 20 gold and 10 Platinum singles, with worldwide records sales in excess of 100 million, he is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time."

Singer, Songwriter,Producer, Bandleader, Musician...One of the WORLD'S TOP-SELLING Music Artists....



Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 10.7.14 @ 16:13pm

One of the very best to do it. To have sold 100 million records in 6 years. He should have been in on first ballot. He made music that appealed to everyone and it made them feel good. Barry Eugene White from Los Angeles CA. The titles of his songs should get him in alone. Never gonna give you up. The Maestro! Need i say more?

Posted by lecont mclaughlin on Wednesday, 04.15.15 @ 13:18pm

It i that this mans truly incredible that this man is not in the hall yet. I will capitalize the "H" in hall when Mr. White is finally inducted.

Posted by Lee Pagan 11 on Tuesday, 09.8.15 @ 00:33am

Let's be clear here:

BARRY WHITE is no more of a "Disco" artist than Rod Stewart or The Rolling Stones were.
He was a R&B artist who "rode the wave" of Disco , just as numerous other acts of that time did.
..Or have you fotgotten such dubious "classics" as "EMOTIONAL RESCUE" , "I MISS YOU" , or "DO YOU THINK I'M SEXY ?" .
Most of Barry's songs were smooth , romantic Soul Music. Because he made several uptempo songs too, don't classify him as simply a "Disco" artist.
THAT would be unfairly trivializing this man's phenomenal career !!

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 10.23.15 @ 13:17pm

When will the rock & roll hall of fame recognize this Man's Genius and induct him in please.

Posted by Lee Pagan on Sunday, 09.3.17 @ 22:37pm

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