Charlie Parker

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1970 (The 1971 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2032.

Charlie Parker @ Wikipedia

Charlie Parker Videos

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


4 comments so far (post your own)

No comments on the Bird? What a shame!

I have to confess that I wasn't always keen on Charlie Parker and the bebop movement, but I've since grown to appreciate the artistry and complexity displayed by him and Dizzy Gillespie.

Having said that, I don't think the Hall is likely to induct either as an Early Influence. I could foresee John Coltrane getting in, as he was cited by The Doors as an influence, but Diz and the Bird don't have as strong an influence on rock n roll as Miles Davis and Coltrane.

Posted by Zach on Wednesday, 05.15.13 @ 04:54am

Charlie Parker is a jazz giant who changed the face of the entire jazz form and shaped the course of 20th century music through his artisty and complexity.

I personally think that jazz has been severely underlooked by the Rock N' Roll Hall. Looking back, only Louis Armstrong, Charlie Christan nad Miles Davis have been inducted. Why not Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, or Thelonious Monk?

By the way, Zach, how was your Thanksgiving?

Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 22:30pm

jazz is not rock n roll either have several categories [prog. rock, blues jazz] or face the fact that some of the best groups and solo artists will not get in. the zombies ,yes, and genesis not in ? c'mon. I nominate gary and the hornets watch their videos pre-hanson.

Posted by nick on Wednesday, 07.1.15 @ 14:58pm

Genesis is in...

Posted by dmg on Wednesday, 07.1.15 @ 16:09pm

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