Dizzy Gillespie

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1966 (The 1967 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2031.

Dizzy Gillespie @ Wikipedia

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


8 comments so far (post your own)

hes been eligible for 40 years if it hasnt happened yet then theres a 99.9999999999999999999999999999% chance ita not goin to sorry dizzy love ya and wish you could be but no

Posted by curt on Sunday, 12.10.06 @ 10:27am

He'll make it plus its really only been 21 years since the hall of fame has only been around that long

Posted by OZZY on Tuesday, 06.26.07 @ 18:53pm

I gotta tell you, this was really the luck of the draw here. I read the umpteenth Madonna posting, and for the first time I honestly was bored out of my mind. It was the same old thing, and for the first time I felt no urge to respond at all. I couldn't even find a laugh in it, and ususally I can find something in there, even if the jokes pathetic. I opted for the random artist page, hoping I could find someone artistically worthwhile, and it honestly came up here.

The Dizzy Gillespie page!!! Not Bad. Not Bad at all!!!!!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 06.26.09 @ 17:51pm

Cheesie...the only reason I responded at all was because I thought the comparisons being set forth were inappropriate at this particular time.

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 06.26.09 @ 17:54pm

As opposed to the time they were calling us Satanists? lol

Dizzy... maybe as an EI. I'm sure some funk and soul brass players (thinking Bar-Kays) may have taken a page from the Diz.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 06.26.09 @ 18:22pm

I figure I'm pretty hard to slander anyway...ROFL!!!

Yep, I think the list of funk and soul brass players influenced by him is pretty long...

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 06.26.09 @ 18:25pm

quote from Stevie Wonder

Ladies and gentlemen,
I have the pleasure to present on my album
Mr. dizzy gillespie...blow!

Posted by akeem on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 04:48am

Dizzy is a no-brainer for an Early Influence. He provided the trumpet solo for Stevie Wonder's Do I Do (A fantastic funk song, might I add) and has had considerable influence on the funk and soul styles. One of my all-time favorite jazz giants (Along with Louis Jordan, Benny Goodman, George Benson, Woody Herman, and Louis Armstrong).

Posted by Zach on Thursday, 10.11.12 @ 21:44pm

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