Django Reinhardt

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 Revisited in 1992 (ranked #23 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .

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Minor Swing (1937)

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


3 comments so far (post your own)

About time he gets his own page

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 06.19.10 @ 02:52am

Totally inexcusable omission from the Early Influences category. He has influenced guitar players across a diverse array of styles and genres - Les Paul, Chet Atkins, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, etc. Django melded the gypsy and jazz styles (first swing, than later bebop) seamlessly and played both acoustic and electric with equal technique.

Seriously people, start directing your attention towards legitimate giants instead of outdated schlock like the Kingston Trio when you want complain about who isn't in the HOF. YouTube Django Reinhardt sometime and prepare yourself for musical pleasure that is rarely equalled by others.

Posted by Zach on Sunday, 02.22.15 @ 14:11pm

With an all-star lineup of guitarists all crediting Django Reinhardt as an influence (Tony Iommi, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, and Jerry Garcia, to name some), there really is no justifiable excuse for Reinhardt not to be an EI inductee.

Oh, wait, this is the R'N'R HOF we're talking about, whose nominating committee has less of a collective intelligence than a bowl of worms and slugs.

Posted by Zach on Saturday, 07.16.16 @ 21:12pm

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