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It was more pop than rock, but they did make some interesting music, and they did make the Cover of the Rolling Stone...
Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 03.21.07 @ 13:37pm
Of course they are going to the "Hall of fame"
Posted by Bjørn Tore Christiansen on Friday, 01.11.08 @ 16:33pm
what a stupid question! drhook and the boys payved the way for everybody !!! of course drhook will be inducted god bless
Posted by daniel bice on Friday, 01.18.08 @ 20:56pm
They had better be...and I would just love to see them all together again! Maybe if they were inducted they would all be together to accept. One can only hope.
Posted by Kelly on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 18:39pm
Very little contribution...sorry!!! I think I saw their picture on a milk carton a while ago...or was it in the post office???
Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 20:32pm
I saw today that Madonna is going to be inducted this year. So mindless dance music wins over music with lyrical merit? Kiss It Away is amazing and has true staying power as does the entire album it came off of.
Posted by Paula on Saturday, 06.21.08 @ 21:31pm
Sylvia's Mother is great song
Posted by Sylvia'S dad on Wednesday, 08.20.08 @ 11:35am
Bjorn u forgot "making it natural"
Posted by ? on Wednesday, 08.20.08 @ 11:37am
Just got their greatest hits album. Some pretty good songs on it. 'Cover of the Rolling Stone' (IMO) is not one of their best songs. It's a 'ditty' song & you know how I feel about those ;-)
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 10.27.08 @ 06:51am
Dr. Hook is all about the 70s & the mainstreaming of hippiedom.
Posted by Arrow Man on Wednesday, 09.30.09 @ 23:43pm
They got on the Cover of Rolling Stone because of the song, and probably because the magazine's publisher like the irony.
Posted by Mike on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 19:44pm
this band should have been in long before now....and certainly long before michael jackson, that is for sure....he never even played an instrument....in my opinion he had no talent whatsoever......these guy played instruments and could really sing....i saw them the 1st time in 1975 and have seen them about 15 times since then....i have actually sat down and talked to Ray Sawyer [Dr. Hook] many times and he is a very shy,humble person off stage....a very well mannered gentleman......now in his early 70's i think he and his band should be able to enjoy what all the other musicians have enjoyed who have already been inducted while they are still living...they fought to get their pic on the cover of the Roling Stone in the early 70's and now i am fighting for them to be inducted into the R&R HOF in 2010 where they belong.....all of you who love Dr. Hook songs help me out and put this band where they belong while they are still alive....
Posted by timmy on Sunday, 03.21.10 @ 12:09pm
Dr Hook is the greatest band of the 70's and 80's Put them in the rock of roll hall of fame.Thats it thats all
Posted by Rick on Sunday, 01.2.11 @ 17:53pm
They'll probably never get in (nor do I know if they should, anybody know anybody who cites them as an influence?) but "Sylvia's Mother" and "Cover of the Rolling Stone" will always be awesome.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 01.19.11 @ 13:36pm
....still laughing out loud that the hall even considered them. Was Jann Wenner that flattered that they sang a song about his magazine? Was Shel Silverstein on the comittee at one time?
Posted by Mike Scott on Wednesday, 02.2.11 @ 11:44am
If the Hall ever does decide to recognize those who were more primarily AC, unfortunately, they'll probably go with Dr. Hook before the Carpenters... as you said, because Jann's so flattered by their pandering to him.
Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 02.2.11 @ 12:29pm
Dr. Hook is an interesting band, mainly because they were essentially two different bands, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show and Dr. Hook.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 12.26.11 @ 15:01pm
C'mon. These guys had a lot of hits and good songs that were not exactly hits. They deserve the RRHF as much as some of the ones I didn't give a crap about.
Posted by Bob on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 20:23pm
There are too many that are NOT Rock and Roll already in there. Obviously they are "political" choices not for their influence or chart toppers but for their PC appeal.
Posted by Bob on Friday, 03.28.14 @ 21:02pm
"Obviously they are "political" choices not for their influence or chart toppers but for their PC appeal."
Posted by GFW on Friday, 03.28.14 @ 22:53pm
Hang on, I wanna make some popcorn and cocoa first before storytime starts.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 03.29.14 @ 00:45am
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