Ella Fitzgerald

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1981 (The 1982 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2006 (ranked #28 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .


Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
A Tisket, A Tasket (1938)
How High The Moon (1940)
Flying Home (1945)
Someone to Watch Over Me (1950)
Dream A Little Dream of Me (1950)

Ella Fitzgerald @ Wikipedia

Ella Fitzgerald Videos

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

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She'll probably never get in - but she's awesome.


and up till a minute ago she had the same amount of posts as the mighty Biffy Clyro, till I swung by here.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 02.1.09 @ 13:07pm


should be in as an early influence.

Posted by Brian on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 19:59pm


America's "First Lady Of Song". Her style of "Scat singing" influenced literally DOZENS of singers over the last 60 years ....from Mel Torme to Natalie Cole and Basia. Yes to Ella !!!

Posted by Bill G on Sunday, 06.21.09 @ 02:06am


...Also the lady has won every major music industry award that exists,including an astounding 13 GRAMMY AWARDS and numerous Presidential Citations...and has had numerous tribute albums to her and her music by other artists. She was also one of the few female bandleaders of the Big Band Era.Heck, The United States Postal Service has even issued an Ella Fitzgerald Stamp !! No less than SIX of her recordings are in THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME .VERY FEW ARTISTS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAVE , OR WILL EVER , COME CLOSE to Ella's influence !! For a detailed list of the incredibly long lists of awards this groundbraking lady has won, check out this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ella_Fitzgerald_awards. One look, and you'll be SHOCKED that she hasn't been inducted ALREADY !!! A Kennedy Center Honoree , and a member of the Jazz Hall Of Fame and and ASCAP Award honoree...I DARE ANYONE to say she isn't worthy of induction !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 06.21.09 @ 02:29am


The "Lady" can SING!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 22:54pm


Hmmm...

I think that's all I need to say about the fact that Ella Fitzgerald is not in the Hall of Fame already.

Posted by Chris on Friday, 02.12.10 @ 13:14pm


She should already be in! It's a shame she's not.

Posted by Matt Love on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 19:06pm


You would think that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame would be in a mad rush to induct Ella Fitzgerald. They inducted Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Etta James and Brenda Lee. So why not Ella Fitzgerald yet?

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.27.10 @ 10:17am


Ella SHOULD be inducted as an Early Influence. Her "influence" factor is through the ROOF !! Her style of "scat singing " has influenced everyone From Basia and Mel Torme to Natalie Cole and The Intruders !! Yes to Ella !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 03.25.12 @ 14:30pm


..Also the lady has won every major music industry award that exists,including an astounding 13 GRAMMY AWARDS and numerous Presidential Citations...and has had numerous tribute albums to her and her music by other artists. She was also one of the few female bandleaders of the Big Band Era.Heck, The United States Postal Service has even issued an Ella Fitzgerald Stamp !! No less than SIX of her recordings are in THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME .VERY FEW ARTISTS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAVE , OR WILL EVER , COME CLOSE to Ella's influence !! For a detailed list of the incredibly long lists of awards this groundbraking lady has won, check out this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ella_Fitzgerald_awards. One look, and you'll be SHOCKED that she hasn't been inducted ALREADY !!! A Kennedy Center Honoree , and a member of the Jazz Hall Of Fame and and ASCAP Award honoree...I DARE ANYONE to say she isn't worthy of induction !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 03.25.12 @ 14:31pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s002WeeeW4Q

Someone at HBO wants Ella Fitzgerald inducted!

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 03.25.12 @ 20:07pm


Brenda Lee, Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, LaVern Baker and Ma Rainey are all in!!

When is Ella Fitzgerald getting in?

Posted by Toots on Monday, 03.26.12 @ 12:43pm


Wait, why is she ranked as being eligible in 1981 while also having a song from 1938 in the "Essentials"

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 15:39pm


"About Ella Fitzgerald, GFW wrote:
Wait, why is she ranked as being eligible in 1981 while also having a song from 1938 in the "Essentials"?

Ella DEFINITELY belongs in as an "Early Influence". In fact , if the RRHOF can induct Miles Davis as a "performer" then Ella deserves it too, if not moreso !!!

Her style of "scat singing " has influenced everyone From Basia and Mel Torme to Natalie Cole and The Intruders !! "America's First Lady Of Song" should be inducted !! Yes to Ella !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 21:17pm


Basia isn't here yet.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 21:20pm


Lets hope she gets in..

Posted by Happy on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 21:44pm


It also seems that Connie Francis will never be indcuted and she certainly should have been one of the first to get inducted. Connie and Ella admired each other.

Posted by Sal on Sunday, 12.30.12 @ 17:46pm


About Ella Fitzgerald, GFW wrote:
Wait, why is she ranked as being eligible in 1981 while also having a song from 1938 in the "Essentials"?

Yes, she should be ranked as being eligible in 1960 : her first recording is from 1935 !

Posted by gorby on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 05:11am


"A Tisket A Tasket" was actually a hit for the Chick Webb Orchestra and not Ella as a solo act. Ella sang on the record, but at the time was just a girl singer. Not all that uncommon since most of Billie Holiday's recordings at the time were also in front of a band with name recognition (Benny Goodman's first) She didn't really record solo singles in the 1930s. But followed Holiday's solo career path pretty early on. Holiday kind of became the model for that, and Ella's popularity led to it being commonplace for everybody (and some would say the death of Big Bands and the rise of the singer).

Posted by Chris F. on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 08:20am


At least induct her as an early influence!

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 23:50pm


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