English Beat

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2005 (The 2006 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

English Beat @ Wikipedia

English Beat Videos

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


15 comments so far (post your own)

Are you fucking kidding me such a great band that should have a way higher chance of being inducted. Definitley an influence on alot of newer ska,punk, and alternative rock nowadays.

Posted by David on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 00:47am

Yet another case of a very deserving act being overlooked simply because it isn't a household name in the US. The Hall needs to get its act together and inducted them.

Posted by NFB on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 10:10am

The English Beat - I vote yes.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 05.1.08 @ 03:17am

Not before The Specials!

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 05.1.08 @ 10:31am

I like them better than the Specials, therefore, I vote the English Beat first, even if the Specials formed 6 - 9 months earlier.

Can't you just once let a comment go by without being a pain in the arse?

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 05.1.08 @ 10:43am

Hypersensitive? As far as importance goes, The Specials get in first, what with them being THE band to fuse ska and punk.

"Can't you let a comment go by without disagreeing with me?"

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 05.1.08 @ 10:49am

I don't care - leave me my likes and dislikes alone! I am an old man and I have earned that choice. Besides, I am still hurting over the Def Leppard fiasco.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 05.1.08 @ 13:00pm

How come Madness STILL don't have a page?

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 06:20am

"our house, in the middle of our street. Our hous, this is where we used to sleep!"

Posted by dano on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 07:26am

There are similarities between Dave Wakeling's voice and Pete Townshend's voice, hence Pete's cover of The English Beat's "Save It For Later"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 06.3.08 @ 21:10pm

I absolutely LOVE the records that the English Beat released (and I'm an American). The musicianship, melody, melding of musical forms, and just plain fun that Wakeling, Cox, Ranking Roger, etc. put into these albums is just overwhelming. To this day, I put on their songs and get excited and happy and begin to sing along like a teenaged girl. They make my body move like no other.
That being said, they just don't strike me as a Hall of Fame act. Only 2 great records, which sold well in the UK, but only middling in the US. They were perfecters of ska/punk/raggae, not its inventors. They just don't cast a shadow. I hope I'm wrong, because I'd love to see them get in, but I just don't think it will happen.

Posted by Jack on Friday, 09.12.08 @ 08:47am

English Beat members would go on to form General Public and Fine Young Cannibals. General Public page coming soon to Future Rock Legends.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.23.10 @ 09:51am

No General Public yet!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 02.3.11 @ 20:30pm

Looks like I was mistaken, there is a page for the Beat on here after all!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 11.30.11 @ 14:48pm

General Public too!

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.30.11 @ 21:29pm

Leave your comment:




Security Question:

Which letter is Springsteen's band named after?

Note: Emails will not be visible or used in any way, but are required. Please keep comments relevant to the topic. Any content deemed inappropriate or offensive may be edited and/or deleted.

No HTML code is allowed.

This site is not affiliated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.