Eric Johnson

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2003 (The 2004 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2023 (ranked #65 in the Sidemen (Individuals) category) .

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Cliffs of Dover (1990)

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


7 comments so far (post your own)

Ah yes, Eric Johnson. The guy behind "Cliffs of Dover," "Desert Rose" and "Trademark."

Posted by Keebord on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 11:00am

Now, this guy is truly an amazing guitarist! Technique, speed, a total tone freak! I think he's such a perfectionist that he drives himself crazy, though.

Whenever great players are mentioned, his name should always come up. One thing that I thought that was hilarious a few years back was Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitar Plaers" list. They had Johnny Ramone and Jerry Garcia ranked way ahead of Johnson, and Al DiMeola wasn't even on the list. Makes me wonder who exactly voted on it and if they'd even know how to hold a guitar...LOL!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 06.15.09 @ 19:18pm

That's "100 Greatest Guitar Players" proofreading leaves a lot to be desired...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 06.15.09 @ 19:19pm

Wow.....ONLY 39% YES???? Are you people CRAZY?? Do you even know who Eric Johnson IS???

Those who voted "no" to Eric Johnson are probably the same people who think Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi is the greatest guitarist of the last well as the same people who give "artists" like Jay-Z or Kanye West a "yes" vote

Some people just don't have a clue, DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE VOTING

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 05.24.10 @ 11:43am

Sam...I just had to do this to you...this is what happens when someone from another dimension plays the guitar...LOL!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 06.8.10 @ 20:18pm

eric johnson should most definitely be in there. listen to this and please, attempt to tell me other wise.

Posted by kobylicious on Friday, 01.7.11 @ 12:38pm

No, he should not!

The rock and roll hall of fame is for people that have influenced rock n roll, and embody the rock and roll spirit. Eric is more of a technical scholar-type guitar nerd. Yes he can play guitar, and yes he has his own tone and all, but it's not real rock and roll.

And he hasn't changed the course of music history. There is a reason why Chuck Berry is the first inductee. Chuck berry was one of the first persons to bring black rock n roll to a white audience. When the radio DJs of the time saw his face on the black and white covers, they could not tell he was black, so he got airplay.

Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and Ramones, have started new sub genres in rock and roll like punk rock, psychedelic rock and influenced thousands and thousands of bands.

Eric has not.

He should be inducted into the elevator music or AOR hall of fame where he might have had an influence. He will never be inducted for the same reasons Richie Sambora will never be inducted.

Posted by Jonas on Sunday, 08.20.17 @ 12:46pm

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