Herbie Hancock

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 Projected in 2017 (ranked #23 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .

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Maiden Voyage (1965)
Head Hunters (1973)

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Maiden Voyage (1965)
Rockit (1983)

Herbie Hancock @ Wikipedia

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


12 comments so far (post your own)

How in hell has Herbie Hancock been eligible for Rock N Roll Hall of Fame for the past 25+ years? He does not seem that old!

This guy has been eligible for as long as Ella Fitzgerald?

There are a lot of these so-called, "eligible years" that I question!

Posted by a person on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 11:46am

He should be in Way before U2 or Madonna..
Funny again I am only the second one to make note... !! Hmmm this forum is "what have you done lately" ..LOL Many of the Artist /bands in 25 years will be nothing as they are real not that much now... ..
YES to Herbie Hancock!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 11.8.08 @ 11:43am

Herbie's influence on Funk is so massive he should be in just for his album THRUST!! I think most jazz heads don't pay attention to the RockHalls neglecting of Jazz artist.

Posted by Charles T on Saturday, 01.31.09 @ 20:28pm

He is most definately an Icon in the world of Jazz/Rock and Fusion.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 02.25.09 @ 14:25pm

His first solo record "Takin' Off" came out in 1962, so I'm not sure why he's supposed to be eligible since 1981, which is a moot point anyway, since the HoF didn't exist until 1986. So be that as it may, he's already eligible, but was never considered. If Miles Davis is in, then Hancock should definitely get a shot.

BTW, how come so many people spell "definitely" wrong?

Posted by denyo on Wednesday, 04.1.09 @ 16:16pm

So that's how you spell it !!!

Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 04.1.09 @ 17:11pm


Posted by Brian on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 19:14pm

I don't know for sure!!! But I've got this feeling that Herbie is going to get inducted in the RRHOF sometime in the near future.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 07.30.09 @ 10:57am

Wow he is not IN.. should be

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.29.09 @ 20:36pm

Yes, I'm surprised he's not in.

He did influence Funk, he should already be in.

Posted by Matt Love on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 19:05pm

"Previously Considered? No"

Why am I not surprised? Tisk, tisk.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 04.16.11 @ 12:29pm

2013 Kennedy Center Honoree

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.12.13 @ 22:35pm

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