Jack Scott

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1980 (The 1981 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?

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


12 comments so far (post your own)


Posted by LHL on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 11:44am

A true hall of famer. I was fortunate to travel with Jack in recent years and I can tell you that Jack had a great deal of influence on many well known performers over the years. Whenever we went to a concert were the artists knew Jack was present he was either invited on stage during the concert or backstage after the concert. All I ever heard was how these artists were big fans of Jack when they were kids growing up.
Jack Scott, a true arist's artis, very much deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame

Posted by Chuck on Thursday, 04.10.08 @ 15:29pm

He's one of the original rockers... a real pioneer... and most notably, the first white rock star to make it nationally out of Detroit! A great lyricist, Jack Scott wrote nearly all of his own material and his records had a unique, atmospheric sound. His rich voice conveyed deep, heartfelt emotion. Although his ballads ("My True Love," "What In The World's Come Over You," "Burning Bridges") were his biggest hits, he rocked with the best of them too ("The Way I Walk," "Leroy," "I Never Felt Like This")! Jack Scott toured with the likes of Buddy Holly and Dion... in his heyday, 1958-1960, he was considered a potential rival to Elvis in artistry and popularity. Nineteen chart hits and four gold records in three years is nothing to be sneezed at! He's influenced many, many musicians over the years, especially since the resurgence of rockabilly in the late '70s and early '80s. His songs have been covered by a wide spectrum of artists, from Robert Gordon to the Cramps to Tom Jones!

Posted by S.R. on Monday, 01.19.09 @ 11:45am

Another huge over-site, during the fifties and early sixties Jack Scott made constant appearances on the charts. Many of his songs are standards. Burning Bridges, What In The Worlds come over you, Goodbye Baby, Is There Something on your mind, It only happened yesterday, patsy, Leroy, My True Love, should have earned him this honor. Even after his chart success his music just got better. Laugh and the world laughs with you, Steps one and two, If only, Blues stay away from me, I Hope, I Think, I wish, this is great music. He should been in long before now.

Posted by David Petrelle on Monday, 05.25.09 @ 06:39am

I was reading about Scott, after listening to his songs today, and I was shocked to learn that he is not in the R&R Hall of Fame. This is a true travesty. It underscores how political these processes have become. It also shows how "younger generations" have little or no true feeling for the historical antecedents in the field. The same holds true if you rank presidents, ask for the greatest athletes etc. I hope that somehow this great artist will be recognized by the Hall soon

Posted by Rick Bullett on Sunday, 05.6.12 @ 02:23am

Jack Scott is a great artist, called the "Greatest Canadian rock and roll singer of all time" at his induction into the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 05.6.12 @ 05:03am

Jack Scott is one of the GREAT ONES and should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . He could do it all and I remember him well when I was a teen . Still own and play his songs . Far better than some who are in the R&R Hall of Fame and that's the opinion of a 69 year old man .

Posted by Richard Patterson on Friday, 09.14.12 @ 22:26pm

Rock & Roll was a music sound generated in the 1950s when bules met country, doo wop met westerm, and folk met popular music all by accident and magic was born. Jack Scott was a pillar of this legacy to those who grew up in that exciting and blessed time. Jack Scott needs to be installed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or they need to change the name.

Posted by Fareed Ansari on Monday, 05.20.13 @ 13:59pm

One of the most under rated singers that spanned the 50's and early 60's. I bought most of his early 45's when I was in grade school and never get tired of his sound or his songs.

Posted by Dewey on Monday, 06.2.14 @ 12:15pm

He absolutely should be in the rock n roll hall of fame!

Posted by gary on Wednesday, 03.18.15 @ 14:14pm

He absolutely should be in the rock n roll hall of fame!

Posted by gary on Thursday, 03.19.15 @ 08:19am

I wpuld ignore it. Jack's too good to have to be clamoured for inclusion into an institution which seems to assume that r&r began in the 1960s. Gene Vincent, one of the founders of the music, had to wait years for induction, after people like Pete Seeger who hated rock'n'roll. Wanda Jackson, another pioneer, was inducted as an "influence". Pathetic. If I'm not mistaken, Chuck Willis, Larry Williams, Connie Francis, have not been so-caled inducted? Rock on, Jack, us rocky rollers know who the real talented artistes were and still are.

Posted by Doc Cartwright on Tuesday, 02.2.16 @ 00:12am

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