|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Category: Early Influence
Inducted in: 1986
Inducted by: Jerry Wexler
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1988 (ranked #10 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .
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I find the inductions of Jimmie Rodgers and Bill Monroe curious, to say the least. Rodgers is widely considered the first C&W star, and his song "Blue Yodel #9" was listed as one of the "500 songs that shaped Rock & Roll" by...you guessed it...Rolling Stone Magazine (another one of their stupid lists). I've listened to that song, and I know I don't make the connection...at all!!! He was as country as country can be, and I just don't see where he had even a remote connection to R&R.
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 19:59pm
I don't understand why the current Jimmie Rodgers hasn't been nominated. His hits started with "Honeycomb." He had 14 Gold records and, IMO, made his own place in music history. He should not just be ignored.
Posted by Terri on Saturday, 01.16.10 @ 00:39am
Jimmie Rodgers' Country Music Hall of Fame plaque reads as "The Father of Country Music". I coundn't agree more as Jimmie was the man who started the C&W movment and the singers who he influenced include Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan took waht he did put their own spins on it. I greratly admire who Rodgers was and waht he did for rock and roll!
Posted by Andrew Miller on Tuesday, 10.9.12 @ 14:39pm
Jimmie Rodgers' Country Music Hall of Fame plaque reads "His name stands out in the world of country music as the man who started it all." Who could argue with that statement? He is remembered as the father of country music, but his combination of blues and hillbilly styles makes him a a forbear of rock n' roll as well.
Posted by Andrew on Thursday, 05.23.13 @ 13:45pm
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