Little Feat

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1996 (The 1997 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Dixie Chicken (1973)
Waiting For Columbus (1978)

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Willin' (1971)
Dixie Chicken (1973)

Little Feat @ Wikipedia

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


45 comments so far (post your own)

One of the darlings of the 70's. Little Feat and Lowell George had an eclectic blend of style. Rock, Blues, Country and Funk. Top it all off with superior musicianship and what do you got!!!...Baaammmm.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 06.15.07 @ 15:03pm

Yeah, this one puzzles me. I would think these guys would be in the same crowd as Wenner, Hunter Thompson and their other Calif. buddies....just must not have sold quite enough records???

Posted by SG on Saturday, 06.16.07 @ 23:45pm

They have a few albums that went Gold. Their live/concert LP WAITING FOR COLUMBUS is certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Sunday, 06.17.07 @ 13:29pm

Little Feat was a highly influential and critically acclaimed band during the 70's.
They were not a highly successful band as far as album sales, which may hurt them with to get in the R&R HOF, but SHIT they were a GREAT ROCK BAND! They had more of a cult rock status and they kinda flew under the radar, but they were one of the most talented bands of that era. If Lowell George had not died so young in 1979, who knows......they may have recorded even more great music into the 80's and 90's. Now, dont get me wrong, I know that they are still around and performing and are still a great rock band, but without Lowell......they kind of lost that edge and the ability to influence other bands.
They had a few good albums after they got back together,(Let it Roll, Representing the Mambo and Ain't had enough Fun) come to mind, but to me the FEAT with Lowell George was the SHIT! I still think that Waiting for Columbus is one of the GREATEST LIVE ROCK albums of all time and Lowell George is one of the best slide guitar players ever! The fact that he was an awesome singer and song writer wasn't too bad either.

Posted by STEVE on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 14:46pm

Five Gold albums!!! Including one album that went Platinum !!! In this competetive music business if that is not success then what the hell is ???? Little Feat has plaques hanging up on their walls. They were a commercial success!!!

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 15:03pm

Little Feat was one of the most underated Rock bands of all time! Great Rock and Roll Band throughout the 70's and still out there rockin' today, even with the loss of their lead guitar and lead vocalist Lowell George in 1979. They produced and recorded some of the best pure rock albums in the 70's and had an eclectic style filled with Rock and roll, country, funk, punk, jazz and blues that was truly original and influential at the time.Yeah......and they were pretty damn successful too !!!

Posted by SCOTT on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 16:09pm


Posted by Steve on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 16:13pm

I'm all for their membership in the Rock Hall. Great band. What works against them might be that they are a bit more of a 'Southern' known more there than the West coast for example.

Posted by Travis Bickel on Thursday, 07.19.07 @ 15:42pm

Hi Roller!!!

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 07.19.07 @ 16:44pm

ok, If "Criteria include the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll." So what exactly did Bananarama do to get on the list but Little Feat isn't. The R&R Hall of fame is a joke.

Posted by mott on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 14:35pm

Let's see ... Paul Barrere just produced Coco Montoya's newest album; Billy Payne produced and is all over Stephen Bruton's new album; Shaun Murphy co-wrote a song and sings on Sam Bush's new album (and Sam has performed multiple Little Feat tunes in his rather amazing style); all members of Little Feat are welcome guests on an amazing array of artists who are too numerous to mention (though Robert Palmer's "Sneaking Sally" was produced by Lowell George, and LF was Palmer's "back-up band" on "Pressure Drop"). Today, Vince Hermann of Left Over Salmon regularly appears on stage with the Feat, as does saxophonist Ron Halloway of the DC area. The Subdudes (another band that belongs in the Hall), Derek Trucks, all of the Nevilles, the Radiators are just a few of the bands that have paid homage to the Feat and said they have been heavily influenced by them. Members of the Feat have played and toured with the likes of Dylan, Bonnie & Delaney Bramlett, Bob Seger (Seger asked Shaun Murphy to sing back-up vocals with him at his RRHofF induction ceremony, and took her from the band for his last tour), and others.

I could go on. The influence on others is there. The contribution to rock n roll is there. The artistry and respect shown by other musicians is there. Only Jan Wenner isn't.

Bananarama ... snort!

Posted by shays on Tuesday, 10.2.07 @ 13:47pm

Outstanding songwriting, excelling musicianship, songs that were performed by numerous artists (Willin') so they were influential.

The problem is that they came along when there were a lot of bloated rock acts and cutting through the crap was hard. Just when they started to get big Punk came along. But you gotta love that New Orleans rock/funk.

Posted by B. Pollen on Monday, 10.29.07 @ 19:03pm

Day or Night

Posted by Joe-Skee on Monday, 12.31.07 @ 14:47pm

Bananarama what? Little Feat belongs, period. If not, then the it's the Hall of Shame! Album sales shouldn't count anyway. Influence counts. And they did. Back in the day when their first three sold poorly, those that were listeneing knew this was really something different. Neither of the first three sounded anything like the othere two, and then pow!, "Feats Don't Fail Me Now" comes out and it sounded different. It's sad that we have to even discuss this, just let 'em in!

Posted by Bob on Monday, 12.31.07 @ 19:16pm

I've seen the bright lights of Memphis, and the Commodore Hotel...

Posted by Chalkie on Monday, 02.25.08 @ 10:59am

Cold Cold Cold/Triple Face Boogie...

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 03.27.08 @ 13:13pm

Hands down.......they should be in the Rock Hall of Fame!!! They should have been in 5 or 10 yrs ago......PUT THEM IN ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Steve K. on Friday, 03.28.08 @ 15:14pm

Time loves a hero, Spanish Moon!!!!

Posted by Steve K. on Friday, 03.28.08 @ 15:16pm

Hey !!! You know what ??? I don't think they ever had a Top 40 single.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 14:15pm

Don't really remember them much from the 70s (so many great acts back then). Have heard some great comments about them & I am going to get their GHs album (if one exists) & check them out.

I'll report back with my verdict ;-)

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 07.10.08 @ 13:10pm

The 1973 classic album "Dixie Chicken" would be a better choice than any GHs disc.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 07.10.08 @ 13:45pm

Just finished listening to their GHs album over weekend. Can a band be both a more-bluesy & more-country version of Lynryd Skynrd?

I liked all their songs, yet there were only 3 or 4 that I really loved.

If they ever create a HOF for bands that for whatever reason won't make the regular hall, then they should be in it.

To me, they're a 'close, but not quite good enough' group.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 07.28.08 @ 11:48am

They have influenced bands and artists since 1968. Lowell George produced a Grateful Dead album and among his protegees were Jackson Browne, Robert Palmer and Bonnie Raitt. The drummer Richie Hayward alone has played with Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, Ricky Lee Jones, Peter Frampton and many more I cannot even remember. I have seen even bands as big as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and U2 give them props. It is long past due that they join the Hall of Fame.

Posted by rachell on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 15:44pm

Adore Little Feat.
YES RRHOF worthy

Posted by Denise on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 15:47pm

Ted Templeton

Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 06.16.09 @ 10:40am

Little Feat is one of the greatest American groups with an eclectic yet unique blend of American music and they are still doing it with as much finesse and class as ever.A great band !

Posted by Nick K on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 10:21am

It's insanity not to have them in the R&R HOF. Lowell George alone influenced several people who ARE in the Hall or soon will be. The quality of the music, even today with the current version of the band, has never wavered. Consumate pros with great records and a great live band. They meet all criterion and it is shameful they have not had more immediate consideration and promotion of their nomination. the Feat ROCK!!!!!

Posted by Michael on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 23:36pm

The Feat have been and are one the BEST rock and roll(and eclectic) bands of the last 4 decades. They should have been inducted long ago.

Posted by Steve on Saturday, 04.3.10 @ 20:28pm

Let's see...the greatest rock bands of all time...
The Rolling Stones..a venerable institution...
Led Zepplin....gotta love the Zep...
And don't forget one of the most original of all American poets, Bob Dylan...


If I was marooned on a desert island and could only have 1 album to listen to...Waiting For Columbus, no contest.

Are the powers that be at the RRHOF smoking crack, or what...?

Posted by Rhonda W. on Monday, 05.10.10 @ 12:34pm

hey everyone, I'm a high school student trying to get the band Little Feat inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. would any of you be interested in an interview? if so please answer these questions as a comment:1. How would you describe LF's sound?
2. What are your top 5 LF songs and why?
3. Which is your favorite band lineup?
4. What are the reasons that LF should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
5. Could you give us a brief history of the band?
6. Where did you first hear a Little Feat song?
7. Do you think that they sound better live or recorded?
8. What is it like at one of their concerts?
9. Would you say that they have ever changed their sound to please others?
10. Why do you think that they aren't as successful commercially as with the band?
11. Other thoughts on the band

Posted by dan on Sunday, 05.23.10 @ 23:42pm

1. Electic
2.a.Dixie Chicken
b. Day or Night
c. On Your Way Down
d. Skin It Back
e. Mercenary Territory
3. Circa Lowell
4.a.Respect of fellow musicians of the era.
5. Look it up
6. Bought "Dixie Chicken" after reading a piece in Crawdaddy Magazine.
7. Toss up. but show in Charlotte N.C on last tour b/4 Lowell diedwas ahighlight.
8.Pure Joy
9. No
10.Thank God that they didn't sell out.

Posted by Haywood U. Buzzoff on Tuesday, 06.15.10 @ 15:21pm

RIP, Richie Hayward

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 21:55pm

Greatest American band in history- that they aren't in every hall of fame purporting itself to represent rock and roll is a crying shame.
So says Mojo.

Posted by miguelryno on Tuesday, 09.14.10 @ 02:28am

Not as good as The Rolling Stoes or Lynard Skynard or U2.....BETTER!!!!!! No contest! Don't even think about putting KISS into the HOF until Little Feat has been inducted.

Posted by mad-croat on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 16:56pm

Until Little Feat is inducted into your so called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is better labeled The Rock and Roll Hall of SHAME. SHAME on you for not nominating/electing/inducting Little Feat into the 'Hall'. I'll pay attention to what you say when you do what I say !!! Otherwise you wallow in uselessness !


Feat Fan

Posted by Lenny Greene on Monday, 11.22.10 @ 19:57pm

I cant believe this band hasnt even been considered. They have always had a loyal following and numerous people know their body of work more then speaks for itself. Wake up

Posted by Mark on Monday, 11.22.10 @ 20:19pm

There are only two things that come close to this level of RnR injustice. The failure to induct the Funk Brothers in the sidemen category and the failure to induct Tower of Power. All three of these situations need to be immediately corrected!!
@Paul in KY - A country-er version of Lynyrd Skynrd are you kidding me? What GH did you listen to? Please hear "Waiting for Columbus" before you write them off as also rans!

Posted by burnin vernon on Thursday, 02.17.11 @ 17:40pm

Ltfeat is one of the greatest Bands around ,Wateing for Columbus Is a A+ Class C D
Plus all there music ,what are you wateing for They need to be inducted

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 10:48am

Does this mean Estrada won't be inducted with The Mothers of Invention and Little Feat?

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 02.26.12 @ 22:07pm

To not be in the HOF is a travesty, but then to have NEVER been NOMINATED. Jan Wenner and the Rock and Roll HOF board do not know what they are doing. The list of other bands that are not in since being eligible is almost equally as embarrassing. Ask almost ANY musician from the Little Feat era.....which still exists BTW.....if LF belongs in the HOF and I quarantee you the answer would be a resounding YES!

Posted by Bob Dushin on Sunday, 04.15.12 @ 22:18pm

LITTLE FEAT is great induct them you BOZOs

Posted by Douglas Parker on Tuesday, 02.19.13 @ 17:49pm

Just ask members of the stones and led zep.

Posted by Steve schemm on Thursday, 10.3.13 @ 07:18am

Listen to Mojo Nixon's song "Rock and Roll Hall of Lame." That says it all.

Posted by Roger Hinson on Saturday, 04.18.15 @ 20:13pm

Long overdue and much deserved, Little Feat belongs in the Rock Hall. Period.

Posted by Tim on Saturday, 08.19.17 @ 10:55am

RRHOF needs a 'veterans committee' like baseball has to keep the chuckleheads ruining things. Current inductees would welcome them in a heartbeat.

Posted by Jim O'Brien on Tuesday, 08.22.17 @ 23:46pm

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