Little River Band
Eligible since: 2000 (The 2001 Induction Ceremony)
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Sure, why not?
Posted by montrosecult on Monday, 01.5.09 @ 14:21pm
Re "Who are they?",
Posted by Julien Peter Benney on Saturday, 06.13.09 @ 21:18pm
Extremely talented band both vocally and instrumentally. First Australian band to have major U.S. chart success. Would not classify them as a soft rock band although most of their radio hits were on the soft side. Some "album" tracks had a more APP/ELP/Asia vibe.
Posted by Mark on Wednesday, 10.14.09 @ 13:21pm
I think they must be tied (at best) with AC/DC as 1st Australian Rock band to have sustained commercial success in the USA
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 10.15.09 @ 07:03am
man on your mind
Posted by akeem on Thursday, 10.15.09 @ 08:38am
Little River Band was the First Australian band to successfully conquer foreign markets from an Australian base. They proved that Australian music was both viable and commercial, thus successfully paving the way for other acts such as Air Supply, AC/DC, Men At Work, INXS, and Midnight Oil, among others.
Posted by tru48082 on Monday, 02.1.10 @ 14:42pm
That's not entirely accurate...the earliest Aussie band to make a lot of noise in other markets I can think of would probably be the Easybeats, and if you really want to get technical, the Bee Gees started their musical careers while living in Australia.
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 02.1.10 @ 17:59pm
"By 1982 they became the only act (at that time) –from anywhere – to have a top ten US single for six consecutive years.."
Posted by interviewer on Monday, 02.1.10 @ 22:36pm
tru48082, AC/DC put out 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' in 1976 & then followed up with several more hits. IMO, 'Little River Band' is tied with them, at best.
Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 02.2.10 @ 06:30am
Both AC/DC and Little River Band released their first albums in 1976, both hail from Australia, and have song tities that begin with the same four words. LRB had "It's A Long Way There" while AC/DC had "It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll)"
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 11.10.10 @ 05:59am
All I have to say is if Hall and Oates can be inducted to the Hall of Fame, The Little River Band deserves it, I mean there has to be a cut of point, if you're going to put an easy listening group in LRB is your band, as much, if not more than H&Os
Posted by Zach Kile on Saturday, 05.17.14 @ 22:47pm
Little River Band NO to RRHOF. Some good songs Take It Easy On Me was one. They made a song called Orbit Zero the flip side of one of their hits. Maybe, that hurt their later success. It was a horrible song. KING
Posted by KING on Friday, 05.15.15 @ 23:43pm
Usually when HOF inducts a band, it appears they try to get as many of the founding members as possible. Little River Band has a menacing history unlike any other band that will ultimately be the deal breaker in getting the original members. I'm talking really screwed up stuff here. The story here should be made into a documentary.
Posted by Steve on Sunday, 09.18.16 @ 19:49pm
It would be a tremendous travesty to see the Little River Band get inducted under current conditions. It would be very good of the HOF to deny induction specifically as protest.
Posted by Steve on Sunday, 09.18.16 @ 20:42pm
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