Eligible since: 2007 (The 2008 Induction Ceremony)
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Marillion @ Wikipedia
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Talented though they may be, they are essentially one-hit wonders in the UK, and no-hit wonders in the US. No way in hell they get in.
Posted by Ron on Wednesday, 11.29.06 @ 11:34am
Although I do not expect Marillion to get in.
Posted by anthony on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 22:31pm
Great band they they deserve to be in! How anyone can call Marillion one hit wonders is beyond me. They have had 23 hits in the Uk and 8 top 10 albums selling in excess of 15 million albums. Hardly one hit wonders.
Posted by Will Leggate on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 07:39am
To lose a charismatic lead singer and keep going for two decades afterwards, producing ever more fascinating music- that says a lot. They showcase awesome talent, perseverance, constant musical innovation, and a pioneering website that saw Marillion take the lead in the future of music marketing. If you only listen to Radio 2, you've missed the boat here. This is a band that richly deserves a place in the Hall of Fame.
Posted by David D on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 08:15am
One of the great bands of all time, commercial notoriety or not. They easily produced two of the best albums of the 90s, in Brave and Afraid of Sunlight. And they've made one of the best albums of the new millennium in Marbles. As far as influence and impact on the world of rock, their use of the internet to market, distribute, and fund themselves (independent of any major label) is one of the great achievements by any rock band.
Posted by Brad on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 09:13am
After Fish left, many people thought it would be over.
Posted by Miriam on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 09:16am
Marillion deserve to be included, they are truly one of the great bands and continue to make great music.....album 15 coming soon !
Posted by Gary Ashton on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 09:22am
I personaly prefer Marillion now with Steve Hogarth and I think anyone that has heard their music will think they deserve more than they get (hall of fame or not). Listening to their latest album, Somewhere Else, for me, proves they can still bring new, beautiful music to the scene that should be heard and celebrated.
Posted by Daniel Lafferty on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 11:26am
great band! they deseve for more than attention. That band creates wonderful music. Songs like Neverland, Afriad of Sunlight, The Great Escape, A Voice from the past or The Party should be among other rock standards.
Posted by Mariusz Max on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 11:35am
A band that has revolutionalized the music industry with their complete embrace of the internet should get in - it's changing the face of the entire music industry (and they were one of the first).
Posted by Alex on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 12:09pm
For me Marillion have been one of the best band i've heard.
Posted by James Benford on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 13:31pm
This band is so underrated.
Posted by Christine on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 14:23pm
This is a band that has renewed itself with each album and have never lost touch with their fanbase. Their lyrics and music have inspired me and many more for twenty years now, so I think they deserve a spot in any hall of fame.
Posted by Tsead Bruinja on Tuesday, 10.2.07 @ 02:01am
Marillion are one of the great global soft rock outfits and now enjoy enduring cult status in the UK and mainland Europe. Whilst many bands that have enjoyed previous commercial success on the level of Marillion end up being stuck in a time warp playing only the old hits, Marillion's musicianship and musical creativity ensures that each new album explores new sounds and ideas. Their latest hit single 'Thank you whoever you are' reached no. 15 in the UK in June 2007 and went top 10 in the Netherlands.
Posted by J LEV on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 13:21pm
>Top Album: Misplaced Childhood
Posted by Peter on Friday, 10.5.07 @ 12:23pm
with their current output? it is very very unlikely, unless their management gets all their forum users to vote. So its a no from me.
Posted by dan on Saturday, 10.6.07 @ 05:33am
One of the most underrated bands in British music. The fact that radio refuses to play them is down to the songs themselves. Radio has limited song length to just over 4:30 so most Marillion songs are too long! If this rule had existed back in the 70's just imagine how many songs would never have got the exposure they needed and deserved? (Boh Rhap for a starters?)
Posted by headlong on Monday, 10.8.07 @ 05:11am
If all bands played music the way Marillion play music,the worldwould be a better place.
Posted by Paul T on Monday, 10.8.07 @ 06:41am
This group should be in the "future rock hall"
Posted by Ian M ( The Big I ) on Monday, 10.8.07 @ 07:45am
Sadly extremelely underestimated as critism here is likely to tell. Actually they weren´t one hit wonders. Rather more they have an influential way still up to date for many musicians. But at least with Brave, Afraid of Sunlight and Marbles they´re in their own league - not with Misplaced Childhodd. And that´s the misunderstanding.
Posted by Klaus on Monday, 10.8.07 @ 22:37pm
Marillion deserve to be in the Hall for many reasons including; Great music, innovation, staying power.
Posted by Richard Neal on Wednesday, 10.10.07 @ 08:01am
Top 5 reasons they deserve notation
Posted by DJJSerpico on Saturday, 10.20.07 @ 19:21pm
Here's another underrated prog rock band
Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 09.21.08 @ 10:32am
Looks like I've come across a page that had an outbreak of activity from 2006-2008, but no comments in over two years? Supposedly, Marillion took their name from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Silmarillion," a little trivia for today.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 04.15.11 @ 10:01am
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