Nina Simone

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1983 (The 1984 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2003 (ranked #11 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .


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See-Line Woman (1964)
Mississippi Goddam (1964)
Feeling Good (1965)
Sinnerman (1965)

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Will Nina Simone be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Wow... I actually didn't know that the High Priestess of Soul WASN'T in the Hall. What a Joke... the Hall sucks.

Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 09:00am


Induct her to early influences!

Posted by Matt Love on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 19:12pm


Wow... I actually didn't know that the High Priestess of Soul WASN'T in the Hall. What a Joke... the Hall sucks.

Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 09:00am

the queen of the blues, koko taylor, is not yet inducted too

Posted by akeem on Monday, 10.18.10 @ 23:03pm


Induct her to early influences!

Posted by Matt Love on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 19:12pm

Technically, since her earliest recordings are from post-1954 she should be inducted in the main performer category, not early influence.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 01:54am


It's not understandable that Simone is not in the Hall. But I'm confident that her time will come. She is one of the coolest cats out there, great musician.

Posted by Robert on Tuesday, 11.15.11 @ 09:51am


God da m b, I'm 16 and still know this is one of the most important people in rock and music history

and she has not even been CONSIDERED???!!!???!!!


Posted by Mikhail on Friday, 07.6.12 @ 05:40am


I need to look more into why Nina Simone has been left out in the cold. I've watched many of her performances on Youtube and she just knocks me out. And she was definitely an influence on many other mostly female artists. So what's the story? Hmmm ... indeed, why has this amazing artist not been talked about? Anybody out there Feeling Good about Nina?

Posted by Telarock on Sunday, 10.19.14 @ 23:01pm


I may be a late bloomer, but I am now really getting into her music. She had such a powerful voice for her generation, and she was way ahead of her time. Look on her Wikipedia page and you'll see who the important people are that she influenced. Some of them RRHOF inductees. I'll be 'feeling good' if she ever gets considered and/or on the ballot!

Posted by Jason Voigt on Sunday, 11.16.14 @ 23:14pm


Dear Sirs; Please consiter again the Steve Miller Band" as Inductees for 2015. Steve has been in the rock and roll spotlight for fifty years now as a well known contributor in popular music media.Think; Stevie guitar Miller for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015. Thanks.

Posted by Bill on Tuesday, 12.16.14 @ 12:51pm


Dear Sirs; Please consiter again the Steve Miller Band" as Inductees for 2015. Steve has been in the rock and roll spotlight for fifty years now as a well known contributor in popular music media.Think; Stevie guitar Miller for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015. Thanks.

Posted by Bill Milligan on Tuesday, 12.16.14 @ 13:16pm


Simone was known for her temper and frequent anger management issues. In 1985, she fired a gun at a record company executive, whom she accused of stealing royalties. Simone said she "tried to kill him" but "missed". Singer-songwriter Janis Ian, a one-time friend of Simone's, related in her own autobiography one incident in which she forced a shoe store cashier, at gunpoint, to take back a pair of sandals she'd already worn.


Sounds pretty rock n roll to me. But she was more than a badass crazy woman with Rock and Roll spirit, she was a huge force in the civil rights movement.



Musicians who have cited Simone as important for their own musical upbringing include Elton John (who named one of his pianos after her), David Bowie, Emeli Sandé, Antony and the Johnsons, Nick Cave, Van Morrison, Christina Aguilera, Elkie Brooks, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Kanye West, Lena Horne, Bono, John Legend, Elizabeth Fraser, Cat Stevens, Anna Calvi, Lykke Li, Peter Gabriel, Maynard James Keenan of tool, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Mary J. Blige, Fantasia Barrino, Michael Gira, Angela McCluskey, Lauryn Hill, Patrice Babatunde, Alicia Keys, Lana Del Rey, Hozier, Matt Bellamy, Ian MacKaye, Kerry Brothers, Jr., Krucial, Amanda Palmer, Steve Adey and Jeff Buckley. John Lennon cited Simone's version of "I Put a Spell on You" as a source of inspiration for the Beatles song "Michelle".

Posted by pissed on Wednesday, 12.16.15 @ 21:43pm


Nina Simone had no eccencial albums......really? This page needs updates and she needs to be talked about more

Posted by Mik on Sunday, 07.3.16 @ 17:26pm


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