Pure Prairie League
Eligible since: 1997 (The 1998 Induction Ceremony)
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Very underrated early 70's country rock group.
Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 05.30.10 @ 17:11pm
Chalkie...you're absolutely right! Were you aware Vince Gill was their lead vocalist for a while?
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.30.10 @ 17:14pm
who the hell iz this group? ... gonna havta say, No on PPL, cause I never heard of them.
Posted by Telarock on Sunday, 02.6.11 @ 11:54am
Dude, Telarock, there's a wikipedia link to help you out :)
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.6.11 @ 12:11pm
They nelong in the Hall.
Posted by Tom on Friday, 08.12.11 @ 10:17am
Tom, PPL is a prety good band, Personally, I think The Marshall Tucker Band was better.
Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 08.12.11 @ 15:06pm
Posted by Tom on Sunday, 08.14.11 @ 14:31pm
Tom's remarks are terrific, what a great synopsis of PPL, the best I've read anywhere on the internet. I couldn't agree more re: the status of PPL, an incredible band with some outstanding talents in it. I still listen to their music and have seen them in concert a few times the past years.Their shows are still superior, their enthusiasm contagious, just like years ago.And John David Call is still the best steeler I've heard, he's playing better than ever, amazing. These guys are legitimate legends, they belong in the Hall for their influence and ability to do what many of the genre failed to do.If any country rock acts get in, start with them. Most bands hope to get at least one LP hailed as a classic or groundbreaking.These guys had several !
Posted by Hank on Sunday, 09.18.11 @ 22:44pm
Tom, just saw your response on this page. Excellent points you make. Lucky dude to see MTB & PPL at same concert. Wish I'd been there.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 09.19.11 @ 07:08am
Great band, great history, Hall worthy for sure as successful pioneers.Their last Cd a few years ago, All In Good Time,was a good as any country rock ever recorded,an amazing CD. PPL made the best. This band took it where most similar bands failed to get due to superior songwriting,vocals and musicianship. I saw then in concert recently at a Legends show where they blew everyone away with an unbelievable set. John Call still plays steel like no one else, the best ever. The best of the 70's is still the best today.
Posted by Jake on Monday, 08.20.12 @ 14:35pm
I grew up in Waverly, Ohio where PPL had their origins. John Call lived around the corner from us and was one of my older brother's best friends when we were in school. Craig Fuller's Aunt Mid was my mother's best friend until she died in the late 80's/early 90's from cancer. Jim Coughlin went to the same church as us (St. Mary's) and quite often after mass we would go to the Coughlin's house along with a bunch of other women for a coffee klatch. I remember Craig being in a local band called The Swiss Navy and also The Omars. Both groups were great.
Posted by Jo Ann Taylor on Saturday, 03.2.13 @ 16:01pm
I am in India. It was in 1967 when I joined Indian Navy that I got exposed to "Pop" music. I was so enamoured by Elvis that I had decided to christen my future first-born Elvis. My obsession enabled me to learn about and listen to 1000s of groups thanks to BBC, VOA, Radio Australia and Radio Kuwait who never once, as far as I know, played PPL. Pink Floyd, Gordon Lightfoot, Lobo, the Beatles, the Stones,Simon&Garfunkel, Elton John, CCR, CSN&Y and 100s of bands became favorites. I had never heard of PPL until last year. It was by sheer chance I happened upon it. I now count Amie, Sun shone Lightly and Long Cold Winter as the first three best songs of all songs. I listen the three songs, believe me, 10 to 15 times daily. The day I chanced upon PPL is the most memorable day of my life after the usual days for remembrance.
Posted by Asokan on Monday, 06.16.14 @ 00:17am
I have been in many bands over the years in the Toledo area with one of the guys from Swiss Navy we even played the high school reunion party in Waverly with another member of the Swiss Navy / PPL bands I think all of them were great musicians.
Posted by LENNIE on Friday, 08.29.14 @ 02:11am
I first heard John David Call in 1976 in a small club in New York. Many more shows followed and as he rejoined PPL a few years ago I saw him 5 more times and he is truly a gifted, innovative pedal steel master. There have been countless gifted steel players throughout the decades past and present and he is right at the top with the very best.
Posted by Dan Hildreth on Sunday, 09.28.14 @ 03:28am
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