Rare Earth

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1993 (The 1994 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
I Just Want To Celebrate (1971)

Rare Earth @ Wikipedia

Rare Earth Videos

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

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7 comments so far (post your own)

I campaigned to get them a board (it was hard work. all that email writing). I love their live album, Wish I'd got a chance to see them in concert.

Don't hold out any chances for them to be inducted, however.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 10:03am


Rare Earth was actually a very good live band. They opened for Sly way back when and saved the show because Sly was stoned and horrible.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 10:19am


a great live band--I saw them "back in the day." Even considering the novelty of a white band on Motown Records, these guys were great.

Posted by TimO on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 15:01pm


just put them it the RARHOF, THEY BELONG AMONG THEIR CONTEMPORARIES. JUST DO IT OK. if you haven't figured it out. RARHOF IS "The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame". Ask any member if they belong, they will say yes unanamiuously!! DO IT. Damn it!!
FORGET ANY POLITICS; AFTER ALL,ITS ONLY ROCK AND ROCK; BLUES,JAZZ,COUNTRY AND ALL THE GREAT MUSIC OF OUR COUNTRY. Pretty unique to be a so-called "white band signed with MOTOWN. aloha

Posted by G on Thursday, 02.12.09 @ 17:53pm


C'mon guys. This band deserves to be in the Hall. A white band with a string of hits for MOTOWN is out of the ordinary. Pete Rivera's vocals are better than anyone's and he still sounds just as good as he did back then. I saw Rare Earth in Knoxville in 1972. A fantastic live band. Their version of What I'd Say is one of the greatest songs. Not to mention Get Ready, I Just Want to Celebrate, Born to Wander, I Know I'm Losing You and Big Brother.

Posted by gary walker on Thursday, 01.21.10 @ 04:56am


Jerry Lacroix R.I.P

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 07.16.14 @ 11:45am


Saw these guys back in the 70's and they were GREAT. Can't believe that they are not even on the list. NWA et al.....? Really? That ain't RR and these guys blow them away, along with many that are already in the HOF.

Posted by Robert Briggs on Tuesday, 11.22.16 @ 21:31pm


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