Rick Springfield

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1994 (The 1995 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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


31 comments so far (post your own)

It's about freakin time and way over due.

Posted by Bredt Butler on Saturday, 03.24.07 @ 21:46pm

I believe that Rick Springfield should be in the rock h all of fame because he has been in the music industry since the early 60's. He has had several top 40 hits, has released numerous albums, has been touring for most of 25 plus years and has even stared in a major Las Vegas show. His truely a very talented musician and deserves this honer.

Posted by Lisa Cloward on Saturday, 03.24.07 @ 21:49pm

I believe that it is time that Rick is recognized for all his talents. He is a very successful singer and no matter how many obsticales that have been put in his course he has never gave up. He has achieved more in his career than most artist have. He deserves this for all his hard work and dedication to his love.

Posted by Celina McDaniel on Saturday, 03.24.07 @ 22:21pm

Rick is so much MORE than Jessie's girl, (which I am a HUGE fan of his) but JG makes my skin crawl... He is so talented and heck still rocks out @57 years HOT! Listen to RedHouse and you will hear or see a true talent that shows why he deserves to be added. This man is a great artist and he has stood the test of time... 25 years celebrated this year for the release of a great piece of work which others are still remaking today. What bigger compliment could there be?

Posted by Terri Grabowski on Saturday, 03.24.07 @ 22:36pm

I think Rick truly deserves this recognition of his talents as a songwriter,musician and singer.He clearly was one of the forerunners in creating the Power Pop sound of the 1980's.Ask many young bands today,and they will admit his influence in their music.He is a great songwriter and has remained very current with the recordings he has released in the last 10 years.

Posted by Elizabeth Sterling on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 08:15am

Rick Springfield has been eligible since '94.. I doubt at this point he'll do anything else in his career to get the Nominating Committee to reconsider. It's great he has dedicated fans, but that doesn't make him a hall of famer.

Posted by c.w. on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 09:32am

I've been waiting for something like this to come up!!! I'm so happy his name has finally come up. He has been underappreciated for a long time. The man is an incredible musician and not enough people know it. And now if he his inducted, they will!

Posted by LAUNA on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 16:22pm

I believe that Rick Springfield is way past due the recognition of the many years of entertaining audiences all over the world and thats why he should be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. He's extremely tallented and is well deserving of this honor. He's surely got my vote! A great big YES!!!

Posted by Marvine on Monday, 03.26.07 @ 00:12am

Putting him in the hall would be an absolute joke...no way

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, 06.25.07 @ 22:31pm

I have been a Rick fan since as long as I can remember. He is talented beyond Jessie's Girl. Listen to his newer albums and you too will agree he NEEDS to be inducted. HE is a talented songwriter, and guitar player. He is LONG past his due!!!

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 10.2.07 @ 07:23am

In my opinion, this is an accolade, that is way over due!
Rick is one, of the most talented artists!
Not only does he play a wicked guitar, he can also write insightful lyrics!
Add that to the fact, that he is still around and rocking now!

Really, the RRHOF, really needs to wake up, and figure out, that this man personifies talent in every sense of the word!

Unlike a lot of other "artists" that just phone their performance in, and only want to collect their money, for woefully unimaginative, lyrics and retread beats, Rick gives his all, and every concert goer gets his money worth, and then some!
If you haven't seen Rick in concert-You need to!
He doesn't disappoint!
Check out the cd SDAA!
Open your mind!
Rick deserves to be in the RRHOF!
But then, he always has!

Posted by JEssica on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 13:22pm

This quiet gentleman writes words that move the soul and spirit as he shares his feelings, lifes pitfalls, sexual feelings and determination to carry on and never give up.
He inspires his many fans, shows his kindness allowing photos opps, signing autographs with a smile.
He surfs the crowd at concerts and gives the fans a High that last for weeks...
He is a good role model as a father, husband and is health concious, an environmentalist, helps raise money to help others.
What better person to be in the Hall of Fame.
Jessie's Girl is played several times every day
somewhere in the world, but he has written so many more memorabe songs that stand the test of time.

Posted by Cindi on Thursday, 10.4.07 @ 15:30pm

Recognition is LONG over due for this multi-talented,legendary artist. The fact that he still continues to play a hundred plus shows a year with the energy of a performer half his age lends testimony to his music standing the test of time.If you've ever seen him live in concert,then you've experienced the electricity of an RS show...His stage presence is as riveting as is his guitarmanship.Not only has RS used his talent to benefit many charities, he's respected by his industry peers as well.He has payed his dues and induction, in my opinion, is long overdue for this rock icon.

Posted by Kate Dennis on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 23:02pm

The man is a song writing genius way above and beyond many of the recent Hall inductees. The RRHOF has become a joke because of the clueless morons who only vote for the media favorite. I would bet more than 3/4 of the people voting have never heard a Springfield album since Working Class Dog. I highly recomend 2005's Shock Denial Anger Acceptance and just released Venus in Overdrive....brilliant!!

Posted by Steve C. on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 19:18pm

It'd be nice to see my favorite artist in the R&R HOF - it'd also be nice to see him get a Star on the Walk, but that hasn't happened either!

Posted by Marko on Thursday, 09.11.08 @ 08:22am

I like many different artists, many different types of music, too. In all my 36 years of going to concerts, I've never seen an artist put so much energy and passion in a performance. He is also an incredible songwriter and musician. I certainly hope that the RRHOF can see past the frivolous pop title that he has been cursed with and give him the recognition he deserves.

Posted by Joyce on Thursday, 11.20.08 @ 22:26pm

I agree Joyce - he should get the recognition he deserves. However, Hall of Famer is not one of them.

Posted by blah-blah-blah on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 07:03am

Rick Springfield is so talent - great musician, great actor (my favorite part was Nick Knight), great singer, great songwriter.

Every man on this planet would love to look like him. Three best looking musicians of all time - Rick, Elvis (before he got fat) and Sam Cooke.

He is also my wife's favorite. She has made sure we see all his concerts in our area - currently at three. She also tapes his appearances on General Hospital.

Warren Zevon should also be inducted - "Werewolves of London." And Madonna sucks.

Posted by john whipple on Wednesday, 12.17.08 @ 16:32pm

I'll be honest, I probably shouldn't be writing this, since I will always have a small bias against Rick Springfield. In reality it's not his fault, yet this will always stick with me.

Many years ago I worked at a publishing company. We had a guy there who was still trapped in the mid-80's, even though we were well into the 21st century. He thought he was Joe Slick and used to look down his nose at everyone. One of those guys who's too cool to be seen around the common folk. He thought he was the ladies man, and a lot of us used to say refer to him as Rick Springfield. I know it is totally stupid to think this way, but I'm afraid that if I ever have the chance to meet the real Rick Springfield he will look down on me like this unnamed individual did.

I know that sounds like the ramblings of a real nut job, but no matter what I can ever do, I can't ever bring myself to vote for the real Rick Springfield... even though I am fully aware that none of this is his fault.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 12.17.08 @ 17:36pm

I have had the pleasure of meeting Rick in person. Believe me, is his unbelievably quiet and gentle. He was very welcoming and sweet. Not over the top or hyper like you might expect.

This man has had 17 top 40 hits, a Grammy BEFORE Bruce Springsteen and is still performing. He deserves to be there!

Posted by Judie on Wednesday, 01.6.10 @ 13:25pm

Judie...no, he doesn't. Go check out the criteria and tell me if he even remotely qualifies...

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 01.6.10 @ 17:51pm

I have had the pleasure of meeting Rick in person. Believe me, is his unbelievably quiet and gentle. He was very welcoming and sweet. Not over the top or hyper like you might expect.

Posted by Judie on Wednesday, 01.6.10 @ 13:25pm
I have no doubt the real Rick Springfield is probably a very nice gentleman. I don't REALLY have a bias against his music. I just can't help but flash back a decade ago and remember this gent I was working with.

This guy looked like he was trying to live like a soap-opera star - & frighteningly enough, the folks I knew always noted that "he bears a resemblance to Rick Springfield".

I know Springfield's not the issue... it's just that this one guy I worked with looked like a real clown! (lol)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 01.7.10 @ 06:24am

This is your best writing yet!

Posted by Shirley on Wednesday, 03.2.11 @ 14:10pm

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Posted by jean sudduth on Wednesday, 03.9.11 @ 02:15am

Rick Springfield has been performing for 30 years and has a loyal fan base. Fans of all ages love his music. His music is versatile, his performances are outstandng, his vocals, vocal arrangements and guitar playing show his talent as a real top notch musician. He can play rock, blues, pop, you name it and its all fantastic. Why he hasn't already been in the hall of fame I just don't get. RICK SPRINGFIELD NEEDS TO BE IN THE ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME!

Posted by Ann on Monday, 12.12.11 @ 13:35pm

i hope ricksringfield more important to his dam fans wy can he b in this hall of fame.he has sold out concrt.s movies, and his dam mucis better thn any of this singers on dam list.

Posted by vivian simm on Friday, 04.13.12 @ 23:50pm

Rick Springfeild is one of the last remaining true rock stars for his fans,his muisc has gone truely unnoiced for it true meaning what Rock n Roll truely stands for!

Posted by Eric C Jones on Friday, 06.29.12 @ 04:30am

It is always so distressing to see someone who started out with such God given potential slowly degenerate into the amorality of the material world over the decades. Mr. Springfield started out with such an uplifting message in the hit song Speak To The Sky. But almost 10 years later he had clearly lost the spirit and had descended into expressing his carnal desires for his friend's lover with his biggest song Jessie's Girl. Can you think of anything else so lacking, so pathetically unvirtuous? What kind of man sings to the world about wanting to steal another man's girl? And now we have seen Mr. Springfield arrested for reckless driving in his sports car while intoxicated.
When I see people like this decline over time under the delirium of fame and fortune I pray that we can understand that this lifestyle is a death trap. At least Rick Springfield had a respectable few years before his own success did him in. Listen to Speak To The Sky as much as possible. It's the right way to go about living in this challenging world.

"Speak to the sky 'cause things can get ya down
and you know when you're talkin' to the Lord, to the Lord
the world will look better than before

And if I stumble and it seems that I am blind
or if the road I'm on seems awful hard to find
and though my conversation doesn't always rhyme
I always try to find some time to .......

Speak to the sky when ever things go wrong
and you know you're not talkin' to the air, to the air
and the world will look better from up there"

Posted by Evangelist on Saturday, 08.11.12 @ 20:36pm

I really wish St. Jimmy, Lilith, and the rest of the Coven coven would return just so we could see them debate Evangelist over the occult themes of Coven. I'll buy a ringside seat for that fight.

Posted by Zach on Sunday, 08.12.12 @ 21:15pm

That'd be so entertaining.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 08.13.12 @ 07:56am

Rick Springfield has a new album out...Songs From The End Of The World

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.21.12 @ 21:08pm

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