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After playing with The Paramounts and Procol Harum in the ‘60s and early ‘70s Robin Trower recorded his seminal album "Twice Removed From Yesterday" in 1972. The subsequent tour in 1973 highlighted how far Robin had progressed as a guitarist, performer and songwriter.
Posted by Ronnie Kerrigan on Wednesday, 07.16.08 @ 12:16pm
It would truly be a travesty if Robin is not inducted! Every generation can relate to his music, during his last tour here in the US one just had to look at the crowd to see evidence of that! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him play on several occasions, and I can tell you I am personally in awe of this man and the enormous talent he possesses.
Posted by LCN on Wednesday, 07.16.08 @ 15:20pm
Why Robin isn't already in is a travesty. He should have been in the first year of eligiblity! One of rock's greatest guitarist along side Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton!
Posted by Jerry Jackson on Wednesday, 07.16.08 @ 17:05pm
Robin Trower's music transcends thru time to touch everyone that hears the sound.
Posted by lorraine Irish on Wednesday, 07.16.08 @ 17:11pm
This is another artist that I thoroughly enjoy...but I don't think he'll ever get into the HOF...just a hunch. I remember hearing "Bridge Of Sighs" for the first time and actually pulling the car over so I could take it all in.
Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 07.16.08 @ 19:17pm
Robin Trower is definitely worthy of the Hall Of Fame. To me, he was as influential as The Beatles were to my older cousins as far as picking up a guitar. Soulful, bluesy, full on rocking and that amazing tone, Trower can do it all. Not to mention being fan accessible which is important to me at least. I hope Robin Trower gets serious consideration for induction. God Bless James Dewar.
Posted by Ramon Cruz on Wednesday, 07.16.08 @ 21:14pm
Considering many of the lame that get inducted I won't hold my breath, the RRHOF being american after all will mean they'll induct some lame american before they'll induct Robin. Tis like Hollywood and the Oscars, folks. Pity, because I saw Robin in the 70s when he was filling arenas and stadiums and all the buzz around in those days was this phenom guy call Robin Trower. It's just shameful how the RRHOF operate.
Posted by Peter M on Thursday, 07.17.08 @ 17:20pm
Master guitarist Robin Trower should be inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall Of Fame. Trower has built a solid and loyal following over the years and his solo career alone exceeds 35 years.
Posted by Johnny Reason on Thursday, 07.17.08 @ 22:33pm
Robin Trower is one of the all time great rock guitarists. He should already be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Posted by Mark N on Friday, 07.18.08 @ 10:37am
Bridge of Sighs was one of the hottest "guitar songs" to come out of the 70's. Robin Trower has influenced a generation of guitar players. Many "legendary" or "immortal" guitarist already inducted to this so called Hall of Fame would readily give Robin credit for his innovative creativity. His masterful control of tone and color is unmatched. Fender Guitars and Fulltone Pedals both have signature products that agknowledge Trowers unique style. Robin is influencing the next generation of rock guitarists. His 2008 tour of the US/UK/and Europe was to soldout venues and the many young faces in the crowd were dumbstruck by the performances. I was lucky enough to see Robin on at least 6 separate occasions on the tour. He has matured as a musician and playing better than he ever has. In fact, from one show to the next, he continued to raise the bar pushing himself beyond the safety of sameness. That cannot be said about many of his contemporaries. Perhaps one reason Robin has not made the RRHOF is because he cares more about the music than the business. It is shameful that the nominating comittee is not as dedicated.
Posted by Angie on Friday, 07.18.08 @ 23:56pm
I have been a fan of Robin Trower and his music since the very early 1970's. I make a distinction between the man and his music for good reason. Robin Trower rates very highly in both areas and they are neither inclusive nor exclusive of each other regarding the topic of his being qualified or eligible. Robin Trower has remained true to his calling and his muse as an honest musician who writes and plays music for the simple pleasure of the music itself. He shows great respect for the music and for the people involved in the industry. I have never known Robin to speak an unkind word about anyone or anything regarding the music or the industry. Nor have I ever discovered any hint of Robin having any hidden agenda of pride or self-serving endeavors NOR has he ever shown any ulterior motives for pursuing his career in music. More than just a guitar player, Robin is also a Songwriter of uncommon talent, a Producer of great vision, a human being quick to give of himself for the bettering of his fellow man - and woman - using the myriad talents he has been blessed with regarding his abilities within the music industry. Robin is a multifaceted individual with an energy that belies his age and his continued contributions to the World Art of Music. Never has a man of his many accomplishments been so modest as to actually hide from the limelight. On many occasions Robin has actually preferred the low-profile approach in favor of making certain he remains the humble gentleman while still giving his all to whatever project he is involved in or any of the many individuals he has helped in pursuit of their dream. In addition, never has he demanded attention or recognition for anything he has done. His only focus is in perfect step with his life-style of providing for his family by doing the one thing he was blessed with the talent to do so well - make music, And not just music, but music with a message - and not just one message, but many. Many worthwhile observations on the human condition and the need for peace around the world and around the neighborhood. He never placed his marriage, his family or his career in jeopardy by falling into the all too common traps of wine, women and wild living. No drug stories covered up by a spin-doctor. No extra-marital affairs bringing disrespect upon his family or himself. No attention grabbing schemes or self-serving stunts. In Robin Trower, we find the embodiment of all that is honorable when a man of extreme talent humbles himself and commits to a path of serving others first while staying true to his calling and his God given talent. VH-1 boasts the pursuit of Saving The Music. It is a fine and decent undertaking. Robin Trower is an honest and true example of what is best and embodied in that ideal. As if that were not enough, Robin's music has actually changed lives and saved lives without becoming a preaching platform or a pied piper "Follow me" prideful endeavor. I know this to be true. I am but one of many persons alive today because of Robin's unselfish sharing of true talent, and untarnished example of a life lived for others.
Posted by David Van Kleeck on Saturday, 07.19.08 @ 01:09am
"Perhaps one reason Robin has not made the RRHOF is because he cares more about the music than the business"- Angie
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 07.19.08 @ 05:03am
If anybody deserves recognition after 44+ YEARS of good solid work it is Robin Trower!! Over 25 albums and hundreds of unique songs. Plus he has collaborated with other musicians too. He's worked solidly through the decades, evolving his musical style but yet remaining unique Trower.
Posted by Avrillo on Saturday, 07.19.08 @ 08:03am
Robin Trower is a very unique and amazing guitarist who has always played from the soul. As I child, I began listening to him on my 8-track tape player and was hypnotized by his playing style. Now, some 35 years later, I am still as much a fan as I was so long ago. You can obviously see that he loves what he's doing by the many smiles and face guestures he makes while he plays. This man MUST be included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is truly a legend who absolutely shold be recognized for his contribution to guitar playing and rock music. Love ya' Robin!!
Posted by DEAN on Monday, 07.21.08 @ 09:00am
Robin Trower should have been inducted long ago. If he does not get in maybe they should rename it the "Celebrity Music Artist Hall of Fame". Forty years of Rockin out. He has to be considered as one the best guitar players ever & his talented song writing matches guitar playing. Why is he not in?
Posted by cudaman on Monday, 07.21.08 @ 17:29pm
Can someone promoting the induction of Robin Trower into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame please explain which specific guitarists he influenced and how he influenced them?
Posted by interviewer on Monday, 07.21.08 @ 19:40pm
A very good question and worthy of investigation. I just did and initial search of MySpace for "Robin Trower". For all MySpace 16,800 hits; Web hits returned 46,800. Admittedly, some of these are videos of Robin's performances and biographical data from fan sites and wiki entries. Many of the Myspace hits are from lists of musical influences posted by members. Perhaps a survey of these members would be enlightening. Also articles on Robin from publications like Modern Guitar would be useful sources.
Posted by Angie on Monday, 07.21.08 @ 20:46pm
Trower is a very good player who has reinvented himself on occasion, he's been around for a lot of years, and he has an overall pretty sound body of work. I've enjoyed his playing, have played "Bridge Of Sighs" and "No Time" a few times, and I also think he does a very good live show, even to this day. His playing style is hard to compare to anyone, simply because he's Robin Trower. He's actually pretty unique...he does incorporate the blues into his playing extensively, but his playing is very distinct (to me it is, anyway)
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 07.21.08 @ 20:47pm
Listening to Robin's guitar in Procol Harum's "Conquistidor", I recall how "unique" his playing and sound was back in the 70's. It seemed to have Jimi Hendrix's blending of notes with a more soulful aspect to it. I never really was a fan of Procol Harem, mainly because they were played to death by radio and every sailor in Norfolk, but everytime I heard that song, I said that guitarist is something different and I had this wierd feeling that I would I would be hearing more from him one day. Around 1974 a co-worker stated that I needed to hear Robin Trower's "Earth Below" album that just came out and that he was better than Hendrix. So I picked it up, put it on the platter ~ Holy Cow! It was the same guy from Procol and here he was transporting me to the alternate reality of the guitar dimension. It was like seeing an old friend - for the first time - if that makes any sense. I immediately proceded to the record shop and grabbed Bridge of Sighs and Twiced Removed - more revelations! How in the world did I not know this fantastic music was around for a few years already. Simply because he never got the mainstream attention, that he deserved. Robin is the consumate blues/rock guitarist with his own unique soulful expressions that leave many in awe. He is an outstanding person, always taking time to connect with his fans and I know I'll never see another performer like that again. I'm so grateful to have witnessed Robin through the years and feel that no other band could have compared to "that feeling" which is experienced listening to his music, even to this day. Rock and Roll/Hall of Fame.....Take Note!
Posted by Ed Walker on Tuesday, 07.22.08 @ 06:15am
I'm 36 years old and really into RT. He is the greatest musician no one has heard of!! The live shows over the last few years have been world class without a doubt. It must have been awesome to see him with JD and Bill Lordan in some giant stadium or festival. My dad saw him at Reading here in the UK back in the day.
Posted by Matt T on Tuesday, 07.22.08 @ 06:25am
Robin is the best guitar player of our time. He should no doubt be nominated for the rock hall of fame.
Posted by Jeff Nelson on Tuesday, 07.22.08 @ 12:21pm
Robin has class, style and longevity. When you hear his music you know right away who it is. He should have been inducted a long time ago. What's the hold up? or should I be asking what's the criteria for induction into the rock hall of fame? Robin has it, what ever "IT" is.
Posted by Mitch on Tuesday, 07.22.08 @ 13:46pm
Get him in ASAP. As guitarists go there are very few better than Robin Trower, plain and simple sense really.
Posted by David Craggs on Tuesday, 07.22.08 @ 14:11pm
A question for the Robin Trower fans: How do you think he stacks up against Stevie Ray Vaughan? Who deserves induction first?
Posted by SRVfan on Tuesday, 07.22.08 @ 14:15pm
Whilst the reviewer has asked an interesting question above - which other guitarists has Robin influenced - I don't actually agree with it. Have other inductees needed to 'show' this?
Posted by Tony Cuomo on Tuesday, 07.22.08 @ 14:40pm
SRVfan...As a player, I've usually had more trouble with SRV's material (or at least his interpretation) than Trower. He played very fast at times (which I don't think playing fast is Trower's bag), played incredible rhythms, and was very good at muting strings and incorporating leads while strumming (hopefully that makes sense). They're very different players, but both fiercely devoted to the blues. Both have been compared to Hendrix, but I think Trower has had more original material.
Posted by Guitarzan on Tuesday, 07.22.08 @ 14:41pm
Robin needs to be in there - plain and simple! A whole generation of guitarists owes thanks to Robin for his ground breaking innovations!
Posted by Dan Cavil on Tuesday, 07.22.08 @ 23:53pm
Robin should be up there with the best in the ROck and Roll Hall of Fame. Not sure what the criteria are but he must surely meets all of them with knobs on! He may have been influenced by Hendrix but he has evolved a unique style, hard to describe to someone on the steet which is timeless and evokes emotion everytime. Not many artists can do this.
Posted by Heather Collier on Wednesday, 07.23.08 @ 03:20am
Robin has rocked my world this year, I am a born again rock chick and if he is not in the hall of fame then it didn't ought to even exist.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 07.23.08 @ 17:22pm
Robin is a legendary rock and blues guitarist that has composed and been part of several classic songs. Bridge of Sighs, Whiter Shade of Pale and several others are amazing songs and have stood the test of time for generations. He is a must to be included!!!
Posted by Richard Chavez on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 10:48am
Richard - do you think he should be inducted as a solo artist or as a member of P.H.?
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 07.30.08 @ 11:50am
Robin's unique talent was finally emphasized on Procal Harum's "Broken Barricades". Finally PH allowed Trower to "Shine On Brightly". It's an amazing LP and you can sense Robin's newly found independence as an artist and his guitar is center stage. Especially moving is "Song For A Dreamer", Trower's song written in tribute to Hendrix. Fast Forward nearly 40 years after this release...Robin continues to shine on and is one of the last few remaining master stratocaster players. Robin's solo LPs have remained true to his style of playing and each LP is unique in it's own way. Robin remains true to himself and isn't afraid to try different things. He has always been gracious and is a true gentleman. I have been seeing Robin Trower live since 1977 and the experience of a live RT concert is something no one should miss! To see him immerse himself in a soul searching, searing, beautiful and intense jam is just incredible. He doesn't just play the Fender, he commands it. His back up band has always been top notch and to this day you can sense they truly enjoying performing with one another. Robin should have all ready been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and to be honest I'm astonished at some of the people all ready inducted while Robin has been looked over all these years. Some of my favorite songs are "Go My Way", "Twice Removed From Yesterday"
Posted by Karen Slavik on Saturday, 08.2.08 @ 10:50am
Robin Trower is one of England's finest professional musicians.
Posted by Alan Howard on Sunday, 08.3.08 @ 02:45am
It is absolutely ludicrous for Trower to not be in The Hall of Fame. It is equally ludicrous to mention his name in the same breath with some of the inductees and future prospects.
Posted by Ed Tabor on Sunday, 08.3.08 @ 08:10am
I discovered RT back in 1973, and have been a strong supporter of his music for(4)decades.
Posted by Mark Stevens on Tuesday, 08.5.08 @ 18:57pm
Robin has been blessing our world for decades and continues to do so. His music is unique and heartfelt, not to mention the best guitar player in this world. He should be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame because there is none like Him, no not One.
Posted by rainey on Wednesday, 08.6.08 @ 10:31am
I don't quite feel that the question "which specific guitarist has Robin Trower influenced and how has he influenced them" to be relevent to our quest to have RT inducted into the RRHOF. It's a question that can be bounced back and forth forever. The way I look at it? Who has Melanie influenced? Did Bolan inspire Bowie or did Bowie inspire Bolan? It is the body of music produced, the career, the longevity, the legions of fans that still fly to grab tickets when Trower comes to town. His devotion to creating a unique sound is one of his own. I don't know of another guitarist that can generate such power out of a Fender Strat and a Marshall Amp. His song writing is superb and thoughtful, his own. Very rarely does Trower do any covers, if any at all, none live, maybe one or two on disc. Trying to find a guitarist that he influenced is like adding his sound to the mainstream; Trower is true to himself and would never be considered part of the mainstream which is what continues to seperate him from musicians today. I don't doubt that he has inspired many a quitar player though. If you look at his website on Trower Power and check out Steve's Place he has inspired many aspiring guitar player's along the way. Many of his fans are also guitar players and musicians. Trower has also produced for Bryan Ferry and composed a sound track for the movie "The Good Humor Man" to name a few other accomplishments. Trower won't bend for the industry, the industry should bend for Trower. Unless you've listened to Trower over the years, or have yet to see him live, or know of Trower's career at all then you would not be asking this question. It's not who, but what he contributed and still continues to do so.
Posted by Karen Slavik on Friday, 08.8.08 @ 16:37pm
Not going to comment on Trower, because somewhere out there on another page I stated I was in the Yes column regarding his induction.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 08.8.08 @ 19:13pm
"What wíll impress the committee, are the three I's: innovation, influence and impact (on the history of rock 'n roll, not on their fans)." -The_Claw (Three Dog Night Friday, 08.8.08 @ 18:22pm)
Posted by interviewer on Friday, 08.8.08 @ 19:28pm
Posted by Karen on Friday, 08.8.08 @ 19:31pm
Hey Steve Perry Fan, when you check out Trower, let us know okay? Get a grip, check out some of the losers all ready inducted and then give me a good reason WHY Trower should not be included. Steve Perry is a misnomer. Go ahead and vote for the New Kids On The Block why don't you? It fits the format. Research before you reply. And read my post again, it may be actually informative for you. Best Wishes, Karen
Posted by Karen Slavik on Friday, 08.8.08 @ 19:37pm
Posted by Ronnie Kerrigan on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 07:51am
Ronnie K....first of all discediting one artist to bolster another is most annoying. Robin Trower can stand on his own merits without comparison to SRV, and as humble of a man as he is, I'm sure he'd be embarrassed by it.
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 08:43am
Listen, I wrote what I did and I stand by it. I feel honored that Ronnie would reinforce what I said. Let me clarify for all of you here that I mentioned SRV in response to another's posting, end of story. What the interviewer wrote in response to me in mentioning Steve Perry and his question was just plain nonsense, as I said, in my humble opinion. What I find unsubstantiated is the fact that there are nearly 1370 members on Trower Power and only 176 votes here! Gitarzan, if I am not mistaken, forgive me if I am, you are also a member of the website. Why not put your fingers to better use and vote if you haven't all ready, and get your mates to do the same? We're not here to bicker but to help Robin get the exposure and credit he so deserves. Thank You Ronnie, thanks to all of you who have voted and especially to those that keep the positive aspect of this endeavor flowing. Karen
Posted by Karen Slavik on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 14:59pm
David, you're post was perfect. Thank you for summing RT up so brilliantly.
Posted by Karen Slavik on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 15:21pm
By the way, using my full name here in support of Robin is the only way for me to go. I don't wish to hide behind a nickname when it comes to something as important as this, in support of Robin Trower. I see Gitarzan you're not a member of Trower Power, hopefully you'll check that site out a bit, also if you were offended by my thoughts on SRV vs Trower I can't help that. It's like comparing apples and oranges.
Posted by Karen Slavik on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 15:55pm
Let's see...Robin Trower is one of my friends on Myspace. When you go to my site, the song you hear is "Bridge Of Sighs", so I guess you could say I don't have anything against him.
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 20:42pm
jessie...If you're wondering about the buzz about Robin Trower, check out this video of him performing one of his more well known songs;
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 21:03pm
Love Robin Tower ..I hope he gets in..!
Posted by Mrxyz on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 21:10pm
Okay Gitarzan; Being that your such a Trower afficianado, and not to mention, personal friend; perhaps you can answer the question that started this roll down the hill in the first place and put it all to rest all ready. Which specific guitarist(s) has RT influenced and how has he influenced them? Looking forward to your reply. Politicians? Annoying Fans? Let's get this discussion back on track for Trower's sake. I'm not going to justify any more idiotic posts with a response, this is not the place for it. Karen
Posted by Karen Slavik on Sunday, 08.10.08 @ 13:53pm
Without a doubt Robin Trower is one of the true guitar super talents of any genre of all time. It would be a travesty for him not to see his work recognized by recieving a spot in the hall of fame. My wife and I went to the rock hof last year and it just didn't seem right that he wasnt there. In my opinion, the hof loses much credibility by excluding someone so profoundly talented and proven.
Posted by phil holtz on Sunday, 08.10.08 @ 17:04pm
Thank You Phil! Best Wishes, Karen
Posted by Karen Slavik on Sunday, 08.10.08 @ 19:43pm
Let's see...what can I say that's idiotic?? Maybe that you're "preachin' to the choir", Karen?? Oh, and he had an influence on me...there's a good place to start!! Being friends on Myspace doesn't constitute a "warm & fuzzy" relationship, but what I've found to be a very informative, thought out site. I've known of his work since Procol Harum, I know he plays with very heavy strings, tuned down a full step, He uses Marshall 100 watt amps, usually JCM800's and JCM900's, and uses a Marshall 100 watt "plexi" head (a classic). I know the reasons why he uses what he does and why he tunes down a full step...do you???
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.10.08 @ 22:29pm
karen i dont think ive ever even met a chic who knew who robin trower was, let alone one who was a fan. thats cool as hell. kind of hot actually. anyway, does anyone know if the rock hof sees these comments?
Posted by phil holtz on Tuesday, 08.12.08 @ 16:10pm
I really do have a hunch that committee members do look into this site occasionally.
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 08.12.08 @ 18:25pm
Robin Trower music is sweet to the soul. Any decade just listen, you do find what you need. Take a listen and enjoy the peace.
Posted by rainey on Tuesday, 08.12.08 @ 19:07pm
I’m as big a Trower fan as anybody I know, but anyone who’s heard songs like Lenny and Tightrope by SRV or saw him on the In Step tour with Jeff Beck knows he belongs in the HOF. So does Jeff Beck, for that matter (although I guess he’s already in there as a member of the Yardbirds), as well as Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter, Roy Buchanan, and Randy Rhoads, to name a few. Who should go in first? It’s like asking, “Which one is better, vanilla or chocolate?” They’re all deserving in their own right.
Posted by John B on Wednesday, 08.13.08 @ 07:59am
I first listened to Robin Trower as guitarist for Procol Harum in the late 60's. Then as a solo artist fronting his own band, he had tremendous success throughout the mid--late '70's when disco was taking radio away from rock, Trower dominated the music scene with great compositions and musicianship. My real vote comes due to his work with Jack Bruce (inducted with Cream in 1993) on two albums released in 1981, and then after 26 years recording a new awesome album with Bruce titled "Seven Moons". Forty plus years he's toured and recorded excellent music, a real champion.
Posted by Jeff Platt on Tuesday, 08.19.08 @ 01:50am
I don't think it would put Robin up nor down whether he was voted into RRHOF. He's been in the zone for 40+ years and has nothing to prove. He has been head and shoulders above any other guitarist/songwriter of his era. His material is his testament.
Posted by Ed on Wednesday, 08.20.08 @ 06:03am
should he be inducted? Yes. Will he be?
Posted by Seven moons on Thursday, 08.21.08 @ 17:56pm
First and foremost, if Madonna, Elvis Costello, R.E.M. and The Clash are in this so called HOF,there is so much injustice not to have a name like Robin Trower there also. No injustice to the aforementioned, but to not include Trower after his career and accomplishments is a travesty. For someone who has rocked this world for over 35, 40 years, Trower has influenced many of the true musicians who are in there today. I voted to get him in this so called HOF, but I don't hold this said HOF with any high esteem. To see who they have left out over the years is ludacris to say the least. Trower is on my list of top 5 ever and probably is on the top 10 list of many others who share the world of rock like we enthusiastically do. So it should be inevitable that this icon is placed in this HOF. Long live Trower and God bless us all.
Posted by Don on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 10:42am
One would only assume the powers that be have some sort of criteria when deciding who's worthy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Standing the infamous test of time seems like an obvious must to get into the Hall.Mr Robin Trower has proven that his material is as fresh and vital now as it was back in the early 70's. Robin is one of the few artists that has the ability to run the gamut of emotions and to paint vivid scenes with his seamless semi mystical guitar style. When he first arrived on the music scene he was unfairly thrust into the Hendrix heir apparent role along with Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush.I feel Robin has been able to silence the naysayers and the critics by releasing album after album that each have their own flavor and are distinctively Robin stamped with his own brand of emotion soul and style. One of the biggest joys in my life lately was taking my 15 year old son to see Robin.He was totally blown away and awestruck as he watched one of the living legends weave his musical spell.
Posted by massmully on Sunday, 08.31.08 @ 12:52pm
I'm a metallist, not a pure RT fan, but let's be honest, he's made some very profound music.
Posted by Paulmartin on Friday, 09.12.08 @ 08:43am
Robin has certainly had a long,and influential career for the sixties to the present.
Posted by Cal on Thursday, 09.25.08 @ 12:44pm
Robin Trower is a perfect example of no "gray" area...he's an obvious inductee for some, and someone they've never heard of to others.
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 09:35am
I certainly wouldn't object to him being nominated.
Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 10:01am
It's a crime that Robin Trower is not yet in the R&R Hall of Fame!!! Ten years and counting of being eligible. His Bridge Of Sighs album should put him in there by itself nevermind all the other great music he's recorded.
Posted by ElGouto on Sunday, 10.5.08 @ 12:15pm
I agree.Bridge of Sighs is one of the greatest rock albums ever.It alone should put him in the Hall of Fame,not counting his other great work, such as his Live album,For Earth Below, and his newer stuff with Jack Bruce.Robin was there at the beginning of the British Rock scene, and is one of the few from that time still going strong.
Posted by Sling Blade on Tuesday, 10.7.08 @ 16:16pm
Sling Blade...Ummm..I a'reckon I won't mind seein' him in there...Ummm Hmmmm....!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 10.7.08 @ 19:01pm
Robin Trower has had a huge impact on the entire rock music community. I have been listening to him since the 70's, at a time when radio played a little of everything. After hearing "Caledonia" on a Chicago station, I was floored by this new sound.
Posted by Gary Bernal on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 10:04am
Its a crying shame that one of the VERY best musicans to come from across the pond.i cant count how many BRIDGE OF SIGHS albums and cds ive worn out. ill be contacting the hall of fame over his not being there NOW,THIS INSTANT.the man is BRILLIANT NO DOUBET MY LIFE IS RICHER FOR HIS MUSIC.
Posted by M HUNGERFORD on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 23:38pm
Why not all of Procol Harem? It would not have sounded the same or nearly as good without all of them.
Posted by GB on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 00:40am
Robin without question should be in the hall of fame. I have been following him his entire career. He is the reason I started playing guitar and has influenced me so much. He is constantly re inventing himself and his music like fine wine just gets better with age. Vote him in now. If anyone ever deserved it its surely robin trower
Posted by gabe falsetta on Sunday, 10.26.08 @ 11:28am
Robin Trower is a superb rock/blues guitarist that has influenced an untold number of other guitarists, so I doubt that the RRHF will induct him. The Rock and Roll hall of fame is a JOKE!!
Posted by Kramo on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 14:49pm
Robin Trower has influenced many upcoming and well known guitar players in the world. Anyone who mentions Jimi, Clapton, ect. also has great things to say about Robin. I try to make every concert when hes close by. This man deserves to be in the Rock Hall. Never stop. Thanks Dave
Posted by Dave on Thursday, 11.27.08 @ 07:41am
Robin Trower is in part responsible for my lifelong adoration of rock music and in particular killer guitar playing. The first time I heard him I swooned, the first time I saw him live I wanted to be his groupie. So glad to see all the support and recognition for him here; I agree his exclusion so far from the HOF is beyond explanation but as some have pointed out if he never gets nominated or inducted it won't change the tremendous positive influence he's had on so many. I adore him.
Posted by estivator on Saturday, 12.27.08 @ 13:37pm
Sumbody is voting repeatedly for Robin Trower!
Posted by Worm on Tuesday, 02.10.09 @ 07:09am
If any guitar player ever deserved to be in the hall it's Robin Trower. He's one of the greatest players ever and also a great song writter. just look at the body of work this man has produced. How many songs have the players that are in the hall written. But then Robin has always been over looked. There is alot of musicians in the hall that couldn't carry his guitar pick.
Posted by David A. Viers on Sunday, 02.15.09 @ 20:01pm
Procol Harum should be in the RHOF. They were the first rock band to take classical, psychedelic, R&B tunes and mix up some Dylan style lyrics and you have a potion of music that stands on his one.
Posted by Ed on Friday, 03.6.09 @ 15:47pm
All of the comments above have great value in them.
Posted by Michael on Saturday, 03.7.09 @ 15:52pm
"The Hall of Fame recognizes the influence an Artist has had over his fans"--Michael
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 03.7.09 @ 16:29pm
I was fortunate enough to have been in my teens in the early seventies and saw many famous rock bands in their peaks. I only saw Trower once and that was with Procol Harum. They were squeezed between Mountain and Ten Years After both with very good guitarists, Leslie West and Alvin Lee.
Posted by Ed on Monday, 03.9.09 @ 11:58am
I was fortunate enough to have been in my teens in the early seventies and saw many famous rock bands in their peaks. I only saw Trower once and that was with Procol Harum. They were squeezed between Mountain and Ten Years After both with very good guitarists, Leslie West and Alvin Lee.
Posted by Ed on Monday, 03.9.09 @ 11:58am
Robin Trower may be great but please do not forget that it was a 3 piece band and Bridge of sighs was a truly great album made all the better by the late great James Dewar and the phenominal drumming of Reg Isidore who is still alive and kicking. Playing and holding down a job as a truly phenominal cabinet maker. See he is good at everything he does.
Posted by Louise Hooper on Wednesday, 03.11.09 @ 01:33am
"Too Rolling Stoned" kind of sums up the post Procol Trower sound. Those songs start out slowly and mystically and then about half way through he just starts ripping out the notes.
Posted by Ed on Wednesday, 03.11.09 @ 18:45pm
I agree with Louise, Robin Trower's classic album 'Bridge of Sighs' were punctuated by the amazing vocals of James Dewar and the phenominal drumming of Reg Isidore who also played on the RT, Jack Bruce album 'Truce'.
Posted by Gregg Kofi Brown on Saturday, 03.14.09 @ 14:07pm
I say give jack his jacket cause the drum stool alway's belonged to Reg Isidore,who is still kicking that bass drum like no other.I Gus Isidore have the greatest of pleasure making music with my brother Reg,and in my opinion,he is already in the hall of fame in my books.Justice will prevail.
Posted by Gus isidore on Tuesday, 03.17.09 @ 12:48pm
Any Trower fans out there that saw Procol between 1969-1971 that remember the shows. I saw Procol with him during 1970 when PH went to a very guitar oriented sound. Every song except for "A Salty Dog" they played had intense Trower solo's. In those days he was playing Gibson's and his sound was a lot different than when he switched to the strat. The Strat Trower played smoother and slower. When he was with Procol his tone had more fuzz to it and was more distorted. He also played his notes faster than on the later work.
Posted by Ed on Wednesday, 03.25.09 @ 16:30pm
Robin Trower is the greatest Blues Talent & Blues guitarist Alive today.Even with the loss of first James Marshall Hendrix Many Moons Ago & more "recently" Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Blues & guitar world suffered catastrophic losses in both cases.Having Robin Trower Alive & Well and performing all these years has been nothing short of a Blessing.The most beautiful & Genuine aspect of his playing to me, through the years has been that Robin has ALWAYS continued to be himself,nothing more & nothing less and we hear this on EVERY album he has released...And his sound is recognized worldwide immediately, and has always stood out to me as his Identity that seperates him from all the other great Blues masters including Jeff Beck,Jimmy Page,& Eric Clapton.Watching Robin Trower play the Soulful Blues guitar that only he is capable of, is a Mind Expanding experience that can stand up alongside the Masters of the Blues & Jazz such as seeing Stevie Ray Vaughn,Jimi Hendrix,Miles Davis,Muddy Waters,Sugar Blue,Otis Rush,John Lee Hooker, or Freddie King.With the death of Stevie Ray Vaughn,all of us who were hardcore devoted fans of Hendrix were deeply saddened by the sudden loss of talent.I was crushed when Stevie died after seeing him 6 times in my life,including the Jeff Beck Fire Meets The Fury Tour in 1989.However, I knew I could continue to draw my inspiration to play and continue my Love of the guitar always because I had been a Robin Trower fan first,foremost, and always.For all the criticism & comparison he endured to Hendrix after Jimi died, he never wavered in his conviction to not only play the Blues,but to play it himself the way he wanted to regrdless of Jimi Hendrix existance.I defended Robins playing and turned many a Hendrix fan on to Robin for 30 years now.I of course am a lifelong devoted student of both Robin Trower & Jimi Hendrix.For those that ever tried to talk of Robin in a negative light regarding his sound in regards to Hendrix= I never failed to remind them that the Legions of Hendrix fans that began to appear at his concerts by the thousands were proof enough & the highest compliment in that fact alone was paid back to Robin Trower & im sure he knows it.If he doesnt, I would tell him "you,your band,your albums,AND ESPECIALLY YOUR LIVE SHOWS were a Safe Haven for the Mind Blowing Blues that these thousands of "lost sheep from Jimis Flock", were seeking and you delivered the EXCITING,INTENSE, BLUES DRIVEN guitar playing they all craved.And you did it the Only Way Possible: By playing Robin Trower material
Posted by Danny Guitar Rogers on Sunday, 03.29.09 @ 21:59pm
Danny Guitar Rogers...I don't know that I share your enthusiasm for Trower, but I will acknowledge that he's a great player. "Bridge Of Sighs" is one of my all-time favorite tracks, one of those songs that makes you think "how did he ever come up with that?"
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 03.29.09 @ 22:08pm
Posted by Danny Guitar Rogers on Sunday, 03.29.09 @ 22:55pm
Danny...the one thing I can say as far as comparison of Trower and SRV is they're uniquely different. It's easy for people like us to recognize either when we hear them. also, you and I have a differing view of SRV and Jeff Beck playing "Goin' Down", whereas I thought it was just an awesome event, devoid of a clear cut "winner".
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 03.30.09 @ 18:43pm
I'm not a guitar player but to compare Robin Trower's playing to SRV's is similar to comparing Babe Ruth to Bobby Bonds (no steriod talk here). They both hit tons of home runs.
Posted by Ed on Wednesday, 04.1.09 @ 19:46pm
Robin Trower deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. No if, and's or but's about it.
Posted by Mark Cooper on Tuesday, 04.7.09 @ 11:03am
Robin Trower is the best. It didn't matter what carnation of the band was, with the soulful James Dewar and Bill or Reg, to one of rock's greatest voices and bass players, Jack Bruce and Gary, you were listening to the best.
Posted by Mark Lucas on Tuesday, 04.7.09 @ 11:16am
One of the greatest guitarist of all time . It is truly a shame he does not get the fame he deserves .One of the greatest of all time, understatement .Truly one of the greatest strat players of all time
Posted by larry gilbert on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 23:13pm
This man is the greatist electric guitarist of all time. Original. A survivor. A humble genius.I've played 'Bluebird" for all of my kids when they would go to bed - now they've all grown up to be amazing,sensitive,intelligent artists.....like Robin?? Ohhh yeah!!! Give this gentle soul his due - he is a treasure.
Posted by michael bowen on Friday, 05.15.09 @ 00:06am
Posted by Twister on Sunday, 05.24.09 @ 21:17pm
Hmmm... I think its all backwards and that the R&R HOF is not worthy of Trower. He's doing just fine without it and we all know that. Robin is, and always will be at the top of my personal HOF list. If he makes it, great, he certainly has earned the distinction and deserves to be there. If he doesn't, there is no shame, Robin, only the satisfaction of knowing in your heart that your fans will ALWAYS be there with you and remember you with, or without the R&R HOF.
Posted by Tim on Thursday, 06.4.09 @ 10:19am
Trower is an amazing guitar player and a much-underrated songwriter. He might have a better shot at the Hall of Fame if he had packaged his 1970s trio as a band. The combination of his guitar playing and James Dewar's singing was magical.
Posted by Timothy Horrigan on Thursday, 06.4.09 @ 21:15pm
I truly pray to whatever gods were ,are or may be that he is duly not inducted.
Posted by Jess Lisa on Saturday, 06.6.09 @ 02:09am
Posted by Wow on Saturday, 06.6.09 @ 02:15am
what she said.
Posted by smitten by da kitten on Saturday, 06.6.09 @ 02:19am
I am not quite sure with what Jess Lisa said, but it sure sounds good to me.
Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 06.6.09 @ 13:27pm
Alot of top pro guitar slingers catch Robin when he's on tour! Need I say any more?
Posted by Joe Sullivan on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 10:17am
Robin Trower is a Rock legend. An original artist who has influenced the history of Rock Guitar. Induct him into the R&R Hall of Fame.
Posted by Kay on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 11:34am
I know this question is from last year but a guitarist who was influenced by Robin Trower? Paul Gilbert, not too shabby of a guitarist himself, searched out Robin for an interview in Guitar World a while back. Also, I caught Robin Trower at the Murat in Indianapolis last week and was still amazed by the man's soulful tone and killer sustain. I have never been disappointed at a Trower performance, from the 70's to now.
Posted by Ramon Cruz on Wednesday, 07.1.09 @ 20:17pm
I don't understand why Robin Trower is not in the RR Hall of Fame. What classic radio station does not play Robin Trower? A great guitarist who has put out some great music. When you hear Robin, you know who it is. There are many artist who are already in the RRHF and don't deserve to be there ahead of Robin Trower.
Posted by Gary Birch on Sunday, 08.16.09 @ 18:06pm
As for Procol Harem's induction, I'm all for that because they basically invented progressive rock. For Trower's solo work, I'm not sure in that department.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.16.09 @ 19:08pm
If anyone today should be inducted it should be Robin.... By far he is the most creative and longest lasting musician the world has seen, his passion goes beyond anyone I ever heard of, and im a Jimi fan. Lets put the man where he belongs in the hall of fame, imagine how he would feel!!!!
Posted by gabe on Monday, 10.12.09 @ 16:38pm
Posted by The Drummer on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 09:11am
Shame on the R&RHOF. Robin is one of the finest guitar players of our time. By the way the late great Jimmy Dewar also belongs in. R.T hope to see ya next year in the third farewell tour.
Posted by Eddie on Tuesday, 11.17.09 @ 21:31pm
It would simply serve well to have the judges and crtics pick up a strat and provide me the same level of talent as trower provides. I have been playing for 35 years and cannot come close with all 23 systems I use to play with Gretsch to Fender.....
Posted by Rick on Thursday, 12.23.10 @ 21:08pm
just saw robin for the first time...thank God I finally had the chance. He's so good it's beyond words...he's better than clapton, better than hendrix, as good as anyone who's ever played an instrument. he's not just a technician, he's a musician...of the highest order. he understands the emotion that music must convey to have any meaning at all..can't say enough about him..
Posted by Bob on Monday, 01.31.11 @ 06:58am
Judging by the date of Bob’s comments (last post), likely we saw the same show here in Florida. I, like many others who have posted, have been a Trower fan since the beginning of his solo career before I even knew he played with Procol Harum whom I also loved. The first time I heard Bridge of Sighs was on an album feature show on the FM radio when I was ten or eleven years old in ’74. I was so blown away by what I heard that I could hardly sleep waiting until morning to go to the record store and buy it.
Posted by Paul Mandeville on Monday, 02.21.11 @ 18:54pm
I have listened to Robin Trower for many, many years. Recently I saw him for the first time live in March 2011.
Posted by FH on Wednesday, 03.23.11 @ 19:59pm
Robin Trower. The man the myth.
Posted by Richard Ledesma on Friday, 04.29.11 @ 22:41pm
Posted by replicac06108 on Tuesday, 09.27.11 @ 11:59am
"Robin Trower Live" is a great recording. The 3 man group has so much soul and feeling in the performance. Robin Trower can solo with any other guitarist out there .... Hendrix and Trower play very similarly, we will not see guitar playing like this again anytime soon, unfortunately. Thanks.
Posted by Paul on Sunday, 01.8.12 @ 11:28am
Im just so pissed that RT is not in the Hall... I just found this site and I am a bit drunk... but I have seen Robin more than 30 times over the decades starting at Long Beach Arena in about 1977. I will compose a more literate post and defense of his election to the Hall.... I mean come on, if they are considering the Beasty Boys... well, Need I say more...
Posted by AGR on Saturday, 04.14.12 @ 23:17pm
ROBIN TROWER MUST BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. HE IS A GENIUS ON THE GUITAR AND IS THE MOST SOULFUL MUSICIAN I HAVE EVER HAD THE EXTREME PLEASURE OF LISTENING TO. HE IS LITERALLY AMAZING AND IS LONG OVER DUE TO BE INDUCTED AND MORE THAN DESERVING OF THE AWARD.
Posted by Alycia Marshall on Thursday, 05.10.12 @ 22:12pm
There have been many performers inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame who cannot actually be called rock and roll acts, while many rock and roll acts that have left a big mark in the music world have not even been considered. Robin Trower is one of these.
Posted by Gil Ward on Wednesday, 07.18.12 @ 15:10pm
Ive seen RT over the years many times. The first time was back in 77 at Long Beach Arena. Last time was in Atlanta in 2009 at the Playhouse. No one has touched me like Robin. Well, except Hendrix. I recently called the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to ask why The Beastie Boys were inducted but Trower was not. She gave me the directors voice mail. Before I got to that dead end, I asked her if she even knew who Trower was and of course she did not.
Posted by TrowerPower2013 on Tuesday, 12.18.12 @ 21:36pm
Boy, you picked a bad band to pick on.
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 12.19.12 @ 11:32am
First off, Robin Trower solo over Beastie Boys? Delusional much? Trower will eventually and deservedly get in as a member of Procol Harum and that's it. You're lucky you only got a voice mail. A real person would have laughed their ass off at you. "Clueless rockist on line one."
Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 12.19.12 @ 18:42pm
Robin Trower, IMO, is one of a handful of truly phenomenal guitarists in rock and blues history. Not only a master of technical precision, RT is gifted w the innate ability to create beautiful, spine-tingling phrasing straight from his soul. This is a devastating combination, and really, pretty rare in the music industry. There have been many great technicians, and many soulful players, but few w a true combination of both. If you've ever seen SRV Live at the El Mocambo u know what I mean. The guitar transforms from an musical instrument to an extension of the player'a soul. It's as if music just manifests from the heavens thru these incredible players. If you've never seen RT perform live, do yourself a favor and check him out. He still tours regularly, and if not quite as energetic as he was in the 70s, he's certainly more polished and could still be considered to be in his prime. The fact that he wasn't inducted into the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame the year he became eligible, shows that it's simply a popularity contest and not an indication of artistic ability...
Posted by Philip Clift on Saturday, 08.23.14 @ 14:39pm
Been listening since '73, the man is a musical genius and one of the best guitarist of all time. Not sure how H O F missed the boat on his induction
Posted by Eddie Tucker on Sunday, 03.15.15 @ 17:26pm
"Screw the rock-n-roll hall of Shame, I mean fame!"
Posted by jeff brisson on Wednesday, 02.24.16 @ 21:29pm
Robin Trower deserves the rock HOF, but if you look at his career he has been slighted by the rock establishment on a regular basis. The slighting of Robin says more about the myopic prejudice of the rock establishment than about his talent. Shame on all. Robin is more than his famous early works, but is an ongoing sustained artist of unique genius. Whatever the reasons for his not being in the HOF his artistic ability isn't one of them.
Posted by Rob Schirmer on Saturday, 07.30.16 @ 17:56pm
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