Roger Miller

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1989 (The 1990 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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King of the Road (1965)

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Country and Novelty.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 02.25.15 @ 22:03pm


The word "novelty" needs to stop being used so liberally on this site. Nobody has ever used it in a way that's accurate and didn't make themselves look like an historically ignorant fool.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 02.25.15 @ 22:11pm


Roy
Novelty.....?
This is a funny sight Hard to make sense on so many opinions on lots of the artist on this forum Unless novelty is extra special Seems negative and with this artist and others very strange,, For a man that received

11 Grammy Awards, Miller won Broadway's Tony Award for writing the music and lyrics for Big River, which won a total of 7 Tony's including best musical in 1985. He was voted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame renamed "Roger Miller Boulevard" and a museum in 1973 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995. Miller's 11 Grammy Awards held the record as the most won by a single artist until Michael Jackson's 1982 album Thriller.[17] In Erick, Oklahoma where he grew up, a thoroughfare was dedicated to Miller was built on the road in 2004

Among many other highlights

Posted by truth on Friday, 02.27.15 @ 02:11am


He did write and perform some comical or nonsensical songs, performed principally for their comical effect. Humorous songs, or those containing humorous elements, not necessarily novelty songs.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 02.27.15 @ 08:03am


By that definition several Beatles and Zappa songs would be considered novelty songs. You would also be including several country and folk artist from the 70's such as Jerry Reed, Ray Stevens, David Allan Coe, Jimmy Buffet, Arlo Guthrie and Steve Goodman.

Humor was used as a tool to make people think about deeper issues quite a bit in the 70's, not only in music but also in other forms. Mash, All In The Family, Mike Royko and George Carlin all did this.

Posted by Zuzu on Friday, 02.27.15 @ 09:11am


Roy
yes he had some fun songs But I would not consider "Trailers for sale or rent" his biggest hit that crossed over a novelty song IMO.. among the many tunes...

Posted by truth on Friday, 02.27.15 @ 16:27pm


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