Roxy Music

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1997 (The 1998 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2001 (ranked #75) .


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Roxy Music (1972)
For Your Pleasure (1973)
Country Life (1974)
Siren (1975)
Avalon (1981)

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Re-Make/Re-Model (1972)
Virginia Plain (1972)
Do The Strand (1973)
Love Is The Drug (1975)
More Than This (1982)

Roxy Music @ Wikipedia

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

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Roxy Music voted by the Guardian as the 2nd most influential British band ever. Morrissey votes For Your Pleasure as the best british album ever. Even Rolling Stones top 500 albums list 4 roxy music albums. U2 on induction include Roxy in their Hall of Fame. Enough said --- the biggest ommission.

Posted by JOB on Thursday, 01.4.07 @ 05:39am


Quite good, but after Eno left, the material didn't do much for me. I'd be fine with their induction, but I'm not a big fan.

Posted by Casper on Sunday, 01.21.07 @ 09:30am


I've just realized that when I've pulled out my "not until every other glam band gets in" arguement against kiss, I've been leaving out Roxy Music...shame on me.

Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 01.30.07 @ 21:08pm


The study of the Roxy influence. Is not influence a main rockhall criteria?
http://www.timdelisle.com/page19.htm

Posted by je on Saturday, 02.3.07 @ 22:02pm


Yes, roxy should def get in. Here is why:
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/fridayreview/story/0,,1487397,00.html

Posted by streetlife on Saturday, 02.3.07 @ 22:10pm


Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno are legends. The group was great.They are one of the acts that should be nominated at least

Posted by roméo on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 10:06am


"I've just realized that when I've pulled out my "not until every other glam band gets in" arguement against kiss, I've been leaving out Roxy Music...shame on me." - Kit

but who first Roxy or Kiss? (i'd say Roxy)

Posted by liam on Friday, 10.5.07 @ 15:24pm


They must get in. They simply MUST. Not that I'm a huge fan but how many musicians keep raving about Roxy Music? And they're eligible for, like, 10 years already? WTF are they waiting for?!

Posted by Denyo on Tuesday, 11.13.07 @ 04:17am


How many artists defiy this lot, eh? Even Morrissey said that For Your Pleasure was not only a great album, but the ONLY great british album.

Posted by micheal on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 12:51pm


but who first Roxy or Kiss? (i'd say Roxy)

I agree with - Roxy first.

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Posted by Dpipexs on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 20:14pm


"Avalon" is a good album. It's their biggest seller. But it came out when the group was way past their prime. '82... Still good though. Do The Strand.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Monday, 05.5.08 @ 13:47pm


The credibility of the R&R HOF is in question until Roxy Music is inducted.

Posted by Mike in the OC on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 17:53pm


A very influential group with a lot of sexy women on their album covers.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 11:03am


Roxy Music isn't in the hall yet? They're usually considered the archetypal British art rock band. They made quite an impression on the young British youth of the 70s who would end up forming vital groups of their own during the punk/post-punk era. They're still being imitated left and right.

Roxy Music and Brian Eno are among the more glaring omissions.

Posted by Elastic Man on Saturday, 01.17.09 @ 03:29am


Roxy Music was terrible. They should never be mentioned again.

Posted by mista cool on Wednesday, 07.1.09 @ 08:34am


Almost any '80's new wave band you can think of was influenced by Roxy in one way or another.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 07.19.09 @ 16:59pm


I am embarrassed as an American that Roxy Music is not in the Hall of Fame, while so many bad groups are in. But the HOF (and the Grammys) have alwaya favored mainstream rock and R&B over the more musically and lyrically sophisticated artists. That's why the brilliant John Foxx and Howard Devoto's Magazine will never get in, while a whole bunch of mediocre artists already have.

Posted by Wm on Tuesday, 08.11.09 @ 19:09pm


I think the hall will only let them wait a little bit longer. I can see them getting inducted either in 2011 or 2012.

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 12:54pm


No... never.

Posted by Doc No on Tuesday, 01.12.10 @ 11:21am


the first 3 Roxy Music lps are the greatest British records bar none. The most influencial band of the 7os

Posted by johnc on Friday, 01.29.10 @ 14:59pm


Roxy Music was one of the most influential bands of the 70s. David Bowie changed his style from Ziggy to Station to Station because of Bryan Ferry. Joe Skee mentioning Avalon shows the ignorance of Americans. Avalon is a nice album but was way past the prime 70s inovations that Roxy had. The 70s in America had BTO, Peter Frampton and other terrible bands and never supported Roxy like in Europe.

Posted by Rick on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 10:26am


I'm not a big fan, but one documentary was enough for me to learn that they're way overdue for induction. Didn't they pretty much invent New Wave?

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 06.6.10 @ 16:58pm


Roxy Music voted by the Guardian as the 2nd most influential British band ever. Morrissey votes For Your Pleasure as the best british album ever. Even Rolling Stones top 500 albums list 4 roxy music albums. U2 on induction include Roxy in their Hall of Fame. Enough said --- the biggest ommission.

Posted by huy on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 21:37pm


Yes. One of the biggest omissions thus far.

Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 11.21.10 @ 11:37am


Roxy Music should tell the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to "go to hell". Roxy Music made the two greatest albums of all time and they aren't in the Hall of Fame? Why? It caters to the taste of idiodic dumbed-down Americans. Roxy Music was almost completely ignored in America. How stupid are these people really?

Unfortunately, Bryan Ferry is too much of an egomanaic to turn down induction.

Posted by Alan on Sunday, 11.21.10 @ 20:17pm


Roxy Music

Bryan Ferry
Phil Manzanera
Andy Mackay
Paul Thompson
Brian Eno
Eddie Jobson
Graham Simpson

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.28.10 @ 21:38pm


Way ahead of their time. Admired by their peers (U-2; Talking Heads; The Smith's). Extraordinary group of work. Phil Manzanera is recognized as one of the world's great guitarists and record producers. Eno....what hasn't he done? Often considered second only to the Beatles in influence on other bands....you don't have to like Bryan Ferry but what lyrics in those first five albums! The R&R Hall of Fame is an embarrassment. Do the Strand....

Posted by Tom on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 20:01pm


Not before The New York Dolls

Posted by Loop on Tuesday, 01.25.11 @ 14:02pm


Apples and oranges, that.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 02.1.11 @ 03:57am


Americans are idiots, Britons know everything. Go kick rocks, plenty of people from the US know very well that Roxy Music should be in the R&R hall of fame. Unfortunately only the grass smokers are in charge of things over at U2 lovers central. Also to comment earlier, even though BTO may have been on US charts in the 70s; theyre a canadian band... Roxy Music, Toto, real mens bands. Real hot rock should be inducted. Bryan Ferry rocked live aid like there was no tomorrow, the hell with u2

Posted by Jon on Sunday, 02.6.11 @ 00:58am


Americans are idiots, Britons know everything. Go kick rocks, plenty of people from the US know very well that Roxy Music should be in the R&R hall of fame.

Posted by Jon on Sunday, 02.6.11 @ 00:58am

Those "plenty of people from the US" you're talking are also idiots?

Posted by akeem on Sunday, 02.6.11 @ 03:06am


"... Toto, real mens bands."

Toto, a manly band? The only people I've ever met who liked Toto were the feathered haired stoner girls in high school in the 80s and a couple guys who I suspect sit down to take a piss.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 02.9.11 @ 01:34am


LOL @ DarinRG's comment.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 02.9.11 @ 03:04am


Any band that's featured on that cheesy "Time Life Ulitmate Rock Ballads" infomerical has a hard time proving they're "manly".

Posted by Jim on Wednesday, 02.9.11 @ 17:17pm


I'm really amazed they aren't in. Their music was very distinctive and sophisticated, but also hummable. The musicianship was top notch. Definitely the band for Oscar Wilde fans.

Posted by ralph rayban on Thursday, 05.12.11 @ 04:36am


How is "Roxy Music" an essential but not "Country Life" which is a far superior album?

Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 05.14.11 @ 20:55pm


Chalkie, come on back to the Album Project and help fix that (and a lot of other things). The essentials are just the albums and songs that we've inducted.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 05.14.11 @ 21:12pm


As much as I respect some of the participants in these projects, I disagree with declaring the songs and albums that are inducted as "Essential songs" or "Essential albums." It's become rather obvious that the average voter is a 22 year old male Caucasian in their 3rd year of college. I'm sure that if the average voter was was a 48 year old female, the list of essentials would be completely different than what we're seeing.
The tastes of one narrow demographic shouldn't be used to promulgate to the world at large what is and what isn't "essential."

Posted by classicrocker on Saturday, 05.14.11 @ 22:46pm


Half right, classicrocker. 21, White British and not yet able to go to college (perhaps in the next couple of years). I don't think anybody really thinks these are "essential" choices, it's just a catchy title for what we've been doing (though some of the choices ARE essential listening as far as the artists that made them are concerned, and if somebody reads them and gets into the artist because of them, that's hardly a bad thing).

Chalkie: Country Life was inducted recently.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 05.31.11 @ 13:26pm


Sam, I hope you can go to college if that's what you want to do. I also hope like you say that people don't take these "essential" designations too seriously. Perhaps the website can go through the pages of other artists that haven't been inducted and declare some of their material "essential" as well.

Posted by classicrocker on Tuesday, 05.31.11 @ 14:10pm


Thank you sir. Need to figure some stuff out first though.

Some of these are essential, but then some essential ones have been overlooked. Is "Love Will Tear Us Apart" an essential Joy Division song? Tipping over a sacred cow, no it's not. However, is Rust In Peace the essential Megadeth album? Quite possibly, and Peace Sells might be as well.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 06.9.11 @ 13:28pm


Roxy Music. Practically every UK Alternative band of the late 70's and 80's was influenced by the band, including the Punk bands as well. There are bands like Radiohead who are indebted to Roxy Music through a band that served as their bridge, in the great band Magazine.

Posted by Chuck AzEee! on Saturday, 06.18.11 @ 23:40pm


The most unique sound ever. The best live show I've ever seen. They are amazing, even after Eno.

Posted by David on Sunday, 07.17.11 @ 12:15pm


I CAN NOT BELIEVE BLONDIE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE R&R HALL AND ROXY MUSIC IS STILL OUTSIDE..AMERICA JUST DOESN'T GET IT AND NEVER WILL..I TRULY BELIEVE ROXY MUSIC IS THE 2ND MOST INFLUENTIAL BRITTISH BAND..THE BRITS ARE WAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE ANYWAY AND SO WAS BRYAN FERRY..ENO TOO..BUT ROXY MUSIC WAS BRYAN FERRY'S BABY..IN HIS PRIME WITH THE BAND AND IN HIS SOLO WORK TODAY, MANY BELIEVE FERRY, IS STILL THE BEST SONG-WRITER.."VIVA ROXY MUSIC"!

Posted by Bill Gedeon on Wednesday, 09.21.11 @ 00:24am


I've never been too impressed with Roxy's Music's songs. They had virtually no commercial impact in the US. And their success in the UK was good, but nothing even on the level of T. Rex if I'm reading the charts correctly. What Roxy Music has going for them is that music writers like them. And claims of influence tend to be overly abused; from my point of view it's the least impressive argument. But if you like comparisons Blondie had six number ones in the UK, No. 1 albums, and a huge impact on the UK scene that doesn't even factor in their impact around the world. You can also put them at the roots of things like punk/new wave, dance rock, rap. I have to say that Blondie is a very bad comparison once you make the effort to look into it, and there are much weaker candidates to gnash your teeth over.

If there is a producer category then Eno is a strong choice.

Posted by astrodog on Wednesday, 09.21.11 @ 17:29pm


"And claims of influence tend to be overly abused; from my point of view it's the least impressive argument."

Perhaps, but not when you're a band that's way ahead of your time and helped invent New Wave.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 10.21.11 @ 17:58pm


They were indeed less succesful than T. Rex. However, I don't see how that's relevant when both deserve induction.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 10.21.11 @ 18:17pm


Helped invent new wave? I don't think so. I like Ladytron.

Posted by astrodog on Saturday, 10.22.11 @ 06:20am


I'm not sure Roxy Music necessarily "invented" New Wave, but their impact on New Wave in undeniable. Just by looking at the lists of acts who cites them as an influence is reason enough (to let them in), I'm not a Roxy Music fan myself, though.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 10.22.11 @ 06:57am


They were supposedly art rock, but to me their music was closer to prog rock. And they certainly weren't the only art rock band out their. You can argue that their music had elements that you an also see in new wave, the "art" element, but so did Genesis and King Crimson, for example. There was the use of synthesizers, but again they were hardly the only band doing that and new wave synth tended early on to more in the vein of bands like ? and the Mysterions. An influence? Why not? (if for Eno's production of new wave bands alone). Just not "Inventer of the Genre." Oversized claims are where the influence game always goes haywire. Music rarely progresses with paint by numbers simplicity.
In any event, I think Roxy Music is a worthy inductee. I just see other bands ahead in the line.

Posted by astrodog on Saturday, 10.22.11 @ 13:14pm


Roxy Music > (and more influential) than T. Rex and it's not even close. For the record, I like T. Rex plenty.

Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 11.13.11 @ 21:29pm


Personally I like T. Rex better.

Posted by astrodog on Monday, 11.14.11 @ 16:34pm


"Roxy Music > (and more influential) than T. Rex"

Maybe. But I'd listen to T. Rex over Roxy Music any day. (And yes, that just is, like, my opinion, man).

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 11.14.11 @ 16:49pm


Hardly seems possible they are not in the RRHOF, but Billy Joel is.

Posted by Skip on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 05:28am


One of the few groups Morrissey will admit to being influenced by, even though he frequently (and rightly) criticizes Bryan Ferry.

Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 06.16.12 @ 15:08pm


Whatever Bryan Ferry does in his personal life is his business. It has nothing to do with his music, so I see no reason to retract an admiration of Roxy Music and/or Bryan Ferry just because Mr. Ferry happens to enjoys hunting and supports his son's right to do so. That's a rather petty reason to stop enjoying his music.

As long as Ferry doesn't go the Ted Nugent route (I enjoy some of Ted's music, but he seriously needs to shut up and stick to recording music), I see no problem with his lifestyle choices. When an artist uses his/her music and/or concerts as a soapbox, it becomes a form of pandering to the lowest common denominator (i.e., Woody Guthrie, Ted Nugent, Toby Keith, Phil Ochs, etc.).

I definitely support Roxy Music for the RRHOF. Looooong overdue and hugely important to the glam rock, new wave, and new romantic styles of music and to music as an overall art form.

Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 06.19.12 @ 22:19pm


What do Roxy Music, T Rex, the Jam and Madness have in common?

Great bands. Massively influential in the UK. Hardly broke through in the US. Not inducted into the hall of fame.

Posted by sieteocho on Saturday, 10.6.12 @ 06:03am


You forgot something else, sieteocho: All four are highly qualified candidates for the Hall.

Posted by Zach on Saturday, 10.6.12 @ 18:14pm


I think Roxy Music was very influential. Many of the children of the 70's who lived over in England & the British Isles admired their work. U2,Duran Duran,Morrissey to name a few.

Love Listening to Avalon & More Than This off the Avalon CD. Just mesmerizing songs.Pure musical genius. Eno & Ferry are well-respected in the music community & should enhance their chances of RRHOF induction.Somewhere between 2017-2019 looks about right. KING

Posted by KING on Tuesday, 01.28.14 @ 23:39pm


I agree on Roxy Music. Only recently have I begun to explore their work beyond the hits everyone knows. Brilliant stuff. As a longtime Duran Duran fan I have known that they were very influenced by Roxy, but listening to Roxy closely I can definitely hear the influence for myself. Brian eno definitely deserves induction (for Roxy, for his solo work, and as a producer), but I think that Roxy Music may be his best shot. They have shot up my list of biggest snubs.

Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 00:17am


Thus far, I only own two studio albums by Roxy Music, "Country Life" and "Avalon;" both of which are brilliant albums. Roxy Music had a huge influence upon Duran Duran and Rush, believe it or not, and for that reason alone, they deserve induction. If for some inexplicable reason Duran Duran does not get on the nomination ballot, Roxy Music would be a great alternative.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.17.14 @ 13:21pm


About Roxy Music, Enigmaticus wrote:
   Thus far, I only own two studio albums by Roxy Music, "Country Life" and "Avalon;" both of which are brilliant albums. Roxy Music had a huge influence upon Duran Duran and Rush, believe it or not, and for that reason alone, they deserve induction. If for some inexplicable reason Duran Duran does not get on the nomination ballot, then Roxy Music would most probably be a great alternative.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.17.14 @ 21:44pm


My favorite Roxy Music album is unquestionably, "Avalon." I cannot think of a song on "Avalon" which I did not thoroughly enjoy.

I am not very familiar with "Roxy Music," "For Your Pleasure," or "Siren" however.

I was looking for those three albums at a record store last night, unfortunately I was not able to find them.

The non- U.S. Version of "Country Life" has very naughty cover artwork, but it also contains quite a few great songs, as well.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 09.24.14 @ 09:26am


If for some inconceivable reason their disciples' Duran Duran do not get the nod this year, I will fully support the induction of Roxy Music.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 10.5.14 @ 14:42pm


I was extremely shocked that neither Roxy Music, nor her younger sister, Duran Duran, were even nominated. Perhaps it's telling that brother Lou, brother Sting and their older cousin Kraftwerk and older sister, Cihic, are on the list though.

;-)

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 10.11.14 @ 13:43pm


It's really hard for me to choose between Roxy Music, or Duran Duran as deserving induction. Although, I would probably choose Duran Duran, because I am more familiar with their catalogue.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 11.15.14 @ 11:54am


Starting to think Roxy Music could receive an induction this year. Eno & Ferry are respected in music community and they might be a good alternative choice to others. I think people are reviewing their collection and finding it quite brilliant. Their influence is a wide swath from Rush to U2 to Morrissey and Duran Duran. That's strong influence. Avalon is my FAV because I love Avalon and More Than This although the rest of album excellent too. KING

Posted by KING on Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 04:08am


The ultimate question is: which band would you personally choose: Duran Duran, or Roxy Music?

Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 01.6.16 @ 08:19am


I choose both since I like both. They're both deserving for induction.

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 01.6.16 @ 17:47pm


The fact that Roxy Music is not inducted calls the credibility of this list into question. It should not be possible to miss them, at least not if you know a little bit about music history.

Posted by Hyphen on Tuesday, 06.7.16 @ 11:39am


Roxy might be THE most glaring omission from the RRHOF even though I understand they are not for every taste. I'll go one further; Brian Ferry should be in as a solo artist!

Posted by Larry Bowers on Sunday, 07.31.16 @ 19:21pm


I think that what hurts Roxy Music's chances for induction is their lack of familiarity with many of the Rock Hall's voters. Overall, Duran Duran has been much more popular and they have had a major impact on a newer generation of musicians. Even though, 4 of Roxy Music's albums are among the greatest albums, "Avalon" is probably the only album that most Americans are familiar with. On the other hand, Duran Duran has several albums which were revered by the public: "Duran Duran (1981)," "Rio," "Duran Duran (1993) aka the Wedding album, " "Astronaut," "All You Need Is Now," "A Diamond In The Mind: Live 2011" and "Paper Gods." Duran Duran's latest hit singles: 'Pressure Off,' and 'What Are The Chances' have been very popular. I also think that "Seven And The Ragged Tiger" was popular in America, as well.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Monday, 10.24.16 @ 19:12pm


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