Roy Buchanan

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1996 (The 1997 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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

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It is about time for the Rock n Roll Hall of fame to induct Roy Buchanan.
What are they waiting for?
He has been eligible since the first inductions, his first studio recording was with Dale Hawkins back in 1957 on a song called "My Babe".
Way before there was a Link Wray, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townsend or Bob Dylan.

Roy Buchanan, in my opinion, is in the top three guitar players of all time.
The other two are both included in the list above.

Posted by Bsarrie Moore on Friday, 04.24.15 @ 10:51am


Roy Buchanan has been long overlooked for inclusion in the Hall of Fame. Perhaps because he didn't follow the usual path and avoided stardom, he is known as the ''best unknown guitarist in the world'' . His career spanned the late 1950s as a teenager until his early death 30 years later. He was undoubtedly the world's pre-eminent Telecaster exponent with an unmistakeable sound. Roy mentored Robbie Robertson and was the inspiration for countless guitarists. Martin Scorsese asked Robbie's musical advice for the movie ''The Departed''. He selected Roy's ''Sweet Dreams'' - the movie ends and the credits roll. I have listened to his ''Sweet Dreams'' thousands of times, and it never fails to bring out the emotions. I have asked my guitarist son to ''play it like Roy'' at my funeral.

Posted by John James on Friday, 04.24.15 @ 12:11pm


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