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A great band - it's about time Steeleye got the recognition they deserve.
Posted by Brian on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 16:51pm
I have been a huge fan of Steeleye Span, almost form their very beginning. Their music is great, and Maddy Prior voice is pure magic! Yes, it is time that Steeleye receive the recognition they deserve after creating wonderful Folk Rock music for more than 37 years!
Posted by Wil Tirion on Tuesday, 01.8.08 @ 10:40am
Yes, they do deserve recognition for all they have done over the years. They are a band that made people aware that folk/traditional/rock music can be great.
Posted by Pauline on Thursday, 01.10.08 @ 21:12pm
"Criteria include the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."
Posted by Debs on Monday, 01.14.08 @ 03:40am
one of the few bands to make english Folk Music accessible to the masses. Their appeal is wide, to old and young alike (including the very young).
Posted by Geoff on Tuesday, 01.15.08 @ 12:34pm
Unlike many eligible bands, Steeleye Span is still active and has been consistently active for four decades. Their music continues to be inventive, fresh and explores the entire range of the musical spectrum.
Posted by Michael Higgins on Tuesday, 01.15.08 @ 20:00pm
They have pushed the musical envelope in many ways - who else has had a hit that was written centuries ago and was in Latin? Their musicianship is fantastic, and their ability to bring traditional songs and make them rock is special.
Posted by Dave MIllard on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 13:02pm
For 39 years Steeleye Span have consistently tried to explore musical styles while remaining committed to their folk-rock roots. Their early combining of electric instruments with traditional music was innovative and ingenious, and they have maintained a strong following worldwide while continuing to develop newer and fresher approaches to rock music.
Posted by Mark Edward Askren on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 09:27am
It cannot be true that Maddy Prior & Steeleye Span have never been considered - this must be rectified without delay! They show progression in the world of folk/rock which are examples to all!
Posted by John Chilcott on Saturday, 02.2.08 @ 02:48am
If folk rock is truly within the criteria of "rock and Roll" then yes. They deserve to be inducted, I have been a fan since I was 13, back in the 70's
Posted by Andrew Brown on Friday, 02.15.08 @ 04:23am
This is unbelievable. When artists of much lesser talent have been nominated and given the honor of being recognized is just incorrect. Steeleye has been a steering factor in much of the music of today. Maddy's voice, Peter's violin, Tim's (both of them) musicianship, and the others have given the world a celebration of not only folk, folk-rock, rock, but just darned good music. Recognize the group for what it is--a world-class musical treat.
Posted by TAG on Tuesday, 02.26.08 @ 10:37am
Great band and one of the most significant of the British folk-rock acts along with Fairport Convention.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 11.29.11 @ 12:03pm
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