Suzanne Vega

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2010 (The 2011 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Will Suzanne Vega be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Though I will admit her best work on "Solitude Standing", "Days of Open Hand" and "99.9˚F" is wonderful, quiet poetry which addresses serious topics in a remarkably serious manner, I must say her induction chance of 14 percent is far too high.

Most singer/songwriters of her type - except Leonard Cohen - have had an even rougher time of it from the Hall than prog or metal. The quiet pastoral style does not fit in with the Hall despite its contribution to the music landscape over the past four decades.

Posted by Julien Peter Benney on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 01:45am


Suzanne Vega and Tracy Chapman led the (now vogue) parade of female singer/songwriters onto to the rock and pop charts in the early 1980s. Vega's poignant lyrics, stripped-down sound, and hauntingly spare vocals cemented her position as one of the mothers of feminist alt-rock.

While most famously known for the song "Luka," Vega has carved out a career centered on intelligent, post-modern pop which generally flies under the radar of mainstream music.

Her status as a pioneer and vanguard will likely not be noticed by the Hall until many of her legacies are comfortably ensconced within it.

Posted by RB on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 15:37pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66rDVkaK4w

Putting On The Ritz (written by Irving Berlin) was probably the inspiration for Suzanne Vega's original acoustic version of Tom's Diner.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.3.11 @ 23:39pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58Nz7y26Tfs

Putting On The Ritz (written by Irving Berlin) was probably the inspiration for Suzanne Vega's original acoustic version of Tom's Diner.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 11:23am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG3PnQ3tgzY

Putting On The Ritz (written by Irving Berlin) was probably the inspiration for Suzanne Vega's original acoustic version of Tom's Diner.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 11:25am


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