The (Young) Rascals

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1997

Inducted by: Steve Van Zandt

Nominated in: 1993   1994   1996   1997

First Eligible: 1992 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2007 (ranked #274) .

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Good Lovin (1966)
Groovin' (1966)
People Got To Be Free (1968)

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8 comments so far (post your own)

This induction was certainly deserved.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 01.24.09 @ 20:13pm

I would agree here. One of their best songs is "Carry Me Back", a song that unfortunately gets overlooked. I use that song as their "Song of Proof" in my Hall Of Fame folder on my computer.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 01.24.09 @ 22:16pm

I bet the fact Dino Danelli later went on to play in Steven Van Zandts's (who inducted them) Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul might have had something to do with these guys getting in and not similar artists from the same era like The Grass Roots or The Guess Who

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 06.13.10 @ 02:50am

But I agree their induction was well deserved. One of the best blue-eyed soul bands ever.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 08.20.10 @ 13:17pm

Actually, come to think of it, I don't know what I was thinking when I typed that first post (it was a few months ago now). The fact the Rascals got in over bands like the Guess Who or Grass Roots clearly had to do with the fact they were more innovative and influential. Whereas both of the last two are kind of lumped in with a bunch of other bands from that decade who were good, yes, but did they really have Hall of Fame careers? The Rascals certainly did.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 08.20.10 @ 13:21pm

The Inductees

01. 1997 The (Young) Rascals
02. 1997 Parliament-Funkadelic

No confusion there, and they both just happened to get inducted in the same year. They started out as The Rascals, and then they changed their name to The Young Rascals, and they get inducted as The (Young) Rascals. This was an induction for their entire body of work, both, as The Rascals and The Young Rascals. Same thing with Parliament-Funkadelic, but different story. Two bands with the same members producing albums at the same time, but under different names. So inducting The Miracles as The Miracles would count their entire body of work in the induction, including the work produced as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, since Smokey Robinson was a Miracle to begin with!

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 05.10.11 @ 18:09pm

JOINT INDUCTIONS: What Was/What Should Have Been/And What Will Be

01. 1996 - Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship
02. 1997 - The (Young) Rascals
03. 1997 - Parliament/Funkadelic
04. 2012 - The Small Faces/The Faces
05. 20?? - Joy Division/New Order
06. 20?? - Wham!/George Michael

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 01.28.12 @ 06:44am

I got to meet Felix tonight when he played with his band (which he dubs 'The Young Rascals'). Very great guy and not only did he play the hits but also several covers medleys (including Led Zeppelin!)

Posted by Jason Voigt on Sunday, 01.20.13 @ 00:09am

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