The Boomtown Rats

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2002 (The 2003 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

The Boomtown Rats @ Wikipedia

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


6 comments so far (post your own)

decent unique pop-punk that eventually got drowned in Bob Geldof's own self-importance.

Posted by Kit on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 16:38pm

read above

Posted by liam on Friday, 09.7.07 @ 15:42pm

"THIS [the Boomtown Rats] MEANS NOTHING TO ME!!!

Where is Ultravox's page, by the way?

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 10:19am

The Boomtown Rats played great rock n' roll on record and live, their performance on Live Aid was seen by millions and that was nearly at the end of the band's life in the 1980's-if you listen to any of their records you'd vote to induct.

Posted by Jeff Platt on Tuesday, 08.19.08 @ 02:10am

Bob Geldof might get in on some sort of non-performer catagory, but the Boomtown Rats were never that significant. They had a couple of nice hits, but other than that...

Playing Live Aid doesn't mean you're HOF worthy. If their lead singer organized it, then chances are real good they would perform.

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 08.19.08 @ 07:08am

Looking at some of those inducted, who cares? Maybe if the Hall of Fame wasn't so US centric, but looking through the eligible artists if T.Rex and Deep Purple aren't in then there ain't much hope for Slade, Sweet, Squeeze, Pulp etc.

Posted by ArrGee on Wednesday, 01.14.15 @ 12:28pm

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