The Pretty Things

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1990 (The 1991 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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


5 comments so far (post your own)

I just saw a "yes" vote for these guys which made me realize I completely forgot about them. I recall them being a pretty good British Invasion band.

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 06.10.09 @ 22:29pm

No the Pretty Things will likely never be inducted (though still some good songs from the band) but Cleveland needs to hurry up and get their British Invasion contemporaries the Zombies in.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 13:18pm

I've noticed the Pretty Things get 12% induction chances, which is higher than, say, the 8% score this site is giving the Troggs.

I'm guessing this might have to do with the fact that their concept album S.F. Sorrow has been considered as an important proto-metal album.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 11.13.11 @ 14:26pm

Speaking of Pre-heavy metal, it's interesting to note that the three acts usually considered as proto-heavy metal who had that psychedelic-blues-rock sound (unlike the Pretty Things), Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly and Vanilla Fudge all have lower induction chances than the Pretty Things.

Iron Butterfly gets 11%, Blue Cheer 8% and Vanilla Fudge 7%. Personally, I don't think this is accurate as Blue Cheer is overall more important, IMO than the Butterfly and the Fudge.

Of others currently not in the Hall of Fame, Sir Lord Baltimore is also a notable.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 11.13.11 @ 14:38pm

I hope The Pretty Things will be inducted within the next few years. They are not well known in the USA as they are in their native Britain and Europe, but they influenced bands like The Ramones. Their music was considered more rock and roll than The Rolling Stones and they are a pioneer in garage rock. They are on tour this year celebrating 50 years.

Posted by Annette May on Saturday, 09.20.14 @ 15:45pm

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