|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2004
Inducted by: Dave Matthews
Nominated in: 2004
First Eligible: 1993 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Chris Wood
Snubbed Members: Ric Grech
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2005 (ranked #216) .
Traffic @ Wikipedia
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Someone needs to explain to me why Traffic is in and the Moody Blues aren't.
Posted by A-Killa on Sunday, 11.12.06 @ 09:28am
Because Traffic is better.
Posted by Kit on Sunday, 11.12.06 @ 09:49am
The reason for Traffic being in and the Moody Blues being out is subtle yet obvious. Where Traffic utilized jazz to a large extent in their music, the Moodys in contrast relied more on classical. This doesn't sit well with most of the members of the Nominating Committee. Genres like jazz, r&b, blues and even country are OK to have as influences because those forms of music are considered more populist than that highbrow stuff known as classical.
Posted by SG on Friday, 07.13.07 @ 03:18am
Or it's because The Moody Blues are intolerably boring. None of their music really lives an impression on anyone outside of their admittedly loyal fan base.
Posted by Casper on Friday, 07.13.07 @ 13:40pm
"None of their music really lives an impression on anyone outside of their admittedly loyal fan base."
Posted by shawn on Friday, 07.13.07 @ 15:04pm
Ha, don't even dare open that can of worms, Shawn!
Posted by Casper on Friday, 07.13.07 @ 16:12pm
I had no idea Traffic were in the Hall of Fame. I'm glad to know it, I never thought they would even be considered. I think SG may be right about the Hall of Fame detesting classical music. That would explain the absence of Deep Purple, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Yngwie Malmsteen and I'm sure there's more.
Posted by Metalsmith on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 16:14pm
I'd think that the absence of Malmsteen is more to do with the fact that he becomes eligible in '09.
Posted by Liam on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 16:22pm
It's about time.
Posted by Metalsmith on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 16:32pm
Weren't Traffic a prog rock band? So much for the statement "Pink Floyd is the only prog rock band in hall." good to see Pink Floyd finally got some company
Posted by Mr. Octagon on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 15:57pm
Chris Wood of Traffic was a horn player too.
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 12.19.15 @ 16:18pm
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