John Prine

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1996 (The 1997 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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


13 comments so far (post your own)

No! Absolutely not! Never! I was proud to be the very first, thereby giving them 100% No and 0% Yes. I don't care if some say he is one of the most important figures in Americana music, he SUCKS!!!

Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 03.4.09 @ 23:38pm

John Prine is legendary. He should surely be in.

Posted by The Mountaineer on Thursday, 03.19.09 @ 11:57am

I cannot believe that some moron would post "John Prine sucks"

Moron. Maroon.

John Prine is a wonderful treeasure of lyric and melody.

Posted by craic on Saturday, 11.7.09 @ 06:02am

I also cannot believe anyone would say John Prine sucks. They have obviously never listened to his collection of amazing songwriting. If i could only listen to one artist for the rest of my life it would be John Prine.

Posted by Dani in Washington (state) on Wednesday, 12.23.09 @ 11:29am

One of the great songwriters of the 70's. Greatly respected by his peers, but I still doubt if that is enough to get him elected.

Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 05.7.10 @ 07:03am

Come on guys.............I'm an old rocker......kinda like Bob Dylan...At least according to my daughter , Genesis. Prine ROCKS..., can you be an "Old Hippie", and believe otherwise?How can so many other inspired people be inspired by someone who ain't? If you cain't see the forest for the trees,step aside,for someone like me, please.

Posted by johnny l holder on Saturday, 10.30.10 @ 20:55pm

Why would John Prine being a communist make his music suck more?

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 04.2.11 @ 21:58pm

Sure he belongs, there are other greats not in also. Thes following artist have to be inducted.
John Prine
Randy Newman
Doug Sahm - Sir Doug, Solo, Texas Tornados.
Gram Parsons- The Cosmic Cowboy

Posted by BretPettijohn on Friday, 10.21.11 @ 12:08pm

John Prine not only DESERVES to be in the hall, it is a crime he is not--album/CD sales are not the criteria, it's would be a shame if he passed and he was inducted AFTER that...!!

Posted by Warren on Thursday, 09.4.14 @ 19:29pm

I think the first person to respond needs to realize who some of the people who disagree with him are.

some of the artist who covered John Prine's songs:

Paul Anka - Steve Goodman - Bonnie Koloc - Kris Kristofferson - David Allan Coe - Bob Dylan - Emmylou Harris - Johnny Cash - Roger Waters - Vince Gill - Bonnie Raitt - John Mellencamp - John Denver - Lynn Anderson George Strait - John Fogerty - Miranda Lambert - Skip Haynes - Bette Midler - The Seldom Scene - Marley's Ghost - Rosanne Cash - Willie Nelson - Amy Black The Everly Brothers - 10,000 Maniacs - The Crickets - Peter Paul & Mary - Randy Scruggs - Joan Baez - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Merle Haggard - Carly Simon - Spencer Davis Group - Tammy Wynette - Judy Collins - Gail Davies - Kim Carnes - Boz Scaggs

For anyone who is interested there is a Youtube video titled John, Arlo, Kris and Others Dsicuss Steve Goodman. It's about John Prine's friend Steve Goodman but John Prine is one of the people interviewed and several of the stories pertain to both Steve Goodman and John Prine.

Posted by Zuzu on Friday, 02.20.15 @ 14:39pm

John Prine's songs are what life is all about - from happiness to pathos and the certainty that life can change on a dime. He is my guru,who just happens to have a sublimely askew look at the world, and we are all much the better for it.

Posted by laurey lummus wilkonson on Monday, 07.20.15 @ 07:12am

Dylan called Prine one of his favorite singer/songwriters. I'll take Dylan's opinion over the guy who said Prine "sucks", but then he probably thinks Dylan "sucks" too!

Posted by Lucinda on Sunday, 03.13.16 @ 11:25am

Lucinda, I saw John Prine at 2015 ROMP Bluegrass Fest. he played after Hot Rize. Big, enthusiastic crowd for him. He seemed to have a great time. Appeared to have had a few. In person, he sorta looks like a hobbit. Had a small backing band, he played guitar. Wish you could have seen him.

I'm glad I saw him.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.14.16 @ 07:30am

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