The Alan Parsons Project

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2000 (The 2001 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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I Robot (1977)

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I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You (1977)
Sirius/Eye in the Sky (1982)

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Will The Alan Parsons Project be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Alan Parsons' career started during the recording sessions for "Abbey Road." He was also the man responsible for all the sound effects heard on "Dark Side Of The Moon" Alan's music has influenced many people to use orchestras. The Project's first album "Tales Of Mystery And Imagination" was the only instance of E.A. Poe's work being set to music. He has released other great albums since.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 01.30.08 @ 14:57pm


Does anyone know who the vocalist(s) was on "Damned If I Do" and/or "You Don't Believe"? I'd really like to know...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 19:20pm


The vocalist on "You Don't Believe" is John Miles who had a minor hit on his own called "Highfly" in 1976. Other vocalists for APP include:

Allan Clarke ("Breakdown")
Colin Blunstone (formerly of the Zombies)
many songs
Lenny Zakatek
Chris Rainbow
Eric Woolfson

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 21:22pm


Thanks for the information Aaron...it really is hard to find liner notes to some of this stuff without buying the album.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.6.08 @ 07:31am


Another "project" Alan Parsons was involved with was the band Pilot, who had a hit in 1975 with "Magic." All the members of Pilot would join the Alan Parsons Project.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 07.6.08 @ 18:45pm


Awesome band! Should be in.

Posted by Child in Time 27 on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 21:27pm


I can't believe they aren't in yet. And as if to add insult to injury, I am truthfully shocked that they haven't even been NOMINATED before MANY people on the list of people that have been nominated, and not made it in yet.

Posted by Geoffrey Bertollini on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 14:47pm


This is the most mindless crap placed on this planet...No, ABBA is more mindless, but just barely and this is still garbage. Children's books are more interesting than this techno-crap. Just because he was an engineer doesn't mean his music is any good. IT SUCKS!

Posted by N Timitor on Thursday, 02.12.09 @ 19:13pm


N Timitor

You suck! And you sucks a lot of dicks!!!

Alan Parson shouldbe inducted!

Posted by fu on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 01:19am


R.I.P., Eric Woolfson

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 02:40am


R.I.P. Eric Woolfson

Posted by akeem on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 03:57am


R.I.P. Eric Woolfson

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 11:30am


Rest in peace, Eric Woolfson.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 21:31pm


"As the final curtain falls before my eyes/Oh, when I'm old and wise"

"Old And Wise" from "Eye In The Sky

R.I.P., Eric Woolfson

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 12.5.09 @ 00:44am


I have to say i love a lot of their music even though it often feels bloated and pretentious. Could hear Sirius every day though......gotta love that Chicago Bulls entrance song! A low and accurate rank at 279 at notinhalloffame. don't see them getting in, but i submitted a somewhat guilty yes here. http://notinhalloffame.com/news.php

Posted by The_Avenger on Tuesday, 03.23.10 @ 20:54pm


The Alan Parsons Project should absolutely be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. Very progressive and way ahead of his time. Although the nominating committee's don't give much credit to any of the Prog Rock artists (Rush, Yes). Finally Genesis made it in. Maybe there is hope for Alan Parsons after all.

Posted by Dan Martel on Saturday, 03.27.10 @ 06:58am


The Tony Rich Project

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.21.10 @ 06:56am


Alan Parsons' career started during the recording sessions for "Abbey Road." He was also the man responsible for all the sound effects heard on "Dark Side Of The Moon" Alan's music has influenced many people to use orchestras. The Project's first album "Tales Of Mystery And Imagination" was the only instance of E.A. Poe's work being set to music. He has released other great albums since.

Posted by ... on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 21:22pm


Eye in the sky is a great album.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 07.17.11 @ 09:10am


Beware of Alan Parsons. Though very talented, many of his album covers have Satanic references. For example on Eye In The Sky, the Eye of Horus is shown. This is often referred to as the eye of Satan/Lucifer. The cover of Vulture Culture displays an occult symbol called the Ouroboros which depicts a serpent biting its tail. In addition, the cover of Stereomy has very evil connotations. It is highly unlikely that these covers were chosen at random. They are designed to promote an agenda, so once again, I warn you to beware of Alan Parsons and his music.

Posted by Evangelist on Saturday, 09.8.12 @ 15:50pm


its dem godamn illuminati.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 09.8.12 @ 16:07pm


That Alan Parsons STILL isn't in the HOF is a crying shame! Producer, musician, management, the man is superbly talented! I won't cite Wikapedia, but his fingerprints are on many many great albums. Pink Floyd, Al Stewart, Ambrosia, the list goes on and on. Alan Parsons deserves to be in the HOF ahead of some who are already in, and he hasn't even listed as being eligible. That's just wrong. W-R-O-N-G.

Posted by Alan England on Friday, 12.20.13 @ 21:34pm


And I tell you, Evangelist to stop thinking that every rock artist out there is a Satanist and to stop comdeming rock n' roll.

Posted by Andrew on Monday, 12.30.13 @ 19:09pm


N Timitor, that you don't like The Alan Parsons Project does not make the music "crap". It merely says that you just don't like techno-rock and/or art-rock, or possiby Prog-Rock as a whole. I can't personally see APP ever being inducted into the HOF but I love their music and feel that Parsons was a very underrated musician. Their music was original and ahead of its time - unfortunately that was probably the band's undoing

Posted by Dave Weaving on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 07:52am


My knowledge of APP is pretty superficial, I'll admit, but honestly going from the hits I've heard (I know, not a very good meter to use, but it IS good for introducing someone to an artist), they sound like adult contemporary lite rock to me. It's how post-novelty Doctor Hook would have sounded if they'd been more synth-driven. It's not even power-ballad. It's not quite "Islands In The Stream" lite, but it's Valentine's Day music for Tron lovers, imo. And I mean that in the best way possible, as a fellow nerd and geek.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 12:32pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei_GZnrr1nw

Austin Powers - Dr. Evil - The Alan Parsons Project

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 08.19.14 @ 21:08pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei_GZnrr1nw

Austin Powers - Dr. Evil - The Alan Parsons Project

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 08.19.14 @ 21:10pm


Not sure what is holding back the Hall from this group being inducted. A force in the expansion of
music for almost 50 years. Alan Parsons has been
an influence on many musicians throughout the years and an inspiration to many fans of the world.
Thanks and continue the expansion of the many forms
of music besides Rock and Roll. That is why this
organization is important to music success of the
future.

Posted by Darin Fox on Monday, 01.11.16 @ 10:06am


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