The Bar-Kays

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1992 (The 1993 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2026 (ranked #10 in the Sidemen (Backing Groups) category) .

The Bar-Kays @ Wikipedia

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


5 comments so far (post your own)

The Bar-Kays are long overdue to be inducted.

Posted by Sheila on Wednesday, 04.16.08 @ 10:40am

Flying High On Your Love...

Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 04.16.08 @ 14:02pm

the bar-kays should have been inducted along time ago...the greatest funk band alive.

Posted by rodney johnson on Friday, 06.20.08 @ 23:10pm

A good group that had to deal with serious tragedy in terms of the that plane crash

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 07.8.09 @ 16:18pm

R.I.P. Ben Cauley.

For those that don't know, Cauley was the sole survivor of the plane crash that took the lives of the Bar-Kays and Otis Redding in 1967. He kept the group's spirit alive when he re-formed the Bar-Kays in the mid-70s. They would put out some of the best dance/disco/club jams in the coming years, though they would not have much mainstream success. Their work would be sampled on rap/hiphop hits (such as Coolio's 'County Line'). Check out their stuff on Youtube and streaming services, and you'll be blown away.

I regretfully missed out on seeing Ben Cauley play live last year when he made a surprise visit at Bonnaroo, when he played inside the movie tent with his horn section band. It is said he still 'had the funky vibe' up until his death.

Do I think the Bar-Kays are due for an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? YES! No reason why they shouldn't be in there. I could name several reasons.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Wednesday, 09.30.15 @ 11:55am

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