The Carter Family

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1953 (The 1954 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2004 (ranked #26 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Keep On The Sunny Side (1928)
When I'm Gone (1931)
Can The Circle Be Unbroken (By And By) (1935)
No Depression in Heaven (1936)

The Carter Family @ Wikipedia

The Carter Family Videos

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


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The Carter Family would make for a good Early Influence inductee, IMO.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 02.3.11 @ 11:50am

One of the biggest oversights that the hall has made. They should have been inducted around the same time as Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly. They influenced rock and roll at least three times.

Rockabilly - 50's
Folk Revival 60's
Rock Folk Country Blues Fusion - 70's

Don't forget that Johnny Cash was so influenced by them that he married 2nd Generation Carter Family member, June Carter. She is the one that wrote Ring of Fire.

Posted by Zuzu on Tuesday, 07.11.17 @ 07:28am

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