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320.  Them

Many a British Invasion act is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and many others of that ilk are on this list. Although Them was packaged as a British Invasion band, chances are they never saw themselves that way.

Fronted by current Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Van Morrison, Them cut their teeth on R&B infused Rock in the British pubs. With a driving Garage Rock sound, Them made the most of the brief time they were together. The two albums they put out with Morrison became staples of Garage Rock and their hit Gloria is strong enough to induct them alone. Although they disbanded after two albums, the legacy they left behind was a great one and did launch the career of Morrison. The question here is whether the Hall feels to need to induct Morrison a second time, or whether they feel they have already honored him sufficiently. As they have been eligible for twenty years and have yet to receive a nomination we suspect we already know the answer.

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The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:

1989


Country of Origin:

United Kingdom (Belfast, Northern Ireland)


Why They Will Get In:

Their brief run was a fantastic one.


Why They Won’t Get In:

Van Morrison is already in thus eliminating the need to induct Them.


Nominated In:

Never


Essential Albums:

The Angry Young Them (1965)

Them Again (1966)


Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:

Baby, Please Don’t Go (Single, 1965)

Here Comes the Night (Single, 1965)

Gloria (From The Angry Young Them, 1965)

Mystic Eyes (From The Angry Young Them, 1965)

It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (From Them Again, 1966)

 

Should Them be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 38.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 23.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 30.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.7%

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