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A rare case of an American band finding success in Europe yet virtually unknown in their own country, the Sparks were probably not a group designed to find success in America anyway. Looking like a Novelty act, Sparks was constantly reinventing their sound running the gauntlet of Glam Rock, New Wave, Synth Pop and Chamber Pop. Far more crafted than at first glance they were a key influence on many acts of the New Wave era. British acts are in the Hall, but as a rule they struck it big in the States. Despite their influence and British success, there really isn’t a lot of reason to think that an American band with virtually no American success will get in.




The Bullet Points:


Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Kimono My House (1974)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Amateur Hour (From Kimono My House, 1974)

Should the Sparks be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 41.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 33.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 16.7%
Last modified on Saturday, 10 March 2018 16:24
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