62.  Bad Company

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If any band on this list might get in based on the sum of their parts, it could very well be Bad Company; considered one of the first true Supergroups of the 1970’s. Coincidently, it might be their best way to get in too.

Forming in 1973 from past members of Free, King Crimson and Mott the Hoople, Bad Company had the pedigree on their side. Their music was solid Blues based Rock and Roll that spawned numerous hits and album sales. With a series of songs that have shown solid staying power led by the strong voice of Paul Rodgers, they have a body of work that remains appreciated by Rock aficionados. Rodgers could be the real key, as his total career with Free and other projects could propel Bad Company to an induction.

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The Bullet Points:


Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

United Kingdom (England)


Why They Will Get In:

If they consider the past groups of the members as a whole, they could be a lock.


Why They Won’t Get In:

They did not dominate an era.


Nominated In:



Essential Albums:

Bad Company (1974)

Straight Shooter (1975)

Run with the Pack (1976)

Desolation Angels (1979)


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

Bad Company (From Bad Company, 1974)

Ready For Love (From Bad Company, 1974)

Shooting Star (From Straight Shooter, 1975)

Silver, Blue and Gold (From Run with the Pack, 1976)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy (From Desolation Angels, 1979)



Should Bad Company be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put them in! - 73.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10.5%
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0 #6 Gwensangel 2015-01-22 01:13
Quoting Darryl Tahirali:
Let's examine some of the fallacious thinking behind the serious consideration of these hacks, shall we? Yes, they're a "supergroup" of sorts because the four members came from "name" bands. But none of those bands

Are you serious? Paul Rodgers has the best rock and roll voice of anyone! Deserves to be inducted.
+2 #5 Carl Hardy 2014-07-02 21:29
Bad Company has one of the best singers in the music business in Paul Rogers. He along makes Bad Company a prime candidate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have an iconic sound like no other and are great to rock to and listen to.
-1 #4 iain 2013-12-17 14:36
1 New Order/Joy Division
2The Smiths
4Dire Straights
5Roxy Music
6Deep Purple
8Kate Bush
The RnRhall of Fame voters have an overwhelming bias to American artists. These top 10 clearly have had a massive influence on the artists that came after them. They are the most deserving to get in and non are American. The top 6 on the list should have been 1st year eligble inductees. Clearly bias and incompetent voters on selection comittee
+2 #3 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
i am not a big fan of theri music and i will agree with DDT that they did regurgitate their sound once or twice but man can Paul Rodgers sing! one of the best voices in the histroy of rock. i say put them in.
-6 #2 Darryl Tahirali -0001-11-30 00:00
Let's examine some of the fallacious thinking behind the serious consideration of these hacks, shall we? Yes, they're a "supergrou p" of sorts because the four members came from "name" ; bands. But none of those bands
+5 #1 Musicologist999 -0001-11-30 00:00
As you can see by the votes, there's a *definite* consensus that Bad Company deserve an induction. And they DO! With Paul Rodgers out in front, this band has served up some GREAT rock n roll songs and albums, and they still get heavy airplay on FM rock stations to this day. AND they were signed to Led Zeppelin's record label, Swan Song, fer chrissake! I didn't care for anything Bad Company did AFTER Rodgers left, and maybe THAT particular part of their catalog is what's holding them back from induction. But c'mon, give Paul Rodgers and Bad Company a break---they deserve to be in the RnR Hall Of Fame!

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