It is virtually impossible to claim that the Woodstock concert was not the most important concert in the history of Rock and Roll. Many of those iconic artists have found their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, yet despite the acclaimed (yet somewhat forgotten) set that Ten Years After put on, they seem far away from the Hall and are often not associated with the concert itself.
Many of the fans of Ten Years After felt that the band reached their apex with their Woodstock performance. Whether that is true or not, it did successfully introduce the band to the American audience to their brand of Blues Based Rock. With a new audience watching, Ten Years After switched gears a bit and released some uneven work geared towards the mainstream. It did yield the still poignant “I’d Love to Change the World” which may have given them just enough exposure for the Hall to give them a look. The entire sum could just be enough for a potential induction, though it is still an uphill climb.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom (Nottingham, England)
Why They Will Get In:
They may have done just enough and their greatest hit still seems relevant today
Why They Won’t Get In:
They may not have done enough in the American market to move up the ladder.
A Space in Time (1971)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
I’m Going Home (From Undead, 1968)
I May Be Wrong, but I Won’t Be Wrong Always (From Undead, 1968)
The Stomp (From Ssssh, 1969)
I’d Love to Change the World (From A Space in Time, 1971)
Let the Sky Fall (From A Space in Time, 1971)