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256.  Nick Drake

It is very common in pop culture for entertainers to become more popular in death. In the case of Nick Drake, he has elevated to cult status which is many levels higher than the anonymity he had when he was alive.

People today are still discovering the troubled and beautiful lyrics of Nick Drake. His series of albums unveiled music rich with somber introspection and textured arrangements. To some critics, Drake’s albums represented the high water mark of the British Folk Rock scene. As his profile continues to rise in death, it is not impossible for him to somehow find his way into the Hall, though it has to be wondered if he were even alive if he would have ever cared.


The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

United Kingdom (England)


Why He Will Get In:

His profile is rising, and those who cite him as influential are icons.


Why He Won’t Get In:

He was barely a blip on the radar when he was alive.


Nominated In:



Essential Albums:

Five Leaves Left (1969)

Bryter Layter (1970)

Pink Moon (1972)


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

River Man (From Five Leaves Left, 1969)

Way to Blue (From Five Leaves Left, 1969)

Northern Sky (From Bryter Layter, 1970)

Pink Moon (From Pink Moon, 1972)

Which Will (From Pink Moon, 1972)

Should Nick Drake be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 69%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.4%
Last modified on Thursday, 02 June 2022 15:51
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+6 #1 Brian 2013-03-30 03:23
I never heard of Nick Drake until 3 or 4 years ago. Now I own all the CD's, plus the bonus stuff. I consider him one of the most talented performers of all time. If talent is what matters then he should be in. It is just a matter of more people discovering him!

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