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Twenty-one acts from the Invasion Era have been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here they are!

The Animals

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The Animals were inducted into the Hall in 1994.

Group Information

The Animals formed around 1962.  They became Eric Burdon & The Animals in 1968. They were also called “The New Animals”.  Eric Burdon continued on with the U.S. group War and The Eric Burdon Band.

Original Lineup

Eric Burdon
Alan Price
Hilton Valentine
John Steel
Bryan “Chas” Chandler

Other Members:

Barry Jenkins (Nashville Teens)
Danny McCullough (Screaming Lord Sutch’s Savages)
Andy Somers (Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band – and later with the Police)
Vic Briggs (Brian Auger’s Trinity)
George Bruno (Alex Korner’s Blues Incorporated)
Roger Groome (Nashville Teens)

Charts

Invasion Era:
18 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single from August of 1964 until November 1968 – 1 reaching Number One (House of the Rising Sun)
13 Billboard Hit LPs from September of 1965 until March of 1969
Post Invasion:
1 Hot 100 Single in 1983
4 Billboard Hit LPs from August of 1973 through September of 1984

The Beatles

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The Beatles were inducted into the Hall in 1988.

Group Information

The group’s roots go back to the very early days in 1957 when they formed as The Quarrymen.  The many members of that group faded quickly.  George Harrison arrived in late 1957 or early 1958 having been a member of The Rebels.  Stuart Sutcliffe arrived in 1960 joining John, Paul and George initial as “The Beatals” with that spelling but only briefly.  They become The Silver Beetles for a short time and are joined briefly by drummer Tommy Moore.

Pete Best joins the group in August of 1960 and is voted out of the group in 1962.  Bass Player Chas Newby joins up in late 1960 and departs the next month.  Ringo Starr arrives from Rory Storme and The Storm Troopers in August of 1962 after Pete’s sacking – and that is it!

Charts

Invasion Era:
62 Hot 100 Singles & 3 Bubbling Under Singles from March of 1963 until October of 1969 – 18 reaching Number One
24 Billboard Hit LPs from February of 1964 until 1969
Post Invasion:
11 Hot 100 Singles from May 1970 until March of 1996 – 2 reaching Number One
23 Billboard Hit LPs from 1970 forward

Jeff Beck

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Jeff Beck was inducted into the Hall in 2009.

Artist Information

Jeff Beck has entered the Hall twice – also as a member of The Yardbirds.  Beck was not an original Yardbird, arriving in March of 1965 to take over lead guitar duties. Beck was a member of Beat Era groups The Bandits, The Crescents, Kerry Rapid & The Blue Stars, Him & Others, The Night Shift and The Tridents.  After his Yardbird stint he formed The Jeff Beck Group.

Charts

Invasion Era:
1 Hot 100 Single in August of 1969 (“Goo Goo Barabajagal”) 1 Bubbling Under Single in May 1967 (“Hi Ho Silver Lining”)
2 Billboard Top LPs from August of 1968 until July 1969
Post Invasion:
1 Hot 100 Single in June of 1985 (“People Get Ready”) with Rod Stewart
13 Billboard Top LPs from November 1971 until August of 2003

The Bee Gees

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The Bee Gees were inducted into the Hall in 1997.

Group Information

The Bee Gees started out as The Blue Cats and became the Bee Gees in 1962.  They were from Australia and migrated to England.  The group was comprised on three brothers, Maurice, Barry and Robin Gibb.

Other Members:

Colin Peterson – Drums
Vince Melourney – Bass
Johnny Dick – Drums – formerly with Aussie Group Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs

Charts

Invasion Era:
11 Hot 100 Singles & 2 Bubbling Under Singles  from May 1967 until September 1969
5 Billboard Top LPs from August of 1967 until July of 1969
Post Invasion:
38 Hot 100 Singles & 3 Bubbling Under Singles from March of 1970 until December of 1967 (9 Number One Singles)
26 Billboard Top LPs from March of 1970 until December of 2005 (3 Number One LPs)

David Bowie

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David Bowie was inducted into the Hall in 1996.

Artist Information

David Bowie was certainly elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame via his contributions post British Invasion era.  But he definitely was a ground-floor Invader.  Bowie was a member of The Kon-Rads in 1962 and performed as well with The King Bees, The Manish Boys and The Lower Third.  Three members of The Lower Third (from around 1964) would later back Bowie and be known as The Buzz.  Members included Dennis Taylor on lead guitar, Graham Rivens on bass, and Phil Lancaster on drums.

In 1968 Bowie would form the David Bowie Band with John Eager on drums, Derek Fearnley on bass, and Derek Boyles on keyboards.

Charts

Invasion Era
1 Bubbling Under Single in 1969 – “Space Oddity” #124
Post Invasion:
30 Hot 100 Singles & 3 Bubbling Under Singles from April of 1972 through December of 2002 – 2 Number 1 Singles
40 Billboard Top LPs from April of 1972 through October of 2003

Eric Clapton

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Eric Clapton was inducted into the Hall in 2000.

Artist Information

Eric Clapton was inducted earlier into the Hall (1993) as the lead guitarist for the British super group – Cream.  Refer to that listing for further information on Clapton’s Invasion Era exploits.  Post Cream, Clapton performed with Blind Faith, Delaney and Bonnie, Derek and The Dominoes as well with his own Eric Clapton Band.  Like most solo Hall inductees Clapton’s body of work (beyond his live performances) lies within his LP output.

Charts

Post Invasion:
31 Hot 100 Singles & 4 Bubbling Under Singles from February of 1970 through August of 1999 – 1 Number 1 “I Shot The Sheriff” 1974
41 Billboard Top LPs from July of 1970 through September 2005 – 3 Number 1 LPs.

The Dave Clark Five

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The Dave Clark Five were inducted into the Hall in 2008.

Group Information

The Dave Clark Five were probably the most stable Invasion group maintaining the same lineup from 1961 on. They formed around 1958 and continued well into the 1970’s.

Original Lineup:

Dave Clark – drums
Rick Huxley – bass
Chris Walls – guitar (departed in 1961)
Mick Ryan – lead guitar (departed in 1961)

Other Members (1961):

Mike Smith – keyboards (later formed Smith d’Abo)
Lenny Davidson – guitar (formerly with The Off Beats and The Impalas)
Denny Payton – sax (formerly with the Mick Jones Combo)

Charts

Invasion Era:
24 Billboard Hot 100 Singles & 3 Bubbling Under Singles from February 1964 through May of 1968 – 1 Number 1 Single “Over and Over”
13 Billboard Top LPs from April of 1964 through August of 1967
Post Invasion:
1 Billboard Top LP in August of 1993

Cream

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Cream was inducted into the Hall in 1993.

Group Information

Cream formed in 1966 and continued until 1968.  The first “Super Group” the trio’s members performed with scores of Invasion Era and Post Invasion lineups.  Their recordings continued to chart in LP format long after their break-up.  Drummer Ginger Baker resided for a time in the State of Colorado tending to a farm south of Denver.

Eric Clapton – guitar – Invasion Era: The Roosters, Casey Jones and The Engineers, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Greek Loon Band, Powerhouse, and The Yardbirds
Post Invasion: Blind Faith, Delaney and Bonnie, Derek & The Dominoes, and The Eric Clapton Band.

Jack Bruce – bass – Invasion Era: Johnny Burch Octet, The Roosters, Powerhouse, Alex Korner’s Blues Incorporated, and Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Manfred Mann
Post Invasion: Blind Faith, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, West-Bruce & Laing, and The Jack Bruce Band

Charts:

Invasion Era:
5 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single from December 1967 through April of 1969
5 Billboard Top LPs from May of 1967 through July of 1969
Post Invasion:
8 Billboard Top LPs from May 1970 through October 2005

Fleetwood Mac

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Fleetwood Mac was inducted into the Hall in 1998.

Group Information

Yet another group who found their way into the Hall via a much later reincarnation (Post Invasion) of the original lineup but who’s drummer Mick Fleetwood stayed the course with the addition of American members, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham.  That lineup is not the focus of this listing.  The original group was called Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.  They formed in July of 1967 and went through many lineup changes.  Below are the early founders.

Original Lineup:

Peter Green – guitar – Formerly with Peter B’s Looners as well as Shotgun Express and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
MIck Fleetwood – drums – Formerly with The Cheynes, The Bo Street Runners, Peter B’s Looners and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
Jeremy Spencer – guitar – Later joined The Children of God
Bob Brunning – bass – Later formed the Sunflower Brunning Blues Band and then Brunning-Hall

Other Members:

John McVie – bass – Formerly with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Powerhouse
Danny Kirwan – guitar

Charts

Invasion Era:
1 Bubbling Under Single – “Albatross” in March of 1969
3 Billboard Top LPs from August of 1968 through December 1969
Post Invasion:
24 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single from January 1970 through July 1998
22 Billboard Top LPs from October 1970 through July 2004

Genesis

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Genesis was inducted into the Hall in 2010.

Group Information

Cited as a “progressive” rock band such as Tomorrow, Pink Floyd and others, Genesis had their beginnings in 1967 toward the end of the Invasion Era.  They weren’t particularly prolific in the 1960’s in the recording studio.  Their 1968 LP release on Parrot “Silent Sun/That’s Me” is much sought after.  The group has enjoyed a long run with many personnel changes.

Original Lineup:

Tony Banks – keyboards – Formerly with The Garden Wall
Peter Gabriel – vocals – Formerly with The Garden Wall
Anthony Phillips – guitar – Formerly with The Spiders and Anon
Michael Rutherford – bass – Formerly with Anon
Chris Stewart – drums

Other Members:

John Silver – drums (1968)
Phil Collins – drums (1970)

Charts

Post Invasion:
22 Hot 100 Singles from March of 1977 through November of 1992 – 1 Number One Single – “Invisible Touch” 1986
19 Billboard Top LPs from December of 1973 through October of 2005

George Harrison

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George Harrison was inducted into the Hall in 2004.

Artist Information

Harrison became the third member of the Beatles to be inducted as a solo act.  See the Beatles listing above for his Invasion Era activity.  George passed away in November of 2001.

Charts

Invasion Era:
2 Billboard Top LPs from January 1969 through July 1969
Post Invasion:
15 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single from November 1970 through February 2002 – 3 Number One Singles
14 Billboard Top LPs from December 1970 through December 2002 – 2 Number One LPs

The Hollies

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The Hollies were inducted into the Hall in 2010.

Group Information

A true Beat Group through and through the Hollies enjoyed a nice run forming in 1963 and continuing into the 1970’s.

Original Lineup;

Alan Clarke – vocals – Formerly with Ricky & Dane, The Two Teens, The Fourtones and The Deltas
Graham Nash – guitar – Formerly with Ricky & Dane, The Two Teens, The Fourtones and The Deltas – Post Invasion with Crosby, Stills & Nash – then Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Erick Haydock – bass – Formerly with The Fourtones, The Deltas – Post Invasion forms Haydock’s Rockhouse
Don Rathbone – drums – Formerly with the Fourtones and The Deltas

Other Members:

Bobby Elliott – drums – Formerly with Shane Fenton & The Fentones
Bernie Calvert – bass – Formerly with The Dolphins
Terry Sylvester – guitar – Formerly with The Escorts and The Swinging Blue Jeans

Charts:

Invasion Era:
15 Hot 100 Singles & 3 Bubbling Under Singles
5 Billboard Top LPs
Post Invasion:
10 Hot 100 Singles & 2 Bubbling Under Singles
7 Billboard Top LPs

The Kinks

The Kinks were inducted into the Hall in 1990.

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Group Information

The Kinks started off in the early 1960’s as The Ramrods and formed The Kinks around 1962.  They are another true-blue Invasion ground floor band.

Original Lineup:

Ray Davies – guitar – Formerly with The Pete Quaife Four
Dave Davies – lead guitar – Formerly with The Pete Quaife Four
Mick Avory – drums – Formerly with The Cuckoo Next, briefly with The Rolling Stones, Later with The Maple Oak (1966)
Pete Quaife – bass – Formerly with The Pete Quaife Four

Other Members:

John Dalton – drums – Arrived in 1962 replacing Mick Avory – Formerly with The Mark Four/Five and with Creation
John Stuart – drums – Played briefly with the Kinks in 1964

Charts

Invasion Era:
11 Hot 100 Singles & 2 Bubbling Under Singles from September 1964 through July 1967
10 Billboard Top 100 LPs from December 1964 through November 1969
Post Invasion:
12 Hot 100 Singles & 3 Bubbling Under Singles from January 1970 through December 1984
23 Billboard Top 100 LPs from December 1970 through May 1993

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Hall in 1995.

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Group Information

Led Zeppelin formed late in the Invasion Era – in 1968 – They steered music in a different direction evolving from an ancestor group The Yardbirds, they were briefly called The New Yardbirds.

Members:

Jimmy Page – lead guitar – Could not even begin to list all of the Invasion groups with which Page recorded or played for but here are a few: The Zephyrs, Carter Lewis & The Southerners, Cyril Davies Rhythm & Blues All Stars, The Crusaders, Heinz, The Lancastrians, Micky Most & The Gear, The Pickwicks, The Primitives, Sean Buckley & The Bread Crumbs, The Talismen, & The Untamed
John Bonham – drums
Robert Plant – vocals
John Paul Jones – bass – Formerly with The Graham Gould Thing

Charts

Invasion Era:
2 Hot 100 Singles from March 1969 through November 1969
2 Billboard Top LPs from February 1969 through November 1969 – 1 Number One LP
Post Invasion:
8 Hot 100 Singles from November 1970 through December 1979
16 Billboard Top LPs from October 1970 through June 2003 – 6 Number One LPs

John Lennon

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John was inducted into the Hall in 1994.

Artist Information

John was the first member of the Fab Five to be inducted as a solo artists into the Hall.  John was shot to death December 8th, 1980.  He formed the Plastic Ono Band with Yoko Ono, and with Klaus Vorman, Eric Clapton, Alan White, Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett, Keith Moon (The Who), Billy Preston, Nicky Hopkins, Phil Spector and Jim Keltner all making contributions at one time or another.

Charts

Invasion Era:
2 Hot 100 Singles from July 1969 through November 1969
3 Billboard Top LPs from February 1969 through December 1969
Post Invasion:
17 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single from February 1970 through October 1980 – 2 Number One Singles
19 Billboard Top LPs from January 1970 through October 2005 – 3 Number One LPs

Paul McCartney

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Paul was inducted into the Hall in 1999.

Artist Information

Paul McCartney was the second Beatle to enter the Hall between John and George.  Paul formed the group Wings in 1971 with his wife Linda (Eastman) McCartney, Denny Seiwell and Denny Laine of The Moody Blues.  Laine was an early Invader who also was a member of Johnny & The Dominators, Denny Laine & The Diplomats, and in Post Invasion times with Balls and Denny Laine’s Electric String Band.  Paul continues to ride along performing and recording to the present day.

Charts

Post Invasion:
47 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single – From March 1971 through December 2001 – 9 Number One Singles
32 Billboard Top LPs from May 1970 through October 2006 – 7 Number One Singles

Van Morrison

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Van was inducted into the Hall in 1993.

Artist Information

Van Morrison of course found Invasion Era fame with Ireland’s Them.  He had performed pre-Them with The Monarchs.  He left Them in 1965 returning later for another run.  He then embarked on his long and successful solo career.

Charts

Invasion Era:
1 Hot 100 Single & 1 Bubbling Under Single from July of 1967 through November 1967
1 Billboard Top LP October 7th, 1967
Post Invasion:
34 Top 100 LPs from March 1970 through June 2005

Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd was inducted into the Hall in 1996.

Group Information

“The Pink Floyd” as their early recordings refer to them, formed in the mid 1960’s a rapidly evolved into a “progressive” band.  The group derived their name after bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.  Their early success in the Invasion Era was minimal but the group truly exploded with the release of “Dark Side of The Moon” in 1973. That LP remained on the Billboard Charts for 741 weeks.  1979’s “The Wall” enjoyed a 123 week run.

Original Lineup:

Rick Wright – keyboards – Formerly with The Sigma 6 and The Abdabs
Roger Waters – bass – Formerly with Geoff Mott & The Mottoes, The Abdabs, The Sigma 6 and Leonard’s Lodgers
Nick Mason – drums – Formerly with Leonard’s Lodgers
Syd Barrett – guitar – Formerly with The Hollerin’ Blues, Geoff Mott & The Mottoes, Those Without, Leonard’s Lodgers, and the Abdabs – He departed in 1968 and later performed with The Stars
Bob Close – guitar – Formerly with Blues Anonymous, and Leonard’s Lodgers – He departed in 1965
Chris Dennis – vocals – Formerly with The Redcaps – He also departed in 1965

Other Members:

David Gilmour – guitar – Arrived in 1968 replacing Barrett – Formerly with The Newcomers, The Ramblers, The Joker’s Wild, The Abdabs and Bullitt

Charts

Invasion Era:
1 Bubbling Under Single – “See Emily Play” #134 in March of 1967
1 Billboard Top LP in December 1967
Post Invasion:
6 Hot 100 Singles from May 1973 through August 1994 – 1 Number One Single “Money” in 1973

The Rolling Stones

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The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Hall in 1989.

Group Information

The Rolling Stones were cut from the same Blues cloth as many other Invasion Era groups (The Animals, Long John Baldry, Them).  They formed around 1962,  The earliest formation of the group performed at times without a name.  Many musicians moved through the lineup before they found their “Invader Groove” and embarked on one of the most spectacular runs of any rock ‘n roll band in the world.

Original Lineup:

Brian Knight – vocals – Formerly The Blues By Six and The Original All Stars
Geoff Bradford – guitar – Departed in 1962 and went to The Blues By Six, also with Long John Baldry & The Hoochie Coochie Men, The Cyril Davie’s R&B All Stars, Long John Baldry’s All Stars, The Rising Suns and The Original All Stars
Brian Jones – guitar – Formerly with Danny Cannon & The Ramrods, and the Undertakers – Died in 1969
All of the Following departed in 1962
Ian Stewart – keyboards
Andy Wren – vocals
Tom Kennedy – drums
Paul Farmer – drums
William Robinson – bass

Other Members:

Mick Jagger – vocals – Arrived 1962 – Formerly with Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys, and Alex Koerner’s Blues Incorporated
Keith Richards – lead guitar – Arrived 1962 – Formerly with Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys, and Alex Koerner’s Blues Incorporated
Dick Taylor – bass – Arrived 1962 – Departed soon after to join The Pretty Things
Mick Avory – drums – Arrived 1962 and soon departed – Also performed with The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Maple Oak and The Kinks
Charlie Watts – drums – Arrived 1963 – Formerly with Alex Koerner’s Blues Incorporated, The Cliftons and Blues By Five
Bill Wyman – bass – Arrived 1963
Mick Taylor – guitar – Formerly with Danny Cannon & The Ramrods, The Gods, Herbie’s People and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
Tony Chapman – drums – Arrived and departed in 1962 – Later with The Herd
Bill Perks – bass – Formerly with Dave Harvey & The Cliftons

Charts

Invasion Era:
24 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single from May1964 through July 1969 – 5 Number One Singles
14 Billboard Top LPs from June 1964 through December 1969 – 1 Number One LP
Post Invasion:
33 Hot 100 Singles & 2 Bubbling Under Singles from May of 1971 through March of 1998 – 3 Number One Singles
32 Billboard Top LPs from October 1970 through December 2005 – 8 Number One LPs

The Small Faces

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The Small Faces were inducted into the Hall in 2012.

Group Information

A curious choice for the Hall of Fame seems to me but you never know.  The Small Faces started off in about 1965.  Rod Stewart was not an original member of The Small Faces but joined them later on when they morphed into The Faces in the Post Invasion years.  They ran as The Small Faces until sometime in 1969.

Original Lineup:

Steve Marriot – guitar – Formerly with the Moonliters, The Moments, The Frantics, The Apostolic Intervention, and The Little People.  Later he helped form Humble Pie.
Kenny Jones – drums – Went on to The Faces, then back in a reconstituted Small Faces in the mid 1970’s and then to a later version of The Who.
Ronnie Lane – bass – He went on to perform with The Faces, and formed Ronnie Lane & The Slim Chance
Jimmy Winston – organ – Formerly with The Moments, The Muleskinners, then later in 1967 with Winston’s Fumbs and Jimmy Winston & The Reflections

Other Members:

Ian McLagan – keyboards – He arrived in 1965 – Formerly with The Boz People and The Muleskinners – Later he was with The Faces, the 1975 Small Faces and did some backing work for The Rolling Stones
Rod Stewart – Vocals – Formerly with The Raiders, Jimmy Powell & The Five Dimensions, The Soul Agents, The Shots, Long John Baldry’s Hoochie Coochie Men, and Steampacket.  In the Post Invasion Era he performed with Brian Auger & Trinity, Shotgun Express and The Jeff Beck Group.

Charts

Invasion Era:
2 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single – from November 1967 through May 1968
Post Invasion:
3 Hot 100 Singles from November 1971 through March 1973
4 Billboard Top LPs from April 1970 through January 1974

Dusty Springfield

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Dusty was inducted into the Hall in 1999.

Artist Information

Dusty Springfield (Mary Isobel Bernadette O’Briean) started off with a female group The Lana Sisters before joining up with her brother Dion O’Briean (Tom Springfield) in the British folk group The Springfields.  Dusty enjoyed a rich and long solo career.  She passed away in 1999.

Charts

Invasion Era:
17 Hot 100 Singles & 6 Bubbling Under Singles from January 1964 through November 1969
6 Billboard Top LPs from June 1964 through March 1969
Post Invasion:
2 Hot 100 Singles & 4 Bubbling Under Singles from February 1979 through December 1987
1 Billboard Top LP February 1970

Rod Stewart

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Rod Stewart was inducted into the Hall in 1994.

Artist Information

Rod Stewart recorded with many Invasion Era groups (see The Small Faces entry above) but also recorded as a solo artist in the U.K. on the Decca, Columbia and Immediate labels and others.

Charts

Invasion Era:
1 Billboard Top LP – December 1969
Post Invasion:
54 Hot 100 Singles & 3 Bubbling Under Singles from August 1971 through January 1999 – 4 Number 1 Singles
33 Billboard Top LPs from June 1970 through November 2005 – 3 Number 1 LPs

Traffic

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Traffic was inducted into the Hall in 2004.

Group Information

Traffic was certainly a talent laden group – but The Hall of Fame?  They formed in 1967.  Traffic never really experienced excessive charts success.  They did have 6 Top Twenty LPs during the Post Invasion era.  But the names – Capaldi, Winwood, and Mason……. I suppose their collective bodies of work deemed them worthy.  I did however really enjoy The Spencer Davis Group!

Original Lineup:

Steve Winwood – guitar – Formerly with The Muff Winwood Jazz Band, Powerhouse, and The Spencer Davis Group in the Invasion Era and later with Blind Faith, Ginger Baker’s Air Force
Dave Mason – guitar – Dave was with the group on two different occasions – Formerly with Deep Feeling, The Hellions, and in the Post Invasion period with Mason-Wood-Capaldi-Frog or “The Wooden Frog”
Chris Wood – sax – Formerly with Locomotive, The Sounds of Blue and in the Post Invasion Era with Dr. John and Mason-Wood-Capaldi-Frog
Jim Capaldi – drums – Formerly with Locomotive, The Hellions, and in the Post Invasion Era with Mason-Wood-Capaldi-Frog

Charts

Invasion Era:
1 Hot 100 Single & 1 Bubbling Under Single from September of 1967 through October of 1968
3 Billboard Top LPs from April 1968 through May 1969
Post Invasion:
3 Hot 100 Singles from September 1970 through January 1972
10 Billboard Top LPs from January 1970 through May of 1994

The Who

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The Who were inducted into the Hall in 1990.

Group Information

The Who formed around 1963.  For a very short time they performed as The High Numbers and then resumed their name – The Who.  In the beginning the world wasn’t quite ready for the Who – “I Can’t Explain” and “My Generation” barely cracked the Hot 100.  “The Kid’s Alright” only managed to reach number 106!  In time their talents would be more than recognized and they would find their place among the legends.

Original Lineup:

Roger Daltry – guitar – Formerly with The Scorpions
Pete Townshend – lead guitar – Formerly with The Detours, The Confederates and The Scorpions
John Entwhistle – bass – Formerly with The Confederates and The Scorpions – Post Invasion formed John Entwhistle’s Ox
Doug Sanders – drums – He departed in 1964

Other Members:

Keith Moon – drums – Arrived in 1964 – Formerly with The Detours and The Beachcombers – Keith passed away on September 7th 1978

Charts

Invasion Era:
9 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single from March 1965 through July 1969
4 Billboard Top LPs from May 1967 through June 1969
Post Invasion:
17 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single from April 1970 through December 1982
23 Billboard Top LPs from May 1970 through April 2004

The Yardbirds

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The Yardbirds were inducted into the Hall in 1992.

Group Information

The Yardbirds have the distinction of being linked to as many Hall of Fame inductions as the Fab Four.  The group made in into the Hall as did Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton as solo artists and as did Jimmy Page and company via Led Zeppelin.  They started off in 1963 and stayed together (with various lineups) until 1968.

Original Lineup:

Paul Samwell-Smith – bass – Formerly with The Metropolitan Blues Quartet – He departed in 1966
Keith Relf – vocals – Formerly with The Metropolitan Blues Quartet – Post Invasion with Together and Renaissance.  He passed away on May 14th, 1976
Jim McCarty – drums – Formerly with The Country Gentlemen, The Metropolitan Blues Quartet – Post Invasion with Together Renaissance, The Illusion, Shoot and Armageddon
Chris Dreja – rhythm guitar – Formerly with The Metropolitan Blues Quartet
Tony Topham – lead guitar – Departed in 1963 – Later backed Christine McVie

Other Members:

Eric Clapton – lead guitar – Arrives in 1963 and departs in 1966 – See the Cream entry above
Jeff Beck – lead guitar – Arrives in 1965 and departs in 1966 – See the Jeff Beck entry above
Jimmy Page – lead guitar – Arrives in 1966 and departs 1968 – See the Led Zeppelin entry above

Charts

Invasion Era:
9 Hot 100 Singles & 1 Bubbling Under Single from May 1965 through May 1968
5 Billboard Top LPs from July 1965 through August 1967
Post Invasion:
1 Billboard Top LP October 1970

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