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Radiohead Band

Radiohead

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  • Year:
    2019
  • Inducted by:
    David Byrne (Talking Heads)
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

2019

David Fricke

In October 2000, a week after Radiohead’s fourth album – the cryptic, electronica-soaked Kid A – shot to Number One in America upon release, singer Thom Yorke politely dodged a question about the record’s improbable success, especially given the English modern-rock band’s perversely low-key promotion.

They had done no videos and released no singles; they did three tour dates in North America plus a TV appearance on Saturday Night Live; and they had just one U.S. interview, on a bench in New York’s Central Park in the crisp autumn dusk.

Radiohead Members with David Byrne

their music, the quality and constant innovation...completely changed the music business

David Byrne

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Gallery

Photography: Tyler Twins

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