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2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Tom Waits

Tom Waits

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  • Year:
    2011
  • Inducted by:
    Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Category:
    Performers
Tom Waits - Signature

Hall of Fame Essay

2011

Rob Bowman

As is the case with a select few genre-defining artists such as Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell,Tom Waits, over the course of his nearly forty-year career, has operated under the maxim “He not busy being born is busy dying.”

Refusing to stay still and rest on his laurels, Waits has continuously sought new influences, dramatically reinventing himself and his art along the way. In the process, he has forged a highly original, personal, and idiosyncratic musical lexicon, resulting in one of the most distinctive, rich, and diverse bodies of recorded work in American popular music history.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2011
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Tom Waits - Quote Image

Tom Waits is indescribable and I'm here to describe him

Neil Young

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Collection

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Gallery

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