157. Lenny Kravitz

157. Lenny Kravitz
He did not have a lot of success as “Romeo Blue” when he looked back at developing a Retro Funk career, but under his given name of Lenny Kravitz, success was found when he channelled a Classic Blues based Rock sound mixed with a bit of Psychedelic. Retro is a great word to describe Kravitz as everything from his style, his stage presence and of course his music, had a “retro cool” feel. Even though he had a remarkably consistent career, it is that Retro label that could work against him as the Hall may feel that he was not innovative enough and musically looked too much to the past as opposed to the future. The Bullet Points: Eligible Since: 2014 Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New York City, NY) Why He Will Get In: He had a strong and consistent career. Why He Won’t Get In: He was not the most innovative performer. Nominated In: Never Essential Albums: Let Love Rule (1989) Mama Said (1991) Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993) 5 (1998) Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: I Built This Garden for Us (From Let Love Rule, 1989) Always on the Run (From Mama Said, 1991) Are You Gonna Go My Way (From Are You Gonna Go My Way, 1993) Fly Away (From 5, 1998) Where Are We Runnin? (From Baptism, 2004){acepolls 642}

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