267. Nick Lowe

Although there are many who think of Nick Lowe as the man who sang “Cruel to be Kind” and not much else, the Jesus of Cool had a career that was far greater than that hit. Lowe was an accomplished songwriter for other artists (Current Hall of Famer, Elvis Costello for one) and producer for others. Had Lowe performed more of the music he penned, his induction chances would likely be greater than the marginal chance he has currently; though a listen through his album catalogue shows an artist who could master various songwriting genres effortlessly and deserves more of a look from the Hall than he will likely ever get.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2001   Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Walton-on-Thames, England   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Labour of Lust (1979)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Cruel to be Kind…
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