319. Robert Wyatt

Upon leaving the Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt had a solo career that many critics have said surpassed his previous work. Wyatt was a talented musician whose songwriting covered anything from surreal fables to his leftist political stance. Rendered paralyzed from an accident shortly after his solo debut release, Wyatt was able to perform the rare feat of having his music be his focal point as opposed to his handicap. Still creating music, Wyatt did achieve legendary status in his native England. Had he achieved even a fraction of that notoriety in the States, he would have a shot at induction in Cleveland         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1996   Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Bristol, England)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Rock Bottom (1974)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Shipbuilding (From Nothing Can Stop Us, 1982){acepolls 331}

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