Watch Roxy Music reunite at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Phil Manzanera, Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay and Eddie Jobson (Image credit: Kevin Kane/The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Getty)

Last week, it was confirmed that Bryan Ferry would play with his Roxy Music bandmates Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera (opens in new tab) at their induction ceremony into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

They were inducted on Friday night by Duran Duran’s John Taylor and Simon Le Bon, with Le Bon saying: “Over a 12-year span, they recorded eight studio albums, each one a masterwork, each one filled with moments that defy the dry eye. 

“Always the experimentation, the drive, the humour, the articulate, versatile musicality. A body of work that fulfilled every promise of the electric rock era.”

In his speech on behalf of the band, Ferry called the recognition by the Rock Hall an “unexpected honour” and went on to thank the fans and “all the musicians, who played such an important part in the Roxy Music story, especially Paul Thompson, Brian Eno and Eddie Jobson, who’s here with us tonight.”

He added: “It’s quite a long list of bass players I’m afraid. And with that I’d like to thank Graham Simpson, Rik Kenton, John Porter, John Gustafson, John Wetton, Gary Tibbs, Sal Maida, Rick Wills, Alan Spenner and Neil Jason.

“Moving on to the Avalon years, I’d like to also mention Andy Newmark, Allan Schwartzberg, Jimmy Maelen, Paul Carrack, Neil Hubbard, Yannick Etienne and Fonzi Thornton. Also, the band helping us tonight… Jorja Chalmers and the legendary Chris Spedding.”

Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay and Jobson then took to the stage and played a six-song set featuring In Every Dream Home A Heartache, Out Of The Blue, Love Is The Drug, More Than This, Avalon and Editions Of You.

Footage of the last four songs can be watched below.

Eno and Thompson, who were also inducted with the rest of the band, couldn't attend the ceremony due to “other commitments”.

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