Skip to Main Content

Meters: Home

The Meters

Funk's musical backbone, the Meters were the leading instrumental unit to emerge from the great gumbo of New Orleans sounds. Their influence is far-reaching, from Sly Stone to the Grateful Dead and N.W.A.

James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, and Parliament-Funkadelic all coasted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Yet one of the true cornerstones of funk is still waiting for induction. The Meters were not only the leading instrumental unit to emerge from the great musical gumbo of New Orleans, they were also one of the tightest and hardest-grooving ensembles R&B has ever seen. More at

Biographical information on the Meters Press release on the Meters and the Rolling Stones Meters promotional postcard Meters recording session worksheet 

Click on images for source information

Archival Resources

All archival materials related to the Meters can be found here.

Spotify Playlist

YouTube Interviews

YouTube Performances

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | Library & Archives
2809 Woodland Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44115 | 216.515.1956 |