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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame

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America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame launched in 2012 with a list of 40 nominees for potential induction. To be eligible for the Hall, an act must have charted between 1946 and 1975. There’s no indication of what chart – the site simply says “national charts.” An actual structure for the Hall was supposed to open in a modest 3000-square foot space in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (just outside Pittsburgh) in time for the first ceremony, but as of this post, that had yet to happen. The city, which boasts native sons Perry Como and Bobby Vinton, calls itself the country’s “small town musical capital.” Here are the inductees from 2013 to 2016:

  • Paul Anka (2015)
  • Louis Armstrong (2016)
  • The Association (2016)
  • The Beach Boys (2013)
  • The Beatles (2013)
  • The Bee Gees (2014)
  • Tony Bennett (2014)
  • Glen Campbell (2015)
  • The Carpenters (2014)
  • Johnny Cash (2013)
  • Ray Charles (2013)
  • Chubby Checker (2015)
  • Chicago (2014)
  • Nat “King” Cole (2013)
  • Perry Como (2013)
  • Bing Crosby (2016)
  • Bobby Darin (2013)
  • Neil Diamond (2013)
  • Dion (2016)
  • Eagles (2015)
  • The Everly Brothers (2015)
  • The Four Seasons (2015)
  • The Grass Roots (2016)
  • Buddy Holly (2014)
  • The Ink Spots (2016)
  • Elton John (2014)
  • Tom Jones (2015)
  • Carole King (2014)
  • Brenda Lee (2013)
  • The Lettermen (2016)
  • Barry Manilow (2016)
  • Dean Martin (2014)
  • Johnny Mathis (2013)
  • Paul McCartney (2015)
  • The Mills Brothers (2016)
  • The Monkees (2014)
  • Ricky Nelson (2015)
  • Roy Orbison (2014)
  • Patti Page (2014)
  • Les Paul & Mary Ford (2015)
  • The Platters (2014)
  • Elvis Presley (2013)
  • Paul Revere & the Raiders (2016)
  • The Righteous Brothers (2015)
  • Linda Ronstadt (2015)
  • Neil Sedaka (2016)
  • Simon & Garfunkel (2014)
  • Frank Sinatra (2013)
  • Barbra Streisand (2016)
  • The Supremes (2014)
  • The Temptations (2016)
  • Three Dog Night (2016)
  • Johnny Tillotson (2015)
  • Bobby Vinton (2013)
  • Andy Williams (2015)
  • Stevie Wonder (2013)

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