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The Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame on June 6, hosted the first of two induction ceremony for 2015 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. From the likes of Morgan Freeman, The Bar-Kays, Millie Jackson, Muddy Waters, Little Richard, Bobby Rush, Jazzi Anderson, Ike Turner, Denise LaSalle, Al Bell, The Mad Lads, Little Junior Parker, Dorothy Moore, Stax Records, WDIA.
On October 4, in the city of Detroit, Michigan, the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame will host the 2nd induction ceremony. Leading the way to the motor city is the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin others to be inducted are Jerry Butler, Chuck Jackson, Donnie Simpson, Melba, Moore, Ray Charles, Martha Reeves, Tony Clarke, Janie Bradford, Jimmy Ruffin, Spyder Turner, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, The Miracles, The Fabulous Peps, The Spinners.
LaMont “ShowBoat” Robinson, founder of the project, said “We are so proud to be bringing the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame Museum to Detroit, and the induction ceremony that is going to honor the greats of Rhythm & Blues in the place where American popular music was born.
Since the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame Museum was founded in 2010 the hall of fame has enshrine 68 legends of rhythm & blues. The founder Robinson said since we have had so many of are legends past over the past 2 year the board decided to host two induction ceremony’s this year.
Robinson said, “Detroit is the perfect home for this project. This area has been so important to the history of American music and global music culture that we felt this was the best place to enshrine and honor the legends of R&B. We are proud to be bringing our Museum and Hall of Fame to Detroit. This is where it all began.” There will also be a location in the south.
Chuck Jackson and Melba Moore will headline the induction ceremony performances. Tickets are $75.00 in advance and $100.00 at the door and may be purchased online at rhythmandblueshof.com or by phone at (313)-936-9616. They are also available in Detroit at the Charles H. Wright African-American Museum of History, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201