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Favorite Stars from
the Golden Years of R&B

From Roy Brown to James Brown | Juke Blues: THE ORIGINS

| Blues & Rhythm: THE PIONEERS
Rhythm & Soul: THE IDOLS | Group Harmony: THE EXPLORERS

All Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
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The Golden Years
of Rhythm & Blues
Edited by Claus Röhnisch (updated September 19, 2010)

The Coasters in 1957

From Roy Brown to James Brown

- a chrono chart of The Super Stars of
The Golden Years of R&B

   Roy Brown
   1948    T-Bone Walker
   1949    John Lee Hooker
   1950    Fats Domino  &   Ruth Brown
   1951    Joe Turner  &  The Clovers
   1952    B. B. King
   1953    Muddy Waters
   1954    Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters
   1955    Ray Charles  &   LaVern Baker
   1956    Little Richard  &   Chuck Berry
   1957    Sam Cooke  &  Jackie Wilson
   1958    The Coasters
   1959    James Brown

   Super Stars' Hi-Five

from the Early Years of R&B
including Grammy Hall of Fame Award Recordings (with year of issue and year of award),
(plus other super classic recordings)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame   Inductee (RR)
Blues Foundation    Hall of Fame Inductee (BF)
Rhythm and Blues Foundation   Pioneer Award (PA)
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award   (GA)
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by vote of
the Recording Academy's National Trustees to performers,
who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions
of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.
Grammy Hall of Fame Awards
These are awards for recordings older than 25 years.

Subjectively compiled by Claus Röhnisch.
Artists in each subsection listed in order of general importance, pioneer efforts and popularity
(with the most important in bold - and links to biographies/discographies).


Juke Blues

Urbanized Rural Blues:
John Lee Hooker
RR 1991, BF 1980, PA 1999, GA 1999
Boogie Chillen' (48-99)
(Hobo Blues, I´m In The Mood, Dimples, Boom Boom,
It Serves You Right To Suffer, House Rent Boogie)

Lightnin´ Hopkins

BF 1980
(Give Me Central 209, Mojo Hand)

Citified Delta Blues:
Muddy Waters
RR 1987, BF 1980, GA 1992
I´m Your Hoochie Kooche Man (54-98)
Got My Mojo Working (57-99)
Rollin´ Stone (50-00)
(I Can´t Be Satisfied, Long Distance Call,
I´m Ready, Manish Boy)
Sonny Boy Williamson
BF 1980
(Eyesight To The Blind, Don´t Start Me Talkin´,
Nine Below Zero,  Help Me)
Howlin´ Wolf
RR 1991, BF 1980
Smokestack Lightnin´ (56-99)
(Spoonful, The Red Rooster, Killing Floor)
Elmore James
RR 1992, BF 1980
Dust My Broom (52-98)
(The Sky Is Crying, Shake Your Moneymaker)

Chicago Bar Blues:
Little Walter
BF 1980, RR 2008
(Juke, Blues With A Feeling,
Last Night, My Babe)
Jimmy Reed
RR 1991, BF 1980
(Baby What You Want Me To Do,
Big Boss Man, Bright Lights Big City)
Jimmy Rogers
BF 1995    (Chicago Bound)
Junior Wells
BF 1998
(Hoodoo Man Blues, Messin´ With The Kid)
Otis Spann
BF 1980  (My Home Is In The Delta)
James Cotton
BF 2006  (The Creeper)

Louisiana Swamp Blues:
Slim Harpo
BF 1985
(I´m A King Bee, Baby Scratch My Back
Rainin´ In My Heart)

Lightnin´ Slim
(Rooster Blues)
Lazy Lester
(I´m A Lover Not A Fighter)

Fats Domino tour poster (prob 1959).
Blues & Rhythm

Crescent City Stomp:
Fats Domino
RR 1986, PA 1995, GA 1987, BF 2003
Blueberry Hill (56-87)
Ain´t It A Shame (55-02)
The Fat Man, Blue Mondey,
I Want To Walk You Home,)
Little Richard
RR 1986, PA 1994, GA 1993
Tutti-Frutti (55-98)
Long Tall Sally (56-99)
Lucille (57-02)
(Directly From My Heart, Good Golly Miss Molly)
Lloyd Price
RR 1998, PA 1995
(Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Stagger Lee)
Professor Longhair
RR 1992, BF 1982
Tipitina (53-98)
Smiley Lewis
(I Hear You Knocking)
Ernie K-Doe
PA 1998
Shirley & Lee
(Feel So Good)

Blues Thrushes:
Dinah Washington
RR 1993, BF 2003
Teach Me Tonight (54-99)
What A Diff'rence A Day Makes (59-98)
(Baby Get Lost,  Am I Asking Too Much)
Ruth Brown
RR 1993, PA 1989/90, BF 2002
(So Long, Teardrops From My Eyes,
5-10-15 Hours, Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean,
Oh What A Dream)
LaVern Baker
RR 1991, PA 1989/90
(I´m In A Crying Mood, Soul On Fire,
Tweedle Dee, Jim Dandy, I Cried A Tear)

Etta James
RR 1993, PA 1989/90, BF 2001, GA 2003
At Last (61-99)
(All I Could Do Was Cry, I Just Want To Make Love To You,
Tell Mama)
Little Esther
(Double Crossing Blues)

California Blues Beat:
Bill Doggett
PA 1994
Honky Tonk (56-98)
Bobby Day
(Little Bitty Pretty One, Rock-in Robin)
Little Willie Littlefield
(K.C. Loving)
Richard Berry
(Louie Louie)
Young Jessie
(Mary Lou)

Sunnyland Rhythms:
Ike Turner
RR 1991, BF 2005
Rocket "88" (Jackie Brenston) (51-98)
River Deep Mountain High (Ike & Tina) (66-99)
Proud Mary (Ike & Tina) (71-03)

Bo Diddley
RR 1987, PA 1996, 1998, BF 2004
Bo Diddley (55-98)
I´m A Man, You Can´t Judge A Book By The Cover)
Rufus Thomas
PA 1992, BF 2001
Walking The Dog (63-02)
(The Dog, Do The Funky Chicken)

Music from Genius
& Soul Brothers:
Ray Charles
RR 1986, BF 1982, PA 1999, GA 1987
I' ve Got A Woman (54-90)
Georgia On My Mind (60-93)
The Genius of RC, LP (60-97)
Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music, LP (62-99)
Ray Charles In Person, LP (59-99)
What' d I Say (59-00)
I Can't Stop Loving You (62-01)

(Mess Around, It Should've Been Me,
Hallelujah I Love Her So, One Mint Julep, Hit The Road Jack)

James Brown
RR 1986, PA 1993, GA 1992
Live At The Apollo, LP (62-98)
Papa´s Got A Brand New Bag (65-99)
Please Please Please (56-01)
(Out Of Sight, I Got You,
Say It Loud I´m Black And I´m Proud, Sex Machine)

Chuck Berry
RR 1986, BF 1985, GA 1984
Maybellene (55-88)
Roll Over Beethoven (56-90)
Johnny B. Goode (58-99)
(Rock & Roll Music, Sweet Little Sixteen,
Memphis Tennessee)


City Blues

Big Bands & Harlem Swing:
Lionel Hampton
Flying Home (42-96)
(Hamp´s Boogie Woogie,
Beulah´s Boogie, Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop)
Buddy & Ella Johnson
(Walk ´Em, That´s The Stuff You Gotta Watch,
Hittin' On Me)
Erskine Hawkins
PA 1993  (After Hours, Don´t Cry Baby)
Cab Calloway
Minnie The Moocher (31-99)
Lucky Millinder
(Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well,
D´Natural Blues)

Blues Shout
& Kansas Jump:
Louis Jordan
RR 1987, BF 1983, PA 200
Caldonia Boogie (45-98)
(Let The Good Times Roll,
Saturday Night Fish Fry)

Joe Turner 
RR 1987, BF 1983
Shake, Rattle And Roll (54-98)
(My Gal´s A Jockey, Chains Of Love,
Sweet Sixteen, Honey Hush,
Hide & Seek)
Johnny Otis
RR 1994, BF 2000, PA 1994
(Harlem Nocturne, Hound Dog -Thornton,
Willie And The Hand Jive)

Wynonie Harris
BF 1994    (Good Rockin´ Tonight)
Joe Liggins
(The Honeydripper, Pink Champagne)
Bull Moose Jackson
(I Love You Yes I Do)
Roy Milton
BF 2006
  (R.M. Blues)

West Coast -Texas
Club Blues:
T-Bone Walker 
RR 1987, BF 1980
Call It Stormy Monday (48-91)
(T-Bone Blues, Mean Old World,
T-Bone Shuffle, Street Walking Woman)
Charles Brown
RR 1999, BF 1996, PA 1989/90
(Driftin´ Blues, Trouble Blues, Black Night)
Lowell Fulson
BF 1993, PA 1993
(Reconsider Baby, Tramp)
Amos Milburn
BF 2010
(Chicken-Shack Boogie, Let´s Have A Party)
Eddie Vinson
(Old Maid Boogie, Kidney Stew Blues, Cherry Red)
Ivory Joe Hunter
(Pretty Mama Blues)

Blues Cry & Memphis
Soul Blues:
Roy Brown
BF 1981
(Good Rocking Tonight, Miss Fanny Brown,
Rockin´ At Midnight, Hard Luck Blues,
Love Don't Love Nobody)
B.B. King
RR 1987, BF 1980, GA 1987
The Thrill Is Gone (69-98)
Everyday I Have The Blues (55-04)
Live At The Regal, LP (65-06)
(3 O'Clock Blues,
Sweet Little Angel, Sweet Sixteen,
Rock Me Baby)
Bobby Bland
RR 1992, BF 1981, PA 1992, GA 1997
Turn On Your Love Light (61-99)
(Woke Up Screaming)
Little Junior Parker
BF 2001  (Driving Wheel)

Industrial Guitar Sounds:
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
BF 1999, PA 1997
(Boogie Rambler, Just Got Lucky)
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
BF 2008, PA 1996
(Those Lonely Lonely Nights,
Gangster Of Love)
Buddy Guy
BF 1985. RR 2005
(First Time I Met The Blues)
Otis Rush
BF 1984
(I Can´t Quit You Baby,
So Many Roads So Many Trains)
Guitar Slim
(The Things That I Used To Do)
Freddy King
Hide Away (61-99)
Albert King
PA 1991  
Born Under A Bad Sign, LP (67-99)
  Albert Collins
BF 1986  (Frosty)

Rhythm & Soul

Pioneer Soul:
Clyde McPhatter
RR 1987
Money Honey -w The Drifters (53-99)
(Have Mercy Baby -w The Dominoes,
Without Love, A Lover´s Question)
Sam Cooke
RR 1986, PA 1999, GA 1999
You Send Me (57-98)
A Change Is Gonna Come (65-00)
(I'll Come Running Back To You,
Twistin' The Night Away, Bring It On Home,
Nothing Can Change This Love)
Jackie Wilson
RR 1987, PA 2003
Lonely Teardrops (58-99)
(Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me) Higher And Higher (67-99)
(Reet Petite,  Baby Workout
Jesse Belvin
(Dream Girl, Goodnight My Love)

Blues & Soul:
Little Willie John
RR 1996    (Fever)
Chuck Willis
(C.C. Rider)
Brook Benton
(It´s Just A Matter Of Time, Kiddio, Lie To Me)
Ben E. King
PA 1994
 Stand By Me (61-98)
Spanish Harlem (61-02)

Rock & Soul:
Solomon Burke
PA 1993, RR 2001
(Cry To Me, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love,
Tonight´s The Night)
Joe Tex
(Skinny Legs And All, A Woman´s Hands
Ain´t Gonna Bump No More)
King Curtis
RR 2000
(Soul Twist, Soul Serenade)

Wilson Pickett 
RR 1991, PA 1993
In The Midnight Hour (65-99)
Mustang Sally (67-00)
Otis Redding
RR 1989, GA 1999, PA 2006
(Sittin' on) The Dock Of The Bay (68-98)
(These Arms Of Mine,
Try A Little Tenderness, Shake)
Marvin Gaye
RR 1987, GA 1996, PA 2000
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (68-98)
What's Goin' On, LP (71-98)
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (71-02)
Let's Get It On (73-04)
(Sexual Healing)
Aretha Franklin
RR 1987, PA 1992, GA 1994
Respect (67-98)
A Natural Woman (67-99)
Chain Of Fools (67-01)
(I Never Loved A Man)


Other Classic R&B Grammy Hall of Fame Awards

BE MY BABY - The Ronettes (63-99); CANDY - Big Maybelle (53-99); CRY - Johnny Ray (51-98); DANCING IN THE STREET - Martha And The Vandellas (64-99);  DUKE OF EARL - Gene Chandler (61-02); EVERY DAY (I Have The Blues) - Count  Basie & Joe Williams (55-92); (GET YOUR KICKS ON) ROUTE 66 - The King Cole Trio (46-02); GREEN ONIONS -  Booker T. & The MG's (62-99); HE'S A REBEL - The Crystals (62-04); IF I DIDNT' CARE - The Ink Spots (39-87); IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT - The Five Satins (56-98); KANSAS CITY - Wilbert Harrison (59-01); LOVE IS STRANGE -  Mickey And Sylvia (57-04); MY GUY - Mary Wells (64-99); NIGHT TRAIN -  Jimmy Forrest (52-06); PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE -  Percy Mayfield (50-99); SHOTGUN -  Jr. Walker And The All-Stars (65-02); SOUL MAN -  Sam And Dave (67-99); STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE - The Supremes (65-01); STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT - King Cole Trio (44-98); THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (60-00); WALK ON BY - Dionne Warwick (64-98); WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN - Percy Sledge (66-99); WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO - The Supremes (64-99); WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE - The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon (55-01);
WORRIED LIFE BLUES -  Big Maceo (Merriweather) (41-06); YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON - The Supremes (66-99).

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The Coasters in 1958.
Group Harmony  (THE EXPLORERS)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame   Inductee (RR)
Blues Foundation   
Hall of Fame Inductee (BF)
Rhythm and Blues Foundation  
Pioneer Award (PA)
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame   Inductee (VG)
Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame     Inductee (DW)

Subjectively compiled by Claus Röhnisch
Artists in each subsection listed in order of general importance, pioneer efforts and popularity

(with the most important in bold).


The Orioles
RR 1995, VG 1998   (Sonny Til)
(It´s Too Soon To Know, Crying In The Chapel)
The Ravens
VG 1998  (Jimmy Ricks, Maithe Marshall)
(Ol´ Man River, Count Every Star,
Rock Me All Night Long)
The Robins 
PA 1994, DW 2010
(Bobby Nunn, Grady Chapman,
Carl Gardner)
(Our Romance Is Gone, Riot In Cell Block #9,
Smokey Joe´s Cafe)

Gospel Blues:
The Drifters 
RR 1988, (PA 1999), DW 2000
VG 1998 (w McPhatter), VG 2000 (w Ben E. King),
(Clyde McPhatter, Bill Pinkney,
Johnny Moore, Ben E. King,
Rudy Lewis, Charlie
There Goes My Baby (59-98)
Money Honey
(w. McPhatter) (53-99)
Save The Last Dance For Me (60-01)

( What´cha Gonna Do, When My Little Girl Is Smiling,
Up On The Roof, On Broadway)

The Clovers
PA 1989/90, VG 2002
(Buddy Bailey, Charlie White,
Billy Mitchell)
(Fool Fool Fool, One Mint Julep, Good Lovin´,
Love Potion No. 9)
The "5" Royales
DW 2011
(Johnny Tanner, Gene Tanner,
Lowman Pauling)

(Baby Don´t Do It, Help Me Somebody,
Think, Tell The Truth)
The Dominoes
(Clyde McPhatter, Jackie Wilson,
Gene Mumford, Monroe Powell)
(Sixty Minute Man, Have Mercy Baby, Star Dust)
The Midnighters
RR 1990 (Ballard),
PA 1992, VG 1999, DW 2000
(Charles Sutton, Hank Ballard)
(With Every Beat Of My Heart,
Work With Me Annie, The Twist)
The Falcons
(Eddie Floyd, Joe Stubbs, Wilson Pickett)
(You´re So Fine, I Found A Love)

Doo Wop:
The Platters
RR 1990, VG 1998, DW 2000
(Herb Reed, Tony Williams,
Sonny Turner, Nate Nelson,
Monroe Powell)
Only You (And You Alone) (55-99)
The Great Pretender (56-02)
(Twilight Time, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes)
The Moonglows
RR 2000, PA 1995, VG 1999
(Bobby Lester, Harvey Fuqua)
Sincerely (55-02)
(Ten Commandments Of Love)
The Flamingos
RR 2001, PA 1996, VG 2000, DW 2000
(Sollie McElroy, Johnny Carter,
Nate Nelson)
I Only Have Eyes For You (59-03)
(The Vow)
The Hollywood Flames
(David Ford, Gaynell Hodge,
Bobby Day, Earl Nelson)
(Buzz Buzz Buzz)
The Five Keys
PA 1991, VG 2002
(Rudy West, Maryland Pierce)

(The Story Of Love)
The Penguins
VG 2004
(Cleve Duncan)  
 Earth Angel (54-98)
The Flairs
(Cornell Gunter, Richard Berry,
Young Jessie, Aaron Collins)
(I Had A Love, Foot Stompin´ -The Flares)
The Dells
(Johnny Funchess, Johnny Carter, Marvin Junior)
PA 1992, RR 2004, VG 2004
(Dreams Of Contentment, Oh What A Nite)

The Coasters in 1998.
Rock ´n´ Roll:
The Coasters
RR 1987, PA 1994, VG 1999, DW 2010
(Carl Gardner, Billy Guy)
Yakety Yak (58-99)
(Young Blood, Searchin´, Poison Ivy, D.W. Washburn)
The Cadillacs
PA 1996, DW 2000, VG 2004
(Earl Carroll, James Bailey,
Bobby Spencer)
(Gloria, Speedoo)
The Cadets
(Will "Dub" Jones, Wille Davis,
Aaron Collins)
(Stranded In The Jungle)
The Shirelles
PA 1994, VG 2002
(Shirley Owens-Alston)

Will You Love Me Tomorrow (60-99)
(Dedicated To The One I Love,

Super Soul:
The Temptations
RR 1989, VG 1999
(Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks,
David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards)
My Girl (65-98)
 Papa Was A Rollin´ Stone (72-99)
(The Way You Do The Things You Do,
Ain´t Too Proud To Beg)
The Miracles
RR 1988, GA 1999 (Robinson), PA 1997, VG 2001
(Smokey Robinson, Billy Griffin)
You´ve Really Got A Hold On Me (62-98)
The Tears Of A Clown (70-02)
Shop Around (60-06)
(Going To A Go-Go)
The Isley Brothers
RR 1992, PA 1996, VG 2003   (Ronald Isley)
Shout (59-99)
(Twist And Shout, It´s Your Thing)
The Impressions
RR 1991, PA 1991/2000, VG 2003
GA 1995
(Mayfield), PA 1994 (Butler)
(Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield,
Leroy Hutson)
People Get Ready (65-98)
(For Your Precious Love)
The Four Tops
RR 1990, PA 1997, VG 1999
(Levi Stubbs)
Reach Out I´ll Be There (66-98)
(Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can´t Help Myself,


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Chuck Berry
James Brown
Ray Charles
Sam Cooke
Fats Domino

The Everly Brothers
Buddy Holly
Jerry Lee Lewis
Elvis Presley
Little Richard

early influences
Robert Johnson
Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmy Yancey
lifetime achievement
John Hammond
Alan Freed
Sam Phillips


The Coasters

Eddie Cochran
Bo Diddley
Aretha Franklin
Marvin Gaye

Bill Haley
B. B. King
Clyde McPhatter

Ricky Nelson
Roy Orbison
Carl Perkins
Smokey Robinson
Big Joe Turner
Muddy Waters
Jackie Wilson

early influences
Louis Jordan
T-Bone Walker

Hank Williams
Leonard Chess
Ahmet Ertegun
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Jerry Wexler


The Beach Boys
The Beatles
The Drifters

Bob Dylan
The Supremes
early influences

Woody Guthrie
Lead Belly
Les Paul
Berry Gordy, Jr


Otis Redding

The Rolling Stones
The Temptations

Stevie Wonder
early influences

The Inkspots
Bessie Smith
The Soul Stirrers
Phil Spector


Hank Ballard

Bobby Darin
The Four Seasons
The Four Tops
The Kinks
The Platters

Simon and Garfunkel
The Who
early influences
Louis Armstrong
Charlie Christian
Ma Rainey
Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Holland, Dozier and Holland


LaVern Baker

The Byrds
John Lee Hooker
The Impressions
Wilson Pickett
Jimmy Reed
Ike and Tina Turner

early influences
Howlin' Wolf

lifetime achievement
Nesuhi Ertegun
Dave Bartholomew
Ralph Bass


Bobby "Blue" Bland

Booker T. and the M.G.'s
Johnny Cash
The Isley Brothers

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Sam and Dave
The Yardbirds
early influences
Elmore James

Professor Longhair
Leo Fender
Bill Graham
Doc Pomus


Ruth Brown

Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Doors
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Etta James

Van Morrison
Sly and the Family Stone
early influences
Dinah Washington

Dick Clark
Milt Gabler


The Animals
The Band
Duane Eddy
The Grateful Dead
Elton John
John Lennon
Bob Marley
Rod Stewart
arly influences
Willie Dixon
Johnny Otis

The Allman Brothers Band
Al Green
Janis Joplin
Led Zeppelin
Martha and the Vandellas
Neil Young
Frank Zappa
early influences
The Orioles
Paul Ackerman


David Bowie
Gladys Knight and the Pips
Jefferson Airplane
Little Willie John

Pink Floyd
The Shirelles
The Velvet Underground
early influences
Pete Seeger
Tom Donahue


The (Young) Rascals
The Bee Gees
Buffalo Springfield
Crosby, Stills and Nash
The Jackson Five
Joni Mitchell
early influences
Mahalia Jackson
Bill Monroe
Syd Nathan


The Eagles
Fleetwood Mac
The Mamas and the Papas
Lloyd Price

Gene Vincent
early influences
Jelly Roll Morton
Allen Toussaint


Billy Joel
Curtis Mayfield
Paul McCartney
Del Shannon
Dusty Springfield
Bruce Springsteen
The Staple Singers
early influences
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Charles Brown

George Martin


Eric Clapton
Earth, Wind & Fire
Lovin' Spoonful
The Moonglows

Bonnie Raitt
James Taylor
early influences

Nat "King" Cole
Billie Holiday
Hal Blaine
King Curtis

James Jamerson
Scotty Moore
Earl Palmer
Clive Davis


Solomon Burke
The Flamingos

Michael Jackson
Paul Simon
Steely Dan
Ritchie Valens
James Burton
Johnnie Johnson
Chris Blackwell


Isaac Hayes
Brenda Lee
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Gene Pitney
Talking Heads
Chet Atkins
Jim Stewart


The Clash
Elvis Costello & the Attractions
The Police
Righteous Brothers
Benny Benjamin
Floyd Cramer
Steve Douglas
Mo Ostin


Jackson Browne
The Dells
George Harrison
Bob Seger
ZZ Top
lifetime achievement
Jann S. Wenner


Buddy Guy
The O'Jays
The Pretenders
Percy Sledge
lifetime achievement
Frank Barsalona
Seymour Stein


Black Sabbath
Miles Davis
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sex Pistols

lifetime achievement
Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss


Check Inductees for 2007 and 2008
Little Walter inducted in 2008
Among those who still need to be inducted are:

Sonny Boy Williamson, Lionel Hampton, Lowell Fulson,
Roy Brown, Jesse Belvin, Joe Tex, The Clovers, The "5" Royales, The Cadillacs.

The Coasters - Individual Photos

Carl Gardner in early 1956.
Carl Gardner
Billy Guy in early 1956.
Billy Guy
Leon Hughes in early 1956.
Leon Hughes
Bobby Nunn in ealry 1956.
Bobby Nunn
Adolph Jacobs in late 1958.
Adolph Jacobs
Will "Dub" Jones in late 1958.
Will Jones
Cornelius Gunter in late 1958.
Cornell Gunter
Earl "Speedo" Carroll in cirka 1965.
Earl Carroll
Thomas "Curley" Palmer in cirka 1973.
Thomas Palmer
Ronald Bright in cirka 1973.
Ronnie Bright
Jimmy Norman in cirka 1973.
Jimmy Norman
Carl Gardner Junior in 1998.
Carl Gardner Jr
Ronnie Bright, Alvin Morse, Carl Gardner, J.W. Lance, and guitarist Thomas Palmer (since 2001).
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