Music fans–including Grooveyard listeners, of course–are invited to vote for the inaugural class of America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame on one day only, September 20. The 40 artists nominated were required to place a song on the national charts between 1946 and 1975. Music fans can vote on the Hall’s website. Inductees will be announced in May, with the formal ceremony at the Hall’s temporary home south of Pittsburgh, PA, in Canonsburg – home of two of those 40 nominees, Perry Como and Bobby Vinton.
“The Grooveyard will feature some of the artists during Thursday’s show. Here’s the full list of nominees: Paul Anka, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Tony Bennett, Chuck Berry, Pat Boone, the Carpenters, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Chubby Checker, the Dave Clark Five, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, the Everly Brothers, the Four Seasons and Connie Francis.
Also, Elton John, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, the Monkees, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Patti Page, Les Paul & Mary Ford, the Platters, Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Smokey & Miracles, the Supremes, Three Dog Night, Bobby Vinton, Dionne Warwick, Andy Williams, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder.
Of course, listeners can also vote for their favorite songs in our Grooveyard Greats poll. The poll for 1963 closes this evening, with results posted tomorrow. The poll for 1957 remains open and a new survey for 1960 will open Thursday. On each survey, you can choose your 10 favorite songs of the year. For links, updates and a full schedule, check out our Grooveyard Greats page.
“The Grooveyard” can be heard on 88.1 FM on Long Island, the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or the TuneIn app on your SmartPhone. Feel free to send song requests, non-political rants, comments and suggestions below.
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