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The Vocal Group Hall of Fame (VGHF) was organized by Tony Butala, also the founder (and now only surviving original member) of the Lettermen, to honor outstanding vocal groups throughout the world. Headquartered in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States, it includes a theater and a museum. The VGHF typically inducts sixteen artists annually. Unlike the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, artists are inducted within categories. Each category has at least one representative. The categories are 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and duos. Only groups are eligible; solo artists may be inducted if they have a legitimate backing band with backing singers (for example, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). The Vocal Group Hall of Fame releases a public ballot; allowing everyone to vote for both the nominees and the inductees. It was originally organized in 1998. The original administration closed it in October 2001 and a new nonprofit organization took over, reopening it in April 2002. In November 2005, the museum moved out of its rented three-story facility and is currently in the process of relocating to the ca. 1920-built Columbia Theatre, also in Sharon, which it is renovating to serve both as its central office and as the location for its annual induction ceremony and benefit concerts. The museum is being moved to a three-story restaurant building adjacent to the theater (the restaurant portion will become a vocal group-themed bar and grill). The operating organization plans to open two museum annexes, one in Las Vegas and the other in Wildwood, New Jersey. With the help of Jon Bauman, the VGHF is actively promoting the Truth In Music Bill, announcing whenever it passes in specific states. The Truth In Music Bill was created to protect the artists from identity theft,[1] or ensuring at least one of the people performing in a group using the name actually performed on one of the albums. Through 2012, the Truth in Music Bill was law in 34 states. The main beneficiaries are the surviving members of the Platters, the Coasters, the Drifters, and the Marvelettes, iconic groups victimized by Larry Marshak and other promoters of impostor groups.

Contents

1 Address 2 Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees

2.1 1998-2002 2.2 2003-2007

3 References 4 External links

Address[edit] Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Museum, 82 West State Street, Sharon, PA 16146

Chairman/Founder: Tony Butala CEO: Bob Crosby

Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees[edit] 1998-2002[edit]

1998[2]

The Ames Brothers[3] The Andrews Sisters[3] The Beach Boys[3] The Boswell Sisters[3] Crosby, Stills & Nash[3] Clyde McPhatter
Clyde McPhatter
& The (Original) Drifters[3] The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi[3] The Golden Gate Quartet[3] The Manhattan Transfer The Mills Brothers[3] The Platters The Ravens Sonny Til & The Orioles The Supremes

1999[4]

The Coasters The Delta Rhythm Boys The Four Seasons The Four Tops Hank Ballard & The Midnighters The Ink Spots The Jackson Five Little Anthony & The Imperials The Modernaires The Moonglows Peter, Paul and Mary The Revelers The Spinners The Temptations

2000[5]

The Bangles Ben E. King
Ben E. King
and The Drifters Dion and The Belmonts Dixie Hummingbirds The Flamingos Frankie Lymon
Frankie Lymon
& The Teenagers The Kingston Trio The Mamas & The Papas The Skylarks The Soul Stirrers Three Dog Night

2001[6]

Bee Gees The Chordettes Eagles The Four Aces The Four Freshmen Gladys Knight and The Pips The Lennon Sisters The Lettermen The McGuire Sisters Michigan Jake The Oak Ridge Boys The Pied Pipers Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson
and The Miracles The Vogues The Weavers

2002[7]

ABBA The Chantels The Clovers The 5th Dimension The Five Keys The Four Knights The Harptones Jay and The Americans The Marcels The Shirelles The Skyliners The Swan Silvertones

2003-2007[edit]

2003[8]

The Association The Charioteers The Commodores Danny & The Juniors Earth, Wind & Fire The Five Satins The Four Lads The Impressions The Isley Brothers Martha & The Vandellas The Merry Macs[9] Peerless Quartet The Whispers

2004[10]

Alabama[11] American Quartet The Beatles The Cadillacs The Crests The Dells The Diamonds The Doobie Brothers The Everly Brothers The Four Tunes The Jordanaires The Marvelettes The O'Jays The Penguins The Ronettes The Stylistics The Tokens

2005[12]

The Angels Brooklyn Bridge[13] The Chi-Lites The Chiffons The Crystals The Del-Vikings The Hilltoppers The Mel-Tones The Neville Brothers The Pointer Sisters The Rascals The Righteous Brothers Sons of the Pioneers The Spaniels The Tymes

2006[14]

America Billy Ward & The Dominoes Bread The Byrds[15] Deep River Boys The Duprees The Fleetwoods[16] Haydn Quartet[17] The Hi-Lo's The Hollies Journey[18] The Lovin' Spoonful The Moody Blues The Shangri-Las Simon & Garfunkel

2007[19][17]

The Capris[20] (1960s) The Chords[21] (1950s) The Dixie Cups[22] (1960s) The Five Red Caps[23] (1940s) The Four Preps (1950s) Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs; The Gladiolas (1950s) Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1970s) The Hoboken Four
Hoboken Four
(Pioneer Award) The Jive Five[24] (1960s) Kool & The Gang[25] (1970s) The Monkees
The Monkees
(1960s) Ruby & The Romantics[26] (1960s) Sam & Dave[27] (Duo Award) Sly & The Family Stone[28] (1960s) Tony Orlando and Dawn
Tony Orlando and Dawn
(1970s) The Traveling Wilburys
Traveling Wilburys
(1980s)

References[edit]

^ Truth In Music Bill - Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation ^ “1998 Inductees Discography”. Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation. http://vocalgroup.org/album_category/1998-inductee/?events=next ^ a b c d e f g h i Musso, Anthony P. “Setting The Record Straight...”. AuthorHouse. 2007. https://books.google.com/books?id=JiBKaCWt9_IC&pg=PA24&lpg=PA24&dq=vocal+group+hall+of+fame+five+blind+boys&source=bl&ots=6iIGj3oQQ5&sig=JQeYXFtOfPXsMRCvaRa7lpFgmGI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwig4a_GsPPWAhVIWCYKHWaFC_wQ6AEIdjAR#v=onepage&q=vocal%20group%20hall%20of%20fame%20five%20blind%20boys&f=false ^ “1999 Inductees Discography”. VGHF Foundation. http://vocalgroup.org/album_category/1999-inductee/?events=next ^ “2000 Inductees Discography”. VGHF Foundation. http://vocalgroup.org/album_category/2000-inductee/?events=next ^ “2001 Inductees Discography”. VGHF Foundation. http://vocalgroup.org/album_category/2001-inductee/?events=next ^ “2002 Inductees Discography”. VGHF Foundation. http://vocalgroup.org/album_category/2002-inductee/?events=next ^ “2003 Inductees Discography”. VGHF Foundation. http://vocalgroup.org/album_category/2003-inductee/?events=next ^ “The Merry Macs”. VGHF Foundation. 2003. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-merry-macs/ ^ “2004 Inductees Discography”. VGHF Foundation. http://vocalgroup.org/album_category/2004-inductee/?events=next ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. “Alabama”. VGHF Foundation. 2004. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/alabama/ ^ “2005 Inductees Discography”. VGHF Foundation. http://vocalgroup.org/album_category/2005-inductee/?events=next ^ Ankeny, Jason. “The Brooklyn Bridge”. VGHF Foundation. 2005. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-brooklyn-bridge/ ^ “2006 Inductees Discography”. VGHF Foundation. http://vocalgroup.org/album_category/2006-inductee/?events=next ^ Unterberger, Richie. “The Byrds”. VGHF Foundation. 2006. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-byrds/ ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. “The Fleetwoods”. Adapted by VGHF Staff. VGHF Foundation. 2006. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-fleetwoods/ ^ a b D’Astolfo, Guy. “ Vocal Group Hall of Fame plans Chevy Centre Concerts”. Vindy. 14 August 2008. http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/aug/14/vocal-group-hall-of-fame-plans-chevy-centre/?newswatch&mobile ^ Ruhlmann, William. “Journey”. VGHF Foundation. 2006. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/journey/ ^ “2007 Inductees Discography”. VGHF Foundation. http://vocalgroup.org/album_category/2007-inductee/?events=next ^ “The Capris”. VGHF Foundation. 2007. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-capris/ ^ “The Chords”. VGHF Foundation. 2007. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-chords/ ^ “The Dixie Cups”. VGHF Foundation. 2007. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-dixie-cups/ ^ “The Five Red Caps”. VGHF Foundation. 2007. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-five-red-caps/ ^ “The Jive Five”. VGHF Foundation. 2007. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-jive-five/ ^ “Kool & The Gang”. VGHF Foundation. 2007. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/kool-the-gang/ ^ Garnett, Robin. “Ruby & The Romantics”. VGHF Foundation. 2007. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/ruby-the-romantics/ ^ “Sam & Dave”. VGHF Foundation. 2007. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/sam-dave/ ^ “Sly & The Family Stone”. VGHF Foundation. 2007. http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/sly-the-family-stone/

External links[edit]

Vocal Group Hall of Fame home page

v t e

The Lettermen

Tony Butala Bobby Poynton Donovan Tea

Studio albums

Once Upon a Time (1962) The Best of The Lettermen
The Lettermen
(1966) I Have Dreamed (1969) Spin Away
Spin Away
(1972)

Singles

"The 7th Dawn" "Allentown Jail" "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" "Chanson D'Amour" "Come Back Silly Girl" "Eastward" "How Is Julie?" "Hurt So Bad" "I Have Dreamed" "Love" "Our Winter Love" "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" "Secretly" "Shangri-La" "She Cried" "Silly Boy (She Doesn't Love You)" "Sweet September" "Theme from A Summer Place" "Turn Around, Look at Me" "The Way You Look Tonight" "When I Fall in Love" "Where or When"

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