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Bill Black And DJ Fontana Inducted To Hall Of Fame

Bill Black and DJ Fontana will be inducted to Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame according to an update on the Official Scotty Moore website. The news should be announced officially next week. 

The webmaster added the following update to Scotty Moore's website: "I received an email from Louis Black today, Bill's nephew asking if I had heard about this. I hadn't but asked if it was ok with him to share this info with the fans." 

The following is an email he forwarded to me that he wrote to Bill's daughter Nancy:

I have some wonderful news to share with you. Today, I got a call at my office from the President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, Mr. Joel Presman.

The foundation is headquartered in New York City. Mr Presman said that "Bill Black is going to be inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" !!!!!!

He got my name from Howard Kramer, the Curatorial Director at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, OH.

Mr Kramer had contacted Alan and I, soon after our Dad passed away, about us allowing the museum to borrow the violins, that Dad left us, to put on display.

Mr. Peresman wanted to speak to one of Bill Black's children and he asked me which one he should speak to.

I told him, "Nancy is who you need to speak to first and then you guys can go from there".

I am thrilled that Uncle Bill is "finally" going to be recognized !!!

Please give me a call

Regards,

Louis Jr.

I heard from Nancy since as well, it has been confirmed and will be announced officially next week that both Bill and DJ will be inducted. Scotty Moore was inducted to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2000.

Source: Scotty Moore website / Updated: Jan 9, 2009
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Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2009report abuse
Quite a few of us have had hard feelings toward the Hall of Shame for overlooking DJ & Bill all of these years, particularly in view of the some of the inductees that don't qualify at all! However, never ever say it's too late. It's never too late to be recognized for what one has accompliished. Besides, we finally feel like our efforts over all these years finally paid off. They finally got the message that we were not going to go away!
dukebrando76 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2009report abuse
way overdue! they are in as the blue moon boys; but deserve it on their own merits for what they started or helped to create!
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2009report abuse
Way too late. Have you seen some of the names in this Hall of Fame before icons like Bill Black, D.J. and Scotty? It's got nothing to do with rock n roll at all. At least Wanda Jackson is to be inducted this year, too. Now that's rock n roll - not ****** Madonna!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
Long overdue - Scotty, Bill & DJ should have gone in together. Congrats!
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
A bit late for Bill, but I am very pleased for DJ. A thoroughly nice man.
samcra (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
They deserved it and they got it. Great news.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
About time. Congrats!
Tiger-man-GB (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
I echo all the other posts here, this is long overdue & should have happened years ago.
2kisses&3scarfs (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
FINALLY!! This is SO WELL DESERVED for both of them. Congratulations!
bray1977 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
Excellent news. This is long overdue. Congratulations to both men and their families.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
Great new's. Scotty being a great guitarist & Bill was his equal. I have some instrumental LPs of the Bill Black Combo they are very good.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2009report abuse
At last !!! They deserve it a 1000 times ! Always El.

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