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Elvis Nominated For American Pop Music Hall Of Fame

The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra are among the nominees for The American Pop Music Hall of Fame.
The American Pop Music Hall of Fame is scheduled to open next July in a temporary home in what's now a cafe in Canonsburg, just outside Pittsburgh. Fundraising is under way for a permanent building.

Music fans and people in the industry can vote for their favourite nominees online starting later this week. The final list of 20 will be inducted next May. Eligible artists must have lodged a national hit between 1946 and 1975.

Other nominees include The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, the Carpenters, Chubby Checker, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond and Simon and Garfunkel.

Voters are also being asked to pick their top five songs, from a list of 100 released between 1966 and 1975, that best defined that generation. The finalists will be narrowed down by the Hall of Fame selection panel, with 10 eventually inducted into the Hall of Fame.


Canonsburg calls itself the country's "small town music capital" and boasts native sons including Perry Como, Bobby Vinton and the Four Coins.

Source: Google / Updated: Sep 18, 2012
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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2012report abuse
Giving credit is very subjective and in my book, the fact for whatever reason, is that a large percentage of disbelievers non-believers and believers know and still talk about him 35 years after passing. When the sad event happened in August 1977 I just would not of dreamed that this would happen. He left behind some dozen or so really decent films and a large volume of great music. There will always be those that will say he was muically overrated but there will be a hard core of fans and others who will applaud a lot longer yet.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2012report abuse
Elvis" name displayed in some smelly cafe !!! Haha, yes thats just what he always wanted LMFAO !!
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2012report abuse
Elvis has never got the credit he deserves, his innovative, style, he radically changed music and performance and got only three Grammys, basically he was treated like a country clown, doors slamming in his face, people putting him in his place the most successful solo artist in popular music, his audience never let him down. Who cares about critics and awards.
Pieter (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2012report abuse
Elvis a nominee for an American Hall of fame? Shouldn't he be inducted no matter what?

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