Thursday, January 27, 2022

R&B Hall of Fame to Posthumously Honor 21 R&B Music Icons

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*Due to the COVID pandemic, the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Foundation will not host a live induction ceremony honoring its 2021 class. 

In a statement, Founder/CEO LaMont Robinson said, “the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame will replace the live annual induction ceremony with a special online salute posthumously honoring 21 R&B Music Icons on its official website @ www.rbhof.com.”

More details will be released later.

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Teddy Pendergrass performing in New York, 1981. | Photo: Getty Images

Soul Tracks writes:

The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Foundation has also announced that the month of August will be the permanent month to host the induction ceremonies going forward. The board of directors for the foundation has also chosen the month of August to be R&B Music Month, which has started this August 2021, to honor the music and legends of R&B. The live ceremony will resume in 2022. 

The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 21 Inductees For The Class of 2021:

  • Luther Vandross-Singer 
  • Natalie Cole-Singer 
  • Barry White-Singer
  • Bobby “Blue” Bland-Blues Singer    
  • Ben E. King-Singer 
  • Teddy Pendergrass-Singer
  • Billy Stewart-Singer      
  • Percy Sledge-Singer
  • Norman Whitfield-Songwriter Producer 
  • Danny Ray-MC   
  • Johnny Lee Hooker-Blues Singer 
  • Lou Rawls-Singer
  • Nina Simone-Singer 
  • Dobie Gray-Singer 
  • Donny Hathaway-Singer  
  • Big Joe Turner-Singer      
  • Little Walter-Blues Musician    
  • Johnny “Guitar” Watson-Singer   
  • Donna Summer-Singer
  • Dewey Phillips-Radio Personality 
  • Harold Leonard-Radio Personality 
Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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