6 Backing Groups for Rock Hall Induction

Finally righting a wrong that agitated music fans.

By Blurt Staff

In addition to the previously announced inductees at this year’s upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony – Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N’ Roses, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers,
The Small Faces/The Faces, Freddie King, Don Kirshner, Cosimo Matassa,
Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns- i’t now been announced that some early rock and soul legends will also get their due on April 14. Rolling Stone reports:

“The backing groups of six first-generation rock stars. The honored
groups include the Blue Caps (Gene Vincent), The Comets (Bill Haley),
the Crickets (Buddy Holly), the Famous Flames (James Brown), the Midnighters (Hank Ballard) and the Miracles (Smokey Robinson). In each of these cases, the backing group failed to get into the Hall
of Fame at the same time as their frontman – sometimes causing a great
deal of controversy.”

Rock Hall president Joel Peresman commented, “These Inductees are pioneers in the development of the music we call
rock and roll. As part of our mission to recognize the
most impactful, innovative and influential artists in rock, the
committee brought forth these six groups that belong in the Hall of



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