Danny & the Juniors

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1982 (The 1983 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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At The Hop (1957)

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Will Danny & the Juniors be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


10 comments so far (post your own)

Danny and the Juniors should be in the hall of fame. They had the record of the year (At the Hop) in 1957 and were among the first vocal groups to pioneer Rock n Roll. Most every rock n roll TV special ends their show with their hit, "Rock and roll is here to stay." Hopefully, the selection committee will get with the program and induct this group who did so much to enhance Rock and Roll music in the early days of the 50's.

Posted by Chuck Yarborough on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 06:04am

The Beach Boys mention these fools on their "meh" track "Do You Remember?" which is sort of a checklist of acts that influenced them...so, they certainly have an importance, albeit minor, but I feel that 95% of the noteworthy pre-1970 acts are in the Hall. Give us Coltrane and The Marvelettes and close the books. There's a lot of stuff they've overlooked since then (Leonard Cohen, Brian Eno, and onward...)

Posted by Casper on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 17:47pm

Danny and the Juniors should be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their recording of "At The Hop" reached #1 on Billboard in 1957 (50 years ago) and remained at #1 for seven weeks. Their follow-up recording "Rock and Rollis Here to Stay" has also become a classic and an anthem for Rock and Roll.

Posted by David White on Sunday, 06.24.07 @ 13:44pm

Danny and the Juniors should definitely be Hall of Famers. Forget At the Hop as a major hit, just the fact that they announced "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay" and were ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!! And, the use of these tunes over and over again in TV shows and movies over the last 50 years is a testament in itself. Lastly, it's time for people to realize At the Hop didn't begin it's life as a Sha Na Na song at Woodstock.

Posted by Rick Rydell on Monday, 06.25.07 @ 07:23am

Wouldn't necessarily put them in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but "At the Hop" would definitely go in Song Hall of Fame

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 06:15am

Correction: In a Song Hall of Fame

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 07:51am

Danny & The Juniors should be the staple of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame... They sang "Rock & Roll is Here to Stay" & they were right. They continue to perform... Although Danny is no longer with us his legacy lives on thru his bandmates.. (Now Danny & The Juniors Featuring Joe Terry.) And his children and grandchildren. They will always be everything that Rock & Roll defined in the 50's.. I am 34, wasn't around for their performances.. But I just watched the movie Let's Rock and the fact that I am Danny's daughter in law!!! Doesn't affect my feelings. I watched the father in law I never got to meet perform.. His bandmates & friends keep his memory alive with every performance & song. They should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame because they introduced Rock & Roll to the world.. & Rock & Roll apparently has been to here to stay... and isn't going any where any time soon. The band continues to work very hard and they all deserve it. Danny would be proud of his bands continued accomplishments. We know he's Rockin & Rollin up there in Heaven.. & a day will come when he will watch his band be inducted into the Hall of Fame.. He will be smiling down with pride.
Pennies Heads Up Dad... that's from your son Frankie. We make sure your grandkids watch your performances (maybe one of them will inherit your talent wink wink).
Pennies Heads Up.
The day will come when the band receives the honor they so greatly deserve.

Posted by Tina Romolini & Frankie Rapp-Romolini on Sunday, 08.21.11 @ 11:49am

One great song is not a reason for an induction.

Posted by Robert on Tuesday, 11.15.11 @ 10:48am

One song is not a reason for induction into The Hall of Fame. Without Danny Rapp and Dave White no one would have ever heard of Jor Terry and Frank Maffei.

Posted by Flo on Tuesday, 02.7.12 @ 07:53am

I love At the Hop and Rock and Roll is Here to Stay, but Danny and the Juniors were a two-trick pony. You've got to have a more significant catalogue of noteworthy songs to truly be important.

As much as I love 1950s rock and roll, I wouldn't want to see every act get inducted. Danny and the Juniors fall right into that category.

Posted by Zach on Monday, 07.16.12 @ 00:10am

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