George W. Johnson

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1920 (The 1921 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Will George W. Johnson be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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George W. Johnson is not household name but his importance to music history is undeniable, in the 1890s when segregation was how society worked, he became the most successful black man in the US and was the first black artiest to be marketed as himself and not under a pseudonym or a fake image.

Johnson was also one of first big names in music to use gramophone record, a major technological milestone in sound recording,

I could talk about how prolific the man was but all of what i said i already, shows how he needs to be inducted into the rock hall.

Posted by Timothy on Friday, 05.19.17 @ 00:04am


By that logic, the U.S. Marine Band should be inducted, Timothy. Being important to the music industry is not entirely the same as being important to rock and roll's evolution.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 05.19.17 @ 21:42pm


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