Hank Ballard

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1990

Inducted by: Boz Scaggs

Nominated in: 1986   1987   1988   1989   1990

First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2001 (ranked #282) .


Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Work With Me, Annie (1954)
The Twist (1959)

Hank Ballard @ Wikipedia

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How can you induct HANK BALLARD without THE MIDNIGHTERS ?? It just doesn't make any sense . He had all of his hits as part of THE MIDNIGHTERS except for one or two later in his career.The group started as THE ROYALS, then became THE MIDNIGHTERS...AND HANK BALLARD'S NAME was NOT originally in front of the group back then.They were just THE MIDNIGHTERS, and Hank Ballard was included as part of the group. He wasn't even the lead singer of the group back then...HENRY BOOTH was.Ballard didn't take over the lead position until later.His King Records labelmate JAMES BROWN was inducted without his group, THE FAMOUS FLAMES.He also wasn't the original leader of that group either. BOBBY BYRD was. What's going on here ??

Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 07.18.11 @ 10:16am


How can you induct HANK BALLARD without THE MIDNIGHTERS ?? It just doesn't make any sense . He had all of his hits as part of THE MIDNIGHTERS except for one or two later in his career.

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 01.3.12 @ 00:49am


Bill G.. it makes NO sense.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 01.3.12 @ 05:33am


If it is indeed true that THE MIDNIGHTERS are finally being inducted, per Tom Lane's blog, that is great news !! There's just one problem: So much time has gone by, that most of the group, Hank included, are dead. WHY DID IT TAKE THEM SO LONG ??

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 02.3.12 @ 21:03pm


Also, for those interested, I've written the first-ever article on THE MIDNIGHTERS for Wikipedia. There was an article on Hank Ballard, but not one on the entire group.Given their importance in Rock & Roll history, I can't see why they didn't have an article on them YEARS AGO.

The article is still a work in progress...it's not quite finished, but , for those who can't wait,I placed several outside links detailing the history of the group at the end of the article,so you can read about the group's full history. I will soon be writing about the Hank Ballard & The Midnighters / Chubby Checker / Dick Clark / Twist political fiasco soon.

Also, it seems that Future Rock Legends doesn't have a separate page on THE MIDNIGHTERS either,only one on Hank.With the group's possible pending induction coming, that might be a good idea. Please consider this a request. Thanks .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Midnighters

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 02.3.12 @ 21:26pm


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