|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1990
Inducted by: Boz Scaggs
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2001 (ranked #282) .
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.
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 02.3.12 @ 21:26pm
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