Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1997 (The 1998 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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If You Don't Know Me By Now (1972)
The Love I Lost (1973)

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Will Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


11 comments so far (post your own)

It's just another travesty that these guys never got in before. In all honesty, I'd guess that Teddy goes in as a solo artist before The Blue Notes get in.

Posted by Jason on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 19:54pm

I can't understand. This group is still performing and entertaining us today, in the absence of Harold Melvin, has not received their due. very disappointing.

Posted by Philly Fans on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 07:56am

I don't understand the hesitation in a decisive yes to inducting Horald Melvin and Blue Notes into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. They are a part of our musical tapestry. With either Teddy or Harold at he helm, these guys have paid their dues and have given us some great music.

Posted by Lyndah on Wednesday, 02.4.09 @ 11:11am

Gamble and Huff... Philly's finest.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 02.4.09 @ 11:42am

Definitely yes to Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes. One of the greatest soul groups ever. Need to be recognized.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 08.30.09 @ 14:00pm

Teddy Pendergrass singing "Wake Up Everybody" was one of the most inspirational songs ever. R.I.P Teddy. Because you woke a lot of people up. Thanks.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 01.14.10 @ 10:11am

With reverence, I punningly say it is such Bad Luck for the world to be stripped of him so soon. His voice and magic he brought to the group and the world... truly The Love (we all) Lost.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 01.14.10 @ 15:58pm

RIP, Bernie Wilson

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 12.28.10 @ 04:17am

In a shocking turn of events, Bernie Wilson died in Voorhees, New Jersey following a stroke and a heart attack early Sunday. Wilson sang baritone in the R&B group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. This group was responsible for such hits as “If You Don’t Know Me by Now,” “Bad Luck” and “Wake Up Everybody.”

The group’s former recording company, Philadelphia International Records says that Wilson’s death leaves Lloyd Parks as the sole surviving member of legendary band.

Wilson’s cousin, Faith Peace-Mazzccua remembers that her cousin “left home at 16 as a pauper and came back home a millionaire.” She also recalls that Wilson had been performing faithfully until only a few years ago and was planning to return to gospel music.

What many may not know is how comedic Wilson was. Peace-Mazzccua says, “Bernard was a very funny person. He should have been a comedian.”

The deep soulful vocals of Bernie Wilson caused his group to produce hit after hit as they dominated the charts in the ‘70s. Wilson world renowned vocals immortalized an era of soul, funk, doo-wop, and blues. He will truly be missed.

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 12.28.10 @ 20:45pm

Should be in

Posted by keith on Thursday, 10.6.11 @ 12:05pm

Inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2007, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes are up there with the O'Jays (who also are in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame... and, unlike Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, *are* in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) as one of the greatest soul groups of all time. Like the O'Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes defined 1970s-era Philly soul. To put it simply, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes richly deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Stan on Sunday, 03.3.13 @ 20:16pm

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