Johnny Ace

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1980 (The 1981 Induction Ceremony)

Nominated in: 1986   1987   

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2023 (ranked #31 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .

Johnny Ace @ Wikipedia

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Will Johnny Ace be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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who is this?

wikipedia at service.

Posted by ben on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 19:57pm

Johnny Ace was a great and early Rock influence. Had the pleasure of being one of Rock's earliest casualities, shooting himself during a game of russian roulette. Should have been put in as an early influence.

Posted by mark on Saturday, 04.7.07 @ 10:40am

no one was more influential to the music scene of the ealy 1950's----he should have been in before Elvis Presley

Posted by michael ace on Sunday, 07.27.08 @ 01:39am

Johnnie Ace was around in the 50s when I started my music career and I wrote and recorded a song titled "ROCKING ON THE MOON" on the then Universal Artists label.The record company shelved it because they said my style was too much like "ELVIS's" only to sell about 10'000 copies later to the FF.KRESGE stores without notifing me.It then went to Europe with record collecters, and radio stations that kept it alive,and was picked up by Dee Jay Records of Germany in 1997 and is still selling today on a CD titled Rocket Ship. It was just put into Gold record status for surviving 50 yrs.It got me inducted into the international "ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME" and the proffessional Entertainer Nashville Tenn. along with me working and recording with D.J.Fontana, Charlie Hodge, and other former members of ELVIS's band and the Jordanaires after ELVIS's untimly death.Singers like Johnnie Ace and myself where there at the birth of Rock and Roll which at that time was called Rockabilly, and I'm still singing and playing the music today with my band "the GIGOLO's" for more info WWW.RONNIESANDO.MOONFRUIT.COM

KEEP ON ROCKING............Ronnie Sando

Posted by RONNIE SANDO on Friday, 08.22.08 @ 13:52pm

Ronnie I have your 45 still on the gold Universial Artist Labe---Great Record---Any Word on Frankie Dash who was on Cool in Harrison NJ he did Rock On the Moon----another great 45

Posted by michael ace on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 01:26am

Michael how do you like the sax work on "Rocking On The Moon" the band "The Ambassadors were all black musicians from New York City,and the day of the session they brought in a 16 yr old black kid and he played the lead tenor sax.I wish I knew his name I'd like to talk to him.have you ever visited my web site if not take a trip there I think you would like it.I'm still out singing and playing piano with my show "ELVIS NOW 2010" with my band the new Former members of the Elvis Presley Band.Stay in touch my e-mail

Posted by Ronnie Sando on Monday, 03.1.10 @ 22:17pm

On my last spelunking trip to the music shops we got up here, I found a Johnny Ace CD of a chronological nature, spanning 1951-1954. Snatched it up. Listening to it, I wouldn't fault the NomCom subcommittee too heavily if they went ahead and inducted Johnny Ace as an Early Influence. His stuff feels very pre-rock, from ballads like "The Clock" and "Please Forgive Me" to jumping numbers like "Follow The Rule" and "Aces Wild." Should probably be Johnny Ace And The Beale Streeters... give Bobby Bland a second induction and allow them to not overlook Earl Forest in the process. Very Charles Brown and Louis Jordan influenced stuff, but not quite polished enough in the same vein as the Platters or the Five Satins, imo. Still wonderful stuff to listen to. Expensive though. Over 20 tracks, and this beaut was about $1.25 per track. Probably could've done better on ebay, but not complaining.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 08.18.15 @ 20:17pm

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