LaBelle

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Eligible since: 1996 (The 1997 Induction Ceremony)

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Will LaBelle be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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They did what no other girl group was doing at the time, mixing rock, soul, funk, and gospel in their sound.

Posted by Bruce Helmick on Tuesday, 10.21.08 @ 22:04pm


They were ahead of their time and the harmonies were the best of any group a perfect blend and
they stayed together for seventeen years and they
still look better than they did back then.

Nona Hendrix was a great writer, sarah carried the backround and patti labelle hit all the right
notes.

Posted by James A. Little on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 00:21am


patti Labelle should have already been inducted
how can they ignore this great talent She's much
better than her peers. The real Queen of Rock and
Soul Make sure the people of the Rock Hall of
Fame see this. Are you crady idiots. She deserves
and long over due

Posted by Marca Bellano on Saturday, 01.17.09 @ 20:44pm


Kiss copied there costumes and Nona Hendrix wrote
some very good songs. Ahead of their time and this
should entitle them to be on that.

Posted by Linda Limberall on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 14:30pm


They were on eof the best talents and they should
have been inducted in the 60's they are raw talent
and the songs are really good.

Let me change this excellent material made them what they are the best vocalists of all time.

Let and make it happen.

Posted by Crazyjames on Wednesday, 02.18.09 @ 12:24pm


LaBelle will not be inducted but Patti LaBelle will eventually!

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 02.18.09 @ 15:10pm


Labelle was agreat group and group singers
of that era 60's terrific, 70's ahead of their time, and present and future (a divine gift from God. Never copied but all young artist borrow from them. GET THE COMMITTEE AND INDUCT THEM ASAP.

Posted by LocoJames on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 20:44pm


The first question...is under WHAT NAME should they be inducted. The group's ORIGINAL name was The BLUEBELLES.Then PATTI LaBELLE and THE BLUEBELLES. The only difference between this group and LaBELLE is the deletion of Cindy Birdsong, the original 4th member...who left the group to join THE SUPREMES replacing the late Florence Ballard.The other remaining members , Patti,Sarah Dash, and Nona Hendryx, formed LaBELLE. Apparently , the split was not a happy one. They have since reconciled, but ,today a minister, Cindy is not a member of the group, which has since reunited with the other members, and is now touring. So, the RRHOF induction committee would have to consider: 1) under what NAME should they be inducted, if at all. and 2) would all 4 members be inducted,or would Cindy be left out.To my knowledge, she was not inducted with The Supremes.

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 02:51am


The first question...is under WHAT NAME should they be inducted. The group's ORIGINAL name was The BLUEBELLES.Then PATTI LaBELLE and THE BLUEBELLES. The only difference between this group and LaBELLE is the deletion of Cindy Birdsong, the original 4th member...who left the group to join THE SUPREMES replacing the late Florence Ballard.The other remaining members , Patti,Sarah Dash, and Nona Hendryx, formed LaBELLE. Apparently , the split was not a happy one. They have since reconciled, but ,today a minister, Cindy is not a member of the group, which has since reunited with the other members, and is now touring. So, the RRHOF induction committee would have to consider: 1) under what NAME should they be inducted, if at all. and 2) would all 4 members be inducted,or would Cindy be left out.To my knowledge, she was not inducted with The Supremes.

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 10.25.12 @ 11:45am


I don't think they would be inducted at all. They didn't really make any big splash as the Bluebelles with Cindy and only made one big album ("Nightbirds") as Labelle. They just weren't influential enough to make such an impact unlike Martha and the Vandellas since record companies didn't know what to do with them. I doubt Patti would get in on her own because most of her hits were pop ballads.

Posted by Tim on Thursday, 10.25.12 @ 13:36pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f0zTlVGDQA

***PATTI LaBELLE & THE BLUEBELLES/LaBELLE***

All FOUR of these girls have INCREDIBLE VOCAL POWER...Not just Patti.
WATCH.....AND LISTEN:

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 07.23.13 @ 02:18am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQJG-36krgk

****PATTI LaBELLE & THE BLUEBELLES/Labelle****

In this 1967 clip, The Big "O" - OTIS REDDING , introduces Patti, Cindy, Nona, and Sarah on (what appears to be ) the Cleveland-based, nationally syndicated show UPBEAT.

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 07.23.13 @ 02:34am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZyjSuOrRBw

If you don't think that The Bluebelles were influential....watch and listen to SAM HARRIS copy their style note for note on STAR SEARCH .

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 07.23.13 @ 02:39am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoHDT89FwSA

....and on Motown 25...introduced by Smokey.

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 07.23.13 @ 02:43am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWkzeTOOxbo

Yes, SAM HARRIS copied Patti & The BlueBelles on THIS one TOO.

(he must have been a big fan...and that's OK. That's the nature of Rock and Pop...everybody influences...or is influenced by- everybody !!)

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 07.23.13 @ 02:58am


***PATTI LaBELLE & THE BLUEBELLES/LaBELLE***

LEGACY and INFLUENCE:

From Wikipedia:

Legacy and influence

Years after their departure in 1976, Labelle's influence has been reflected by groups such as En Vogue, Destiny's Child and The Pussycat Dolls, who recorded the Labelle hit, "Far As We Felt Like Goin'" from the Phoenix album. Their biggest hit, "Lady Marmalade" continues to be covered, with its successful covers being renditions by All Saints and the Grammy-winning number-one hit collaboration between singers Christina Aguilera, Pink and Mŭa and rapper Lil' Kim in 2001 (recorded for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack.) The song was also covered by Madchester-era indie group The Happy Mondays, who spliced it with "Kinky Afro". The group's 1960s hit, "You'll Never Walk Alone", was sampled by Kanye West in an early version of his song, "Homecoming" (which sampled the group's "walk on" intro) while their 1970s hit, "Isn't It a Shame" was sampled by Nelly on his song, "My Place". Their 1973 song, "Goin' On a Holiday", was also sampled in several hip-hop songs (sampling the group's vocal bridge, "goin', goin', goin', goin'...on...").

The group has been called pioneers of the disco movement for the proto-disco singles "Lady Marmalade" and "Messin' With My Mind". In turn, "Lady Marmalade" has been also called one of the first mainstream disco hits (Jones and Kantonen, 1999). In 2003, "Lady Marmalade" was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

In 2009, their songs "It Took a Long Time" and "System" were featured in Lee Daniels' film Precious.

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 07.23.13 @ 03:05am


Patti LaBelle solo ? NO. Patti LaBelle & The BlueBelles/ LaBelle ? YES.

ALL of them should be inducted: Patti, Sara Dash,Nona Hendrix, AND Cindy Birdsong.

Let's not create still another situation where a Special Committee has to come in to correct a mistake that should have NEVER been made in the FIRST place.

INDUCT THEM ALL !!!

Posted by Bill G on Sunday, 10.20.13 @ 21:05pm


How should they be inducted? This one is crazy!


The Ordettes
1959–1960

Patricia "Patsy" Holt
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash
Sundray Tucker

The Blue Belles
1960–1963

Patricia "Patsy" Holt
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash
Cindy Birdsong

Patti La Belle & Her Blue Belles
1963–1965

Patti LaBelle
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash
Cindy Birdsong

Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles
1965–1967

Patti LaBelle
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash
Cindy Birdsong

1967–1970

Patti LaBelle
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash (Cindy Birdsong left the group to join The Supremes, replacing Florence Ballard

LaBelle
1970–1976

Patti LaBelle
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash

2005–2009
Patti LaBelle
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 08.3.14 @ 19:35pm


The Ordettes/The Blue Belles/Patti La Belle & Her Blue Belles/Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles/LaBelle

01. The Ordettes
02. The Blue Belles
03. Patti La Belle & Her Blue Belles
04. Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles
05. LaBelle
06. Patti LaBelle

Members

01. Patti LaBelle
02. Nona Hendryx
03. Sarah Dash
04. Sundray Tucker
05. Cindy Birdsong

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 08.3.14 @ 19:51pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsTQtGSIUgk

They should be inducted as Patti La Belle and The Blue Belles/La Belle.

ALL 4 OF THEM: Patti, Sarah Dash,Nona Hendrix, and Cindy Birdsong.

Patti should NOT be inducted alone .PERIOD.(even though she may deserve it,The GROUP should go in TOGETHER.

Sometimes , the ship only sails ONCE . It should include them ALL.

This group was just too PHENOMENAL to make the mistake of leaving people out. It's happened too many times in the past.

Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 02:07am


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsTQtGSIUgk

Let's try that link again . The BlueBelles live at the FOX Theatre, Brooklyn New York, 1965

Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 02:10am


Another case like The (Young) Rascals, The Small Faces/Faces and Joy Division/New Order.

Patti LaBelle and The Blue Belles/LaBelle

Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 06:06am


Maybe they should be inducted using the second group name with the last group name, which would cover everything:

The Blue Belles/LaBelle

Forgot Rufus with Chaka Khan

Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 06:14am


Patti LaBelle will probably not be inducted twice, but Tina Turner and Carole King could become the first women to get second inductions into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Another case like The (Young) Rascals, The Small Faces/Faces, Rufus with Chaka Khan and Joy Division/New Order:

The Ordettes/The Blue Belles/Patti La Belle & Her Blue Belles/Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles/LaBelle/Patti LaBelle

They should be nominated and inducted as Patti LaBelle and The Blue Belles/LaBelle.

Maybe they should be nominated and inducted using the second group name with the last group name, which would cover everything:

The Blue Belles/LaBelle

01. Patti LaBelle
02. Nona Hendryx
03. Sarah Dash
04. Cindy Birdsong

The Ordettes (1959-1960)

01. Patricia "Patsy" Holt (Patti LaBelle)
02. Nona Hendryx
03. Sarah Dash
04. Sundray Tucker

The Blue Belles (1960–1963)

01. Patricia "Patsy" Holt (Patti LaBelle)
02. Nona Hendryx
03. Sarah Dash
04. Cindy Birdsong

Patti La Belle & Her Blue Belles (1963–1965)

01. Patti LaBelle
02. Nona Hendryx
03. Sarah Dash
04. Cindy Birdsong

Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles (1965–1967)

01. Patti LaBelle
02. Nona Hendryx
03. Sarah Dash
04. Cindy Birdsong

Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles (1967–1970)

01. Patti LaBelle
02. Nona Hendryx
03. Sarah Dash

LaBelle (1970–1976)

01. Patti LaBelle
02. Nona Hendryx
03. Sarah Dash

Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 06:44am


Similar case to The Miracles/Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Miami Sound Machine and Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, and Jefferson Airplane/Starship as well.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 22:35pm


No pages for The Ordettes or The Blue Belles yet.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 22:50pm


Actually, they should just be inducted as The Blue Belles since Cindy Birdsong was not a member of LaBelle. This would cover their entire career.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 23:19pm


Actually, Steve Marriot's Rock Hall trophy says The Small Faces/Faces, while he was only in The Small Faces, so a Blue Belles/LaBelle induction would be okay with The Blue Belles/LaBelle showing on Cindy Birdsong's Rock Hall trophy.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 08.5.14 @ 15:39pm


The group's ORIGINAL name was The BLUEBELLES.Then PATTI LaBELLE and THE BLUEBELLES. The only difference between this group and LaBELLE is the deletion of Cindy Birdsong, the original 4th member...who left the group to join THE SUPREMES replacing the late Florence Ballard.The other remaining members , Patti,Sarah Dash, and Nona Hendryx, formed LaBELLE. Apparently , the split was not a happy one. They have since reconciled, but ,today a minister, Cindy is not a member of the group, which has since reunited with the other members, and is now touring. So, the RRHOF induction committee would have to consider: 1) under what NAME should they be inducted, if at all. and 2) would all 4 members be inducted,or would Cindy be left out.To my knowledge, she was not inducted with The Supremes, due to Mary Wilson's insistence that only the 3 ORIGINAL Supremes be inducted.It seems that Smokey and Berry also did this with The Miracles, which was why Billy Griffin was snubbed.
If the Bluebelles are EVER considered,they should go in as Patti LaBelle & The BlueBelles/LaBelle...or as simply The BlueBelles/LaBelle. If we proceed from the aforementioned logic, then Cindy Birdsong would HAVE to be included, as she was indeed an ORIGINAL MEMBER.

Sadly, since , in recent years,given the H of F's recent moratorium on inducting classic R&B groups, it is probably highly doubtful that a BlueBelles induction will ever even occur.

The Rockists have won.

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 02.14.15 @ 15:21pm


Patti LaBelle solo ? NO. Patti LaBelle & The BlueBelles/ LaBelle ? YES.

ALL of them should be inducted: Patti, Sara Dash,Nona Hendrix, AND Cindy Birdsong.

Let's not create still ANOTHER situation where a Special Committee has to come in to correct a mistake that should have NEVER been made in the FIRST place.

INDUCT THEM ALL !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 02.14.15 @ 15:29pm


They should be nominated and inducted as The Bluebelles/LaBelle, just like The Small Faces/Faces were nominated and inducted.

The Bluebelles/LaBelle

Patti LaBelle (The Bluebelles/LaBelle)
Nona Hendryx (The Bluebelles/LaBelle)
Sarah Dash (The Bluebelles/LaBelle)
Cindy Birdsong (The Bluebelles)

The Small Faces/The Faces

Steve Marriott (The Small Faces)
Kenney Jones (The Small Faces/Faces)
Ronnie Lane (The Small Faces/Faces)
Ian McLagan (The Small Faces/Faces)
Rod Stewart (Faces)
Ronnie Wood (Faces)

Cindy Birdsong was to the Bluebelles what Steve Marriott was to the Small Faces

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.24.15 @ 11:42am


The Blue Belles (1960–1963)

Patricia "Patsy" Holt
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash
Cindy Birdsong

Patti La Belle & Her Blue Belles (1963–1965)

Patti LaBelle
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash
Cindy Birdsong

Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles (1965–1967)

Patti LaBelle
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash
Cindy Birdsong

Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles (1967–1970)

Patti LaBelle
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash

LaBelle (1970–1976)

Patti LaBelle
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash

LaBelle (2005–2009)

Patti LaBelle
Nona Hendryx
Sarah Dash

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.24.15 @ 11:44am


The first question...is under WHAT NAME should they be inducted. The group's ORIGINAL name was The BLUEBELLES.Then PATTI LaBELLE and THE BLUEBELLES. The only difference between this group and LaBELLE is the deletion of Cindy Birdsong, the original 4th member...who left the group to join THE SUPREMES replacing the late Florence Ballard.The other remaining members , Patti,Sarah Dash, and Nona Hendryx, formed LaBELLE. Apparently , the split was not a happy one. They have since reconciled, but ,today a minister, Cindy is not a member of the group, which has since reunited with the other members, and is now touring. So, the RRHOF induction committee would have to consider: 1) under what NAME should they be inducted, if at all. and 2) would all 4 members be inducted,or would Cindy be left out.To my knowledge, she was not inducted with The Supremes.

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 08.13.15 @ 04:54am


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