The "5" Royales

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Early Influence

Inducted in: 2015

Inducted by: Steve Cropper

Nominated as a Performer in: 2002   2004   

Inducted Members: Johnny Tanner, Eugene "Gene" Tanner, Lowman "Pete" Pauling, Jimmy Moore and Obadiah Carter


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2009 (ranked #22 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .


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Dedicated To The One I Love (1957)

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The "5" Royales were deeply influential, as their melding of gospel, doo wop and jump blues into what would become known as rhythm and blues influenced James Brown, "Dedicated To The One I Love" became a staple of rockers over the decades, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles covered their hits, and their guitarist and chief songwriter Lowman Pauling would influence Steve Cropper of Booker T. & The MG's. And they weren't a one hit wonder group, either. Aside from "Dedicated. . .", they had hits with "Baby Don't Do It", "Help Me Somebody", "Too Much Lovin' (Much Too Much)", "I Do", "Think" and "Tears of Joy", not to forget the ribald "Laundromat Blues" and of course "Tell The Truth".

But don't take my word on this; Google their name, listen to the songs, and discover this wonderful, passionate group yourselves. Here's a good website to get started: http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/5_royales.htm.

Posted by Charles Crossley Jr on Tuesday, 01.2.07 @ 09:06am


come

Posted by zzy on Thursday, 12.6.07 @ 10:03am


Dedicated To The One I Love, A ROCK AND ROLL CLASSIC. HOW CAN THIS GROUP BE OVERLOOKEED, ANY LONGER? i DISAGREE WITH SOME OF THE FOLKS WHO ARE ELIGABLE AND I HAVE SPENT MY ENTIRE LIFE AROUND MUSIC. GREW UP IN DETROIT WHEN MOTOWN BEGAN AND MOVED TO BANGOR WHEN OLDER. I MUST SAY YOU LEAVE A LOT OF THE DESERVING OUT AND I FEEL THAT YOU NEED TO REALLY REVIEW THE PROCESS AND MEMBERS. REMEMBER IT IS " ROCK AND ROLL" AND THE ROOTS OF SAME UP UNTIL IT, DISAPPEARED.

Posted by John (Moppsy) Davis on Friday, 02.29.08 @ 05:20am


I hope they get in eventually.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 14:27pm


I hope they get in eventually.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 14:27pm


I agree

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.29.09 @ 20:38pm


The 5th Dimension
The 5 Royales
The Five Satins

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.5.11 @ 19:16pm


Why is original "5" Royales member, Otto "Jeff" Jefferies not being inducted?

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 03.5.15 @ 07:45am


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