Eligible since: 1983 (The 1984 Induction Ceremony)
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Who? I thought this was the same group that did "Dirty Water" back in 1966, then I find out that this is a girl group that I never heard of. I guess this is WAY before my time......
Posted by qoz on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 14:19pm
I love the Chantels! They belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The Chantels are one of my favorite singing groups from the 50's, infact all the 50's singing groups should be in the R&R Hall of Fame...they all brought music where it is today!
Posted by Maureen on Tuesday, 06.3.08 @ 15:31pm
If not the Chantels...then who? No wonder Tom Jones has been ignored.
Posted by Anita on Saturday, 06.7.08 @ 08:48am
I'd probably say yes to them. "Look In My Eyes" is an absolutely beautiful song. Give 'em some props.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 14:40pm
The Chantels were the first black female crossover group. They were before the Supremes and everyone else. All girls groups owe the Chantels a debt of gratitude. They lead the way in class, grace and distinction. If any group deserves to be there it is the Chantels. They were the true dream girls.
Posted by ray wilson on Friday, 04.3.09 @ 05:22am
Let's dispel a myth, and then we'll talk about the reality. The Chantels were not the first all-female vocal harmony group to hit the charts. Of the ones I know about, the Cookies, who later became Ray Charles' backing vocal group, had a #9 R&B hit in 1956 with "In Paradise". Then the Bobbettes not only topped the R&B chart with "Mr. Lee" in 1957, but they also reached #6 on the pop chart as well. There are probably others, too.
Posted by Charles Crossley Jr on Sunday, 04.26.09 @ 09:49am
Corrections to the above:
Posted by Charles Crossley Jr on Monday, 04.27.09 @ 07:29am
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 11:13am
Arlene Smith did not write Maybe. That song was written by Richard Barrett who is still collecting royalties for the writing of the song. Check with BMI for the truth.
Posted by Matthew on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 22:35pm
Posted by Roy on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 04:26am
Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 14:50pm
Chantels deserve to be inducted, because they were and still are a phenominal women group today, who paved the way for groups like the Supreme, and really I thought they were already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (That is a shame!)
Posted by Cassandra Dunham on Monday, 10.19.09 @ 16:11pm
When you can still remember a song from your teenage years, the words,the group that sang it and the memories attached to it after over 50yrs. Yes, Yes, Yes The Chantels "Eternally" recording was my love song. What has taken soooo long for the induction into the Hall of Fame.
Posted by Jacqueline on Saturday, 10.31.09 @ 12:20pm
Great Group still performing with most of the
Posted by Cathy on Monday, 11.16.09 @ 17:31pm
The Chantels definitely deserve to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They were the trailblazers for the 'girl groups', and set the standard for the groups to follow.
Posted by Kathy Wiz on Monday, 11.16.09 @ 20:38pm
The Chantels deserve induction. Period.
Posted by MD Hausman on Tuesday, 11.17.09 @ 11:02am
The Chantels deserve induction. Period.
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 11.17.09 @ 14:44pm
The Chantels were the only source of music for a great party in my high school days! They were the tops for the Cicano population in Tucson Az. during the sixties! Of course they should be inducted!!!
Posted by Arlene Cardenas on Friday, 02.12.10 @ 21:01pm
The Chantels were the only source of music for a great party in my high school days! They were the tops for the Chicano population in Tucson Az. during the sixties! Of course they should be inducted!!!
Posted by Arlene Cardenas on Friday, 02.12.10 @ 21:02pm
The Chantels should have been in the Hall of Fame years ago. ... Arlene Smith, from the first note she sings on Maybe, and Ms. Goring, Minor and Harris' backup vocals, make the Chantels an obvious choice. Maybe? Certainly !
Posted by Richard on Monday, 10.11.10 @ 10:05am
i rock a lot more than you
Posted by the reyna on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 11:59am
Not important enough if you compare them to other acts of the late 50s.
Posted by Robert on Tuesday, 11.15.11 @ 10:03am
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