Eligible since: 1988 (The 1989 Induction Ceremony)
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THE CRYSTALS are one of the best loved and best
Posted by Randy Russi on Tuesday, 10.31.06 @ 09:23am
This is extremely controversial. Although The Crystals were credited for singing the phenomenal hits "He's A Rebel" and "Da Doo Ron Ron", that's just a fabrication of Phil Spector's ego. The Blossoms (Darlene Love, Fanita James and Gloria Jones) sang all the vocals on "He's A Rebel" and all but the lead vocal on "Da Doo Ron Ron". I don't want to take away from the Crystals; it was the mad genius Phil Spector's decision to use the Blossoms and call them the Crystals. And the rest of the Crystals' hits do feature their own vocals. But on their two biggest hits, the credit should go to the Blossoms, who sang back up on many Phil Spector hits (including all the hits credited to member Darlene Love) as well as songs by Duane Eddy and Elvis Presley, and went on to be the back up singers on the popular Shindig TV series (with Jean King taking Gloria Jones' place). If there was a way to induct the Blossoms, that would be the right thing to do, but I feel strongly to induct the Crystals would continue to perpetuate this confusion that Spector had wrought.
Posted by zzy on Thursday, 12.6.07 @ 10:03am
Induct them already
Posted by Q on Saturday, 09.20.08 @ 15:25pm
Regardless of who was in the studio, they performed the hits over the years. I love Darlene Love and The Blossoms. Yet, it was the actual group that kept the legacy of The Crystals going. I think Darlene Love and The Blossoms should be honored SEPARATELY since they were never actually apart of The Crystals group. Many groups hire studio session singers. The Crystals are still going strong under the direction of original member Dee Dee Kenniebrew. I have seen them live, and they have an amazing show.
Posted by Juanita Wheeler on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 11:54am
Just wanted to copy & paste my latest entry on Rock Hall Monitors here since it's all about the Crystals.
Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 08.24.11 @ 06:53am
Good read, Philip. I too wouldn't complain if the Crystals got inducted, but I highly doubt they ever will. As you said a big case for Darlene's induction was discrediting the Crystals. By letting her in, it kind of acknowledges that they think they already have the Crystals/Spector covered.
Posted by rockstar23 on Wednesday, 08.24.11 @ 09:35am
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 02.25.12 @ 08:11am
There is sure alot of nonsense listed above. Darlene Love did not sing on the Da Doo Ron Ron as evidence by her own admission that she did not. The Blossoms DID NOT sing background on any Crystal hit. Cher, Fanita James and Gracia Nitzche sang background on the DDRR. The Crystals were signed by Spector in New York before he moved to LA. Without their success (The Crystals), there would be no Darlene Love, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers and The Ramones. It is highly embarrassing to the R&R world that Darlene Love was inducted. What about the other members of The Blossoms? Darlene had one hit, He's A Rebel, and that is it. It is a shame that no one does their research. They repeat unsubstantiated facts without researching them.
Posted by Roger L. Chemel on Thursday, 10.9.14 @ 15:38pm
Talking about a lot of nonsense. . .
Posted by Charles Crossley Jr on Monday, 10.26.15 @ 06:28am
Correction - in my rush to post the above, I conflated two stories. The Blossoms sang "He's A Rebel." They sang "Da Doo Ron Ron," too, but La La Brooks vocal was substituted for Darlene Love's lead vocal.
Posted by Charles Crossley Jr on Monday, 10.26.15 @ 06:31am
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