The Four Freshmen
Eligible since: 1975 (The 1976 Induction Ceremony)
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Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2016 (ranked #21 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .
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Brian Wilson cites them as a major influence on the sound of the Beach Boys, as has Bob Gaudio about the Four Seasons, and Levi Stubbs about not just the Four Tops, but also the harmonies of other Motown groups. These guys should be inducted as an Early Influence.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 06.22.10 @ 20:19pm
What Philip said
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 01.26.11 @ 13:47pm
I just heard som of their music the other day.They can SING!
Posted by zhappy on Thursday, 03.22.12 @ 00:09am
Masters of sophisticated vocal harmonies. They did a swinging rendition of Route 66 that nearly rivals the Nat King Cole Trio's for the cool factor. Bob Flanigan's emotional vocal solo refrain on their version of Mood Indigo is so sudden and contrasts nicely with the more understated group vocals. Even with comparatively lightweight pop tunes like Candy, the Four Freshmen could make irresistible magic.
Posted by Zach on Saturday, 03.7.15 @ 22:59pm
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