|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1991
Inducted by: Tracy Chapman
First Eligible: 1989 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Arthur "Pops" Brooks Sr., Richard A. Brooks, Jerry Butler, Fred Cash, Sam Gooden and Curtis Mayfield
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1995 (ranked #259) .
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Okay. So all 6 original members of The IMPRESSIONS got inducted....including JERRY BUTLER and The BROOKS BROTHERS (Arthur & Richard)...even though they weren't with the group very long. So, why didn't BILL ISLES get inducted with The O'Jays, and ALONZO TUCKER with THE MIDNIGHTERS ? They were both original members . And how about SYLVESTER KEEL, NASH KNOX, and NAFLOYD SCOTT of THE FAMOUS FLAMES ? They were all ORIGINAL MEMBERS TOO.
Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 05.8.12 @ 23:24pm
Typo. Sorry. I meant SYLVESTER KEELS.
Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 05.8.12 @ 23:26pm
I was looking at THE IMPRESSIONS' page on FRL, and it only lists one "essential" song, "PEOPLE GET READY" . From a group with 50 chart hits and a RRHOF Induction, that's a little sparse. May I make some suggestions ?
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 05.19.12 @ 01:54am
JERRY BUTLER, The "Iceman", deserves individual recognition and induction into the Rock Hall. I know that he is already inducted with The Impressions, but his career goes far beyond The Impressions . Singer, songwriter, host of all of the famed PBS oldies specials,20 plus years as a Commissioner of Cook County , Illinois, and several years as Chairman of The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, fighting for the rights and royalties of numerous artists and musicians who were cheated by the record companies...not to mention a long, definitive solo career, with numerous Pop & R&B chart hits AFTER he left The Impressions, such as MOON RIVER, ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE, NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP, HEY,MR. DREAM MERCHANT, NEED TO BELONG, I STAND ACCUSED,WHAT'S THE USE OF BREAKING UP,MOODY WOMAN, HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART (He Don't Love You Like I Love You) and numerous other hits...yes, JERRY BUTLER deserves to be a DOUBLE INDUCTEE !!!!
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 07.15.12 @ 09:39am
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