Eligible since: 1984 (The 1985 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
|Essential Songs (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||YouTube|
|Earth Angel (1954)||☆||♫||☊|
The Penguins @ Wikipedia
The Penguins Videos
Comments18 comments so far (post your own)
these guys wrote and sang the classic EARTH ANGEL. I am suprised they are not in.
Posted by brian on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 21:35pm
They should have been inducted some between The Four Tops and The Platters!!
Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 11.8.08 @ 13:58pm
"some time between" is what I meant to say. Felt I needed to correct myself there.
Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 11.8.08 @ 13:59pm
No, i'm sick of the hall inducting ever bloody doo wop and soul group.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 06.5.11 @ 11:09am
Oh come on, GFW.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 14:20pm
Bit silly that comment was, but I stand by it, atleast on soul. I don't know anything about doo wop so I have no idea how many are in.
Posted by GFW on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 14:53pm
I actually don't think the Hall is overrepresented in doo-wop, though maybe I am being biased as I love doo-wop. I'll agree with you on soul, though.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 15:09pm
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 15:13pm
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 15:14pm
Yeah, percy sledge was the straw that broke the camels back i think.
Posted by GFW on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 15:20pm
GFW, my first blog on Rock Hall Monitors was about doowop. http://rockhallmonitors.blogspot.com
Posted by Philip on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 15:29pm
That's actually a pretty good statement on soul as well. I'd agree with putting the Spinners in but Joe Tex might be a bit much. It's sort of like punk. I mean, ok we've got it fairly well covered with the Ramones, the Clash, the Stooges and the Sex Pistols so do we really need to induct, say, the Buzzcocks too? (and I'd support the Buzzcocks). Basically, how much is too much?
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 15:50pm
With punk I'd say you need
Posted by GFW on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 15:56pm
I'd agree with those picks. However, I would add New York Dolls to the maybe pile. I'm not a fan but they blurred the lines between glam rock and punk in a fairly influential/innovative manner so they're at least worth mentioning. Personally, I'd put MC5 in before them, though.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 16:02pm
Should be in. Great vocals, harmonies.
Posted by Robert on Tuesday, 11.15.11 @ 11:26am
Here is another classing doo wop group." Earth Angle " Stands the test of time! all it takes is one great song to change the world , this is one of them. they had a few differant singers over time but who cares ,they all could do the job,
Posted by Happy on Saturday, 04.21.12 @ 20:09pm
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.27.12 @ 07:31am
R.I.P., Cleve Duncan. Earth Angel is one of the most beautiful doo wop songs and showcases Duncan's amazing vocals to perfection. It definitely beats the somnambulistic version by The Crew Cuts.
Posted by Zach on Saturday, 12.8.12 @ 20:17pm
This site is not affiliated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.