The Rocky Fellers

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1988 (The 1989 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Will The Rocky Fellers be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Long before the 5 Stairsteps, the Jackson 5,
the Sylvers, etc., the fabulous Rocky Fellers
stormed the American shores (and charts!) by
way of the Far East. These four Fillipino
brothers and their father were the first
Fillipino act to have a hit on the Billboard
Top 100, "Killer Joe". They worked major
venues from the Apollo Theatre in NYC to
the prestigious Fountain Bleu in Miami Beach.
They also appeared on major television shows
such as Dinah Shore and Jack Benny.
The Rocky Fellers could Rock AND Sing!!!!
Lil' Albert's powerful voice is right up there
with Frankie Lymon's, Little Anthony's, and
even Ronnie Spector's.

Posted by Randy Russi on Friday, 11.3.06 @ 07:00am


I actually have a bootleg CD of their entire catalog, and my opinion is this: they are a forgotten novelty act with little impact on rock and roll although they are one of the few Asian acts to make some sort of impression in the early 60s. That said, I do like most of their pop tunes, especially the ones sung by Albert. He actually is a great singer and the Rocky Fellers shine only when he is singing. Also looking at pictures of him I must say he was also very cute!

Posted by Barry Smith on Sunday, 05.13.07 @ 20:53pm


I say yes to induct the rocky fellers in the hall of fame.Their hit killer joe in 1963 was their only hit, many great tunes from this talented group.THE ROCKY FELLERS deserve their place in the hall of fame.Their music is underrated,and over 40 years later their music is just as exciting as they were back in 1960.

Posted by VINCENT HERNANDEZ on Monday, 06.2.08 @ 18:32pm


On the strength of "Killer Joe" alone, they should at least be considered for induction.
The only other family act from that time I can think of was the Cowsills.
Might be interesting to see Eddie and Albert on stage with Bob and Susan.
Sad that the British invasion seemed to snuff out the Rocky Fellers chart career. Imagine the cover of "I Should Have Known Better" they would have come up with.

Posted by Rockin' Art Lewis on Thursday, 05.28.09 @ 01:21am


"Killer Joe" sounds eerily similar to Mickey & Sylvia's hit "Love is Strange," just listen to the chorus.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.30.11 @ 16:34pm


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