R&B Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees

(Detroit, MI Sep 2, 2020)-The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame has announced it will forego its live induction ceremony honoring its 2020 class due to the corona-virus pandemic. In a statement, released by the Founder/CEO LaMont Robinson he said, "Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame will replace the live annual induction ceremony with an special online salute honoring the class of 2020 Inductees on its official website @ www.rbhof.com

The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame induction committee group will combine the 2020 and the 2021 class together, and will have a special class of 16 inductees this year called the 2020 Posthumously Class of Pioneers.

(Detroit, MI Sep 2, 2020)-The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame has announced it will forego its live induction ceremony honoring its 2020 class due to the corona-virus pandemic. In a statement, released by the Founder/CEO LaMont Robinson he said, "Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame will replace the live annual induction ceremony with an special online salute honoring the class of 2020 Inductees on its official website @ www.rbhof.com

The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame induction committee group will combine the 2020 and the 2021 class together, and will have a special class of 16 inductees this year called the 2020 Posthumously Class of Pioneers.

The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame also added that the 2021 Music Hall of Fame Weekend will resume next August. The 9th annual induction ceremony was originally scheduled for this past August @ the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, Michigan.  

The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Inductee Class of 2020:

  • LaVern Baker-Singer 
  • Thomas "Beans" Bowles-Motown Bandleader/Musician 
  • Nat King Cole-Bandleader/Singer  
  • Cab Calloway-Bandleader/Dancer/Singer 
  • Billy Eckstine-Singer   
  • Ella Fitzgerald-Jazz Singer 
  • Harvey Fuqua-Motown Songwriter/Record Producer/Singer   
  • Jack "The Rapper" Gibson-Radio Personality
  • Mahalia Jackson-Gospel Singer
  • Etta James-R&B Singer 
  • Hal Jackson-Radio Personality 
  • Big Jay McNeely-Rhythm & Blues Saxophonist     
  • Lee Morgan-Jazz Trumpeter 
  • Charlie Parker-Jazz Saxophonist   
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe-Singer/Guitarist
  • The Royal Theater-Baltimore, MD  
 
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