Induction Ceremony History

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2014 – CANTON

2015 – CLARKSDALE

2015 – DETROIT

2016 – DEARBORN

2017 – DETROIT

2018 – DETROIT

2019 – DETROIT

Venues

DATE
VENUE
LOCATION
August 17, 2013

Waetjen Auditorium – Cleveland St. University

Cleveland, OH

August 24, 2014

Palace Theatre

Canton, OH

June 6, 2015

Clarksdale Civic Auditorium

Clarksdale, MS

October 4, 2015

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit, MI

August 21, 2016

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

Dearborn, MI

June 11, 2017

Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Detroit, MI

June 3, 2018

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit, MI

June 23, 2019

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit, MI

August 29, 2020

Online Announcement Due To COVID-19

Virtual

August 17, 2021

Online Announcement Due To COVID-19

Virtual

Special Awards & Honors

NAME
CONTRIBUTION
TYPE OF AWARD
YEAR PRESENTED
Ron Banks

Singer

Rhythm & Blues Music Lifetime Achievement Award

2013

Joe Jackson

Promoter, Manager

Rhythm & Blues Music Lifetime Achievement Award

2014

Jazzii Anderson

Radio Personality

Nat D. Williams Radio Personality of the Year Award

2015

Morgan Freeman

Actor

Rhythm & Blues Music Lifetime Achievement Award

2015

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Singer

Robert Johnson Rising Star Award

2015

Ground Zero

Blues Club

Juke Joint of the Year Award

2015

Joe Jackson

Promoter, Manager

Rhythm & Blues Humanitarian Award

2015

John Conyers, Jr.

U.S. Congressman

Rhythm & Blues Music Lifetime Achievement Award

2015

Abdul “Duke” Fakir

Singer

Rhythm & Blues Living Legends Award

2015

Elliott S. Hall

Attorney

Rhythm & Blues Humanitarian Award

2015

NAME
CONTRIBUTION
TYPE OF AWARD
YEAR PRESENTED
Brenda Jones

Detroit Councilwoman

Ortheia Barnes Rhythm & Blues Visionary Award

2015

David Washington

Radio Personality

"Frantic" Ernie Durham & Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg Radio Personality of the Year Award

2015

Gene Chandler

Singer

Rhythm & Blues Music Pioneer Award

2016

Mildred Gaddis

Journalist

Rhythm & Blues Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award

2016

Cathy Hughes

Entertainment Mogul

Rhythm & Blues Living Legends Award

2016

John Mason

Radio Host

Rhythm & Blues Music Radio Personality of the Year Award

2016

The Supremes

Vocal Group

Rhythm & Blues Music Group of the 20th Century Award

2016

Foody

Radio Personality

"Frantic" Ernie Durham Radio Icon Award

2017

Ziggy Johnson

Show Producer

Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame Legacy Award

2017

Brenda Lawrence

U.S. Congresswoman

Lamont D. Robinson Visionary Award

2017

NAME
CONTRIBUTION
TYPE OF AWARD
YEAR PRESENTED
Martha Reeves

Singer

Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame Icon Award • Music Ambassador Award


2017 & 2019

Rev. Al Sharpton

Minister, Civil Rights Activist

Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award

2017

The Temptations

Vocal Group

R&B Male Group of the 20th Century

2017

Marshall Thompson

Singer

Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame Living Legend Award

2016

The Chi-Lites

Vocal Group

Rhythm & Blues Group of the 21st Century

2018

Dennis Edwards

Singer

Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame Legends Award

2018

Aretha Franklin

Singer

Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame Icon Award

2018

Lloyd Price

Singer

National Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame Jackie Wilson Icon Legend Award

2019

Keith Rogers

Radio Personality

National Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame Tom Joyner Radio Personality Award

2019

Mary Wilson

Singer

National Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame Aretha Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award


2019

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