Top Vote-Getter Barry Manilow, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka Among Inductees Into Pop Music Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016
December 29, 2015 at 10:43 AM (PT)
BARRY MANILOW, who topped the public online vote, along with BARBRA STREISAND, NEIL SEDAKA and THE TEMPTATIONS were selected for 2016 induction into AMERICA'S POP MUSIC HALL OF FAME.
Also newly elected are THE ASSOCIATION, DION, THE GRASS ROOTS, THE LETTERMEN, PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS and THREE DOG NIGHT. In the “LEGENDS” category, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, BING CROSBY, THE INK SPOTS and THE MILLS BROTHERS will also be inducted for their influence on pop music.
Inductees had to have a charted song prior to 1975 to be considered. They were selected from 25 nominees chosen by a national music industry panel based on the breadth, depth and influence of the artists’ recordings.
A feasibility study to determine the size and location of a permanent POP MUSIC HALL OF FAME facility is underway. AMERICA'S POP MUSIC HALL OF FAME is based in CANONSBURG, PA, just south of PITTSBURGH, the home of PERRY COMO, BOBBY VINTON and THE FOUR COINS.
The 2016 POP MUSIC HALL OF FAME inductees will be celebrated with a four-hour radio broadcast on WASHINGTON BROADCASTING CO. Oldies WJPA-F/WASHINGTON, PA on NEW YEAR'S DAY beginning at noon (ET). The broadcast will also stream live at wjpa.com.
For further information and interview requests, call TERRY HAZLETT at (724) 745-1515 or visit americaspopmusichalloffame.org.