Hit Parade Hall of Fame Counts on Fans

As of June 1, 2007, nearly 30,000 fans have cast their votes for their favorite recording artists from 1950 to 1975, half of the votes came from Europe. Each of the nominees are required to have at least two top ten hits, singles and/or album of any genre.

Voting began in late March 2007 upon the announcement of the new organization. According to the project’s creator, radio executive John Rook, the vote of fans will play a vital part of the nominating committee’s selection process for the induction later this year.

The Standing as of June 1st :

1. Elvis Presley
2. Beatles
3. Frank Sinatra
4. Neil Diamond
5. Bobby Darin
6. Beach Boys
7. Ricky Nelson
8. Johnny Mathis
9. Tony Bennett
10. Neil Sedaka
11. Pat Boone
12. Paul Anka
13. Four Seasons
14. Johnny Cash
15. Supremes
16. Nat “King” Cole
17. Bing Crosby
18. Aretha Franklin
19. Doris Day
20. Fats Domino

The Hit Parade Hall of Fame is the creation of veteran radio executive John Rook and music record executive Gil Bateman.

A “who’s who” of both the music and radio industries have nominated more than one hundred recording artists in that 25 year segment. Each of the artists are featured on the Hit Parade Hall of Fame web site accompanied by their biography, photo and a listing of their biggest hit recording. Fans can vote by going to the Hit Parade Hall of Fame website at http://www.hitparadehalloffame.org.

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