The Vocal Group Hall of Fame
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame is located in Sharon, Pennsylvania just a short drive from Pittsburgh. Vocal groups of many decades are honored through comprehensive and interesting displays as well as an annual induction ceremony. A nominating committee compiles a list of possible nominees and the actual nominees are selected by vote.


We had the distinct honor of being involved in the 2001 induction ceremonies held at the Hall in October of 2001. Below you'll be able to see some of the activity of the weekend.

This is a view of the front of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as seen from the street in Sharon center
As you enter the Hall, you'll be greeted by one of the staff. These folks are so pleasant they're a joy to be around
This is one of the interesting and informative display areas. So much musical history is right before your eyes.
There are three floors of displays in the Hall. A huge amount of memorabilia has been given or loaned by the honored artists and friends
From the Mills Brothers to the Backstreet Boys, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame covers it all
In the Supremes' display area, visitors can see original dresses worn by Mary Wilson, Flo Ballard, and Diana Ross
This is another of the display areas at the Hall. Memorabilia of all types are on display here
As you can see, rare pictures, records, clothing are all a part of the memories
George is enjoying the company of Tiffany Frank, the former executive director of the Hall, and Tony Butala, lead singer of the Lettermen
On the first floor of the Hall, visitors will find the Mills Brothers display including beautiful bronz statues of the singers
Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Ed, and George at the V.I.P. dinner the night before the Induction ceremonies. As you can see, the Chordettes are in the background avoiding Ed and George. Wise Move!
Ed is sitting with Tony Butala of the Lettermen. Tony was one of the people instrumental in the creation of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Tony continues to work diligently to improve and expand the facility. Good work Tony!
This is Ed with the world renown Chordettes. A nicer group of ladies you'll never find
George and Ed find themselves in good company with Claudette Robinson of the Miracles. She may have other thoughts
Each year the Hall conducts its annual ceremonies honoring those vocal groups chosen from the list of nominees. Below you'll see some of the inductees receiving their awards.
The Chordettes receive their award at the 2001 ceremonies
Dizz Russell of the Orioles speaks to those attending the function
All the members of the Lettermen, former and present were at the induction ceremonies.
Claudette Robinson of the Miracles along with other members of the group graciously accept their award
After the induction ceremony, this year's inductees and stars that had been inducted in previous years as well as some that have yet to be inducted posed for pictures on the huge stairway that leads to the second floor display area. What an incredible gathering of legends. The Chordettes, the Miracles, the Pips, The Orioles, Mary Wilson, the Lennon Sisters, the Lettermen and many more. What a group!
The induction ceremonies were held during the afternoon, but by the time evening rolled around, it was time for the "show of shows". Tickets for the evening show had gone on sale several weeks earlier and as you can see, the crowd was huge.
The stage set up for the evening show was almost as impressive as the show itself
The crowd was extremely enthusiastic, but there again you would have to be in la-la land not to be
When the Rainbows sang their hit "Mary Lee" you would have thought someone was playing the record. Wow!


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