Vocal Group Hall Of Fame 2002*

Well, another year has passed and here we are at the 2002 Vocal Group Hall of Fame inductions. This year's festivities were even more spectacular than last year's banner year.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame as seen from outside.
Ed and George are standing with Bob Crosbie the Executive Director of the Hall.
This year there was a "Meet and Greet" at a local mall. This gave many fans a chance to come out and meet the many stars. George and Ed acted as emcees for the event.
Tony Butala of the Lettermen and co-founder of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame explains the philosophy and goals of the Hall of Fame.
George and Ed are talking with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and Papas during the "Meet and Greet".
Ed and George have a good laugh with Michelle while Tony Butala of the Lettermen looks on.
The night before the Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies, there was a VIP dinner and rehearsal. It was an outstanding event. Where else could you see the likes of the Mamas and Papas, jay and the Americans, The Clovers, charlie Thomas of the Drifters and many more all singing together in an informal fashion. Incredible!!!
Denny Doherty and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and Papas work on "California Dreaming" during rehearsal.
The induction ceremonies were held in the Hall of Fame building itself. The Hall of Fame has purchased and is refurbishing the Columbia Theater located in downtown Sharon, just a short walk from the Hall. At such time that this work is done, both the induction ceremony as well as the concert will be held in the theater.
George and Denny Doherty at the rehearsal dinner.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees for 2002
From the 40's
From the 50's
The Four Knights
The Chantels, The Clovers
The Swan Silvertones
The Five Keys, The Harptones
The Skyliners
From the 60's
From the 70's and 80's
The Fifth Dimension
The Marcels, The Shirelles
Jay and the Americans

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Just after the induction ceremony, all this year's Inductees as well as many previously inducted artists, posed on the grand staircase for a group picture. What an impressive gathering of legends!
The evening concert held the day after the induction ceremony was a fabulous success, with 6000 fans attending.
Carfaro Field in Niles, Ohio was the site for the concert.
The stage facilities were top shelf all the way.
The grandstand seating was nearly sold to capacity. The infield was set up for reserved seating and this was sold out.
An enthusiastic crowd of 6000 thoroughly enjoyed the 4 hour show.
Ed and George welcome the crowd to the 2002 Induction Concert
Pat Benti, the Executive Director and founder of F.A.M.E., explains that F.A.M.E. wants the public to be aware of the large number of phony singing groups that pass themselves off as the originals.
Mary Wilson of the Supremes did an outstanding job, as usual.
Jay and the Americans with Jay Trainor and the original members perform for the crowd.
Charlie Thomas of the Drifters sings a duet with Mary Wilson.
Ed and George are telling the crowd about "Yesterday's Memories" and realoldies.com
We here at realoldies.com wish to thank Bob Crosbie and the whole staff at the Vocal Group Hall fo Fame for their gracious hospitality extended to Ed and George during Induction Week.


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