Friday, January 6, 2012


Once again (for the third consecutive year), Forgotten Hits is pleased to be the very first to announce this year's inductees into The Hit Parade Hall Of Fame!  (Very special thanks to John Rook, President of The Hit Parade Hall Of Fame, for entrusting this responsibility to us again this year ... thank you, John ... it means a lot!) 

Being inducted as part of The Class of 2011 are:  

Harry Belafonte, The Crew Cuts,
The Doobie Brothers, Duane Eddy,
Percy Faith, Ferrante and Teicher,
Al Green, Tony Orlando and Dawn,
The Osmonds (with Donny and Marie),
Dolly Parton, The Pointer Sisters
and Bruce Springsteen

Out of a Nominees List that also included Lionel Richie and the Commodores, Earth, Wind And Fire, Daryl Hall and John Oates, The Isley Brothers, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Billy Preston, Sly and the Family Stone and The Spinners, only The Doobie Brothers, Ferrante and Teicher, The Osmonds and Bruce Springsteen made the cut this year.  (John Rook confided to me that, with nearly 300,000 worldwide votes, The Osmonds with Donny and Marie were far and away this year's top vote-getting artists!) 

Many of this year's other inductees were voted in thanks to an accumulation of votes from prior ballots.  These include Harry Belafonte, The Crew Cuts, Duane Eddy, Percy Faith, Al Green, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Dolly Parton and The Pointer Sisters.
(Once nominated, the vote of the fans can propel an artist to be inducted into The Hit Parade Hall Of Fame following any one of three years of eligibility.) 

The list of 2012 Nominees will be released in February and fans are encouraged to visit The Hit Parade Hall Of Fame Website to cast their votes for their favorites and most deserving artists.
There you can also learn about the nominating committee and view all of the past inductees. 

Forgotten Hits congratulates ALL of this year's inductees ... thank you for the music!

Be sure to check out our brand new SOUND ADVICE Column as we join in on the Elvis Birthday Celebration ... by suggesting a few titles that might otherwise be overlooked by all of the radio stations remembering The King this weekend.

And, on Saturday and Sunday, we've got ANOTHER FORGOTTEN HITS EXCLUSIVE!!!
Forgotten Hits talks with Skip Haynes of Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah ... as we all learn the complete, true story behind their classic hit "Lake Shore Drive" ... you won't want to miss it!