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18 Persons in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame:

Location:
617 Highway 72 West
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Web Site:
Years Active:
from 1985 - some years skipped

Billy Sherrill

Real/Birth Name:
Billy Norris Sherrill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-composer of song Stand by Your Man. Worked with Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1995. Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1984.

Dinah Washington

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Lee Jones
Nickname(s):
Queen of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Dick Lane by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Song What a Diff'rence a Day Makes. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993. Blues Hall of Fame 2003. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1991. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1986. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012.

Emmylou Harris

Real/Birth Name:
Emmylou Harris
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2003. Country Music Hall of Fame 2008. Music City Walk of Fame 2007. Grand Ole Opry.

Freddie Hart

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Segrest
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Song Easy Lovin'. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2001. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004.

Hank Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Hiram King Williams
(Hiriam on birth certificate)
Also Known As:
Luke the Drifter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Audrey Williams by less than 1 year.
husband of
Billie Jean Horton, until he died.
Older than Billie Jean Horton by 9 or 10 years.
father of
father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Your Cheatin' Heart, Move It on Over, I Saw the Light, Jambalaya, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Dear John, Cold, Cold Heart, You Win Again, Hey, Good Lookin'. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Country Music Hall of Fame 1961. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1985. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee April 2010. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2004. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jim Nabors

Real/Birth Name:
James Thurston Nabors
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Stan Cadwallader, until he/she died.
Older than Stan Cadwallader by 18 or 19 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series The Andy Griffth Show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. in role of Gomer Pyle. Sings the song Back Home Again in Indiana at the Indianapolis 500 auto race. Movies Stroker Ace, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Cannonball Run II. Album The Heart Touching Magic of Jim Nabors. Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame 2006. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2001. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6435 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 31 January 1991.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lionel Richie

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

by adoption grandfather of
by adoption father of
by adoption grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of group Commodores. Songs Hello, All Night Long. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1997. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Kennedy Center Honors 2017. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Commodores.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 June 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Martha Reeves

Real/Birth Name:
Martha Rose Reeves
Also Known As:
Martha LaVaille
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and pop and doo-wop group Martha & The Vandellas. Song Dancing in the Street. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1995. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of Martha & The Vandellas.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Martha & The Vandellas.

Nat King Cole

Real/Birth Name:
Nathaniel Adams Coles
Also Known As:
Nat "King" Cole
Nickname(s):
King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 30 days before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Smile, Pretend. TV show The Nat King Cole Show. Movies Cat Ballou, St. Louis Blues. Group King Cole Trio. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1993. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1985. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1997. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1993. Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame 2003. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6659 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6229 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Percy Sledge

Real/Birth Name:
Percy Tyrone Sledge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song When a Man Loves a Woman. Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame 2004. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1993. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2007. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005.

Sam Phillips

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cornelius Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Produced early rock and roll records. Owned hotels and radio stations. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2010. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Sonny James

Real/Birth Name:
James Loden
Nickname(s):
The Southern Gentleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Young Love. Country Music Hall of Fame 2006. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Grand Ole Opry. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6630 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Spooner Oldham

Real/Birth Name:
Dewey Lyndon Oldham Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009. Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Songs When a Man Loves a Woman, Cry Like a Baby, Mustang Sally

Tammy Wynette

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Wynette Pugh
Nickname(s):
First Lady of Country Music
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 29 days before her 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Jones by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Often sang with George Jones. Songs Stand by Your Man, I Don't Wanna Play House, D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1993. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2009.

Tommy Shaw

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Roland Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of band Styx Composed for movies Encino Man, Wayne's World 2, Big Daddy. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2008.

W.C. Handy

Real/Birth Name:
William Christopher Handy
Also Known As:
W C Handy
Nickname(s):
Father of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Memphis Blues, Beale St Blues, St. Louis Blues. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1985. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Blues Hall of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

William L. Golden

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Golden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1997. Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.

Wilson Pickett

Real/Birth Name:
Wilson Pickett
Nickname(s):
the Wicked
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Mustang Sally, In the Midnight Hour, Call My Name, I'll Be There, Funky Broadway, Sugar, Sugar. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1999. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016.
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