R&B Pioneer

Sam & Dave

May 2021

Sam & Dave
The Intruders

June 2021

The Intruders
Lenny Williams

July 2021

Lenny Williams
Shirley Brown

August 2021

Shirley Brown

Defined as a recording artist/group or duo in the R&B/soul music field – either living or deceased - who enjoyed their greatest U.S. chart success at any time between 1960-1979.

Full List of Inductees

JERRY BUTLER * MILLIE JACKSON * ESTHER PHILLIPS * THE FOUR TOPS * THE IMPRESSIONS * THE SPINNERS * OTIS REDDING * THE STAPLE SINGERS * BARRY WHITE * BROOK BENTON * LINDA CLIFFORD *JACKIE MOORE * MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS * SLY & THE FAMILY STONE * LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS * THE SHIRELLES * THELMA HOUSTON * BARBARA MASON * BRENDA HOLLOWAY * WILLIAM BELL * FREDA PAYNE * LOVE UNLIMITED * THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS * DEE DEE WARWICK * CARLA THOMAS * ERMA FRANKLIN * LINDA JONES * EDDIE FLOYD * AARON NEVILLE * SYREETA * HANK BALLARD * JOHNNY NASH * LUTHER INGRAM * HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUENOTES  * THELMA JONES * PEACHES & HERB * BILLY STEWART * KING CURTIS * BARBARA LYNN * BARBARA LEWIS * IRMA THOMAS * JOHNNY "GUITAR" WATSON * ANN PEEBLES * BILLY PAUL * THE CHI-LITES * THE EMOTIONS * JUDY CLAY * CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD * SAM & DAVE * THE INTRUDERS * LENNY WILLIAMS * SHIRLEY BROWN