Chuck Berry – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

Singer, songwriter and guitarist, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music

My next inductee into my Music Hall of Fame is the “Father of Rock and Roll” Chuck Berry. He refined and developed rhythm and blues into rock’n’roll. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, October 18, 2017, his father a contractor and deacon his mother a principal. He started performing as a student in 1944 but as convicted of armed robbery and was sent to the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men at Algoa, near Jefferson City, Missouri.

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The Rolling Stones – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

The original rock and roll rebels

My next entry into my music hall of fame is The Rolling Stones. Their music has been on the radio since I was 5 years old and I hear their songs everyday still. Their 1964 single, a cover of Holly and the Crickets “Not Fade Away” has always been one of my favorites.

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Led Zeppelin – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

My next inductee into my Music Hall of Fame is Led Zeppelin. I had a friend, in the early 80’s that had a Pontiac Firebird and loved Led Zeppelin. He had spent more on the sound system than the car and he played their music really loud. It sounded really good, I’m sure they would have been proud.

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Pink Floyd – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

My 4th inductee is the incredible Pink Floyd. In 1973, a friend of mine had the 45 of “Money/Any Colour You Like” and I was hooked. Soon, I would, like everyone else, buy a copy of the Dark Side of the Moon LP. I later went back to their beginnings, and as a psychedelic fan, was not disappointed.

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Elvis Presley – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

My third inductee into my Music Hall of Fame is Elvis Aaron Presley, dubbed “The King of Rock and Roll”. While, unlike my first two inductees, he didn’t write many of his songs, “All Shook Up”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Heartbreak Hotel” were three he penned and some of my favorites.

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Hank Williams – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

My second inductee into Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame is Hank Williams. Born Hiram Williams September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Alabama. His spinal bifida separated him from other children and fostered a sense of separation from the world around him. Listening to the radio and church choirs he was a quick study and learned to play country, folk and the blues. His teacher, African-American blues artist Rufus Payne who exchanged lessons for meals and/or money.

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The Beatles – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

As promised, my Music Hall of Fame with the inductees chosen entirely by me and me alone. My first Inductee is no real surprise, if you know me at all….
It is The Beatles.

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