HomeFolkThe American Pop Music Hall of Fame Will Have a Great First Class Carl September 18, 2012 Folk, Pop 2 Comments The site has a news item today that reports the American Pop Music Hall of Fame is seeking input from the public on which group or performer should be in the inaugural class. The story the item is based on has a link to the entire list of candidates. They are: Paul Anka, The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Tony Bennett, Chuck Berry, Pat Boone, the Carpenters, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Chubby Checker, the Dave Clark Five, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, the Everly Brothers, the Four Seasons, Connie Francis, Elton John, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, the Monkees, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Patti Page, Les Paul & Mary Ford, the Platters, Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Smokey & Miracles, The Supremes, Three Dog Night, Bobby Vinton, Dionne Warwick, Andy Williams, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder. I wanted to feature one of the acts on the site in addition to the news item. So I took a pen, closed my eyes and pointed to the screen. The Everly Brothers was the closest. Soul of Wit There already is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. I poked around the website for the new hall. The only stated reason for another Hall of Fame is to honor their local musicians (Perry Como and Bobby Vinton both hail from Canonsburg.) The city is in southwest Pennsylvania, so the two museums won’t be much more than 100 miles apart. Carl Yes, but I got to post Wake Up Little Susie….