Blues Hall of Fame facts for kids

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The Blues Hall of Fame is a list of people who are important in the development of blues music. The Hall is part of the Blues Foundation, and honors people who have performed, recorded, or documented blues.

Inductees

1980

1981

  • Bobby "Blue" Bland
  • Roy Brown
  • Blind Willie McTell
  • Professor Longhair
  • Tampa Red

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

  • Percy Mayfield
  • Eddie Taylor

1988

1989

  • Clifton Chenier
  • Robert Lockwood, Jr.
  • Memphis Slim

1990

  • Blind Blake
  • Lonnie Johnson
  • Bukka White

1991

1992

1993

  • Champion Jack Dupree
  • Lowell Fulson

1994

Non Performers :

  • Bill "Hoss" Allen
  • John Lomax
  • Alan Lomax
  • John Richbourg
  • Gene Nobles

1995

  • Jimmy Rogers

Non Performers:

  • Leonard Chess
  • Phil Chess

1996

  • Charles Brown
  • David "Honeyboy" Edwards

Non Performers:

  • Bob Koester
  • Pete Welding

1997

Non Performer:

  • Bruce Iglauer

1998

Non Performers:

1999

  • Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  • Roosevelt Sykes

Non Performers:

  • Lester Melrose
  • Chris Strachwitz

2000

Non Performer:

  • Dick Waterman

2001

Non Performers:

  • Theresa Needham
  • Robert Palmer

2002

  • Ruth Brown
  • Big Maceo Merriweather

Non Performer:

  • Jim O'Neal

2003

Non Performer:

  • Ralph Bass

2004

Non Performer:

  • J. Mayo Williams

2005

Non Performer:

  • H. C. Speir

2006

Non-Performers:

2007

Non-Performers:

  • Ahmet Ertegün
  • Art Rupe

2008

Non-Performers:

  • John Hammond
  • Paul Oliver

2009

  • Reverend Gary Davis
  • Son Seals
  • Taj Mahal
  • Irma Thomas

Non-Performers:

  • Clifford Antone
  • Mike Leadbitter
  • Bob Porter

2010

  • Lonnie Brooks
  • Gus Cannon and Cannon's Jug Stompers
  • W. C. Handy
  • Amos Milburn
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Bonnie Raitt

Non-Performers:

  • Peter Guralnick
  • "Sunshine" Sonny Payne

2011

  • Big Maybelle
  • Robert Cray
  • John Hammond, Jr.
  • Alberta Hunter
  • Denise LaSalle
  • J. B. Lenoir

Non-Performers:

  • Bruce Bromberg
  • Vivian Carter & Jimmy Bracken
  • Samuel Charters
  • John W. Work III

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