Welcome to the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Website - a tribute to the artists and songs of Michigan's vinyl era. The 2015 vote opened on January 1, 2015, and closed on midnight June 1, 2015.
Michigan's online Hall of Fame. A total of 84 artists and individuals have been inducted into MRRL during the past ten years. Read their biographies along with recommended recordings, books, the best Internet sites, and watch youtube videos for each inductee. Click on "MRRL Hall of Fame" at the top of the page to view the Inductees.
Honored: MRRL was designated "A Cool Michigan Website" by the Detroit Free Press in 2013. http://archive.freep.com/article/20131006/NEWS06/310060017/Cool-website-Michigan-Rock-and-Roll-Legends-Hall-of-Fame
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Watch videos of the 100 outstanding recordings voted Legendary Michigan Songs. "Kick Out The Jams", "Night Moves", "Runaway", "My Girl", "School's Out", "96 Tears", "Respect", "Hanky Panky" and much more!
Guitar virtuoso Steve Hunter was the first instrumentalist to be voted into the MRRL online Hall of Fame. He started his recording career with the band Detroit featuring Mitch Ryder but is probably best-known for his contributions to the music of Lou Reed and Alice Cooper. Over the years, Hunter has been featured either on record or on stage, or both, with other notable artists including Aerosmith, David Lee Roth, Tracy Chapman, Glen Campbell, Bette Midler, Julian Lennon, Jack Bruce, and Dr. John. In addition, Hunter has recorded six solo albums, the most recent being “Tone Poems Live” in 2014.
On a recent visit to New York City, Lynn-J and I had an opportunity to visit Central Park on a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon in late September. Our main objective was to find Strawberry Fields, a 2.5 acre area in the park that was dedicated to the memory of John Lennon in 1985 and named after one of his most famous songs, “Strawberry Fields Forever”.
On August 26, 1969, what was billed as the 1st Michigan Pop Festival became the biggest rock and roll event in Bay City, Michigan, up to that time. It drew an estimated 4,000 music lovers to Roll-Air on State Park Drive for a day-long show that featured some of the state’s finest bands.