Welcome to Michigan's Internet Hall of Fame!

Welcome to the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Website. The site is a totally independent and proudly non-commerical tribute to the artists and songs of Michigan's first vinyl records era.  "Never for Money. Always for love." 

 

The voting for both the 2019 MRRL Hall of Fame and Legendary Michigan Songs closed at midnight on June 1, 2019. The 2019 Hall of Fame inductees are Nolan Strong and The Diablos, Harry Balk, Mad Dog, Tim Tam and The Turn-Ons, and The Rockets. The 2019 Legendary Michigan Songs are "In The Hall Of The Mountain King/Bolero" by SRC, "Borderline" by Madonna, "You're All I Need To Get By" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, "Rock And Roll Never Forgets" by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, and "Come See About Me" by The Supremes. 

 

Michigan's Internet Hall of Fame.   A total of 105 artists and individuals have been inducted into the MRRL Hall of Fame during the past fifteen 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" to view the Inductees. 

 

Watch videos of the 135 outstanding recordings voted into the Legendary Michigan Songs Hall of Fame.  "Kick Out The Jams", "Night Moves", "Runaway", "My Girl", "School's Out", "96 Tears", "Respect", "Hanky Panky", "We're An American Band". and many more.   http://www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com/legendary-michigan-songs-inductees

 

Take a video tour of the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame's display that was located at the Bay City Motor Company for 15 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7AN-z2Z45Q&t=4s Sadly, the business has been closed because of ongoing litigation and its contents are currently under a court seizure. I was given permission to remove the display on September 30, 2019. The future home of the MRRL HOF will be at Scotty's Sandbar at 1201 Evergreen Drive on Bay City's middlegrounds. The venue is Bay City's premier live music club. 

 

Official Induction Certificates are now available for all past and present MRRL Hall of Fame inductees. Contact Dr. J via email for information.

 

Check out the list of 2020 Hall of Fame nominees before voting by clicking below: http://www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com/mi-rock-a-roll-hall-of-fame/116-2014-michigan-artists-and-songs-ballot 

 

Check out the nominated recordings for 2020's Legendary Michigan Song nominees before voting by clicking here: http://www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com/mi-rock-a-roll-hall-of-fame/132-2014-legendary-michigan-songs-nominees          

 


 The MRRL Hall of Fame has donated a historical sign at the former site of the Schiell Recording studio in Bay City where the # 1 hit "96 Tears" was recorded in 1966. Read the history of Art Schiell and the the unique recordings he made that included not only ? and The Mysterians, but also the Cherry Slush and Meat Loaf: http://www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com/dr-js-blog/204-96-tears-and-art-schiells-recording-studio

 

Alina Simone's latest book, 2016's Madonnaland, details MRRL's efforts on behalf of Madonna and ? and The Mysterians. Read the author's thoughts on the Madonna-Bay City controversy: https://lithub.com/why-does-madonnas-hometown-hate-her/

 

Madonnaland was selected as one of Rolling Stone magazine's Ten Best Music Books of 2016. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/10-best-music-books-of-2016-w456438 

 

Dr. J's Blog.  Click here for in-depth articles about Michigan's Rock and Roll history and more! http://www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com/dr-js-blog

 

"Spin Guys" Video: Gary (Dr. J) Johnson discusses his love of vinyl albums in this short video produced by the Bay City Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDQfvx6HVyw&feature=youtu.be

 

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Motown Black & White: The MRRL Internet Hall of Fame is proud to announce that it is now a permanent interactive component of the Al Abrams' collection and exhibit on the Motown music empire. The MRRL kiosk was unveiled at the red carpet event at the Detroit Historical Museum on April 21, 2016.