Welcome to the redesigned Michigan Rock and Roll Legends web page. The 2013 MRRL vote will be open until June 1st! Some changes are in place for both the Hall of Fame and Legendary Songs voting. Please read the Voting Instructions before using the automated voting system to cast your Hall of Fame and Legendary Song votes.
Michigan's online Hall of Fame. A total of 62 great artists and individuals have been inducted into MRRL during the past seven 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.
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Watch videos of the 70 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!
It’s been 58 years since rock and roll music made its first appearance in a motion picture; but it was almost an accident that it was included in the soundtrack. The song, which was recorded by a Michigan-born artist, caused a sensation when matched with the images in the film, and its box office success spawned a rash of other rock and roll-related movies by filmmakers anxious to capitalize on this latest trend.
Although no longer promoted as “The Sound of Young America”, the music and performers of Motown still reside in our hearts, especially those of us who grew up during the company’s heyday in the 1960’s and 70’s. It was a time when a young entrepreneur could start a record label out of a small Detroit apartment with dreams of making a mark in the music industry and have those dreams come true. And no one individual reached higher or achieved more than Berry Gordy Jr. Now his story and the music he helped create is debuting on Broadway in a flashy and exhilarating musical that will have theatre patrons dancing in their seats.
The Beatles spearheaded a mid-1960’s phenomenon that came to be called the ‘British Invasion’ wherein a wealth of rock and pop acts from the United Kingdom, as well as other aspects of British culture, became immensely popular in the United States. Besides setting rock and roll on its ear and selling millions of records, the Beatles were also a major influence in the formation of countless teenage bands across America, including hundreds in the state of Michigan. Forty-nine years after the “Fab Four” changed rock and roll forever, one of those bands, the Sixth Generation from Niles, Michigan, is planning an ‘invasion’ of their own at the birthplace of the Beatles; the city of Liverpool and its world-famous Cavern Club.