Oregon Music Hall of Fame

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The Oregon Music Hall of Fame is an award honoring musicians from the U.S. state of Oregon. The first induction ceremony took place on October 13, 2007.

History[edit]

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame was conceived of in the 1990s by a group called the Oregon Music Coalition.[1] Over the years they elected 50 Oregon musicians and bands to the hall of fame.[1] The group eventually disbanded, but in 2004, the hall of fame was revitalized and a group reformed as the Oregon Music Hall of Fame non-profit organization.[1]

The original inductees will continue to be honored, while new nominees will include musicians, producers, disc jockeys, and promoters.[1] The group plans to build an Oregon Music Hall of Fame building that will house music exhibits and memorabilia and host music education seminars.[1] The group's current activities include collecting Oregon music memorabilia, providing music scholarships to college-bound musicians, and promoting music education in Oregon elementary and middle schools.[2]

2007 inductees[edit]

Along with the original 50 inductees, six new honorees were inducted into the hall of fame in 2007: Elliott Smith, Oregon, Obo Addy, The Crazy 8's, Roger Hart, DJ and manager of Paul Revere & the Raiders, and club promoter and band manager Tony DeMicoli.[3]

Performers at the ceremony included The Kingsmen, Mason Williams, Mark Lindsay, and Everclear.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "About the Oregon Music Hall of Fame". Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Web Site". Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  3. ^ a b Lopez, Luciana (October 14, 2007). "Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 

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