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    Individuals & Bands Inducted in 2005

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    In order of Induction

    Jimmy Case

    Jimmy Case

    Born: July 17, 1928,  Drayton Mill Village, Spartanburg, SC
    Biggest Hits: "Last Call For Alcohol" and "Thanks To Your Love" on Wise Records.
    Current Status:  Owns and operates an entertainment agency, Ace Productions and also owns an independent record label, AARON Records.
    Inducted: April 26, 2005 by Widmarc Clark
    Dale Hawkins

    Dale Hawkins

    Born: August 18 1938 in Goldmine, La.
    Biggest Hit: 1957 with Susie-Q on Checker Records.
    Current Status: Still performs world wide, today Dale lives in Little Rock,Ak.
    Inducted: 2005 in New Orleans, LA, by Widmarc Clark.
    Ray Sharpe

    Ray Sharpe

    Born: Feb 8 1938 in Houston, TX
    Biggest Hit(s): Linda Lu on Jamie Records recorded in July of 1959.
    Current Status: Ray still performs and lives in Houston,TX.
    Inducted: April 26, 2005 New Orleans by Widmarc Clark
    Scotty Moore

    Scotty Moore

    Born: Winfield Scott Moore, born December 27, 1931 in Gadsden, TN
    Career: Elvis' lead guitarist, played on Elvis' first recordings at Sun records in 1954, played on all Elvis' first recording at RCA in 1956. Scotty Moore's guitar work was the sound behind Elvis that most surely helped to make Elvis famous. It is impossible to measure the influence Scotty Moore and his Guitar had on Elvis and his place in Rock n Roll history.
    Current Status: Still performs, lives in Nashville.
    Inducted: April 26 2005 in New Orleans by Widmarc Clark.
    DJ Fontana

    DJ Fontana

    Born: Dominic Joseph Fontana, March 15, 1931 in Shreveport, LA
    Biggest Hits: "D. J." began his music career as staff drummer for the Louisiana Hay Ride in 1954. Became Elvis' drummer in 1956, played on all Elvis' first RCA recording's in 1956. Stayed with Elvis for over ten years.
    Current Status: Still lives and performs in Nashville.
    Inducted: April 26, 2005 in New Orleans by Widmarc Clark

    Vernon Taylor

    Vernon Taylor

    Born: Sandy Spring, Md 1938.
    Biggest Hits: Losing Game on Dot records 1957
    Recorded for Sun records / Breeze / Sweet and Easy to Love
    Current Status: Still performs lives in Hagerstown, Md.
    Inducted: April 26 in New Orleans, LA by Widmarc Clark.