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    Individuals & Bands Inducted in 2005

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    Lamar Morris

    Lamar Morris

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    J.W. Whitten

    J.W. Whitten

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    Sanford Clark

    Sanford Clark

    Born: Sanford Clark born in 1935 in Tulsa, OK.
    Biggest Hit(s): Was in the Air Force during the 50's. When he was discharged he got together with Guitarist Al Casey and Lee Hazlewood who had written a song entitled " The Fool ". The Fool first came out on MCI later Randy Woods record Co " Dot " picked up the song and released it nationwide it became a big hit for Sanford in 1956. He had fair success with his next Dot release ( Nine Pound Hammer ), Sanford's clean style and delivery of any song he chose to sing got air play however not like " The Fool " had. After touring and one night shows for several years Sanford grew tired of the entertainment business and returned to the construction and trucking business in which he became very successful. Sanford moved from Hollywood to Epps. La where he bought a farm and continued his trucking business.
    Current Status: Today Sanford does an occasional oldies show. He is retired and spends his time between his farm in Epps, LA and another home in Mayer, AR with his wife Marsha.
    Inducted: Sanford was inducted into The SLHOF in Sept of 2005 by Widmarc Clark.




    Gene Summers

    Gene Summers

    Born:  Gene Summers was born in Dallas, Texas
    Biggest Hit(s): Gene begin his music career while still in high school. Gene and his band the Rebels came to the attention of song writer Jed Carver who brought them to Jan records in Dallas a newly formed label by oil millionaire Thomas Fleeger who signed Gene as his first artist. His first release "School Of Rock and Roll" became a nation wide hit in 1958 then the flip side " Straight Skirt " became a hit also. Gene had other hits on Jan with " Nervous ", Got A Lotta That ", Alabama Shake ", and Twixteen. A few years later Gene had a huge hit in country music with " Big Blue Diamond ". Gene left the entertainment business in the 60's and went into Real Estate in Dallas where he is very successful. Today Gene enjoys the good life in Dallas his wife Dee and his son's which have joined him in the Real Estate business.
    Current Status: Gene still performs worldwide at oldies shows and will celebrate 50 years as a recording artist in 2008.
    Inducted: Gene was inducted in Sept 2005 in Hollywood, CA by The Southern Legends Entertainment and Performing Artist Hall of Fame West Eoast Executive of Operations John Rhys.