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"5" Royales, 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

"5" Royales

The vocal group became a cornerstone of the soul music to come.

Although the sometimes fell short of commercial success, many of their greatest songs were made popular by such stars as James Brown and Aretha Franklin.

The "5" Royales are responsible for crafting some of rock and roll's first true standards. Over the course of two decades, from 1945 to 1965, the group created a remarkable body of work that laid the foundation for a host of music that followed in its wake, with pivotal recordings and performing techniques that helped define a variety of styles under the rock and roll umbrella.  More at

"5" Royales in Cleveland

Image from the Jimmy Baynes Collection.



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