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Harry Belafonte was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as an Early Influence in 2022.

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte: The King of Calypso

Singer, actor, producer, activist, and ally, Belafonte used the arts as a mechanism to effect social change on a global scale. More on

Black-and-white trading card image of Harry Belafonte with his signatureYellow and black poster for Carmen Jones at the Howard Theatre, starring Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, and Ruby GentryBlack-and-white promotional photo of Harry Belafonte singing in the studio. Photographer Bob Henriques. Copyright Magnum Photos.Red and black poster for Aretha Franklin and Harry Belafonte at Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, 1967Black-and-white photograph of cellist Pablo Casals with Harry Belafonte in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 3, 1967. Photographer Jose Maria Laras.

From (l to right): Terry Stewart Collection (trading card and poster), Sing Out! Records, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Collection, Ari and Helene Bousbib Collection of Photographs.


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Influence & Legacy

Harry Belafonte was influenced by...

  • Paul Robeson
  • Irving Burgie (aka Lord Burgess)
  • Pete Seeger

Harry Belafonte inspired...

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