Guess who's coming to Canonsburg?
An early '60s pop music icon will be in the borough next week to reveal the first inductees into America's Pop Music Hall of Fame.
That icon, Johnny Tillotston, will make the announcement at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15 at the Canonsburg McDonalds—which is home to a collection of memorabilia from hometown crooners Bobby Vinton and Perry Como.
The Hall of Fame Selection Committee said there will be 14 inductees in the freshmen class.
Among the 40 nominees were Como, Vinton, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
Nominees had to have a hit prior to 1970 to be considered, and selected based on "the breadth, depth and influence of their recordings," committee members said.6
Tillotson, a country-pop crossover artist, will be performing in Wheeling Saturday.
The performer is best known for his hits, “Poetry in Motion,” “It Keeps Right on A-Hurtin,’” “Talk Back Trembling Lips,” “Without You” and “Send Me the Pillow that You Dream On.”
A formal induction banquet will be July 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe.
America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame will temporarily be located on Pike Street in Canonsburg, and is expected to open this fall.