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America's Pop Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Now the voting begins to see who makes the cut.

Music fans: The top 40 nominees for induction into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame have been announced.

The public may vote for five nominees at americaspopmusichalloffame.org.

The final group of 20 inductees will be announced in May, with induction ceremonies scheduled for July.

Here are the nominees as determined by the selection committee. Nominees were determined by chart success and influence on pop music between the years 1946 and 1975.

1. Paul Anka
2. Beach Boys
3. Beatles
4. Bee Gees
5. Tony Bennett
6. Chuck Berry
7. Pat Boone
8. Carpenters
9. Johnny Cash
10. Ray Charles
11. Chubby Checker
12. Dave Clark Five
13. Nat King Cole
14. Perry Como
15. Bobby Darin
16. Neil Diamond
17. Bob Dylan
18. Everly Brothers
19. Four Seasons
20. Connie Francis
21. Elton John
22. Dean Martin
23. Johnny Mathis
24. Monkees
25. Ricky Nelson
26. Roy Orbison
27. Patti Page
28. Les Paul & Mary Ford
29. Platters
30. Elvis Presley
31. Simon & Garfunkel
32. Frank Sinatra
33. Smokey & Miracles
34. Supremes
35. Three Dog Night
36. Bobby Vinton
37. Dionne Warwick
38. Andy Williams
39. Hank Williams
40. Stevie Wonder

A list of inductees should be released by January or February.

For information on the Hall of Fame's temporary home, click here.

Amanda Stephens September 18, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Where the !@#$ is BJ Thomas!! Come on!!
Jeff Missinne September 18, 2012 at 01:47 PM
How about (Sonny and...) Cher?
Kathi Hoffman September 18, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Would love to see a Teen Idol section!!!! Kathi President Bobby Sherman Fan Club
Sherry Parton September 26, 2012 at 02:46 PM
I think the Monkees should be in there first since they are getting snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jann Wenner needs to get the cork out of his butt and also put them in there!

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