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Encyclopedia > Long Island Music Hall of Fame

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization located in Lake Grove, New York. It was incorporated in July 2005 under the New York State Board of Regents as a not for profit corporation and holds a provisonal charter to operate as a museum in the state of New York. Expansion plans include a museum of Long Island music history, a multimedia resource center, an educational facility and outreach program, and will also serve as a venue for musical performances.[1] Image File history File links Limhof. ... Image File history File links Limhof. ... Lake Grove is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ... A Board of governors is usually the governing board of a public entity. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ...


Long Island musical heritage

The Hall of Fame gives the "Long Island Sound Award" to musical performers who have contributed to "Long Island's musical heritage",[2] and held its first inaugural induction gala on October 15, 2006 at The Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, New York.[3] The decision of the Hall to define "Long Island" geographically, adding Brooklyn and Queens counties in addition to the more common definition which typically only refers to Suffolk and Nassau counties has been questioned.[4] Richard L'Hommedieu, founder and chairman, states his reasons for starting the hall: "In the music industry, there is a stigma to being from Long Island", but the current music scene shows the area's influence continues to grow.[5] October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Patchogue is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and a population of 7. ... Brooklyn (named for the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow This article is about the New York City borough. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ...

2006 Inductees

Mose Allison (b. ... Sam Ash is a chain of stores in the United States that sell musical instruments, electronics, and related supplies. ... Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926) is an American popular music, standards, and jazz singer who is widely considered to be one of the best interpretative singers in these genres. ... Gary U.S. Bonds (born Gary Anderson, June 6, 1939) is an American rhythm and blues and rock n roll singer. ... Harry Chapin was an American singer and songwriter. ... George M. Cohan George Michael Cohan (July 3 or July 4, 1992 – November 5, 1942) was a United States entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer, director, and producer of Irish descent. ... John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), nicknamed Trane, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... James L. DAquisto (1935-1995) was an American guitar maker best known as one of the premier makers of custom archtop guitars. ... George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer who wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother lyricist Ira Gershwin. ... At 1969 Woodstock Festival Richie Havens (born January 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American folk singer and guitarist. ... Joan Jett (b. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York) is an American singer, pianist, and songwriter. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... Little Anthony & The Imperials were a rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop vocal group from Los Angeles, California in the 1950s and 1960s. ... The Long Island Philharmonic, based in Melville, New York was founded in 1979 by folk singer Harry Chapin, Maestro Christopher Keene, and a group of Long Islands major community and business leaders. ... Left-Right: Freddie Ferrara, Johnny Maestro, Les Cauchi Background: Lou Agiesta Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge is an American musical group, best known for their rendition of Jimmy Webb’s The Worst That Could Happen (1968). ... Marian McPartland, born Margaret Marian Turner on March 21, 1918 in England near Slough, Buckinghamshire, is a British jazz pianist. ... George Shadow Morton was an American record producer, based in New York City. ... Run-DMC is a famous hip hop crew founded by Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) and includes Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels, all from Hollis, Queens. ... Neil Sedaka 2005 Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist , and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. ... Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz (hebrew:גין סיימונס) on August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel) is the performer and entertainment mogul best known as The Demon, his blood-spitting, fire-breathing, tongue-wagging personality in the rock band KISS. He plays bass guitar and sings lead vocals. ... Stanley Harvey Eisen (born January 20, 1952, Manhattan, New York) aka Paul Stanley, is an American Hard rock guitarist and vocalist for the rock band KISS. He is the writer or co-writer of most of the bands highest-charting hits, including Rock and Roll All Nite, Hard Luck... Peter Criss as he appeared on his 1978 solo album George Peter Criscuola (born December 20, 1945) a. ... // Formation and rapid U.K. success The Stray Cats are a rockabilly band first formed in 1979 by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer (Bloodless Pharaohs/Brian Setzer Orchestra) with school friends Lee Rocker (born Leon Drucker) and Slim Jim Phantom (born James McDonnell) in the Long Island town of Massapequa, New... Stony Brook University The State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNYSB), or Stony Brook University (SBU) (a marketing ploy used to woo students [1] ), located in Stony Brook, New York, USA, is a public research university in the United States, is a public research university located in Stony... This article should appear in one or more categories. ... Twisted Sister is an American hard rock/glam metal band from New York City. ... Vanilla Fudge was an American heavy metal/psychedelic band that recorded albums from 1967 to 1970. ... Leslie West (born October 22, 1945) is an American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. ...

2007 Inductees

Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901[1] – July 6, 1971) (also known by the nickname Satchmo, for satchel-mouth, and Pops) was an American jazz musician. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Walter Carl Becker (born February 20, 1950 in New York, New York) is the guitarist (and sometimes electric bassist) half of the duo at the core of the jazz-rock group Steely Dan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Blue Öyster Cult is an American psychedelic/heavy metal band formed in the late 1960s and active as of 2006. ... WAXQ, known on-air as Q-104. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. ... Aaron Copland Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer of concert and film music. ... Essential Neil Diamond album cover. ... The Good Rats are a rock band from Long Island, New York. ... A press photo of Arlo Guthrie. ... Marvin Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is a successful composer of film scores. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... James Todd Smith III (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop artist and actor. ... Guy Lombardo, photographed by William P. Gottlieb, 1947 Gaetano Alberto Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian bandleader and violinist. ... Edward Joseph Mahoney, more commonly known as Eddie Money, (born March 21, 1949) is an American rock musician and singer. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a seminal hip hop group from Long Island, New York known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ... Beverly Sills (born Belle Miriam Silverman on May 25, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York) was perhaps the best-known American opera singer in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Simon and Garfunkel are an American popular music duo comprising Paul Simon and Arthur Art Garfunkel. ... Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942 as Barbara Joan Streisand), is a two-time Academy Award-winning American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, film producer and director. ...

External links


  1. ^ About LIMHOF
  2. ^ Long Island Sound Award
  3. ^ Hall of a night for L.I. music, NY Daily News, Oct 17, 2006
  4. ^ Long Island rocks... But so do Brooklyn and Queens Wayne Robins, Newsday
  5. ^ Roll call for homegrown icons Glenn Gamboa, Baltimore Sun



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