Former teen idol Johnny Tillotson, announced the names of 14 inductees into the brand new Pop Music Hall of Fame located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Promoters are hoping the Hall of Fame, which is scheduled to soon open in Downtown Canonsburg, will become a top tourist attraction in the area. It’s comparable to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.
The inductees named by Tillotson include: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, and Canonsburg natives – Perry Como and Bobby Vinton.
Manager Terry Hazlett said the artists named had to have a major influence on popular music in general. He said Canonsburg was an ideal spot for the Hall of Fame because recording artists from the area were responsible for putting hundreds of songs on the Billboard music charts, especially during the ‘50s and ‘60’s. Johnny Tillotson composed the song 'It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'' which Elvis recorded at his 1969 Memphis Sessions at American Sound Studio.
source: Elvis information network