Welcome to Michigan's Internet Hall of Fame!

Welcome to the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Website. The site is a totally independent and proudly non-commerical tribute to the artists and songs of Michigan's first vinyl records era. 


The voting for both the 2019 MRRL Hall of Fame inductees and Legendary Michigan Songs HOF inductees opened on January 1, 2019 and will close at midnight on June 1, 2019.


Take a video tour of the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame's display at the Bay City Motor Company. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7AN-z2Z45Q&t=4s


Induction certificates are now available for all past and present MRRL Hall of Fame inductees. Contact Dr. J via email for information.


Check out the list of 2019 Hall of Fame nominees before voting by clicking below: http://www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com/mi-rock-a-roll-hall-of-fame/116-2014-michigan-artists-and-songs-ballot 


Check out the nominated recordings for 2019's Legendary Michigan Songs HOF nominees before voting by clicking here: http://www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com/mi-rock-a-roll-hall-of-fame/132-2014-legendary-michigan-songs-nominees          


Michigan's Internet Hall of Fame.   A total of 103 artists and individuals have been inducted into the MRRL Hall of Fame during the past fourteen years.  Read their biographies along with recommended recordings, books, the best Internet sites, and watch youtube videos for each inductee. Click on "MRRL Hall of Fame" to view the Inductees. The 2018 inductees are Bettye LaVette, Dennis Coffey, The Iguanas, Moose & Da Sharks, Ollie McLaughlin, and the Royal Coachmen.


Alina Simone's latest book, 2016's Madonnaland, details MRRL's efforts on behalf of Madonna and ? and The Mysterians. Read the author's thoughts on the Madonna-Bay City controversy: https://lithub.com/why-does-madonnas-hometown-hate-her/


Madonnaland was selected as one of Rolling Stone magazine's Ten Best Music Books of 2016. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/10-best-music-books-of-2016-w456438


Dr. J's Blog.  Click here for in-depth articles about Michigan's Rock and Roll history and more! http://www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com/dr-js-blog


"Spin Guys" Video: Gary (Dr. J) Johnson discusses his love of vinyl albums in this short video produced by the Bay City Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDQfvx6HVyw&feature=youtu.be


Visit Michigan Rock and Roll Legends on Facebook featuring Michigan Rock and Roll events, Voting Updates, Videos, and up-to-the minute Rock and Roll News!

Motown Black & White: The MRRL Internet Hall of Fame is proud to announce that it is now a permanent interactive component of the Al Abrams' collection and exhibit on the Motown music empire. The MRRL kiosk was unveiled at the red carpet event at the Detroit Historical Museum on April 21, 2016. 


Watch videos of the 130 outstanding recordings voted into the Legendary Michigan Songs Hall of Fame.  "Kick Out The Jams", "Night Moves", "Runaway", "My Girl", "School's Out", "96 Tears", "Respect", "Hanky Panky" and many more! The 2018 Legendary Michigan Songs HOF inductees are: "Get Funky", "Boogie Chillen'", "Give Me Just A Little More Time", "God, Love And Rock & Roll", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", "Where Did Our Love Go", "Leroy", "The Twist", "The Happy Organ", and "Fingertips Pt. 2". http://www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com/legendary-michigan-songs-inductees