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, and it is primarily a tribute to the artists and songs of Michigan's first vinyl records era.  

Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Internet Hall of Fame.  A total of 114 artists and individuals have been inducted into the MRRL Hall of Fame during the past sixteen years.  Read their biographies and watch youtube videos for each inductee. https://michiganrockandrolllegends.com/index.php/mrrl-hall-of-fame

Watch videos and learn more about the 140 recordings have been honored as Legendary Michigan Songs.  The list includes "Kick Out The Jams", "Night Moves", "Runaway", "My Girl", "School's Out", "96 Tears", "Respect", "Hanky Panky", "We're An American Band". and many more. Watch videos and learn more about each of these great recordings by clicking on https://michiganrockandrolllegends.com/index.php/legendary-michigan-songsHistorical Museum of Bay CountyHistorical Museum of Bay County

Big News! Beginning in 2021, the official home of the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame will be the second floor gallery at the Historical Museum of Bay County. The museum is located at 321 Washington Avenue in Downtown Bay City. The move is currently in the planning stage and more information will be coming soon.

Scotty's Sandbar. The first Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame's display had been located at the Bay City Motor Company for 15 years. Sadly, the business closed because of ongoing litigation and its contents placed under a court seizure. I was given permission to remove the display on September 30, 2019, and a new home for the original MRRL HOF display is Scotty's Sandbar - located on the banks of the Saginaw River at 1201 Evergreen Drive on Bay City's Middle Ground. The MRRL HOF display at Scotty's Sandbar in Bay City, MichiganThe MRRL HOF display at Scotty's Sandbar in Bay City, Michigan

Scotty's Sandbar is Bay City's premier live music club and a perfect spot to house a tribute to Michigan's rock and roll legacy, and it will remain in place after adding the second MRRL HOF location at the Historical Museum of Bay County. Click to see the location map. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Scotty's+Sandbar/@43.5694463,-83.9052906,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xef0129c1a830a659!8m2!3d43.5694463!4d-83.9052906 

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

405 Raymond St.405 Raymond St.The MRRL Hall of Fame has donated a historical sign at the former site of the Schiell Recording studio in Bay City where the # 1 hit "96 Tears" was recorded in 1966. Read the history of Art Schiell and the the unique recordings he made that included not only ? and The Mysterians, but also the Cherry Slush and Meat Loaf. Click on Special Series on the sidebar, or the link below, and select the 96 Tears category. https://michiganrockandrolllegends.com/index.php/special-series

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. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/10-best-music-books-of-2016-116591/

Dr. J's Blog.  Click here or on the sidebar for in-depth articles about Michigan's Rock and Roll history and more! https://michiganrockandrolllegends.com/index.php/blog

The Special Series on the sidebar organizes the the in-depth articles on the site into 11 convenient categories for ease in finding specific subject matter. https://michiganrockandrolllegends.com/index.php/special-series

"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, Videos, and Rock and Roll News! Al Abrams R.I.P.Al Abrams R.I.P.

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.