Welcome to Michigan's Internet Hall of Fame!

Michigan Rock and Roll Legends is a totally independent and proudly non-commerical website that 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 120 artists and individuals have been inducted into the MRRL Hall of Fame during the past seventeen years. The latest Honorary Inductees are Aaliyah, Alice Cooper (solo), Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (duo), Norman Whitfield, Russ Gibb, and Savage Grace. 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 150 recordings have been honored as Legendary Michigan Songs.  The list includes "Kick Out The Jams", "Night Moves", "Runaway", "My Girl",  "96 Tears", and the new inductees from 2021 - "Band Of Gold", "That's Why (I Love You So)", "Can The Can", "You Can't Hurry Love", and "I Need Somebody". Listen and discover more about the songs that have helped make Michigan great by clicking on https://michiganrockandrolllegends.com/index.php/legendary-michigan-songsHistorical Museum of Bay CountyHistorical Museum of Bay County

Big News! Since early 2021, the official home of the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame has been the DeMara Gallery, located on the second floor of the Historical Museum of Bay County. The museum is located at 321 Washington Avenue in Downtown Bay City, and it is currently acquiring and installing the materials needed to be assembled in order to house the MRRL Hall of Fame in the gallery. The completed project will be open to the public in March 2022.  

Scotty's Sandbar. The 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, MichiganScotty'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. The display at Scotty's will remain in place after the opening of the MRRL HOF at the Historical Museum. Click to see Scotty's 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 on the sidebar for information. 405 Raymond St.405 Raymond St.

The MRRL Hall of Fame has donated a historical sign at 405 Raymond Street, 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 with the Popcorn Bizzard. Click on Special Series on the sidebar, or the link below, and select the 96 Tears category. https://michiganrockandrolllegends.com/index.php/special-series 

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 

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/

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