Michigan Artist and Song Eligibility

The Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Internet Hall of Fame is a tribute to the artists, individuals, and songs from Michigan's first vinyl records era - a time period running roughly from 1950 through 1990. The definition of a “Michigan artist” is somewhat loose inasmuch as Rock and Roll is not in any way restricted by state borders. Every attempt has been made to include all the artists that fit the following criteria for eligibility but some may have inadvertently been left off the ballot. If you know of a Michigan artist who is eligible and was not listed, please use "Contact Dr. J" on the sidebar to get in touch with me.

To be eligible for induction into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Internet Hall of Fame, all artists must meet at least one of the following requirements:

a.) Born in Michigan

b.) Raised in Michigan

c.) Started their career in Michigan

d.) Lived in Michigan for a number of years while they were recording and performing.

In addition, all eligible artists must have released a vinyl rock and roll recording that was played on Michigan AM or FM radio prior to 1991.

For a song to be eligible to become a Legendary Michigan Song, it must have been recorded by a  Michigan artist prior to 1991 and released on a 45 r.p.m. vinyl single or a 33 1/3 r.p.m. vinyl album. Songs released on vinyl EPs or 78 r.p.m. disks are also eligible. In other words, all Legendary Michigan Songs candidates would have to have been issued on something flat, black, and circular.