First group of inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Best known for portraying Gomer Pyle.
without the Miracles, there would be no Motown
Are You Experienced won 7 Grammy Awards and is considered one of the greatest rock albums of all time.
Revealed in early 2017 he had dementia.
Founding member of Run-D.M.C.
In 1950 became the first gospel singer to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Elvis Presley called him the ‘King of Rock and Roll’.
First black actor to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series in 1985 and first and only black actor to win an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1979.