Elvis, the Beatles, Sinatra among inaugural nominees for Pop Hall of Fame
Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Frank Sinatra are among the first 40 nominees up for induction into the newly minted American Pop Hall of Fame, which will be located in Canonsburg, PA.
Nominees were simultaneously unveiled at two locations Sunday (9/16) -- at the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest and the state's 42nd annual Covered Bridge Festival.
Of the 40 nominees, all of which landed a song on the national charts between 1946 and 1975, 20 will be selected in May for induction into the new Hall of Fame at an official ceremony to be held July 2. The American Pop Hall of Fame will be temporarily housed in downtown Canonsburg while funds are raised for a permanent location.
Fans can vote for their favorite pop icons at the organization's website beginning Sept. 20.
The full list of nominees includes:
Dave Clark Five
Nat King Cole
Les Paul & Mary Ford
Simon & Garfunkel
Smokey & Miracles
Three Dog Night