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The 5 Royales Onstage at the Induction Ceremony 2015

The "5" Royales

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  • Year:
    2015
  • Inducted by:
    Steve Cropper
  • Category:
    Early Influences

Hall of Fame Essay

2015

Joe McEwen

When it comes to a sound that cannot be copied by any other group, the ‘5’ Royales have it. Even though many have tried to copy the group, none have succeeded, as the group has an original sound and way of interpreting a song that no other vocalist can copy.

This bit of King Records hyperbole, a blurb accompanying the complimentary DJ 45-RPM release of “Women About to Make Me Go Crazy,” was absolutely true when the record was issued in 1955, and for the group the “5” Royales, even bigger things were just around the bend.

Steve Cropper Inducting the 5 Royales into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

their voices both blended and stood apart.

Steve Cropper

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