Skip to main content

The Flamingos

1
  • Year:
    2001
  • Inducted by:
    Frankie Valli (The Four Seasons)
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

2001

Jerry Blavat

The fifties: a time of musical change. 

The place: Chicago, home of the blues, gospel, jazz. Pulsating with rhythm and nightlife. No other city except  perhaps New Orleans has that rhythm. The sounds from the independent labels - Chess, Checker, Chance, Parrot, United, Vee-Jay - are setting the pace. 

The  groups - the Dells, the Spaniels, the El Dorados, the Moonglows - are creating the Chicago sound. Enter into this mix a group called the Swallows, who must change their name because of an existing group. They call  themselves El Flamingos and then the Flamingos.  

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2001
1 of 2

This website uses cookie data. Read our Privacy Policy for more information. By using this website you agree to our Privacy Policy.