The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

The Midnighters

Induction category: Performer
Presented by: Smokey Robinson


Henry Booth (vocals; born March 7, 1934, died 1978), Billy Davis (guitar), Cal Green (guitar; born June 22, 1935, died July 4, 2004), Arthur Porter (guitar), Lawson Smith (vocals), Charles Sutton (vocals), Norman Thrasher (vocals), Sonny Woods (vocals; born March 6, 1935, died 1984) Hank Ballard and the Midnighters were one of the greatest R&B vocal groups of the Fifties, setting solid harmonies and sly, risqué lyrics to lively beats. As testimony to their crossover appeal, they scored almost as impressively on the pop chart (15 hits) as they did on the R&B chart (20 hits). Moreover, they topped the ...

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