THE DELFONICS TO BE INDUCTED INTO R&B HALL OF FAME
R&B trio The Delfonics–singers of classic hits like “La-La Means I Love You”, “Ready Or Not, Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love)”, “Hey! Love”, and the Grammy winning “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind (This Time)”–will be added to the R&B Hall of Fame.
Once signed to Philly Groove Records, the Delfonics are known for their rich, romantic R&B, the success of which made them international superstars in the 1960s and ’70s. Their music remains relevant today, with their historic hits appearing in contemporary ad campaigns and their lesser known tracks continually uncovered and rediscovered.
In its induction, the group finds itself in legendary company, as other inductees include Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, Chubby Checker, The Dells, The Spinners, and other comparably impactful acts.
An article in the Buffalo News outlines the criteria for R&B Hall of Fame induction:
“Nominees are chosen on the following criteria: They must have rhythm and blues as the primary format or music style, have at least a 20-year history of R&B participation, made a historical contribution and had an impact and overall influence on R&B around the world.”
The August induction ceremony will mark the second annual event, complete with a concert in which some original Delfonics members will appear to perform their classic repertoire.