This Day in Black History: Jan. 23, 1986

The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony honors Black artists Ray Charles and James Brown, among others.

Posted: 01/23/2012 07:00 AM EST
Chuck Berry Ray Charles Little Richard

Sixteen artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its first-ever ceremony on this day. Among them were some of the most famous African-American recording artists: Ray Charles, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Robert Johnson and Jimmie Yancey.


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