This Day in Black History: Jan. 12, 1995

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 09:  American soul singer Al Green performs in the Domain during the Sydney Festival 2010 Festival First Night event on January 9, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

This Day in Black History: Jan. 12, 1995

Al Green and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Jan. 12, 1995.

Published January 12, 2014

Grammy Award-winning R&B and gospel singer Al Green, also know as the Reverend Al Green, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Jan. 12, 1995. Motown's own Martha Reeves and the Vandellas were also honored with the same award on that day. 

Al Green has sold more than 20 million records in his career. He is widely known for his classics “Tired of Being Alone,” “I’m Still in Love With You” and “Let’s Stay Together,” famously sung by President Obama at a campaign fundraiser event in 2012. In 2009, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards. 

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas were one of the most popular pop and R&B groups in the 1960s. Their top hits include "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave," "Dancing in the Street," "Nowhere to Run" and at least a dozen other songs. 

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