Missouri Music Hall of Fame

Missouri Music Hall of Fame Missouri Music Hall of Fame The purpose of the Missouri Music Hall of Fame is to recognize and preserve the ever-changing history of music in the State of Missouri.The Missouri Music Hall of Fame is incorporated as part of the St.
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Joseph Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri.

Mission: MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Missouri Music Hall of Fame is to identify and preserve the ever-changing history of music in the State of Missouri and to educate its audiences. The Missouri Music Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the State of Missouri through music and the arts and represents all genres of the Arts. 1.1 The Missouri Music Hall of Fame will identify, recognize and preserve the ever-changing history of music in the State of Missouri. 1.2 The Missouri Hall of Fame will promote and nurture dialogue and cooperation between musicians, venues, media, tourism, the State of Missouri and its good citizens. 1.3 The Missouri Hall of Fame will do this in a way that is respectful, friendly, educational, and accessible to all. 1.4 The Missouri Hall of Fame will do this to promote live music to our community and to promote the State of Missouri to others around the country and the rest of the world.

[Please free to share!] ——— As president of the Missouri Music Hall of Fame®, I'm happy to announce the 2019 inductees: ...
12/01/2019

[Please free to share!] ——— As president of the Missouri Music Hall of Fame®, I'm happy to announce the 2019 inductees:
• Tina Turner
• Arthur Pryor
• Leroy Van Dyke (bios below).

I was unable to be there for the presentation last night, but opened the ceremony via Skype from here in France, prior to Mr. Travis Urban officiating as MC.
Thanks and CONGRATS TO ALL!

Be sure to visit our museum space at: St. Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick Ave., St Joseph, Missouri.

[BIOS]

TINA TURNER (1939- b. Nutbush, Tennessee, active in Missouri, 1940-)
Category: Musician/Performer (double induction)

Ms. Turner was a childhood resident of St Louis and first heard Ike Turner, her future husband, perform in East St. Louis with his group, “Kings of Rhythm.” She soon joined the band and in ca. 1960 the group was renamed the “Ike & Tina Turner Review”. That group was active until ca. 1976 when Ms. Turner launched her iconic solo career.

Her solo launch included contracting with R&R Records directed by famed producer, Juggy Murray, who commented that Turner’s voice “...sounded like screaming dirt.” That earthy compliment still defines the intense power, control, and explosive stage presence for which Ms. Turner is so internationally famous.

Her prodigious output and expansive solo career include 10 studio albums, 11 international tours, and 15 film credits, including her roles in “Gimme Shelter” (1970) with the Rolling Stones, the rock opera, “Tommy” (1975) which also included Eric Clapton, Ann-Margret, Elton John, and Jack Nicholson, and her cameo appearance in “The Last Action Hero” (1993) with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Ms. Turner’s most recognized film role to date has been “Aunty Entity” in “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” (1975), with Mel Gibson.

As a 12-time Grammy Award Winner and three-time recipient of the Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, Ms. Turner also earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. She has been honored by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 100 greatest artists of all time and is also cited as 17th on their list of the greatest 100 singers of all time.

Ms. Turner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is likewise celebrated on the St. Louis Walk of Fame and The Missouri Music Wall of Fame in St. Joseph, Missouri. In 1991 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2005 Ms. Turner received the Kennedy Center Honors award presented to her at the White House by then president George W. Bush.

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ARTHUR PRYOR (September 22, 1869-June 18, 1942)
Category: Composer

Arthur Pryor (September 22, 1869-June 18, 1942) was likely born in the family’s home on 16th street between Sylvanie and Messanie in St. Joseph, Missouri. This contradicts popular belief that he was born in the second floor of the Lyceum Theater in St. Joseph, however that theater was not built until ca. 1913—long after Pryor’s birth. The confusion may stem from the fact that Pryor’s father died in the family’s 2nd-floor apartment in the Lyceum.

He began trombone studies at a young age and was performing by the age of 11. In 1892, Pryor won a position in the band of John Philip Sousa, a post that he held for 12 years during which he played an estimated 10,000 solos and was ultimately awarded the position as Assistant Conductor for Sousa from 1895-1903. In that role, Mr. Pryor also conducted Sousa’s band for most of their recordings.

While with Sousa’s band, Pryor gave concerts throughout the US and Europe, including performances for King Edward VII (England) and Czar Nicholas II (Russia). Following his concerts in Germany all trombonists of the German Army bands were ordered to hear him play and Pryor’s virtuosity on the trombone was so astounding that they insisted on taking his trombone apart, as they assumed he had somehow altered the instrument to be able to play at such an astounding level. A reported quote from a fellow German trombonist was “No one can play so well. It is a Yankee trick!”

Pryor composed over 300 works including three light operas, yet his most celebrated work is the marching band composition, “The Whistler and his Dog” which uses the piccolo to imitate a dog owner attempting to signal his dog by whistling.

Following his father’s death (1902) Mr. Pryor left Sousa’s band to found the highly recognized, “The Pryor Band” which was active for over 30 years. Pryor retired in 1933 and passed at his home in New Jersey in 1942.

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LEROY VAN DYKE (b. October 4, 1929, Pettis County, Missouri)
Category: Musician

Mr. Van Dyke is a country music singer and performer, most active from the mid 1950s through the 70s. His estimated. 500 songs and country standards include, “The Auctioneer,” and his best-known hit, “Walk on By,” which earned him a Grammy Award, reached number one in the US country charts (for 19 weeks), number five on the UK Singles Chart, and was cited as one of the “Greatest All-Time Country Songs” by Billboard Magazine.

Van Dyke was signed to Mercury Records (Nashville) and later to Warner Brothers who released his hit, “Roses from a Stranger.” On October 22, 1962 he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and thereafter became a regular act at that iconic venue.

In 1967 he starred in the film, “What Am I Bid?” and accepted the “Founding President’s Award” from the Country Music Association that same year. Van Dyke was also the first country solo act to appear regularly in Las Vegas and more recently, shows in Branson, Missouri.

In 2018 he oversaw the release of “Cowboy Country” (Sun Records). Mr. Van Dyke continues to perform at various music events throughout the US.

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07/10/2019

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11/20/2017

The 2017 Missouri Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held 5:00pm, Saturday, November 25 at the St. Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick.
This years inductees include bluegrass superstar Rhonda Vincent, international Celtic artist Connie Dover, and the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, MO.
All inductees will be attending this year.

06/21/2017

Nominations for 2017 are now closed.
Inductees will be notified in June.
The induction ceremony date will be announced soon. (For 2017, because of the artist's schedule, we are not able to hold the induction on our normal weekend.)

Another wonderful article about Dr. Budds! Thanks again to Marilyn Haigh and the Maneater newspaper for the coverage!
10/20/2014
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PRESS RELEASE – JOESTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL SEASON 2012 KICKS OFF APRIL 22nd  Labor Day weekend 2012, the legendary Phil Wel...
04/03/2012
St. Joseph Music Foundation

PRESS RELEASE – JOESTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL SEASON 2012 KICKS OFF APRIL 22nd

Labor Day weekend 2012, the legendary Phil Welch Stadium in St. Joseph, MO plays host for the 3rd annual JoeStock Music Festival. The festival is a three-day (August 31st –September 2nd) celebration of the art of music, culminating nightly with new inductees to the Missouri Music Hall of Fame.

On SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2012, The Missouri Music Hall of Fame and the St. Joseph Music Foundation will host the official kick-off as part of JAMSWAP 7, at the Eagles Lodge, 2004 North Belt Highway, St. Joseph, from 2pm-7pm.

ANY musical artist or group interested in performing in this year’s festival MUST sign up on this day. (FINAL selection of bands slated to perform will be made by the JoeStock Selection Committee who will convene in May, 2012). There are NO FEES to sign-up for JoeStock selection.

The kick-off event is an “all-ages”, family-friendly event and is FREE for everyone to attend. Food and refreshments, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

The event coincides with the 7th “JamSwap” event hosted by the St’ Joseph Music Foundation: A unique opportunity for musicians and non-musicians to bring in their used instruments and buy, sale, or trade with others. Musicians are also encouraged to “test drive” instruments, solo and with others, as part of a fully-amplified and set-up “open jam” stage available from 2pm-7pm

What’s the JoeStock Music Festival?
Labor Day Weekend 2012 marks the third year of the JoeStock Music Festival. It will be held over 3 days (August 31st, September 1st and 2nd, 2012) at the historic Phil Welch Stadium in St. Joseph Mo. Over two dozen eclectic acts will perform on the baseball field that once graced such sports legends as Mickey Mantle and Willie Mayes. A free-will donation to the St. Joseph Music Foundation and the Missouri Music Hall of Fame is encouraged for admission to this year’s festival..
The performance line-up consists of international, national, regional, and local musicians with geographic and creative ties to the musical influences of Midwest artistry. Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available through concessions at the park. No coolers or outside containers will be allowed in. Phil Welch Stadium is non-smoking facility (smoking areas are made available).
Vending outlets are available for businesses for all 3 days. Other sponsoring opportunities are available throughout the festival weekend. For more information on vending opportunities, contact the business offices of the St. Joseph Music Foundation and the Missouri Music Hall of Fame, 2403 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph Missouri, 64506, (816) 676-1112. www.stjosephmusicfoundation.org, www.missourimusichalloffame.org

About the Missouri Music Hall of Fame

Established in 2009, The Missouri Music Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) corporation that represents all genres of music and recognizes those who have contributed significantly to the State of Missouri through music. It aims to identify and preserve the ever-changing history of music in the State of Missouri and to educate its audiences.


About the St. Joseph Music Foundation

The St. Joseph Music Foundation was launched in St. Joseph Missouri, February, 2007 and incorporated in September of that year as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The Foundation acts as a liaison between performing musicians of all styles and concert venue organizers including various community outreach activities.

For additional information on the Missouri Music Hall of Fame, St. Joseph Music Foundation, and the 2012 JoeStock Music Festival please contact:



Robert Shultz
President
Missouri Music Hall of Fame
2603 Frederick
St. Joseph, Missouri 64506
(816) 676-1112

[email protected]
www.MissouriMusicHallOfFame.org

Helping to make better music in St. Joseph Missouri.

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Missouri Music Hall of Fame The Missouri Music Hall of Fame was created in 2009 and the first inductees were awarded in September of 2010. The purpose of the Missouri Music Hall of Fame is to recognize and preserve the ever-changing history of music in the State of Missouri. The Missouri Music Hall of Fame is incorporated as part of the St. Joseph Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri. The Missouri Music Hall of Fame will be funded by yearly membership dues and private donations. $ 100- Individuals $ 500- Business When you become a member of the Missouri Music Hall of Fame, you are automatically a member of the St. Joseph Music Foundation (or one of its affiliates nearest you). Additional Information 1. The Missouri Music Hall of Fame Nominating Committee will elect its own chairman 2. The St. Joseph Music Foundation President and Missouri Music Hall of Fame President, along with the Missouri Music Hall of Fame Nominating Committee Chairman will serve as ex officio non voting members of the Missouri Music Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. 3. No member of the Missouri Music Hall of Fame Nominating Committee will be eligible for nomination to the Missouri Music Hall of Fame while serving on other Missouri Music Hall of Fame Committees. 4. Electors failing to vote two consecutive years will automatically be considered incapacitated and their names dropped from the Panel. Written request will be required for reinstatement. 5. Nominations will be guided by the Hall of Fame Criteria

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