There's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and now, there's the America's Pop Music Hall of Fame in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Why Canonsburg, you ask? Well, that's the hometown of Perry Como and he did have a pop hit or two. Okay, so he had over 30, but who's counting?
Here's more on the Pop music inductees for 2014:
Among the nominees are Carole King, Dion and Buddy Holly. All the artists are first time nominees into the Pop Hall of Fame. Also on the list:
The Bee Gees Tony Bennett Pat Boone
The Carpenters Chicago Dion
The Everly Brothers The Four Seasons Connie Francis
Buddy Holly Elton John Carole King
Dean Martin The Monkees Ricky Nelson
Roy Orbison Patti Page Gene Pitney
The Platters Simon & Garfunkel Smokey & Miracles
The Supremes Three Dog Night Dionne Warwick
Nomination is based on 'artists’ breadth and depth of pop hits, as well as influence – include Dion, Buddy Holly and Carole King, Artists must have placed a hit on the Billboard charts between 1945 and 1970 to qualify.'
Last year's inductees were:
Beach Boys, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Brenda Lee, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Vinton and Stevie Wonder.
Iconic songs inducted to date are: 1940s: “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby; 1950s: “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley; 1960s: “The Twist” by Chubby Checker; 1970s: “American Pie” by Don McLean.