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04 April 2010

Ray Charles Inducted In Apollo Theatre Hall Of Fame (1993)

Fantastic show directed by Stan Lathan, hosted by Bill Cosby and Danny Glover. Videotaped in New York by Radiovision in association with Ken Ehrlich Productions on 15 July and aired on 4 August 1993, where Ray Charles and Richard Pryor were inducted in the Apollo Theatre Hall Of Fame. Triple A line-up with Bryan Adams, Jeff Beck, Regina Belle, Thelma Carpenter, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, Robert De Niro, Al Green, Buddy Guy, Chuck Jackson, B.B. King, Ben E. King, Bobby McKnight, Teddy Pendergrass, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Robin Williams, The Cleftones, The Dixie Hummingbirds, a.o. Orchestra: Frank Owens, Brian Brake, Tom Barney, Ray Chew, Steve Bargonetti, Warren Smith, Kamau Adilitu, John Longo, Steve Furtado, Dennis Wilson, Benny Powell, Jerome Richardson, Frank Wess, Charles Davis.

See more Apollo HoF clips on YouTube. Someone on Ebay is offering a "conversion to DVD from a VHS recording of a British television special".

On July 15 Ed Miller of WPIX reported live on the concert.

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