Jersey Proud: Dionne Warwick, Kool & the Gang inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Dionne Warwick, the legendary singer from East Orange has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the Musical Excellence Award category.

News 12 Staff

Apr 23, 2024, 2:31 AM

Updated 33 days ago

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Dionne Warwick, the legendary singer from East Orange has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the Musical Excellence Award category. The 2024 honor caps a six-decade career that began in 1962 when her background vocals on a Drifters track caught the attention of Burt Bacharach.
Warwick's journey from gospel music to R&B stardom saw her win six Grammy Awards and produce countless hits, including "Walk on By," "I Say a Little Prayer" and "That's What Friends Are For."
Jersey City's own Kool & the Gang also earned a spot in the hall of fame in the performer category.  The band's 50-year career has made New Jersey proud.


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