Located adjacent to the music hall in the old Nash Jewellers building on Dundas St, the Hall of Fame honours outstanding musicians from London, Ontario. Past inductees include Garth Hudson, Tommy Hunter, the Lombardo family, Denise Pelley, Helix and Don and Priscilla Wright. Having a place to showcase these individuals and groups provides an opportunity to share their recognition with the community and visitors to the city.
Displayed alongside profiles and bios of the inductees will be musical treasures such as the gold records Jack Richardson was awarded for producing The Guess Who’s American Woman and Bob Seger’s NightMoves. And on display from the Big Band era will be a red blazer from Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians.
“We have some cool stuff,” said Circelli. “This city has a deep and prestigious music history and we’ve got the proof right here on display. It’s really impressive and we’re very excited.”
Mike Manuel, owner of the London Music Hall, is providing the space. “The JRLMA has done so much for the music community of London, it’s a natural fit,” said Manuel.
The Hall features two live venues, The Rosewood Room and The Jack Richardson Ballroom. Live performance schedules will be posted on the events page as well as on the Hall Of Fame Facebook page.
The JRLMA Board of Directors gratefully acknowledge assistance by Brian Lambert for curating JRLM Hall of Fame displays & providing Graphic Underground London 1977-1990 display for the Rosewood Lounge; Amber Lloydlangston & Museum London and the London Public Library.