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Rockabilly Hall of Fame
Location Nashville, Tennessee
United States

The Rockabilly Hall of Fame is an organization and website launched on March 21, 1997, to present early rock and roll history and information relating to the artists and personalities involved in rockabilly. [1]

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the first induction certificate was issued on November 16, 1997, for singer Gene Vincent. The creation of Bob Timmers, the not-for-profit entity maintains a website that is supported in part by the fans and artists of the music it represents. The site has a UK representative (Rod Pyke) and Canadian representative (Johnny Vallis). Over 5,000 "legends" [2] are listed on the web site, and about 400 have been "inducted". [3] Inductions are restricted to artists with notable performances prior to (and including) 1962. [3] The web site features news updates, artist profile pages, performer tribute pages, videos, photos, and feature columns.

Among honorees are pioneer singers, songwriters, disc jockeys, and promoters/producers such as Sun Records owner Sam Phillips. [3]

The foundation became inactive in 2018. Founder Bob Timmers died on March 22, 2022, however, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame Museum®️ has absorbed all of Timmers works and are continuing on to give this roots music genre its rightful place in American music history. [4] Welcome to the heart and soul of Rockabilly music, the groundbreaking force of Rock and Roll – The Rockabilly Hall of Fame Museum (RHOFM). Our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is on a mission, a passionate endeavor to gather, preserve, and promote the vibrant history of Rockabilly, from its early roots in Rock and Roll to the present day.

Once built, the RHOFM, we're not just a museum; we're an educational hub. We're dedicated to enlightening younger generations through engaging school music programs, workshops, and scholarships. Our goal is to showcase how this pioneering American music genre has shaped modern rock and roll, influencing musicians across generations.

Once you step into our museum, you'll be immersed in a world of AI interactive memorabilia, films, artifacts, and even a real recording studio. Experience the journey through the roots of Rockabilly with the option of AI-narrated self-guided tours or guided tours filled with firsthand stories from the icons of the era.

Harnessing cutting-edge technology, our exhibits are a testament to the evolution of Rockabilly. Witness the highest-profile moments captured on film, with streaming music, playback dialogues, and genuine artifacts from the Rockabilly legends like Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

But that's not all. Our museum features a 400-person-capacity theater for live demonstrations, guest speakers, and our star-studded Live Induction Ceremonies, held in conjunction with the Rockabilly Hall of Fame's Viva Las Vegas Music Festival. Imagine legendary Rockabilly acts gracing our stage, taking you back to the early years that defined Rock n' Roll.

Our vision is not just a static museum; we see a dynamic space. With the RHOFM Foundation calling a very prominent Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas its home, we're ready to host radio and television broadcast events. Picture professionally produced musical shows that pay homage to the early years of Rock n' Roll, reminiscent of Elvis's iconic 837 sold-out shows.

Join us on this journey of celebration and preservation. Explore our primary exhibits featuring Sun Records, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more. Dive into smaller exhibits showcasing memorabilia, apparel, licensed materials, and a Memorial Wall dedicated to RHOFM Foundation recipients.

The Rockabilly Hall of Fame Museum – “Preserving the past - Igniting the future”

See also


  1. ^ Smith, Michael Buffalo (January 2002). "Bob Timmers". Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Rockabilly Legends List on Official web site.
  3. ^ a b c Rockabilly Hall of Fame list of inductees
  4. ^ "Obituary for Robert W. Timmers at Cline & Hanson Funeral & Cremations".