Induct Charlie Hodge into The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
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The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Foundation

Induct Charlie Hodge into The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame

    1. William Stiles
    2. Petition by

      William Stiles

      Memphis, TN

Charlie wore many hats during his 17 years with Elvis Presley, both onstage and off. In 2000 The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame introduced the category as "Sidemen" which fits Charlie's role with Elvis like a glove. Today the name has changed to "Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Award For Musical Excellence". It honors those musicians, producers and others who have spent their careers out of the spotlight working with major artists on various parts of their recording and live careers. Though they often play a key role in the creation of memorable music, the public rarely knows them by name. A separate committee selects the inductees in this category. Elvis fans know Charlie worldwide as the guy that gave Elvis his water, his scarves, and sang harmony for him. Onstage he was the stage manager, offstage he was involved in the auditioning of the musicians and backup singers, he was involved with choosing the songs sung in the live show, he was a part of many studio recordings, movie roles, rehearsals both at home in private as well as with the band. As J.D. Sumner put it, "Charlie was the most important person next to Elvis in the Elvis Presley show." He was on the number one syndicated television show in the country called "The Ozark Jubilee", which at that time it rivaled The Grand Ole Opry. As fate would have it Elvis came backstage to meet Charlie who was performing with his quartet in Memphis. It was not long afterward that Charlie turned his back on his own spotlight and devoted his energy into helping his best friend shine. He's a member of the group that is sorely overlooked and needs to be recognized with an induction.

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      William Stiles
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      I just wanted to let everyone know that we're up to 355 names and rolling along at a steady pace. If you don't mind please forward this to your friends on facebook. It would be greatly appreciated! Thank you,

      William Stiles

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    • Carolyn Mittag NEWBERRY, SC
      • 6 months ago

      I am a big Elvis fan and feel that Charlie Hodge was his True friend. He needs to be in the R&R Hall of Fame beside Elvis. He is by Elvis side in Heaven. Love them both. TCB TLC

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    • Delbert Gratton GRAND FORKS, ND
      • 6 months ago

      anyone that sang along side Elvis Presley belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Elvis Presley!!

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    • Steve Blong ORLANDO, FL
      • 7 months ago

      Charlie was a part of music history. He should recognized for it.

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    • Charles Geier BEAVERTON, OR
      • 7 months ago

      Charlie Hodge was a gifted musician who was vital to the comeback of Elvis. He was the guitar player, backup singer, and stage manager of several important tours and recordings in the 68-77 career of Elvis. He helped to keep Rock and Roll alive for so many old and new fans.

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    • Ronny McCoy ELKHART, TX
      • 9 months ago

      There is a place in my Heart for all of Elvis's Band members and Friends

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