The Dells

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2004

Inducted by: Robert Townsend

Nominated in: 2002   2003   2004

First Eligible: 1991 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale, Johnny Carter, Johnny Funches, Marvin Junior and Michael "Mickey" McGill

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Oh, What a Night (1956)

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6 comments so far (post your own)

Now hear s a group that had a Hit "Oh What a Night" ..#4 R&B chart.. Their influence is very large..! Heck they even named a computor company after them LOL ... know wonder they are in.... heck their song re- charted in 1969 ,, That alone is enough.. The bands name is still out there doing its thing!!Glad to see them IN...

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 11.5.09 @ 09:37am

A great group. I prefer "Stay In My Corner" to either version of "Oh What A Nite", but those/that are/is a/two great song/s too.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 11.5.09 @ 16:39pm

This versatile group goes all the way back to Rock and Roll's infancy in 1952. Whatever took the HOF so long???

Posted by msmissile01 on Monday, 09.20.10 @ 17:54pm


01. 2004 - THE DELLS

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.27.10 @ 19:08pm

***The Mighty DELLS***

The Dells' bass singer CHUCK BARKSDALE accepts induction for the group into the 2004 class of the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 03.24.13 @ 00:58am

****MARVIN JUNIOR of THE DELLS (1936-2013)****

R.I.P. to MARVIN JUNIOR, powerhouse lead singer of the mighty DELLS- 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees....and one of the most POWERFUL lead singers EVER.
The Dells are one of the longest-lasting groups (of ANY kind) , in music history...with a history that goes back to 1952.They have had no less than 49 Pop & R&B Chart Hits.

MARVIN JUNIOR, the powerful baritone lead singer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted group the DELLS, and the legendary lead singer of such Pop and R&B hits as "Oh What a Night, "There Is", "Stay In My Corner", and "The Love We Had Stays on My Mind" ,and "Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation", died this past Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, at his home in Harvey, Illinois. He was 77. He was the third member of the long-running group to pass away. The other members were the group's other lead singer, first tenor Johnny Carter, who passed away in 2009, and Johnny Funches, who Carter replaced in 1960,who died in 1998. The replacement of Funches with Carter was the only personnel change in the long-running group's 60 year history.

Condolences to the remaining members, Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale, and Mickey McGill, Marvin's family, and Dells fans worldwide.

Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 06.12.13 @ 22:46pm

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