ARCA is proud to have bestowed Honorary Membership to the following artists, disc jockeys, songwriters, and others:

 

Arthur Alexander - Arthur Alexander was born in Sheffield, Alabama in 1940 in the center of the main music hub for the state. His father played the guitar and played in local clubs. Arthur soon found himself singing in a gospel group, the Heartstrings. Arthur began to write R&B and Pop songs and recorded “Sally Sue Brown” under Read More...
Bill Bolen -   Bill Bolen was born in Selma in 1928 and almost from the get-go, had an interest in radio broadcasting. He was working at Sears-Roebuck as a teen and an in-store repairman taught him things about radio. After graduating high school, he went to work for WHBB in his hometown. He continued his work in Read More...
Ed Boutwell - When you talk about music in Birmingham, the name Ed Boutwell soars above all others. He was to Birmingham what Rick Hall was to Muscle Shoals. Ed founded Birmingham’s very first recording studio in 1951 in his basement. The studio would later move to its most well known location in English Village. Nearly every garage Read More...
Dan Brennan -     Bio Pending    
Buddy Buie - Bio Pending   Georgia Pines - The James Gang   What Am I Crying For - Dennis Yost & The Classics IV   Do It Or Die - Atlanta Rhythm Section    
Buddy Causey -   One of the best singers to come out of the Birmingham and Alabama area, Buddy Causey. Buddy attended Banks High School and, at a very young age, discovered a great singing ability. At the age of 19, he began recording in Muscle Shoals and issued a single on the Quinvy label, a medley of Read More...
Dee Clark - Bio Pending   Just Keep It Up - Dee Clark    
Jeff Cook - Bio Pending   My Home's In Alabama - Alabama    
Bo Diddley - Bio Pending   Road Runner - Bo Diddley    
Bobby Edwards - It’s hard to think that anyone could have success with country music in California, the home of the surf sound and teen idols, especially just starting out, but that’s the story of Bobby Edwards. Bobby Edwards was born Robert Edward Moncrief in Anniston, Alabama in 1926, the son of a preacher. His first recordings were Read More...
Bobby Goldsboro -   Bio Pending   See The Funny Little Clown - Bobby Goldsboro    
Baker Knight - Bio Pending   Those Songs Of Yesteryear - Baker Knight    
Bill Lawson - One of the funniest men in Birmingham radio is Bill Lawson, affectionately known as Dollar Bill, is a native Birminghamian and has been a staple on the radio since 1971. Over the next few years, Bill worked at stations in various parts of Alabama before landing at WERC in Birmingham in 1979. During the 70s, Read More...
Henry Lovoy - The name, Henry Lovoy, should not be a stranger to anyone who grew up listening to music in or around Birmingham in the 60’s through today. Henry has played music all of his life starting at a very young age, and I do mean young. It’s also hard to think of a Birmingham band that Read More...
Lee Masters - Lee Masters is one of the most durable DJs in Birmingham. Born and raised in Birmingham, Lee got interested in radio when, as a young teenager, walked into WAQY studios, near his home, one day. There he met station owners, Tommy Charles and Doug Layton. That quick meeting led to Lee working at the station Read More...
Paul Peterson - Bio Pending   My Dad - Paul Petersen    
Marc Phillips - Hotel was formed in 1973 by area musicians and, after a few initial personnel changes, solidified its most recognized line-up by 1976. That line-up included original members Marc Phillips on keyboards and Tommy Calton on guitar. The band was rounded out with Lee Bargeron (keyboards, guitar), Mike Reid (guitar), George Creasman (bass) and Michael Cadenhead Read More...
Revolver - Four very gifted musicians and songwriters first formed in Huntsville in 1965 after the four watched The Beatles with the rest of the world on the Ed Sullivan Show. The band consisted of two sets of brothers, Mike and Kenny Webber and Vannie and Dannie Warren. They took the strange name of 'The So...But So Read More...
Dave “Rockin’ ” Roddy - If you grew up in Birmingham in the 60s, most likely you listened to one of the best radio stations in the south, WSGN, the big 610. They called their DJs, the Good Guys. One of the most popular Good Guys was Dave Roddy, sometimes called, “Rockin’ Roddy.” Dave grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He Read More...
Merrilee Rush - Merrilee Rush was born Merrilee Gunst in Seattle, Washington. At a very young age, she studied classical piano. At age 16, she auditioned for and became the lead singer of a local band, the Amazing Aztecs, which was led by saxophone player, Neil Rush. She auditioned to play the piano, but was also asked if Read More...
Sammy Salvo - Bio Pending Oh Julie - Sammy Salvo    
Percy Sledge - Bio Pending Take Time To Know Her - Percy Sledge    
Ken Tremelling - Ken was a long-time DJ from Birmingham, AL. He began his long career in 1958 at WYDE at the age of 18 under the name, Ken Keene. He remained there for several years, but, in the 60s, would become the station manager for Tommy Charles at his new station, WAQY. In the 70s, Ken moved Read More...
Pat Upton - Alabama native, Pat Upton, started singing at a young age with his brothers in a gospel group. After high school. Pat enlisted in the Air Force. While serving, he helped formed a rock band called the Fydallions in Sacramento, CA, originally an instrumental group. After his discharge for the Service, other members joined the band. Read More...
Travis Wammack - [Information from Travis’ website] Travis was born in Walnut, Mississippi. He began his professional music career when he wrote and recorded his first record at the tender age of eleven, and also became the youngest member ever voted into the musician’s union. After moving to Memphis, Tennesse, the young guitarist made his mark on the Read More...
Sheb Wooley - If you’re thinking, wait a minute, Sheb Wooley is a western TV and movie star, you would be right. However, no one can make it thru a Halloween season without hearing, “Purple People Eater” at least once. Shelby Francis Wooley was born in 1921 in Erick Oklahoma. Growing up on a farm, Sheb learned to Read More...

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