Soul Stirrers Top Gospel Hall Inductees

Also honored this year will be Brother Joe May, Pilgrim Travelers.

The Soul Stirrers top the list of this year's inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Detroit. Among the originators of the gospel quartet sound, the Soul Stirrers were formed in Texas in 1926 by Senior Roy Crain. Sam Cooke joined the group in 1950 and went on to a successful secular career with such hits as "You Send Me" and "Wonderful World." Cooke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer in 1986; the Soul Stirrers followed in 1989. This year's other Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees include Brother Joe May and the Pilgrim Travelers, according to Hall president David Gough. The Hall will hold its formal induction dinner on October 21 in Detroit.