Funk Rock's Forefathers, Band of Gypsys, to be Inducted with the 2019 R&B HOF Class

Jimi, Buddy Miles, and Billy Cox formed the BOG's. They created music that stood the test of time and influenced funk rock groups that emerged in the 70's.

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Band of Gypsys - Godfathers of Soul Rock, to be Inducted into R&B HOF

[Detroit, MI - 4/18/19] - The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class that will be inducted at its 8th annual ceremony. The event will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, MI on Sunday, June 23rd. Red Carpet/Media begins at 4:00 PM, with the ceremony starting at 5:00 PM.

The entire weekend will be full of activities, beginning on Friday, June 21st. For a detailed list of events for the entire weekend, visit:

The Band of Gypsys - Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles, and Billy Cox were one of the most influential groups in music. No group had ever mixed soul, R&B and rock to the extent, were no one genre was dominant over the other. Their only self-titled LP, went Double Platinum and was a hit with Pop/Rock and R&B fans. Many influential musicians, such as, George Clinton/P-Funk, Ernie Isley, Prince, and Lenny Kravitz, have cited the BOG's as a major influence and inspiration.

William "Billy" Cox, the last surviving member of the group, had this to say:

"I have been told that the BOG's introduced many in the R&B listening audience to Jimi Hendrix. In 2016, Jimi was inducted and this year, Buddy and I complete the trio."

The 2019 R&B HOF class is headlined by legendary icons Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. The full list of inductees can be found on the official website:

Ticket prices are $65.00 and can be purchased at: