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This Day in Georgia History

September 19, 1998

Music Hall of Fame Inductees 1998

In ceremonies attended by 1,200 people at the Georgia World Congress Center, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame held its 20th awards program. Inducted into the Hall of Fame for 1998 were:

Allman Brothers Band for best group performance
Peabo Bryson for best individual performance
J. Lee Friedman for nonperforming accomplishments
Emma Kelly, the piano player Johnny Mercer called the “Lady of 6,000 Songs” and who was featured in novel and movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” for pioneer award
Gov. Zell Miller for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame President’s Merit Award