Ain’t Too Proud To Beg: Detroit Could Host the R&B Hall of Fame ... One Day

July 21, 2014

By Travis Wright

"Rhythm and blues has been kind of ignored ... there are alot of artists that wasn’t exactly with Motown that created rhythm and blues and allowed us to be where we are today."

Lamont “Showboat” Robinson, a Cleveland businessman and noted R&B memorabilia collector, was joined by music icons such as Four Tops founding member Duke Fakir and Willie Ford of The Dramatics, to announce his plan for a $15 million-dollar R&B Hall of Fame Museum that he believes should be hosted in Detroit.

Robinson and Ford spoke with WDET’s Travis Wright.

Travis asks Ford if he's surprised that an R&B Hall of Fame doesn't exist: