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    Bill (Honky Tonk) Doggett Cash Box Award for Best R&B Group-1956. Offered here is a truly amazing piece of musical history from the seminal period of Rock and Roll. This is Bill Doggett's Cash Box Award for "Honky Tonk." The Cash Box Award was the forerunner of the Grammy Award! Organist Doggett's simple tune became a huge hit. The Rock and Roll crowd embraced it, and this event was one of the first events that helped fuse R&B with Rock and Roll. "Honky Tonk" is considered to be the first Rock and Roll instrumental. Doggett followed with several other minor successes, but it would always be "Honky Tonk" that Doggett, who died in 1996, would be remembered for. A plaque on this award is inscribed, "Presented In Behalf Of The Automatic Music Industry Of America To Bill Doggett - The Best R&B Orchestra - 1956." Also included in this lot is an 8"x10" original black and white photo showing Doggett proudly holding this award, with the members of his group, including Billy Butler, Shep Shepherd, and Clifford Scott surrounding him. A true treasure for any music collector!

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    Sep-Oct, 2004
    30th-1st Thursday-Friday
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