Black and Fontana will enter the hall, in the sideman category, at an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Auditorium. Other members of the class of '09, with their inductors listed in parentheses, are: Metallica (Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Pepper); Run-DMC (Eminem); Jeff Beck (Jimmy Page); Bobby Womack (Ron Wood); and Little Anthony and the Imperials (Smokey Robinson). In the photo below, Bill Black's son Louis Black and daughter, Nancy Black Shockley accept the award with D.J. Fontana
Bill Black's son Louis Black, daughter, Nancy Black Shockley and D.J. Fontana
DJ Fontana and Bill Black at Ellis Auditorium - Dec. 19, 1955
Keyboardist Spooner Oldham will also be inducted as a sideman (by Paul Shaffer), while Wanda Jackson will enter the hall as an early influence (inductor not named yet).