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Beve Cole, Chairman of AMEHOF’s Public Outreach committee, had the pleasure of enjoying an evening of music by Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns.
The band has been entertaining in the Valley and around the country for over 20 years. There mix of R&B, Soul, Funk and the Blues totally rocks the house!

Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony July 16
Mogollon Band, Michael Bruce lead guitarist for Alice Cooper, Jack Curtis, and Loy Clingman

June 27, 2023 (Scottsdale, AZ)…The Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame has been created to recognize and honor the contributions of musicians, entertainers, venues, and individuals who have had a significant impact on the evolution and development of the musical and entertainment culture in the state of Arizona and to educate the public about these accomplishments. On Sunday, July 16 Mogollon Band, Michael Bruce, original lead guitarist for Alice Cooper, Jack Curtis and Loy Clingman, pioneers in the promotion and recording of Arizona talent, will be inducted in a ceremony at Madison Center for the Arts, 5601 N. 16th St., Phoenix from 4pm-7pm. Tickets are $25 -$35 through Madison Center for the Arts at or Ticketmaster at
During the event, inductees Mogollon Band will play an acoustic set and Michael Bruce will play with the Michael Bruce band. There will be a special performance by Jeff Senour and his band CTS who will lead all the inductees in performing the final jam “Schools Out.” Jeff is a signed Artist for Universal Music/Mi5 Recordings and a pilot at H5 Helicopters.
George Brunson created the Mogollon Band in Heber-Overgaard back in 1979 and it’s been an Arizona favorite ever since. The induction for the Mogollon Band will include a special tribute to lead singer Duane Moore, whodied unexpectedly on April 28, 2022. Moore sang, wrote music, played guitar and fiddle and was the heart of the band. One of his greatest talents was his ability to make everyone around him feel special. His fans tell many stories about Duane where he often brought people on stage on their birthdays, would take time to talk to people and shake hands with the crowd.
Michael Bruce was one of the original members of the Alice Cooper band. He joined the band in 1966 and left in 1975. He wrote the music for so many of the Alice Cooper hits including:
  • No More Mister Nice Guy
  • 18
  • Schools Out
  • Billion Dollar Babies
  • Elected
  • Under My Wheels
  • Caught in a Dream
  • Music of Love
 Michael is currently working on a new album with his original band, the Michael Bruce band.
Jack Curtis is synonymous with entertainment in Arizona from the late 1950s through the 1990s with his five-decade career. In 1957, he wrote an entertainment column for the Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette. His record label, Mascot Records, featured one of the most popular and certainly the best-selling Phoenix band of the 60s; P-Nut Butter. His State Fair concerts headlined internationally known acts such as Sonny & Cher, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and many more. He produced the first 3 songs ever recorded by The Spiders – a band that, a few years later, changed their name to Alice Cooper. As the Marketing Manager for the Phoenix Civic Plaza, Jack founded and produced the very popular Summer Sundays for 14 years from 1975 to 1988. In 1988, then Governor Rose Mofford declared December 20, 1988, as “Jack Curtis Day” in Arizona.
Loy Clingman was a real pioneer in Arizona folk music. Loy should go down in Arizona history as “The Father of Arizona Folk Music.” He was recording, writing, and performing his cowboy poet tunes on the weekend as he supported his family on a teacher’s wage. Among the many singers that he produced at his studio Viv, was a young Mirriam Johnson, who became the famous Jessi Colter years later. In 1960, Clingman continued to record hundreds of local bands and singers well into the 70’s.
Their names will be added to the current list of 75 inductees honored by the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame which include Linda Ronstadt, Steven Spielberg, Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter, Marty Robbins, Stevie Nicks, Nils Lofgren, Dick Van Dyke, Wallace & Ladmo, Pat McMahon and Glen Campbell.
The success of the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame depends on the financial support of the public and the public’s desire to honor those who have contributed to the music and entertainment culture in Arizona.

Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame announces new inductees

All will be enshrined at July event in Phoenix

Podcast interview with Sue Wood – AMEHOF President

Some Photos from The April 22, 2018 Inductees Announcement Party
held at Flicka’s Baja Cantina in Scottsdale, AZ.

15 were voted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame:
Alice Tatum, Bob Corritore, Bob Meighan, Bruce Connole, Clarke Rigsby, Compton Terrace, Dave Pratt, Dead Hot Workshop, Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, George Benson, J. David Sloan, Jon Iger, Long Wong’s, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, and The Pistoleros. Performances by Hans Olson, Marshall Trimble, David Dodt, Alice Tatum & friends, Walt Richardson & friends, and The Pistoleros.

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  • Alice Tatum comes down off the stage to give some musical testimony. She was backed by Nicole Pesce on keyboard and Todd Chuba on drums.

The recent Induction Ceremony for
was a great event!

You may click on an image below to visit the new inductee pages.

Meat Puppets

Gin Blossoms

Nils Lofgren

Celebrity Theatre


Here is a link to an article about the Induction Ceremony on AZ Central

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