Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104

Lenny Welch was born on May 31, 1940 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Welch began singing professionally in 1958 as part of The Vibes vocal group. Lenny was signed as an artist recording on the Cadence label in 1960. Mr. Welch had his first hit with "You Don’t Know Me" that same year, in 1960.

His rendition of this song with his beautiful soulful and sweet voice paved the road of his career, which was about to take off. In 1963 Lenny recorded a remake of the 1940's big band standard, "Since I Fell For You". This recording would prove to be Welch's biggest hit, and peaked at number 4 on the US Pop Charts. In 1964 Lenny's follow up hit was the legendary "Ebb Tide", which peaked at number 10 on the R & B Charts. "Congratulations Baby" was another hit that year, and was the flip side of "Ebb Tide". In 1965, Welch signed with Kapp Records, and released the hit "Two Different Worlds". Other hits include "A Taste of Honey", "Darlin' Take Me Back", "Rags To Riches", "Are You Sincere", "I'm In The Mood For Love", "I Was There", "Wait A While Longer","You Can't Run Away", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", and "A Sunday Kind Of Love".

Mr. Welch was also a signed artist on the Mercury, ATCO, and DECCA Labels. The above listed hits were in addition to several Lp Albums released on all labels. Mr. Welch's talents also include voiceover work, and acting/TV appearances as well. In 2005 Welch returned to the recording studio to record It’s All About Love.

Lenny Welch created a legendary legacy which is all his own with his incredible emotion packed R&B vocals, and unique style. He has continued to perform and entertain generations of fans, and still carries that legacy on today! He has performed to sold out shows across the US, and abroad.

Lenny Welch is a True American Treasure in the performance industry! Welch's songs have become even more popular today, now attracting new and younger generations of fans. His popularity has only increased with time!

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Committee,

We the undersigned, respectfully urge you to induct Lenny Welch, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

We believe this artist to have accomplished outstanding achievements in music recordings/performance, and creating a most unique sound in the music and entertainment industry.

Lenny Welch is beloved by generations for over 50 years, and has obtained legendary status for his incomparable sound, and contributions to the music world!

Please give the 1960's (to present) brilliant vocalist/performer, "Lenny Welch" strong consideration for induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Undersigned

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