Soul artist John Ellison among West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductees


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CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Soul singer and songwriter John Ellison is one of six musicians who will be inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

The other members of the class of 2015 are jazz artist Bob Thompson, pedal steel and dobro player Russ Hicks, old-time music artist James Edward Haley, country artist Buddy Starcher and R&B blues pianist Harry Vann "Piano Man" Walls.

Ellison was the lead singer and songwriter for The Soul Brothers Six. He wrote the group's first recording, "Some Kind of Wonderful," which was released in 1967. Since then, more than 60 artists have recorded the song. He has toured and recorded with Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, James Brown and other artists.

Biographies of Ellison and the other artists are posted on the hall of fame's website, .

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