Harmoneers Quartet inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame
Monday, September 30, 2002
One of the pioneers for gospel music, the Harmoneers Quartet, has finally received their due respect by being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The gala event, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on September 28, 2002, was a tribute to one of the great all time performers of Southern Gospel Music.
The late Fred C. Maples and Charles Key, pianist, first organized the Group in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1943. In 1949 they moved to their operation to Decatur, Georgia. Charles Key is the only original member still living. Bob Crews and Seales "Low Note" Hilton joined the group in 1947. Wallace "Happy" Edwards joined the group in 1948. The Harmoneers, for the most part, remained unchanged until the death of Fred C. Maples, whereupon Jimi Hall joined them.
For over 4 decades, the Harmoneers thrilled audiences and their peers with their four- part harmony. With the humorous antics of Happy Ed on one end of the group, the stoic personality of Low Note Hilton on the other end, and the rock solid foundation of Bob Crews and Fred C. in the middle, their professional style thrilled packed houses all across this nation.
The induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, is just another of the ongoing tributes coming to this group of talented men.
For more information and congratulatory messages email: BCrewsHarmoneers@cs.com