This is the fifth nomination for Joe Tex. He became eligible for induction in 1990.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bio:
"Joseph Arrington Jr.—otherwise known as Joe Tex—was one of the most versatile performers and songwriters of the '50s and '60s. The East Texas native possessed a chameleonic voice and approach that allowed him to write and sing songs in the style of the era's soul, R&B and early rock 'n' roll stars. Ultimately, however, Tex found the most chart success when he settled into a groove and focused on Southern soul, which took influence from gospel and country, and embraced a funky sound that amplified his flair for charismatic performances.
Perhaps it's no surprise that the young Arrington's first major musical exposure involved singing gospel in church and soaking up the popular country music hits of the day. His talent was evident from early on, however: While still in high school, he won a talent show whose first prize was a trip to New York. Arrington made good use of this 1954 visit, winning amateur night at the Apollo Theatre for four weeks in a row. This success caught the ear of an A&R rep for Cincinnati's King Records, and the musician signed a record deal in 1955, after his graduation."