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Petition push for Oak Island man to Rock Hall

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You wouldn't think retirement on the Brunswick County coast would be a stop on the road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Clay Cole may change that.

Cole retired from the television industry and now enjoys his life on Oak Island. He is best known for his nine-year run on the New York City TV series called "The Clay Cole Show," which featured Rock and Roll legends such as the Rolling Stones, Frankie Valli and Dionne Warwick.

Cole still has a huge fan base, and they are petitioning for his induction to the Hall of Fame in the non-performer category.

"I was stunned," Cole said. "I mean secretly every musician or performer has a secret fantasy of being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But to me it was like get in line, everyone wants to be in the Hall of Fame."

Cole also just recently wrote a book about his life in television entitled "Sha-Boom."

If you'd like to sign the petition, click here.

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Clay Cole

Clay Cole is the Missing Link of Rock N Roll history. A legend in his own right.

His story needs to be heard. And his induction into the Hall of Fame is something he worked hard for, earned and deserves.

Clay Cole - Missing link to Rock And Roll History

We lost Clay Cole this weekend.
He was my friend, he was every ones friend.

I am glad he had the chance to tell his story and share it with the world. The acknowledged of his life has been overdue and, his story is one that needs/needed to be told.
I am going to miss him. I am expecting a phone call that I know I won't get. I just can't believe it.

My heart goes out to his family. Seeing Clay and his brothers Jim and Rick was... Pretty cool. It was nice seeing the three of them on the road together. The three amigos.

I cant' say it enough... I going to miss you my friend.

Clay Cole

I am a fond fan of Clay Cole and wish him all the best in getting his reward of being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

For all the years Clay has been a center piece for R&R it's about time!!!

Clay Cole

I was the second to sign the petition...it is definitely time for Clay Cole to be inducted into the RRHOF...there was no one like him..

Clay did more for Rock and Roll than anyone can realize...he introduced many stars some 'big' some not so big, When you performed on his tv show or Palisades Park Shows he made you feel so special,so impotant..Clay was like that..still is...please take a minute and vote him in...

Clay Cole

Vote for Clay Cole to be selected to the Rocking Roll Hall of Fame. He was there when it all happened and deserces this honor.

I signed the petition as soon as it came out!

We have waited many years for Clay to get the recognition he deserves. He is loved dearly by his fans and by the people he has worked with.

One thing that stays in my mind the most about him: He has always been very talented in his own right; yet he has put most of his focus on supporting others in every way he could.

Vote for him. He so richly deserves it.

Induction for Clay Cole into R&R Hall of Fame

No one in the Music Industry left a mark in Televison during the 60's like Clay Cole. Being on American Bandstand as a guest of Dick Clark was amazing but not as personal as being a guest of Clays....He was unforgettable! You could feel his energy and love for who you were and what you did as an Artist. I could never forget that face and tenderness and wondered where was *Waldo in 2006? (*Clay)

He's back and we found him in Oak Island writing his memoirs. Holy Smoke, it didn't take long for everyone else to see he's still as great as they get. His Induction will be the ultimate for his fans but for Clay the applause and encore he deserves for all his hard work. I stand by him as a bookend and will always be indebted to him as he helped so many talented singers years ago by giving them a spot on his TV Show "The Clay Cole Show". Now it's his turn....Yeah, Clay....

Clay Cole

I remember the Clay Cole show. It was right up there with Dick Clark's American Bandstand!