The Classic Imperials are proud of the history of their members. The combined achievements of this group are still unprecedented in Christian Music. The following list contains a few of the landmarks they will be remembered for:

  • 58 years of consecutive Music Ministry (without a break), and still going. 

  • Nominated 13 times for Grammy Awards – Won 4 times

  • Nominated 58 times for Dove Awards – Won 17 times

  • 1969 first year of Dove Awards and won for male group of the year

  • 1981 first Dove for Artist of the Year

  • 1998 inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame

  • First group to have #1 song (Oh Buddha) on all three charts for 12 weeks (Contemporary – Inspirational – Southern Gospel)

  • 32  number-one songs in Christian Music

  • Number-one song in four consecutive decades (1960, 1970, 1980, 1990)

  • Performed with: Jimmy Dean, Elvis Presley, Carol Channing, and Pat Boone

  • Movie with Elvis called “That’s The Way It Was”

  • National television appearances: Grammy Awards (the first Christian group to appear) 700 club, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Praise The Lord, 100 Huntley Street, 20/20, The Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show, CNN – Take Two, Acts TV Network, the Magnificent Gospel Music Machine, TNN Nashville Network

  • Traveled to 21 countries: Canada, England, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, East Germany, France, Israel, Holland, Faeroe Island, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

 
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Jason Beddoe

Lead/Tenor

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Pam Morales

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Lead/Tenor

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Mark Addock

Tenor

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Brian Comeaux

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Lead

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Peter Pankratz

Tenor

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Bill Morris

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Tenor

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Steve Shapiro

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Lead

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Steve Ferguson

Member

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Jason Hallcox

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Lead

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Ritchie Crook

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Lead

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Ian Owens

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Bass

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Scott Allen

Lead

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Perry Jones

Tenor