In 1998, Allen Toussaint was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, though he was listed as a non-performer. In his biography on the Hall of Fame's website, this disparity is commented upon, "It's worth noting that although he was inducted in the 'non-performer' category, Toussaint is a talented pianist and performer who has recorded under his own name." It seems that Toussaint's solo work, like the album Southern Nights
, was often overshadowed by his work behind the scenes. In fact, when Toussaint released the album in 1975, he had also worked on Labelle's album, Nightbirds
, and the Paul McCartney & Wings album, Venus and Mars
spawned the #1 US hit "Lady Marmalade
," and Venus and Mars
held the top spot on the US Album charts for 77 weeks and the UK Album charts for 29 weeks.