The Recording Academy Announces 2013 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees
November 21, 2012 at 5:12 AM (PT)
Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, THE RECORDING ACADEMY has released a list of the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame collection. This latest round of inducted recordings "helps celebrate 40 years of highlighting diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance," noted THE RECORDING ACADEMY. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee.
Representing a variety of tracks and albums, the 2013 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from AC/DC's "Back In Black" album to FRANK SINATRA's recording of "Theme from 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK.'" Also added to the highly regarded list are BILLY JOEL's "Piano Man," PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS' album "Band On The Run," RAY CHARLES' "Hit The Road Jack," THE DRIFTERS' "On Broadway," CHARLES MINGUS' album "MINGUS Ah Um," and self-titled albums from ELTON JOHN and WHITNEY HOUSTON. Other inductees include the BROADWAY cast recording of "Lost In The Stars," and recordings by JAMES BROWN, BOB DYLAN, CARLOS GARDEL, BUCK OWENS, RICHARD PRYOR and LITTLE RICHARD, among others.
"With the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations," said Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social, and cultural history."
For a complete list of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees, click here.