Recording Academy Announces 2014 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees
December 3, 2013 at 6:29 AM (PT)
THE RECORDING ACADEMY has announced the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY HALL OF FAME. This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight 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. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprised of professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by THE RECORDING ACADEMY's National Board of Trustees. With 27 new titles, the list currently totals 960 and is on display at the GRAMMY MUSEUM at L.A. LIVE.
"Spanning the 1930s to the 1980s, this year's GRAMMY HALL OF FAME entries represent a diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings," said RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog -- knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history."
Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2014 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME inductees range from the MARY POPPINS Original Cast Sound Track album to SUGARHILL GANG's early rap hit "Rapper's Delight." Also added to the highly regarded list are THE DRIFTERS' "Under The Boardwalk," B.B. KING's "3 O'Clock Blues," KRIS KRISTOFFERSON's self-titled debut album, DOLLY PARTON's "Jolene," THE ROLLING STONES' "Honky Tonk Women," and U2's album "The Joshua Tree." Other inductees include the original soundtrack from WOODSTOCK and recordings by JAMES BROWN, CHICAGO, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL, MILES DAVIS, RUN-D.M.C., B.J. THOMAS and NEIL YOUNG, among others.