Madonna, Mellencamp Among '08 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees
December 13, 2007 at 1:31 PM (PT)
MADONNA, JOHN MELLENCAMP, the DAVE CLARK FIVE, the VENTURES, and LEONARD COHEN will be inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 2008. The HALL announced this year's honorees THURSDAY. PHILLY Soul producers/songwriters KENNY GAMBLE and LEON HUFF will be inducted as non-performers with the AHMET ERTEGUN Award, and harmonica virtuoso LITTLE WALTER will be honored in the sideman category.
This year's nominees stretch the definition of "rock and roll," with pop superstar MADONNA and cult Canadian folk/cabaret singer-songwriter-poet COHEN not typically thought of as fitting into the rock genre. The five inductees will be honored at a MARCH 10 ceremony at NEW YORK's WALDORF-ASTORIA.