ABBA's In, But Hall Gives A Big KISS-off
December 16, 2009 at 4:05 AM (PT)
CLEVELAND's ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME has named ABBA, GENESIS, THE HOLLIES, THE STOOGES and JIMMY CLIFF as the latest inductees, "but has given the KISS-off, for this year at least, to hard rock's most celebrated tongue-wagging, makeup-loving band," reports THE LOS ANGELES TIMES.
The 25th annual induction ceremony will be held in NEW YORK on MARCH 15th.
DAVID GEFFEN will enter the hall as a non-performer, along with songwriting teams, JEFF BARRY and ELLIE GREENWICH and BARRY MANN and CYNTHIA WEIL.
Songwriters OTIS BLACKWELL, MORT SHUMAN and JESSE STONE, the creators of dozens of early rock and R&B hits, also are gaining membership in the hall.
Besides KISS, performers that had made this year's final nomination ballot, but who now have to wait another year for their next shot at induction, are the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, DONNA SUMMER, LL COOL J, DARLENE LOVE, LAURA NYRO and the CHANTELS.