The Recording Academy Announces 2012 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees
November 21, 2011 at 5:37 AM (PT)
THE RECORDING ACADEMY announces the newest additions to its GRAMMY HALL OF FAME. "THE RECORDING ACADEMY is dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music and sound through the decades," said Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "We are especially honored to welcome this year's selection of some of the most influential recordings of the last century. Marked by both cultural and historical significance, these works truly have influenced and inspired audiences for generations, and we are thrilled to induct them into our growing catalog of outstanding recordings."
2012 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME inductees range from BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's "Born In The U.S.A." album to civil rights activist DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'s "I Have A Dream" speech from his historic 1963 address at the March on WASHINGTON. Also on the list are COLE PORTER's "Anything Goes," the ROLLING STONES' album "Exile On Main St.", GLORIA GAYNOR's "I Will Survive," GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE's single "The Message," BILL COSBY's comedy album "I Started Out As A Child," the Original Broadway Cast recording of "ST. LOUIS Woman," and TINA TURNER's "What's Love Got To Do With It." Others inductees include the entire Anthology Of American Folk Music, GENE AUTRY, CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG, DORIS DAY, the SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY-conducted BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, LOS PANCHOS, SANTANA, and PAUL SIMON, among others.
For a complete list of GRAMMY HALL OF FAME inductees, click here.