The Recording Academy Adds 26 New Recordings to Its Hall of Fame

19 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Exclusive: Blondie, Grateful Dead, O’Jays and Fleetwood Mac Join 2016 Grammy Hall Of Fame.

Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty album, the O’Jays’ “For the Love of Money,” Fleetwood Mac’s eponymous 1975 album and Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful” are among the 26 new recordings that will be inducted into The Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016. Each year, the Recording Academy recognizes singles and albums that are at least 25 years old and that exhibit “qualitative or historical significance.” This year’s list features 26 inductees spanning from 1929 to the early 1980s. These works have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations.” Joining the aforementioned inductees is a diverse list of recordings that includes the Andrew Sisters’ “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me),” John Coltrane’s Lush Life album, Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration,” Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville,” Roberta Flack’s First Take album and the Zombies’ “She’s Not There.” In other news, the nominations in the so-called “big four” categories of the 58th annual Grammy Awards — Record, Album and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist — will be announced Monday, December 7, on CBS This Morning.

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