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Rolling Stones and Neil Young Releases Among Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, 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 eminent and knowledgeable 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.

Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2014 Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees include the Rolling Stones’ Honky Tonk Women, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, U2’s The Joshua Tree, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, Dolly Parton’s Jolene, Chicago’s The Chicago Transit Authority, Kris Kristofferson’s Kristofferson and B.B. King’s 3 O’Clock Blues, among others.

“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 Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “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.”

The nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards will be announced on December 6th at 10 pm. EST as part of the The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night broadcast on CBS. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on January 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST from L.A.’s Staples Center.


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