GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® WELCOMES RECORDINGS BY NEIL DIAMOND, EURYTHMICS, ELTON JOHN, JONI MITCHELL, THE POLICE, NANCY SINATRA AND MORE AS 2020 INDUCTIONS
26 RECORDINGS ADDED TO ICONIC CATALOG RESIDING AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 14, 2020) — The Recording Academy® welcomes the newest inductions to its distinguished GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®, continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings. This year’s additions recognize a diverse range of both single and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed each year 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 26 new titles, the Hall, now in its 47th year, currently totals 1,114 recordings. The 2020 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductions are available to stream via a playlist here.
“Each year it is our distinct privilege to preserve a piece of cultural and music history with our GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductions,” said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We are so honored to welcome these timeless masterpieces to our growing catalog of iconic recordings that serve as a beacon of music excellence and diverse expression that will forever impact and inspire generations of creators.”
The 2020 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” to Joni Mitchell’s Clouds. The list also features Eurhythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer,” Devo’s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Swan Silvertones’ “Oh Mary Don’t You Weep,” and Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. Other inductees include recordings by the Allman Brothers Band, the Chuck Wagon Gang, Patsy Cline, Dick Dale And The Del-Tones, Bo Diddley, Peter Frampton, the King Cole Trio, Skip James, James P. Johnson, Machito, Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, the Police, Blind Alfred Reed, Joshua Rifkin, Nancy Sinatra, the Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys, the Surfaris, and Mary Lou Williams.
For more information about the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame or the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards®, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the CBS Television Network, please visit GRAMMY.com.
AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ SUITE
“Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite”
CAPITOL PRESENTS THE KING COLE TRIO
The King Cole Trio
James P. Johnson
“DEVIL GOT MY WOMAN”
EAT A PEACH
The Allman Brothers Band
“EVERY BREATHE YOU TAKE”
FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE!
“HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE”
Blind Alfred Reed
“I’LL FLY AWAY”
The Chuck Wagon Gang
“I’M A MAN”
“I’M A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW”
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys
IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK
Def Jam (1988)
Dick Dale And The Del-Tones
“OH MARY DON’T YOU WEEP”
“PANCHO AND LEFTY”
Willie Nelson And Merle Haggard
PIANO RAGS BY SCOTT JOPLIN
Q: ARE WE NOT MEN? A: WE ARE DEVO!
Warner Bros. (1978)
“SWEET CAROLINE (GOOD TIMES NEVER SEEMED SO GOOD)”
“SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)”
“THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN'”
“WALKIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT”
Mary Lou Williams
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