GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® WELCOMES RECORDINGS BY NEIL DIAMOND, ELTON JOHN, JONI MITCHELL & MORE
GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® WELCOMES RECORDINGS BY NEIL DIAMOND, EURYTHMICS, ELTON JOHN, JONI MITCHELL, NANCY SINATRA AND MORE AS 2020 INDUCTIONS
25 RECORDINGS ADDED TO ICONIC CATALOG RESIDING AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM®
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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 25 new titles, the Hall, now in its 47th year, currently totals 1,113 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, Blind Alfred Reed, Joshua Rifkin, Nancy Sinatra, the Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys, the Surfaris and Mary Lou Williams.
Eligible recipients will receive an official certificate from the Recording Academy. For a full list of 2020 recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, see below or visit here.
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.
2020 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees
AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ SUITE
CAPITOL PRESENTS THE KING COLE TRIO
"DEVIL GOT MY WOMAN"
EAT A PEACH
FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE!
"HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE"
"I'LL FLY AWAY"
"I'M A MAN"
"I'M A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW"
IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK
"OH MARY DON'T YOU WEEP"
"PANCHO AND LEFTY"
PIANO RAGS BY SCOTT JOPLIN
Q: ARE WE NOT MEN? A: WE ARE DEVO!
"SWEET CAROLINE (GOOD TIMES NEVER SEEMED SO GOOD)"
"SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)"
"THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN'"
"WALKIN' AFTER MIDNIGHT"
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January 16, 2020 12:49pm ET by Recording Academy