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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Rock Hall To Induct Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits And Moody Blues

Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, The Cars and Dire Straits — along with guitar pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, with an award for early influence — have been named as next year's inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

From a field of 19 nominees that included Radiohead — in its first year of eligibility — Kate Bush, Depeche Mode and The MC5, the inductees were chosen through a mix of 900 votes from members of the music industry as well as fan votes tallied in aggregate "alongside the other ballots," as the hall explains. Artists can be nominated 25 years after the release of their first commercial recording.

"I wasn't surprised, but I was pleased," Jon Bon Jovi told The New York Times of his eponymous band's induction.

The hall has held annual inductions since 1986.



Anonymous said...

I love Nina Simone, but that ain’t rock n roll

Anonymous said...

Who the heck is Nina Simone? She, (I guess), gets in and The J.Geils Band continues to be shut out. Makes no sense what-so-ever.

Anonymous said...

Finally the Moody Blues made it! much over due.

JASON hinman said...

Love me some Moody Blues!

Anonymous said...

The Cars ..Moody Blues ..Bon ..Dires ...Are You Serious !!??? I'll Rock my exercise Bike All The Way With These Tunes Cranking !!! !!!