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.