Recording Academy Announces 2018 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductions

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison, Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You,” Andy Williams‘ “Moon River,” and Nirvana‘s Nevermind are among the newest inductions into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Each year recordings are reviewed by a special member committee comprised of 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 45th year, currently totals 1,063 recordings and is on display at Grammy Museum L.A. Live.

“The Grammy Hall Of Fame strives to embody the changing climate of music throughout these past decades, always acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which the Academy has become known,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “Iconic and inspiring, these recordings are an integral part of our musical, social, and cultural history, and we are proud to have added them to our growing catalog.”

Representing a wide variety of singles and albums, the 2018 Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees range from David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” to Jimi Hendrix‘s Band Of Gypsys and also includes Gladys Knight & The Pips‘ “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” Public Enemy‘s “Fight The Power,” Queen‘s A Night At The Opera, Linda Ronstadt‘s “Heart Like A Wheel,” and Sam Cooke‘s “Bring It On Home To Me.” Other inductees include recordings by Aerosmith, Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five, Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, Dr. Dre, Thomas Alva Edison, Four Tops, Billie Holiday, the King Cole Trio, Hugh Masekela, Mike Oldfield, Parliament, Billy Paul, the Rolling Stones, and Leon Russell.

2017 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees:
BAND OF GYPSYS
Jimi Hendrix
Capitol (1970)
Album

“BRING IT ON HOME TO ME”
Sam Cooke
RCA Victor (1962)
Single

THE CHRONIC
Dr. Dre
Death Row (1992)
Album

“DREAM ON”
Aerosmith
Columbia (1973)
Single

“FIGHT THE POWER”
Public Enemy
Motown (1989)
Single

“FLASH LIGHT”
Parliament
Casablanca (1978)
Single

“GRAZING IN THE GRASS”
Hugh Masekela
UNI (1968)
Single

HEART LIKE A WHEEL
Linda Ronstadt
Capitol (1974)
Album

“I CAN’T HELP MYSELF”
Four Tops
Motown (1965)
Single

“I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE”
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Soul/Motown (1967)
Single

“(I LOVE YOU) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS”
The King Cole Trio
Capitol (1946)
Single

“I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU”
Whitney Houston
Arista (1992)
Single

JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON
Johnny Cash
Columbia (1968)
Album

“MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”
Thomas Alva Edison
N/A (1878)
Single

“ME AND MRS. JONES”
Billy Paul
Philadelphia International (1972)
Single

“MOON RIVER”
Andy Williams
Columbia (1962)
Track from Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes

“MY MAN ”
Billie Holiday
Brunswick (1937)
Single

NEVERMIND
Nirvana
DGC (1991)
Album

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Queen
Elektra (1975)
Album

“PAINT IT, BLACK”
The Rolling Stones
London (1966)
Single

“SAVOY BLUES”
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Okeh (1927)
Single

“A SONG FOR YOU”
Leon Russell
Shelter (1970)
Single

“SPACE ODDITY”
David Bowie
Mercury (1969)
Track from Space Oddity

“THAT’S ALL RIGHT”
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
RCA Victor (1949)
Single

TUBULAR BELLS
Mike Oldfield
Virgin (1973)
Album

 

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