Twenty-five recordings ranging from Jimi Hendrix's "Band of Gypsys" to Aerosmith's "Dream On" to David Bowie's "Space Oddity" were named Tuesday as inductees in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
"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."
Recordings must be at least 25 years old to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, and must "exhibit qualitative or historical significance." The recordings can be albums or singles.
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With the latest inductees, the Hall of Fame now includes 1,063 recordings, and they are represented in an exhibit at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
Here is a complete list of the inductees:
- "Band of Gypsys," Jimi Hendrix
- "Bring it on Home to Me," Sam Cooke
- "The Chronic," Dr. Dre
- "Dream On," Aerosmith
- "Fight the Power," Public Enemy
- "Flash Light," Parliament
- "Grazing in the Grass," Hugh Masekela
- "Heart Like a Wheel," Linda Ronstadt
- "I Can't Help Myself," Four Tops
- "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," Gladys Knight & The Pips
- "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons," The King Cole Trio
- "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston
- "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison," Johnny Cash
- "Mary Had a Little Lamb," Thomas Alva Edison
- "Me and Mrs. Jones," Billy Paul
- "Moon River," Andy Williams
- "My Man," Billie Holiday
- "Nevermind," Nirvana
- "A Night at the Opera," Queen
- "Paint it, Black," The Rolling Stones
- "Savoy Blues," Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
- "A Song for You," Leon Russell
- "Space Oddity," David Bowie
- "That's All Right," Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- "Tubular Bells," Mike Oldfield