George Harrison and Neil Young recordings join Grammy Hall Of Fame 

added: 6 Dec 2013 // by: VVN Music 

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The Recording Academy has named 27 new recordings to the Grammy Hall of Fame which preserves and celebrates the greatest recordings in history.

Among this year's inductees are some of the greatest acts of the rock era including George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival (twice!) and U2. Rap is represented by Run-DMC and the Sugarhill Gang while R&B is represented by James Brown and War and blues by B.B. King and Robert Johnson.

Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the academy, said 'Spanning the 1930s to the 1980s, this year's Grammy Hall Of Fame entries represent a diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings. Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog ' knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history.'

Celebrating the Grammy Hall Of Fame's 40th Anniversary, The Recording Academy has partnered with FX Marketing Group to publish a 150-plus-page collector's edition book. Grammy Hall Of Fame 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition features in-depth insight into many of the recordings and artists represented in the Hall. Legendary artists provide exclusive firsthand accounts of the making of their Grammy Hall Of Fame-inducted recordings, including Mel Brooks, Herbie Hancock, Loretta Lynn, the Mamas And The Papas' Michelle Phillips, Carlos Santana, James Taylor, the Who's Pete Townshend, and Bill Withers, among others. The full-color book also highlights the legacy of the Beatles, the group with the most titles inducted into the Hall.

The new inductees:


Fortunate Son ' Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
Georgia (On My Mind) ' Hoagy Charmichael and His Orchestra (1930)
Get Up ' I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine ' James Brown (1970)
Honky Tonk Woman ' Rolling Stones (1969)
Jolene ' Dolly Parton (1973)
Low Rider ' War (1975)
Nobody Know the Trouble I've Seen ' Louis Armstrong and the All Stars (1938)
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head ' B.J. Thomas (1969)
Rapper's Delight ' Sugarhill Gang (1979)
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ' Gil Scott-Heron (1970)
Strange Things Happening Every Day ' Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1945)
Sweet Home Chicago ' Robert Johnson (1937)
3 O'Clock Blues ' B.B. King (1952)
Under the Boardwalk ' Drifters (1964)
Walk This Way ' Run DMC (1986)
Wonderful World ' Sam Cooke (1960)
Yardbird Suite ' Charlie Parker (1946)


After the Gold Rush ' Neil Young (1970)
All Things Must Pass ' George Harrison (1970)
The Chicago Transit Authority ' Chicago (1969)
Cosmo's Factory ' Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970)
Doc Watson ' Doc Watson (1964)
The Joshua Tree ' U2 (1987)
Kristofferson ' Kris Kristofferson (1970)
Mary Poppins (Original Cast Album) ' Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Various Artists (1964)
Relaxin' With the Miles Davis Quintet ' Miles Davis (1958)
Woodstock: Music From the Original Soundtrack and More ' Various Artists (1970)

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