2003 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced.
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2003
From "Blowin' in the Wind" to "Stairway to Heaven," Majority of
Honorees Represent the Wealth of Great Recordings
from the '60s and '70s
The Recording Academy(R) has announced the newest additions to its GRAMMY(R) Hall Of Fame Awards, adding 21 recordings to a timeless list that now includes 606 titles. The Hall Of Fame serves as a reminder and celebration of the triumphs and achievements of the recording arts. Selections are drawn from all major categories of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which the Academy has become renowned.
Six of the recordings voted into the Hall this year are from the 1960s. These include Peter, Paul & Mary's 1963 hit version of "Blowin' In The Wind"; Judy Collins' 1968 generational touchstone "Both Sides Now"; Henry Mancini's 1963 film theme "Days Of Wine And Roses"; and Petula Clark's 1964 single "Downtown," among others. Eleven recordings inducted this year are from the 1970s, including one of the most popular singles of the decade, Carole King's "It's Too Late"; Bruce Springsteen's 1975 breakthrough album, "Born To Run," which made him a rock icon; Led Zeppelin's 1971 opus "Stairway To Heaven," one of the most heavily played album tracks of the rock era; Ike & Tina Turner's 1971 revamp of "Proud Mary"; Paul Simon's 1975 album "Still Crazy After All These Years," his first solo recording to be inducted; Elton John's 1973 double-album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,"; Fleetwood Mac's 1977 blockbuster "Rumours"; and Labelle's powerful 1975 R&B single "Lady Marmalade."
In addition, four entries come from earlier decades and include Ethel Waters' 1933 version of "Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time)," (the oldest recording to be inducted this year); jazz legend Thelonious Monk's 1949 album "The Genius Of Modern Music, Vols. 1 & 2"; the New York Philharmonic's 1956 recording of "Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 In A Minor, Op. 99" (featuring David Oistrakh; Dimitri Mitropoulos conductor); and the Flamingos' 1959 single "I Only Have Eyes For You."
"The purpose of the Hall Of Fame is to spotlight recorded musical masterpieces that have significantly impacted our musical history," said Academy President Neil Portnow. "This year's selections are outstanding recordings and compositions of social significance that uniquely represent pieces of our country's cultural history. They all greatly deserve to be memorialized."
The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was established in 1973 by the Recording Academy's Board of Trustees to honor recordings of enduring quality and relevance or historical significance. Recordings can be either single tracks or full-length albums. Balloting is open to recordings released more than 25 years ago and are selected by a panel of respected professionals from the recording arts field, including musicologists and historians. For more information about the Hall Of Fame or the 45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (to be broadcast on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. on the CBS Television Network), please visit www.grammy.com.
A complete list of the Hall Of Fame inductees for 2003 follows. An entire list of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame recipients through 2002 can be found at http://www.grammy.com/awards/hall_fame.html.
GRAMMY Hall Of Fame 2003 Inductees Aja Steely Dan ABC (1977) Pop (Album) Blowin' In The Wind Peter, Paul & Mary Warner Bros. (1963) Pop (Single) Born To Run Bruce Springsteen Columbia (1975) Rock (Album) Both Sides Now Judy Collins Elektra (1968) Pop (Single) Chopin: Mazurkas (Complete) Artur Rubinstein, piano RCA Red Seal (1967) Classical (Album) Days Of Wine And Roses Henry Mancini RCA (1963) Pop (Single) Downtown Petula Clark Warner Bros. (1964) Pop (Single) The Genius Of Modern Music, Vols. 1 & 2 Thelonious Monk Blue Note (1949) Jazz (Album) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John MCA (1973) Rock (Album) Hotel California Eagles Asylum (1977) Rock (Single) I Only Have Eyes For You The Flamingos R&B (Single) End (1959) I Shot The Sheriff Eric Clapton RSO (1974) Rock (Single) It's Too Late Carole King Ode (1971) Pop (Single) Lady Marmalade Labelle Epic (1975) R&B (Single) Proud Mary Ike & Tina Turner Liberty (1971) Rock (Single) Rumours Fleetwood Mac Warner Bros. (1977) Rock (Album) Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 In A Minor, Op. 99 David Oistrakh; Dimitri Mitropoulos cond. New York Philharmonic Columbia (1956) Classical (Album) Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin Atlantic (1971) Rock (Track) Still Crazy After All These Years Paul Simon Columbia (1975) Pop (Album) Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time) Ethel Waters Brunswick (1933) Traditional Pop (Single) Up Up And Away The 5th Dimension Soul City (1967) Pop (Single)
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