Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. The Hall acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. With 26 new titles, the Hall, now in its 43rd year, currently totals 1,013 recordings and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live.
“The Recording Academy remains dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music through the decades,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Spanning more than 50 years, the 2016 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame entries are an outstanding collection, marked by both historical and cultural significance. These works have influenced and inspired music fans for generations and we are proud to induct them into our catalog of distinguished recordings.”
Representing a genre-spanning variety of tracks and albums, the 2016 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from the Andrews Sisters’ “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)” to the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty album. Also added to the list are Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass,” Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful,” John Coltrane’s 1961 album Lush Life, Roberta Flack’s 1969 album First Take, Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled 1975 album, and the O’Jays’ “For The Love Of Money.” Other inductees include recordings by Jimmy Buffett, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan And The Band, John Lee Hooker, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, the Pretenders, and the Zombies, among others.