Willie Nelson just got a post-90th birthday present: an imminent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The country music legend was one of seven artists announced Wednesday morning, alongside Kate Bush, Rage Against the Machine, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, George Michael and the Spinners who were voted into the hall.
Beyond that list are six more inductees who have been selected by the Hall of Fame committee to join the seven inductees who were voted in via general voting.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential musicians, bands, producers, and others who have influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll. By 2022, there are 365 inductees.
they are singers chaka khan, instrumentalist-producer Al Kooper and songwriter Bernie Taupin, all in the ‘Musical Excellence’ category; pioneering rock guitarist Link Wray and hip-hop originator DJ Kool Herc in the ‘musical influences’ division; and “Soul Train” TV host Don Cornelius as the recipient of the annual Ahmet Ertegun Award, reported “Variety.”
These 13 honorees will be celebrated at an induction ceremony and concert on November 3 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City.
For anyone keeping score of the cast who didn’t make it, let’s add ‘Variety’, the seven nominees on the general ballot who missed the cut with voters in this go-round (surely the Hall wouldn’t like that someone calls them ‘snobs’) ) A Tribe Called Quest, Iron Maiden, Joy Division/New Order, Cyndi Lauper, Sound Garden, The White Stripes and warren zevon,