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Albums by Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Linda Ronstadt, Queen & Nirvana Among New Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

Continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, the Recording Academy has announced the newest inductions to its distinctive Grammy Hall Of Fame. The latest additions recognize a diverse range of both singles and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Each year recordings are reviewed by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by the Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. With 25 new titles, the Hall, now in its 45th year, currently totals 1,063 recordings and is on display at Grammy Museum L.A. Live.

"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."

Representing myriad tracks and albums, the 2018 Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees range from David Bowie's "Space Oddity" to Jimi Hendrix's Band Of Gypsys. The highly reputed list also features Nirvana's Nevermind, Gladys Knight & The Pips' "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," Public Enemy's "Fight The Power," Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," Queen's A Night At The Opera, Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like A Wheel," and Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home To Me." Other inductees include recordings by Aerosmith, Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five, Johnny Cash, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Dr. Dre, Thomas Alva Edison, Four Tops, Billie Holiday, the King Cole Trio, Hugh Masekela, Mike Oldfield, Parliament, Billy Paul, the Rolling Stones, Leon Russell, and Andy Williams.

2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees:

  • "Mary Had a Little Lamb" - Thomas Alva Edison (1878)
  • "Savoy Brown" - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five (1927)
  • "My Man" - Billie Holiday (1937)
  • "For Sentimental Reasons" - King Cole Trio (1946)
  • "That's All Right" - Arthur "Big Boy" Cudup (1949)
  • "Bring It On Home to Me" - Sam Cooke (1962)
  • "Moon River" - Andy Williams (1962)
  • "I Can't Help Myself" - Four Tops (1965)
  • "Paint It Black" - Rolling Stones (1966)
  • "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Gladys Knight and the Pips (1967)
  • "Grazing in the Grass" - Hugh Masekela (1968)
  • "Space Oddity" - David Bowie (1969)
  • "A Song For You" - Leon Russell (1970)
  • "Me and Mrs. Jones" - Billy Paul (1972)
  • "Dream On" - Aerosmith (1973)
  • "Flash Light" - Parliament (1978)
  • "Fight the Power" - Public Enemy (1989)
  • "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston (1992)
  • Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash (1968)
  • Band of Gypsys - Jimi Hendrix (1970)
  • Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield (1973)
  • Heart Like a Wheel - Linda Ronstadt (1974)
  • A Night at the Opera - Queen (1975)
  • Nevermind - Nirvana (1991)
  • The Chronic - Dr. Dre (1992)