Today (Dec. 4), the GRAMMY Hall of Fame released 27 singles and albums that will be inducted next year. The 27 inductees range from Dolly Parton‘s “Jolene”and The Rolling Stones‘ “Honky Tonk Women” to Sam Cooke‘s “Wonderful World” and The Sugarhill Gang‘s “Rapper’s Delight.” U2‘s album The Joshua Tree made the cut as did Kris Kristofferson‘s Kristofferson.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”
Below are some of the classic rock albums inducted this year.
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)
The Joshua Tree, U2 (1987)
Woodstock — Music from the Original Soundtrack and More, Various Artists (1970)
— Annie Reuter, Radio.com
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