In mid-November the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame additions were announced. The Recording Academy president Neil Portnow made the announcement on Nov. 18. Twenty-six titles that include albums or single releases will be inducted.
Classic rock’s music luminaries are Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled album from 1975, Grateful Dead’s album “American Beauty,” Joe Cocker’s hit single “You Are So Beautiful,” “Heart of Glass” by Blondie (single), “The Basement Tapes” by Bob Dylan and The Band (album), Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville (single),” “She’s Not There” by the Zombies (single), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts “I Love Rock ‘N Roll (single),” The Pretenders eponymous album “Pretenders,” and Fats Domino’s debut single “Fat Man” are now amongst the 1,013 recordings in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
This Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of historical significance, quality, and longevity that are over 25 years old since its initial release. Inductees are selected by a special member committee from all branches of the recording arts. The 2016 inductees will be given mention during the live broadcast of the 58th Grammys scheduled for Feb. 15, 2016 on CBS.