Nina Simone would likely have regarded her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with some amusement. She was not a big fan of pop music, and had instead dreamed of becoming a classical pianist, not a singer.
Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan and Ron Wood reflect on life within Small Faces and Faces: two distinct British bands from two different eras with one shared rock and roll history.
Congratulations to performance inductees Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer and Rush, and Ahmet Ertegun honorees Quincy Jones and Lou Adler.
Albert King, Donna Summer, Heart, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Rush are the performers that will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Plus, the Rock Hall will finally let fans get a say with online polls that will generate a “fans ballot” that will count with all of the other induction votes.
From his folk-song beginnings to his role as an international hippie cultural leader whose 1966 album “Sunshine Superman” opened the psychedelic doors forever, Donovan Philips Leitch has charmed audiences and his peers as a distinctive voice amid the noise.
Her voice is considered an “acquired” taste, but Laura Nyro’s compositions gained universal appeal at the hands of Three Dog Night, Barbra Streisand, The 5th Dimension and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
Heralded as “The Texas Cannonball,” Freddie King’s skills as a blues guitarist led to him being dubbed one of the “Three Kings,” along with Albert King and B.B. King. And in 2012, his accomplishments prompted the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to honor him as an early influence.
Only two of the artists who earned Goldmine readers’ votes will be inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012.
The Association kicks off a reader’s A-Z list of Rock Hall of Fame-worthy artists