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Kraftwerk, Lou Reed tapped for the Grammy Hall Of Fame

The 2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees may have been announced this morning, but anyone who’s anyone knows the only awards that matter in the music business are those coveted Grammy Hall Of Fame slots. This year, 27 different records ranging from Kraftwerk’s Autobahn to not one, but two versions of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” have been tapped for inclusion in an interactive exhibit at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. Inductees will also be featured in a commemorative book, not that anyone will ever read that.

A full list of all the inductees is below. To be eligible, recordings have to be at least 25 years old and “exhibit qualitative or historical importance.” Hence the Alice Cooper nod.

Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees 2015
Kraftwerk, Autobahn (1974)
The 4 Seasons, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (1962)
Bob Dylan, Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Sonny Rollins, The Bridge (1962)
Harry Belafonte, Calypso (1956)
Abba, “Dancing Queen” (1976)
Neil Young, Harvest (1972)
Hank Williams, “Honky Tonkin’” (1947)
Bobby Fuller Four, “I Fought The Law” (1965)
Fats Waller, His Rhythm And His Orchestra, “Jitterbug Waltz” (1942)
John Prine, John Prine (1971)
Chic, “Le Freak” (1978)
Sex Pistols, Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977)
Bonnie Raitt, Nick Of Time (1989)
Fontella Bass, “Rescue Me” (1965)
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys, “San Antonio Rose” (1939)
Alice Cooper, “School’s Out” (1972)
Ornette Coleman, The Shape Of Jazz To Come (1959)
The Dominoes, “Sixty Minute Man” (1951)
Leonard Cohen, Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
Sly And The Family Stone, Stand! (1969)
Willie Nelson, Stardust (1978)
Fisk Jubilee Singers, “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1909)
Paul Robeson, “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1926)
Aaron Neville, “Tell It Like It Is” (1966)
Otis Redding, “Try A Little Tenderness” (1966)
Lou Reed, “Walk On The Wild Side” (1972)


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