The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced and i’m happy to see reggae singer Jimmy Cliff amongst The Stooges, Genesis, The Hollies and ABBA! All of them will accept their award, as well as play a few songs during the ceremony. Can we expect an Elvis Costello appearance during a Jimmy Cliff song? After all, they did record stuff together for the Club Paradise soundtrack. It’s good to see The Stooges are finally going to be in the Hall, as well as Genesis. Read more about the news below:
Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies and The Stooges as its 2010 artist inductees. Also being inducted this year as individual recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award will be David Geffen and songwriters Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Elle Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Jesse Stone, Mort Shuman and Otis Blackwell. The ceremony will take place on March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will air live on Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network, as part of the three-year broadcast deal between the Foundation and Fuse.
“We are very happy to present this year’s inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as they represent a great cross-section of artists that define the broad spectrum and history of rock and roll and people that have contributed immeasurably to our business” says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President & CEO Joel Peresman.
The performer inductees are:
Ahmet Ertegun Award (nonperformers):
BARRY MANN & CYNTHIA WEIL
ELLIE GREENWICH & JEFF BARRY
[Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]