Each year the Recording Academy selects songs or albums to display in the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles that are at least 25 years old and historically relevant or significant for a time period. This year Houston, Bob Dylan, McCartney and other great groups like AC/DC all had some of their works recognized. Other Artist recognized include Elton John, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Brown. Hit the Jump for more.
Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1973 album “Band on the Run,” long credited with reigniting McCartney’s career following the Beatles’ split in 1970, was one of the 27 new inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame, on display at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
Houston’s self-titled 1985 debut album was also named an inductee, following the singer’s sudden death aged 48 in February this year. Australian hard-rock band AC/DC’s top-selling 1980 “Back in Black” album was also named a new entry.
The Recording Academy, which also runs the Grammy awards, picks songs and albums from all genres that are at least 25 years old, with either “qualitative or historical significance” to be considered annually for the Grammy Hall of Fame by a committee.