The music of Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Bob Dylan, Elton John, and James Brown, and other legends will be inducted into the 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame.
On Wednesday, The Recording Academy announced that several albums and songs that impacted fans across several decades will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Album inductees include Elton John’s 1970 self-titled second release, Paul McCartney’s 1973 post-Beatles album Band on the Run with Wings, AC/DC’s top-selling Back in Black from 1980, and Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut from 1985.
Some of the songs to be indicted this year include such hits as Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changing,” the 1961 Ray Charles single “Hit the Road Jack,” “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra, and the classic 1965 James Brown funk/soul hit “I Got You (I Feel Good).”
Other memorable hits to be inducted include Billy Joel’s 1973 “The Piano Man” and Willie Mae’s Thornton’s “Hound Dog” made internationally famous by the great Elvis Presley.
Neil Portnow, President and CEO of The Recording Academy, issued a statement about the significance of the songs and albums chosen for induction into the 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame.
“Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant,” said Portnow, “we are proud to add (the 2013 inductees) to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social and cultural history.”