A mix of albums and records from The Allman Brothers Band, Joni Mitchell, The Police, and more have been selected by the Recording Academy to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.
The list of 26 titles that will be included in the Grammy Hall of Fame was announced on Tuesday, following a selection process by a special member committee and the Academy’s national board of trustees. The selected recordings include Neil Diamond‘s “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)”, Joni Mitchell‘s Clouds, Eurythmics‘ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”, and Elton John‘s “Tiny Dancer”, to name a few.
Other recorded works included in Tuesday’s announcement is that of Public Enemy‘s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, The Allman Brothers Band’s Eat A Peach, The Police’s Every Breath You Take, Peter Frampton‘s mega-hit live album Frampton Comes Alive!, Bo Diddley‘s “I’m a Man”, The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys‘ “I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow”, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard‘s “Pancho and Lefty”, Devo‘s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, and more.
Recordings become eligible for the Grammy Hall of Fame 25 years after their initial release.
“Each year it is our distinct privilege to preserve a piece of cultural and music history with our GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductions,” Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan mentioned in a statement to go with the announcement. “We are so honored to welcome these timeless masterpieces to our growing catalog of iconic recordings that serve as a beacon of music excellence and diverse expression that will forever impact and inspire generations of creators.”
The list of 2020 Grammy nominees was shared this past November and includes some of Live For Live Music’s favorite acts in various categories including Brandi Carlile, Lettuce, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Southern Avenue, and more.
Head to the Recording Academy website to see the full list of recordings to join the Grammy Hall of Fame, which already houses 1,114 total recordings at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA.